Balloon Boy’s dad invents back scratcher, pitches it on YouTube

October 28th, 2010 by Staff

DENVER – Richard Heene, the father behind the infamous Balloon Boy incident, has invented a back scratcher that “a bear would use.”

“If you itch like a son of a twitch, then you need my latest invention,” says Heene in his YouTube infomercial pitch, complete with demonstrations.

Heene’s “Bear Scratch” utilizes an upright piece of wood, similar to what a bear would use to scratch its back in the woods.

According to his Youtube post the “secret” behind the back scratcher is the natural textured tree and small knots in the design.

The scratching post is available at for $19.99.

3 Responses

  1. kerry

    i wish a bear would scratch him and his crazy family.

  2. LoP

    Is he wearing a USF Bulls hat? PANDER WARNING….PANDER WARNING!!!!

  3. Joe Cynical

    Way to give em more publicity…. Speakin of Pandering.. Does anyone still listen to Howard. I know BUBBA has to kiss his ass but in reality that show should be called the STERN FAN CLUB.. its 1000% different than the show that we all loved. I now listen to bubba since its the polar opposite.(counterprogramming etc.) If i am excited to tune in on my way to work to hear about GLEE, whos fat and whos not.. celebrity relationships/scandals.. robins dating life/diets… or the howard 100 news that rehashes the show DURING the show… then shoot me now!!! stern retired 5 years ago

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