Panel Round One
PETER SAGAL, HOST:
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TOM BODETT: Oh, God, the - us - humans.
SAGAL: Yes, indeed.
ROXANNE ROBERTS: Oh.
SAGAL: People. We now...
BODETT: Yes, if the cancer doesn't put you off hot dogs...
SAGAL: We now know that the sort of urban myth that hot dogs were made of pig lips and anuses - that is in fact now the best case scenario.
SAGAL: A scientific research firm called Clear Food - it does sequencing of foods to find out what's in it. They sampled all these hot dogs, and they found traces of human DNA. That's right. That all-beef frank is part your friend Frank.
ROBERTS: How - wait, can - I'm sorry. How do they know this? This is just awful.
BODETT: They're scientists.
SAGAL: Their scientists. Here's the really bad news. The DNA testing also proves the hot dog is your real father.
LUKE BURBANK: Don't you feel like it - we could have just killed a few birds with one stone this week if they would've just had the hot dog has humans in it press conference right before the stop eating meat press conference?
SAGAL: Yeah, it would've helped.
BURBANK: You could pretty much just cancel the second one.
(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "HOT DOG")
LMFAO: (Singing) I'm going to get a hot dog after this club. I'm going to get a hot dog after this club. I'm going to get a hot dog after this club. I'm going to get a hot dog after this club. Street meat. Yeah, that's what they call it. Hey. And lately, I've become a dog-oholic (ph). Now, some vendors be real...
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