Wiener Wednesday: A Hot Dog Program

So I thought of something for Wiener Wednesday that I can’t believe I haven’t talked about yet!

From filmmaker Rick Sebak, the man who brought us Stuff That’s Gone, Things That Aren’t There Anymore and Sandwiches You Will Like is what may be his most popular show, A HOT DOG PROGRAM!

Sebak is not one for fancy titles. He’s also done An Ice Cream Show, A Cemetery Special and Houses Around Here. He’s like the I Like Stores That Tell You Exactly What They Are guy (seriously, click on that link. I promise you will laugh).

Well, obviously A Hot Dog Program is a documentary totally about hot dogs. And it is a delight!

I bet you can’t watch that clip without hankering for a weenie!

I actually remember one Thanksgiving in particular back when we lived in Zelienople, watching this show with my brother. By the time the dinner bell rang we were in the mood to visit the Super Duper Weenie Man of Connecticut–not eat turkey and mashed potatoes!

Sebak works out of WQED, the Pittsburgh PBS station, but this puppy has been shown from coast to coast. I know it because it’s listed  on the food page.  I’d love to hear if anyone from outside the Pittsburgh area has caught A Hot Dog Program on TV. And if you don’t want to buy the DVD (why do I think that I have bought this as a gift for my brother?) check your local PBS listings–you never know when this gem will be rebroadcast!

Also, I just want to say that it still irks me that I never got the foot long $.99 hot dog at Slots a Fun in Vegas when I was there in 2011. Because it doesn’t exist anymore. SAD FACE.

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4 Responses to Wiener Wednesday: A Hot Dog Program

  1. Jill says:

    Story about the $0.99 foot long at Slots a Fun: I was there probably 10 years ago and sat down with my “world-famous” dog. About 1/3 of the way through it, a guy sitting across from me (think diner-type stools/bar being face-to-face) says, “I’ll take whatever you don’t eat for my dog.” and points to the parking lot. I smiled and thought, “The nerve of this guy thinking I can’t put away this hot dog.”
    Well…let me tell you, the last third was the most vile thing I ever ate. I choked it down out of pure stubbornness. The problem was that it was too fat of a wienie – the bun to “meat” ratio was off.
    So…you didn’t miss much. And, as a side note, it is quite surprising how many times I think of that experience. 🙂
    And, it is always a delight to come across ANY Sebak show in my channel flipping. I’ll be on the lookout for “A Hot Dog Program.”

  2. I am definitely hankering after a weenie…

  3. spitfire6 says:

    I’ve been craving hot dogs lately, which almost feels like a True Confession.

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