“Ron Popeil, the quintessential TV pitchman and inventor known to generations of viewers for hawking products including the Veg-O-Matic, the Pocket Fisherman, Mr. Microphone and the Showtime Rotisserie and BBQ, has died, his family said.” I owned the Pocket Fisherman. And if you’re of a certain age, you definitely owned at least one of the products Popeil pitched.