Back in the Day: The Rhythm of the Hot Dog


Today, a Simian Mobile Disco song jogged my memory about this old school playground jam. Then, I got to Googling it and found this Sesame Street clip from the ’80s that I totally remember! Notice how these adorable girls take time out of their busy hand-clapping schedule to help the tinier adorable girl learn the game.

For all the adorable aspects of this little song, there also exist some questionable moments. Why, for instance, when the grandma is sick in bed, does the doctor advise her to “get the rhythm of the hot dog?” Sounds shady to me.