Hot Dog Fame

The hot dog is not just an American icon, but a celebrity in its own right. Appearing in hundreds of movies, songs, books, television shows, commercials and more, some might say the hot dog deserves its own star on the Walk of Fame!

Here are just of few of the hot dogs' highlights:

Franks go to the Movies

Dirty Harry (1971)

Field of Dreams (1989)

Adventures in Babysitting (1987)

The Station Agent (2003)

Franks on the Small Screen

Mickey Mouse (1929)

Sesame Street

Grey's Anatomy
Jim Henson's Muppets Hot Dog with Woody Allen
Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Felix the Cat

Franks in Commercials



Ballpark Hot Dogs (Micheal Jordan)

Bud Light (Real Men of Genius)
Mastercard Martha White
Nike Oscar Mayer
St. Louis Cardinals
Toyota Wienerschnitzel
WWE SummerSlam


Franks in Music

Hot Dog, by Perry Como

Hot Dog, by Elvis Presley

Hot Dog, Buck Owens

Hot Dog, Led Zepplin

Who Let the Dogs Out, Baha Men

Jack and Diane, by John Cougar Mellencamp

Hotdogs and Hamburgers, John Cougar Mellencamp

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Hot Dog Song

Hot Dogs and a Shake, David Lee Roth

Under the Boardwalk, The Drifters

Two People Fell in Love, Brad Paisley

Easy Money, Brad Paisley

Is That You Modean, B-52s

That's What I Like About Love, Billy Dean

Go For It, Joe Jackson

Here We Are in Years, Neil Young

Books about Franks

Recipe Books

25 Ways to Cook Hot Dogs, by Brando

The Hot Dog Cookbook, by Jess Braillier

The New Hamburger and Hot Dog Cookbook

The Great Little Hot Dog Cookbook, by John A. Gould

Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Cook Book

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Hot Dog Cookbook: Frankfurter, Wiener, Franks, Coneys, by William I. Kaufman

All American Snacks: From Hot Dogs to Apple Pie

Food Creations: From Hot Dogs to Ice Cream Cones (Which Came First), by Jacqueline Ball

Good Housekeeping's Hamburger and Hot Dog Book

157 of America's Favorite Hot Dog Recipes, by Bill Haunch

Childrens Books

The Hot Dog and Bob Series, by L. Bob Rovetch

Two Hot Dogs with Everything, by Paul Haven

Quite Enough Hot Dogs, by Wil Mara and Peter Whitehead

The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog, by Mo Willems

GRK and the Hot Dog Trail, by Joshua Doder

The Burger and the Hot Dog, by Jim Aylesworth

Mucumber McGee and the Half-Eaten Hot Dog, by Patrick Loehr

A Hot Dog Day, by Sheila Sweeny Higginson

My Hot Dog Went Out, Can I Have Another: A Foxtrot Collection

Macaroni and Cheese, Hot Dogs and Peas, by Christine Hickson

The Silly Hot Dog, by Stella Gurney and Liz Million

Hot Dog Jokes, Told With Relish, by Leonard Pines

Hot Dog (Melanie Travis Mysteries) by Laurien Berenson
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The Hot Dog Man, By Lynch Lorenzo

History Books

The Great American Hot Dog Book, by Beckey Mercuri

All American Frank: A History of the Hot Dog, by Robert Bly

The Hot Dog Companion, by David Graulich

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Origin of the Term "Hot Dog" by Barry Popik, et. al.