Originally posted by GordonW
Given this topic, I just had to do a Google search on Matlock. It seems that every script has some kind of hot dog vendor in it. But no recipies.
Correct about the continual apppearance of theme of hot dogs by street and court house vendors. Incorrect about script not ever having details of recipe.
In BRENNEN, the ritual of making the hot dog is in the script with details. The plot is based on the tension between the common bond between Matlock and Brennen grounded in sharing a love for the same style hot dog, and their roles as opposing sides in a legal battle where some lawyer is dirty.
Out here on the west coast, the only hot dog I have seen made with hot peppers is on the Matlock TV program.
BRENNEN; 160. [8-17] 2/17/94 http://www.tagsrwc.com/matlock/160.html
Matlock meets an assistant DA (Michael Brennen
played by George Dzundza) who's just like
him, but their friendship is hampered by the fact that they're
on opposite sides of a case.
The Matlock Brennen friendship is centered around their liking the same hot dog style.
The program talks about and even shows the preparation of the hot dog, the brand and city the hot dogs are bought from, and the type of hot little peppers placed on the dog.
The preparation shown includes:
hot dogs boiled
onions chopped not cooked
hot little peppers added.
I don't recall the relish or mustard.