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Chicago's Wiener's Circle Meets Its Match In Jack McBrayer, Triumph The Insult Comic Dog (Discretion Advised)

By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 15, 2012 2:00PM


Wiener's Circle makes a good char dog, but we long ago gave up tolerating the circus atmosphere there at 3 a.m. in order to enjoy one. The tradition of mostly white, mostly male, all-drunk Wiener's Circle customers being berated mercilessly by the hot dog stand's all black staff is one of those Chicago things we'd personally rather forget, even if the Wiener's Circle staff has managed to parlay that into a reality-based game show.

Still, that doesn't make this sketch from Thursday night's Conan, where Wiener's Circle employes meet their match in 30 Rock star Jack McBrayer and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog any less hilarious. In fact, knowing everyone involved is in on the joke and enjoying themselves is the main reason we couldn't stop laughing.

If you're watching this at work, turn your speakers down. Even though TBS does censor some of the more choice bon mots, the language here is saltier than the celery salt on a Chicago-style hot dog.