Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Oscar G. Mayer, retired chairman of the Wisconsin-based meat processing company that bears his name, died Monday at the age of 95.

I have been inside the weinermobile several times over the years......last time was when it rolled up onto the courtyard at my place of employment in Orange County CA in 2004 with my grandson. The cute hostesses give you a tour, and a whistle!!

This jingle is from 1965....the year my oldest daughter was born. I think all my kids learned this jingle before they could walk.

Another product's jingle is almost equally well well-known:

My bologna has a first name, it's O-S-C-A-R
My bologna has a second name, it's M-A-Y-E-R
Oh, I love to eat it every day, and if you ask me why, I'll say,
"'Cause Oscar Mayer has a way with B-O-L-O-G-N-A."

RIP, Oscar G. Mayer.


Karen Deborah said...

OMG U just took me totally down memory lane.
Do you have a weenie whistle?

The Incredible Woody said...

OMG - what I wouldn't give for a weinie whistle!!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

OMG I had not heard! I still love that tune to this day!


Mental P Mama said...

Maybe the best commercial in the history of ever. RIP Oscar. Now there's someone who deserves a tribute....

mdvelazquez said...

Ditto! I would love a weinie whistle.

RIP Oscar Mayer

Living on the Spit said...

My favorites are the cheesy hot dogs and the new jalapeno dogs...I just love weinies.

He will be a legend forever.

Linda said...

Did the press cover this event? I haven't seen anything on TV about it!

I guess we just need to rely on you, GrandmaJ to keep us informed! Thank you!

You reminded me of one of my favorite songs, and now it will be in my head all day!

mom x 2 said...

Ohh Nooo.... We see the weinermobile every once in a while, but I didn't know you could go inside?!?! I'm going to be sure to stop next time!

RIP Oscar Mayer

Busy Bee Suz said...

You have been in the wiener mobile????
I love both of those jingles and sing them whenever we make hot dogs!!!!
My mr weiner rest in peace.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Not my mr wiener.
MAY Mr. Weiner rest in peace.

gosh, so easy to sound dirty around here.

Deb said...

guess eating hotdogs your whole life is not life wise.
Gawd...I love hot dogs!

Tins and Treasures said...

That was a trip down memory lane...I'll be singing the Bologna song all afternoon now.
Oh, and that kitty fixing the printer? Looks just like our Lucy...

hollywood said...

I texted this to everyone this morning.....I consider it way more devastating than MJ. This is the first name of my baloney and the last name! :( Sad, sad day. We had baloney and cheese sandwiches on white bread for lunch.

Anonymous said...

I always sing that jingle and my girls think I'm slightly nuts.

My other favorite is the C&H sugar (you remember: C&H, Pure Cane Sugar, From Hawaii, Growing in the Sun . . . .). Can't even find a copy of the C&H one on the internet -- sad.

And I'm SOOO with you on the MJ coverage. At work the other day, I was speaking with someone in London and he couldn't help but keep asking me questions about MJ, the upcoming funeral etc. Gag.

I agree with your earlier commenter who said let's all hear from the children of our fallen military. Now that would be worth hearing.

Karen B.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

NO! I used to have a weinermobile matchbox car - swear!

NO matter how many preservatives, sulfites, sulfates, fat grams and only a remote resemblance to anything nature, Oscar Mayer has The Best bologna and hot dogs. (Although Hebrew National is good too..)

RIP, Mr. Weiner.

Anonymous said...

Not to be disrespectful, but I love Farmer John Dodger Dogs.


Anonymous said...

I STILL HAVE MY WIENER WHISTLE!! If I still posted on my blog I would post the pic!

Life with Kaishon said...

This made me sadder than Michael Jackson's passing. Very sad! LOVE that song! LOVE that weiner mobile. Any car with the name weiner in it has to be cool!

Pat Jenkins said...

another death? grandma j i think oscar meyer has supplanted ball park as my favorite hot dog!....p.s. did you get any free samples in the weiner mobile?