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Monday, April 10, 2017

Food in Film: Hot Dogs

Blogging from A to Z Challenge

A food addict and connoisseur of tasteful films reviews Food in Film, starring...

Hot dogs

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!

FRANK
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.

14 comments:

  1. This is a great theme! Going back to read your previous posts :-)

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    1. Thanks! I've had fun working with this theme.

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  2. :) nice one!
    http://slimexpectations.com/2017/04/letter-h/

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    1. Thanks! Onward into the second week of the challenge, huh!

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  3. I agree with Iain - great theme! I have some reading to catch up on :-)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the reading!

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  4. I remember packages of ten hot dogs and eight buns. A double stack hot dog?

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    1. I think that would be more frustrating to me than having too many buns!

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  5. I love both of these clips! I always quote Frank when someone shushes me. Too bad not many people understand the reference. Haha ☺

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    1. Ha! It's like wasting a great line when the shusher doesn't get it.

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  6. Fun theme, and a bit crazy that this is the second H is for Hotdog post I've visited today!

    Phillip | H is for Homemade Envelopes

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    1. I visited another hot dog post today, too. Fun! Now I want to visit a hot dog stand.

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  7. Hotdogs in Australia are frankfurts in a long bun - if it's a sausage in a bun then it's a sausage sizzle :)
    Leanne | cresting the hill

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  8. Sometimes we call hotdogs "franks" or "frankfurters", but I like the sound of "sausage sizzle" for sausages in a bun. For some reason the word sizzle makes it sound extra yummy.

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