What it takes to get famous on the Internet: Hard work, a little time, and a big hot dog.
Here are some small hot-dog fallacies that the guy in the video presents as a case for his giant franks:
- Small hot dogs char on the outside when you grill them, and that's bad.
- Small hot dogs roll around when you grill them, and that's bad.
- Small hot dogs smell funny, and that's bad.
Crazy talk, right?
Yet, the Big Hot Dog is totally for real, and it's from Chicago, where hot dogs are kind of a big deal anyway. But like most oversized novelties, the Big Hot Dog's practical application poses a difficulty. It's not like you can poke one of these suckers with a stick and roast it over the campfire.
The infomercial recommends slicing up the monster dog, which totally defeats the purpose. Why spend $170 on 7 pounds of miscellaneous "novelty meat" when you can get some mail-order artisanal weiners for a fraction of the cost? Or, you know, buy some normal hot dogs.
But since the company's been around for about five years, apparently there's a market for this.