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Kate Ovens appearance on a 2016 episode of Comedy Central's Tosh.0 can be viewed on youtube.
The ill-fated pie eating contest in "Stand By Me" makes Broadway World's list of top 101 movie scenes of all time.
https://www.instagram.com/hotdogeatingshort/ has released a trailer for an upcoming short cartoon about competitive eating.
The Owensboro Times has an article about Bartley Weaver, IV competing in the Titan Games. The second season of the series produced and hosted by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will premier tonight on NBC.

Ed Helms on “The Office” Beach Games episode

CheatSheet.com has a post about actor Ed Helms’ memories of filming the “Beach Games” episode for the sitcom The Office. He shares this story about the hot dog eating competition:

“What I remember is eating tons of hot dogs and spitting them into a bucket,” Helms recalled. “For me, the act of spitting chewed food out of my mouth activates my gag reflex. It was so upsetting.”

The Office star described the nauseating visual that came along with putting the scene together. “The worst part is the prop folks are walking around with a big plastic bucket and like four people are spitting into it. You have to spit out, but you’re looking at other people [doing the same thing]. It’s just disgusting.”

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Kentucky.com has a profile of Bartley Weaver, IV, who will compete in NBC's Titan Games. He hopes to be the first person to have professional status in bodybuilding and competitive eating.
WNKY.com has an article about Bartley Weaver IV competing in "The Titan Games" on NBC. The series will debut May 25 and be hosted by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
The Sklar brothers posted a clip about Dale Boone from the 2005 Alka Seltzer US Open of Competitive Eating that was originally used in their "Cheap Seats" program.

Competitive eating musical documentary screening June 3

Crow’s Theatre in Leslieville, ON will show “CHEW: A Gastronomical Musical Odyssey into the Strange World of Competitive Eating” on June 3. The documentary will be screened online and tickets will include a home-delivered meal. The film has the following description:

As one competitor puts it: “It’s like a standing-still parade. We just happen to be eating food.” Over the course of several years, Montreal playwright Sarah Segal-Lazar interviewed dozens of competitive eaters in Canada and the States to figure out what drives them to stretch their stomachs beyond comprehension. Inspired by London Road and A Chorus Line, co-creators Segal-Lazar, Anika Johnson and Andrew Kushnir have discovered the ideal container for the excesses of the sport: a musical. Chew takes documentary theatre to new places, and competitive eating to new limits. Whether it’s tucking away tamales in Texas or pulverising pretzels in Providence, the reasons we do unreasonable things can be most surprising of all.

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The New York Post reports that Adam Amin, who has been a commentator for ESPN on recent Nathan's Famous finals, will be leaving for Fox Sports.
The 2006 Krystal Square Off will be replayed on ESPN at 1:30 pm Eastern on May 2.
George Chiger and Joel Hansen briefly appeared on Saturday's "Melissa Seals the Deal" sketch on Saturday Night Live around the 2 minute mark. (Original video by Joel Hansen of a 151 ounce milkshake challenge at the Lunchbox in Staten Island).
Ronnie Hartman appeared on "Hot Ones: The Game Show", a program on TruTV in which competitors eat hot wings and answer trivia questions.
The Athletic has an article (behind a paywall) about Takeru Kobayashi competing in a hot dog eating contest against a bear in Fox's "Man vs. Beast".
"Meatballs", the 1979 summer camp comedy starring Bill Murray, can be viewed for free on youtube movies. One of the movie's notable scenes is a hot dog eating contest between the Fink and the Stomach.
"Hamilton" playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda was disappointed he missed Joey Chestnut in a Zoom group chat started by Katie Nolan of ESPN to determine who could bring in the most famous participant. (Joey appears around 3:50). Mike Golic Jr took credit for delivering Joey Chestnut.
"I am Full" a short horror film about a burger challenge by Orlando Torres can be viewed at https://www.iamfullfilm.com/. The film's description is "Kyle, the local competitive eater is met against with the monstrous sized Meat Me Burger Challenge. If he doesn't finish he will have to face the consequences."
Simpsons Treehouse of Horror XXIX, which opens with Homer taking on Cthulu in an oyster eating contest (for "The World Series of Gluttony") can be viewed in full online.

2006 Krystal Qualifier circuit

The 2006 Krystal Square Off will be rerun on ESPN2 at noon Eastern. Here is how the field for that event was selected:

2006 Qualifier Winners

2006 Aug 27 1st 62 8 min Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas Krystal Square Off qualifier Chattanooga, TN
2006 Sep 4 1st 52 8 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut Krystal Square Off qualifier Jacksonville, FL
2006 Sep 10 1st 52 8 min Bob “The Notorious B.O.B.” Shoudt Krystal Square Off qualifier Nashville, TN
2006 Sep 17 1st 48 8 min Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti Krystal Square Off qualifier Knoxville, TN
2006 Sep 24 1st 53 8 min Chip “The Phenom” Simpson Krystal Square Off qualifier Atlanta, GA
2006 Oct 1 1st 53 8 min Tim “Eater X” Janus Krystal Square Off qualifier Memphis, TN
2006 Oct 8 1st 37 8 min Dale “Mouth of the South” Boone Krystal Square Off qualifier Perry, GA
2006 Oct 15 1st 38 8 min Crazy Legs Conti Krystal Square Off qualifier Jackson, MS

Defending champion bye: Takeru Kobayashi
Wild cards (4): 1) Rich LeFevre 51 2) Seaver Miller 41 3) Justin Mih, 36 4) Arturo Rios, 36

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Movies are the focus of the latest editition of the Fink Beats the Stomach podcast, with discussion centered around 101 Dalmatians and its sequels and the competitive eating documentaries "Swallow Your Pride", "The Good, The Band and the Hungry" and "Zen and the Art of Competitive Eating".
Kevin "LA Beast" Strahle bypassed the New Jersey curfew to visit filming sites for "Dirty Dancing". Despite the movie's Catskills setting, it was actually produced in Virginia and North Carolina. update The trip was started before the curfew was implemented.
ESPN2 announced it will rerun the 2006 Krystal Square Off finals at noon Eastern Sunday followed at 1pm by the 2006 Johnsonville Brat Eating World Championship held at Sheboygan, WI's Brat Days festival. The programs are part of ESPN8: The Ocho, an entire day devoted to non-traditional fields of competition.
If you are looking for competitive eating content, "Swallow Your Pride", a documentary about Wing Bowl 13 (2005), can be viewed on youtube for free. The focus is Bill "El Wingador" Simmon's quest to retake the title from Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas. Bob Shoudt (then known as Humble Bob), Arnie "Chowhound" Chapman, Dave "Coondog" O'Karma, Hank "The Tank" Goldey and Augie "Yao Wing" Chung are also featured. Conflict between IFOCE (MLE) and AICE is a secondary theme of the film. At 30:45, AICE co-founders Chapman and O'Karma discuss their grievances.
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