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Hot dogs and movies... remember the commercials that played at the theaters years ago? Hot dogs dancing, singing, jumping into buns.
In You've Got Mail (1998) Kathleen (Meg Ryan) and Frank (Greg Kinnear) find seats in a movie theater as one such vintage commercial plays on the screen. They are involved in a tense discussion and a woman shushes them. Frank's response is classic!
A hot dog is singing.
You need quiet while a
hot dog is singing?
Another classic hot dog scene: George Banks (Steve Martin) throws a fit in the grocery store because he "wants to buy 8 hot dogs and 8 hot dog buns to go with them," but the buns are sold with 12 to a package. He already feels nickeled and dimed to death with wedding expenses and doesn't want to pay for four extra buns! (Father of the Bride, 1991)
Scene: "I am removing the superfluous buns."
My favorite hot dogs are simply charred and placed in a bun with a bit of yellow mustard. I don't gorge on hot dogs, but the buns... well, let's just say I never worry about having more buns than franks... they'll get eaten. Thankfully, I can find packages of 8 buns.