Sometimes you want to go where everybody tells you to eat their pussy; sometimes you just want to watch that place on television. Or at least that’s the case for TruTV, which has decided to create a reality show for Lincoln Park institution the Wiener’s Circle, as reported Monday by the Huffington Post. In case you don’t know what the big deal is about Wiener’s Circle, well, join the club, because I’m not really sure what the big deal is either. But the nuts and bolts of it are that the Wiener’s Circle is a fast food shack in Lincoln Park that is famous for its hot dogs and cheese fries, but more famous for the loud, foulmouthed black women who work behind the register at night until 5 AM. The “novelty” of Wiener’s Circle is that the employees who take your order will yell some of the nastiest, most offensive insults back at you when you are likely blind drunk.
Wiener’s Circle’s lore was given national attention when Ira Glass featured it on This American Life, compounded by its reappearance on the television format of that radio program. Here’s the video of that episode (with a scrolling, low-tech, rhetorical question typical of YouTube uploads at the end of the video).