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Shark Tank Season 6 | Episode 18 | “Himalayan Dog Chew, The Lip Bar, BevBoy, and FunBites | Aired Feb 6, 2015

The Sharks: Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, and Kevin O’Leary

Pitch 1: Himalayan Dog Chew
Treps: Sujan, Nishes, and Suman Shrestha
Seeking: $750,000 for 5 percent equity stake

First let me say: They sure are asking for a lot of money for so little equity!

Okay, so that’s out the way.

Himalayan Dog Chews are all-natural dog treats made from yak milk, cow milk, salt, and lime juice. Once the treat is chewed down to the core, you can microwave it, and it becomes a big, crunchy cheese puff. Creative! But that valuation …

Sujan, Nishes, and Suman reveal that they’ve had $5.6 million in sales. They project $8 million in sales in the next year. Why are they here in the Tank? They disclose that they basically just want a partnership with the Sharks, and they want the money so they can pay themselves some salary! Nothing wrong with wanting some salary, but the Tank probably isn’t the right place for these guys.

Himalayan Dog Chew

After Mark, Lori, and Daymond bow out, Kevin makes an offer: $750,000 as a loan plus 5 percent equity. So at the end of the day, Himalayan Dog Chew would be paying cash and equity to get a Shark on board. Doesn’t sound too good.

Robert jumps in to partner with Kevin; now they ask for 10 percent plus the loan. Sujan, Nishes and Suman walk out to think about it. While they do this, Lori talks to Kevin and Robert, and now she’s in on the offer. The three Sharks now want to do the loan plus 15 percent equity. It just keeps getting worse.

Our entrepreneurs don’t like the loan part of the offer. Lori bows out. Kevin is frustrated, so he bows out. But Robert changes gears and says he’ll do $750,000 for 15 percent equity! No loan required. Not a bad deal.

Sujan, Nishes and Suman think about it, but no deal! And that’s all, folks. I’m not sure anybody got anywhere in that segment. At least we all know some of the benefits of yak milk now.

No Deal

 

Pitch 2: The Lip Bar
Treps: Melissa Butler and Rosco Spears
Seeking: $125,000 for 20 per cent equity

The Lip Bar is a line of lipstick that comes in all sorts of eccentric colors. So if you want a bright purple or a neon blue, it’s all there for you. And the ingredients (such as organic avocado oil) are a healthy alternative to what you find in the average lipstick.

Kevin states that if current lipstick lines thought that those kind of colors could sell, they would already have them. Melissa and Rosco state that what sets them apart from other lipstick lines is their message of empowerment. There’s also an app available for customers to come up with the custom color they would like to order.

Robert isn’t sold on the branding. Kevin isn’t sold on … well … any part of it. Daymond shuts it down quickly and Mark doesn’t see the empowerment theme in the packaging. Lori then bows out due to the big competition in the makeup industry. And that’s it. Melissa and Roscoe carried themselves very well, but the Sharks showed little mercy here.

No Deal

 

Pitch 3: BevBoy
Trep: Kevin Waltermire
Seeking: $50,000 for 15 percent equity stake

The BevBoy is a flotation device for your drink when you’re in the pool or jacuzzi. With this product as your cupholder, you’ll never have to worry about spilling your drinks in the pool again. It’s a fun product.

Kevin (whom we’ll call Waltermire to distinguish him from Kevin the Shark) comes with a friend of his, and the friend goes into a tub/pool type thing in his shorts to complete the visual for the pitch. You never know what you’re going to get from this show.

Kevin (the Shark) in no way, shape, or form believes in this product. Exchange of the night:

Kevin (Shark): This idea is so bad.
Waltermire: It’s so good.

Despite Kevin, Mark and Robert dropping out, Waltermire keeps pushing. Lori makes an offer: $50,000 for 40 percent. Daymond matches that offer. Waltermire says he’s willing to go to 30 percent. Lori counters: $50,000 for 30 percent, contingent on the product getting into a store such as Bed, Bath & Beyond, Walmart, or Target.

But Waltermire says he is willing to make a deal with Daymond immediately if Daymond does the $50,000 for 35 percent. Daymond agrees, and we have a deal. Pool owners everywhere, rejoice!

Deal: Daymond

 

Pitch 4: FunBites
Trep: Bobbie Rhoads
Seeking: $75,000 for 20 percent equity

FunBites cut foods of all types into fun shapes, so you can convince your kids to eat new and maybe less desirable foods. Bobbie stresses that kids will try new foods if they can play with them, and the fun shapes help.

The Sharks seem favorable to the idea, but a little lukewarm to the sales. Bobbie reveals that Kohl’s once carried the product, and they will bring it back in after a repackaging. Bobbie sounds like a dedicated person—she’s tried to get on Shark Tank the past three years! She needs the Sharks on board to get into the big-box retailers and explore licensing. Is this enough to get a deal?

FunBites

Kevin says no; then Robert says no. But here’s Daymond! He offers $100,000 for 30 percent. Lori has the retail relationships that might be best for Bobbie’s product. She offers—

Wait … was that a wink from Mark? Mark winks at Bobbie to indicate, “I have a good offer for you …”

But Lori has the mic right now; and she offers $75,000 for 25 percent. Daymond states that he is the guy for licensing, and dismisses Lori’s licensing prowess.

Mark tries to join in, but Daymond drops his offer to $100,000 for 25 percent. Lori then quickly puts out an ultimatum, saying that if Bobbie wants to partner with her specifically, she needs to say yes now.

And Bobbie says yes! She didn’t even listen to Mark’s offer!

Deal: Lor—

Wait! Mark says that Bobbie should listen to his offer, and gives her a chance to do so. Will Bobbie throw Lori under the bus and listen to Mark’s offer?

No!

Bobbie sticks with Lori, and loyalty wins out on Shark Tank! We’ll never know what Mark was going to offer. It could have been the Dallas Mavericks, for goodness’ sake! No?

Deal: Still Lori

Shark Tank airs Fridays at 9/8C on ABC.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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