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Oscar Mayer "My Hotdog Has a First Name..." (1984) - Eric Gradman

During the 1984 Olympics, Oscar Mayer ran a national commercial over and over again. It featured a little kid wearing red & white suspenders sitting in a red wagon singing the famous "My hotdog has a first name..." song.

Halfway through the song, he hiccups and collapses into a fit of giggles. This causes the cameraman to laugh. The commercial ends with the kid shouting "You laughed!" When this was recorded, I was 3 years old. I still have the suspenders.


Voiceover, Dialog, Spoken Text, Script, or Lyrics

My hot dog has a first name
It's O.S.C.A.R.
My hot dog has a second name
It's M.A.Y.E.R.
Ask Oscar Mayer and you'll see
Why it's the only one for me

Oscar Mayer, beef hot dogs with the taste kids love in an exclusive re-sealable pack. Now that's something to sing about.

You laughed!


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All beef
Bun length
Oscar Mayer



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