I sat in the driver's seat of the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. Over ten years ago a neighbor, four years younger than me, won a singing contest for Oscar Mayer hot dogs at an Orioles baseball game.
I barely knew the kid. His name is Andrew Dunn and he's probably long past his Oscar Mayer singing days.
But what I do remember is the hot dog party. Every resident on the block stood outside on their front lawns wondering why a hot dog shaped car drove up the street and parked outside the Dunn's house on the corner.
Quickly word spread that Andrew had won the the singing contest, would be soon showcased on a commercial, and that Oscar Mayer people were throwing him a celebration.
Every kid from the block and farther away swarmed to the Dunn house. The smell of hot dogs filled the air. The Oscar Mayer people kept pumping out an infinite amount of hot dogs. Platters of fresh hot dogs sat in every room of the house.
All the children, including myself, lined up outside the wienermoblile for a brief tour. I climbed into the giant hot dog, sat in the yellow comfy chairs, and snuck my way into the driver's seat to blow the horn (wasn't supposed to do that). Hours later, I walked home with a belly full of hot dogs and ten Oscar Mayer wienermobile whistles.
My memory usually holds up well, but I'm horrible with names. Yet I can still remember Andrew Dunn because of that one day he became a town star singing the Oscar Mayer song.
If you forgot the song, here is a video below of an old Oscar Mayer commercial. Have you sat inside Oscar Mayer Wienermobile? Did you ever sing the Oscar Mayer song?
About Me: I'm a blue cheese loving, key lime pie eating, fresh fish craving, kid whose next pay check often falls victim to his next meal. Good or bad, food is always there for me. And dessert always tastes better in the morning.