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 pbs.org 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!