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A Hot Dog Program (1999)

TV-G | | Documentary | TV Movie 1999
Filmmaker Rick Sebak takes his cameras across the country in search of the various hot dogs people enjoy. We see the Super Duper Hot Dog stand and its variety of toppings and sauces. There ... See full summary »

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Rick Sebak (uncredited)

Writer:

Rick Sebak
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Credited cast:
Rick Sebak Rick Sebak ... Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rochelle Aytes ... Customer
Benjy Bronk ... Himself
Ruth Buzzi ... Herself
Ernest Harden Jr. ... Himself
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Filmmaker Rick Sebak takes his cameras across the country in search of the various hot dogs people enjoy. We see the Super Duper Hot Dog stand and its variety of toppings and sauces. There is an in-depth study of the Chicago-area hot dog stands, in particular the Superdawg. Other hot dog establishments in all of their shapes forms and gimmicks (think the Varsity restaurant's "WhaddyahaveWhaddyahaveWhaddyahave?") Then we come to the New York City area and Gray's Papaya and Nathan's Hot Dogs, where each has their own method of cooking and serving their franks. The annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest is also featured. Written by Chase Erwin

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Documentary

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USA

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English

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1999 (USA) See more »

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Creating great nostalgia....about the lowly hot dog!
18 September 2011 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Here with "A Hot Dog Program", Rick Sebak investigates the history of the best Coney Island hot dogs as well as hot dogs around the nation. It's full of old photos, film, interviews and his nice narration. And, when it's all complete, you wish there was more! Sebak has a knack for making the must mundane things interesting in his quirky documentaries. After all, he was able to take cemeteries, old amusement parks and ice cream and turn each into a lengthy and yet compelling show! Think about it--ice cream or hot dogs as the subjects of documentaries! And, it sure helped that Sebak has a nice folksy sort of narration and gentle pacing that you can't help but enjoy. Deep? Probably not--but enjoyable.


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