You can find a double cheeseburger anywhere. Even triples and quadruples aren't that hard to come by. But the hot dog is never found in multiples, and we wondered why. As an experiment, we picked up some dogs (Chicago-style, of course), and made our own.
Mike: This is the same amount of hot dog you get in a footlong.
Ian: The difference is the footlong doubles the hot dog in the dimension of time. This doubles it in the dimension of space.
Eva: And the 5th dimension: discomfort.
Eva: Is this where the phrase "double dog dare" comes from?
Mike: It must be. My tongue is stuck to the hot dog.
Robert is somewhat excited about his double dog.
Robert is somewhat excited about his double dog. NPR
Ian: Do you think the pigs knew this was going to happen? One was like, "we'll be together again. That's the good news. The bad news..."
Eva: The bad news... you'll also be sharing space with a pickle.
Honestly we have no idea what Peter's expression means.
Honestly we have no idea what Peter's expression means. NPR
Peter: They're really difficult to stack. Not great construction material.
Ian: That explains why none of the three little pigs built their house out of hot dogs. That and it would have been totally sick.
One bun goes dogless so another can have two.
One bun goes dogless so another can have two. NPR
Peter: The good thing here is that we have one dog for eating, and another dog for parts in case we need to make repairs.
Robert: Ultimately, looking at this thing, it's like the hot dogs showed up at their motel, and the room only had one bed.
[The verdict: the hot dog is not really improved. You double the dogs, but the actual flavoral impact on the sandwich is not doubled. Early findings suggest if you double your hot dogs, you may start using words that aren't words, such as "flavoral."]