Eating Charlie Sheen For Lunch

If Larry was a hot dog, what would he be? You’ve heard Larry obsess over pies, booze, soap and pretzels. Could hot dogs be far behind? No.

Show Summary

Larry talks about eating a hot dog named after Charlie Sheen. He compares and contrasts his hot dog stand dining experience with that of a big-ticket steak joint in Beverly Hills. You may be surprised which one he thought was “time well spent.” (Unless you are a regular listener, in which case, the answer will be quite obvious.)

Hear our man Larry go bananas over a Green Lantern pin sent in by a listener. Listen as Larry defends and slightly admires Charlie Sheen, talks about meeting Peter Billingsley, gets nostalgic for Chicago dogs and reads hand-written letters from members of the Larry Miller Drinking Society.

Quote of the week:

    “If that doesn’t sound pretty good, I believe you’re listening to the wrong show.”

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Show Credits

Executive Producer: Donny Misraje
Producer: Jeff Fox
Audio Engineer: Chris Laxamana
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60 Responses to “Eating Charlie Sheen For Lunch”

  1. Good Gravy
    2011/03/09 at 8:09 pm #

    Love, LOVE this podcast. Keep up the good work men. Dismissed.

  2. Paul
    2011/03/09 at 10:30 pm #

    Hey Larry I love the show and this is not a criticism as I listened to every one and I love the road trip thing that you do with the Ace man. But I was wondering if you ever considered having a guest in that maybe you actually were on the road with and share some of the crazy stories that are soo funny that they have to be true because even the movies couldn’t come up with some of this stuff.

  3. Kevin Dandino
    2011/03/10 at 5:53 am #

    Hey Larry,
    I’m not sure what else would go good on this, but I suggest you call your dog the double and put two chopped scotch eggs on it.

  4. Gerard Durback
    2011/03/10 at 6:33 am #

    Great show Larry,

    This show made me craving for a big hot dog with the works.

    As far as the Hot Dog named for you.

    First, they would have to soak the dogs overnight in some Makers Mark, or Wild Turkey, or Jeremiahs Weed. So, obviously this would be an adults only dog and they would have to check ID to buy it.

    Next, it would have Texas Pete’s Chili Sauce, hot peppers, bacon strips, shredded sharp cheese, and some broken corn chips.

    By the way, the best hot dogs I ever had were not boiled or steamed or even grilled. They were made with a “Presto Hotdogger”. They stopped making them in the 70’s. They would put the hot dog on two electrodes and pump current though it. The hot dog would be like a resister in the electric circuit and they would cook very fast in just one minute.
    The hot dogs would plump up and be steaming hot. They were great.

    However, if you were not paying attention and left it on too long the hot dog would explode and you would see electrical arcs inside the hotdogger. This is probably why they do not make it anymore. It probably could not pass UL testing.

    We shook hands and spoke briefly when you were at the DC Improv in February. It was a great show there too. Allyson Jaffe does a great job running the DC Improv.

    Again, great show and keep them coming.

    Gerard Durback

  5. JessMan
    2011/03/10 at 6:43 am #

    that sounds delicious, but oie such heartburn!

  6. Love Larry
    2011/03/10 at 10:16 am #

    Great show gentlemen! Good day.

  7. Dean Cherry
    2011/03/10 at 11:50 am #

    I believe the Larry Miller Dog should be multiple hot dogs fused together using used shower-welded soap chips.

    • Mrs Fuller
      2011/03/28 at 6:49 pm #

      Dean is absolutely onto something.
      I was thinking this Larry Miller Hot Dog must have 5 Levels.

      Love love love love this pod-cast and save it for special and often listen twice. Team Larry Miller lightens my day.
      Thank you, Kimberly

  8. Kevin
    2011/03/10 at 12:18 pm #

    Larry Miller Dog needs vodka-soaked sliced olives.

  9. Dr. D
    2011/03/10 at 1:13 pm #

    We do have the “same head”. Fucking Ovaltene….however!

  10. Chris of the Clouds
    2011/03/10 at 1:57 pm #

    Call it THE RAMBLER.

    And I mean that in the most cordial way possible.

  11. Digital Man
    2011/03/10 at 1:59 pm #

    How about you call your hot dog, the Hey Fatso! Have two (2) wieners on the bun covered with chili and cheese. What do you think?

    • Matt B.
      2011/03/12 at 2:32 pm #

      Yes, 2 frankfurters on one bun! But the name should be: You Call That a Double?!

      • ciga-Rhett
        2011/03/14 at 12:06 pm #

        Or perhaps the Geminus, from the “nominum quid geminus” slogan.

  12. The Ad Man
    2011/03/10 at 3:12 pm #

    As a fellow follically challenged LMDS member, I suggest that whatever toppings are decided upon, they go in first, under the dog, in the belly of the beast. The resulting top should be as smooooth as Larry, my, and Bald Bryian’s heads.

    And by the way, speaking as someone follically challenged, I say Pshaw. Having hair is follically challenging. Bald is no challange at all. In fact, best decision I ever made (not that I made the decision).

    And by the way, yes I am allowed to Pshaw my own comment :)

    heh, but seriously, love the show. Your doing something important on some level here. Keep up the good work.

    • Dhuvy
      2011/03/14 at 6:52 pm #

      Agreed, the Larry Miller needs to have nothing on top.

  13. Sergio
    2011/03/10 at 4:10 pm #

    The name should be (you call that a Larry)

  14. Dave
    2011/03/10 at 6:17 pm #

    Just got my Larry Miller Drinking Society card!!! Signed by the man himself- I’m so tickled right now.

  15. Benjy
    2011/03/10 at 6:25 pm #

    The “Larry Miller” hot dog?
    Somehow I picture a corndog when I think of Larry Miller.
    I mean no offense, but Larry sort of looks like a corndog.

    Of course a corndog with sourkraut on top is a “Larry Miller with hair”.


  16. Rob A.
    2011/03/10 at 6:36 pm #

    Love the show, Larry; been listening since episode 1. Is it my imagination, or was the sound quality a lot better this episode? Did anything different go down?

    • lmcast
      2011/03/15 at 4:54 pm #

      Nothing changed. It was always awesome. But thanks!

  17. Eric D.
    2011/03/10 at 9:32 pm #

    Knowing your love of martinis, why not a dog topped with green olives and blue cheese? If you want to get a little more extreme, boil the dog in gin…

    Thanks again for the podcast, I really do enjoy it!

    • Mike from Pacifica
      2011/03/13 at 1:20 am #

      I like the suggestion and reiterate it below. Keep’em coming. You got taste, Bud!

  18. Ted
    2011/03/11 at 12:59 am #

    Larry Miller dog has to be a plain (read) bald dog: with relish.

  19. MikeD
    2011/03/11 at 7:47 am #

    Whatever it is, it has to be a double

  20. KP
    2011/03/11 at 1:59 pm #

    How about “The Weiner” — Vodka soaked bun, with blue cheese stuffed green olives … and of course a side of pie. You’re the best Larry!

    • Mike from Pacifica
      2011/03/13 at 1:23 am #

      Vodka soaked bun? Are you nuts? Gonna eat it with a spoon? (No offense but really.)
      Gin-soaked olives! That’s the ticket. Then wash it down with the ‘Tini of choice.

  21. Nate S
    2011/03/11 at 5:15 pm #

    I can’t believe no one thought of this yet. The hot dog should be called The “Fivefecta”. It should be layered with 5 slices of cheese: bleu cheese for Irish Spring–or Coast of you prefer, American for Dial, Monterrey Jack for Dove, White Cheddar for Ivory and Swiss for Safeguard (just cause I’m running out of brands). And the hot dog should be marinated in beer in honor of Larry’s fivefecta who gave his life for the beer.

    You ROCK Larry!

    • lmcast
      2011/03/11 at 6:22 pm #

      Good one, Nate!

    • Rob A.
      2011/03/11 at 7:21 pm #

      Nice one, Nate. Hilarious. :)

    • Mike from Pacifica
      2011/03/13 at 1:25 am #

      This actually sounds like a great dog. But is it really, when all is said and done, Larry’s Dog?
      Still, I’m gonna make a couple of these suckers for my wife who loves the dogs and loves the cheese!

  22. Zeb P.
    2011/03/11 at 7:33 pm #

    What about calling the hot dog “The Bloody Larry?” I’m sure Larry could work out the appropriate fixins’.

    • Bryan
      2012/03/23 at 5:47 pm #

      A lotta catsup?

  23. Benjy
    2011/03/11 at 10:20 pm #

    Okay, okay, after a bit of pondering
    I think the obvious answer to the components of
    the “Larry Miller” hot dog order:
    ….a double order of hot dogs with a (Miller) beer!

  24. Jim N
    2011/03/12 at 12:17 am #

    Great Episode Larry!

  25. Søren
    2011/03/12 at 1:46 pm #

    I agree that it has to be a double. The first sausage (representing Larry)should be a little cocktail wiener. Next to that a big frankfurter. toppings: smoked salmon, sliced green olives, chick pea paste and an umbrella. Name: “Peeing next to Milton Berle”. Upon receiving it, it should be mandatory to say “you call that a double?”, smile and give the secret hand signal, where you make the unscrewing of a ceiling lightbulb motion with your left arm and hand.

    Thanks for yet another smashing episode.

  26. Keith
    2011/03/12 at 8:07 pm #

    Another great show. Thanks Larry! How about these hot dog ideas:

    – The Two-Drink Minimum

    Hot dog boiled in Miller Lite with two condiments of your choice.

    – The Hangover Cure

    Dog topped with fried egg and cheese, like a McMuffin.

    – Dog’s Flashlight

    Only served at breakfast, and only if you’ve pulled an all-nighter.

  27. Mike from Pacifica
    2011/03/13 at 1:18 am #

    Lare (might I be so familiar?)

    I would put forth the notion of authenticity. The Dog of Choice must remain genuinely Larry.
    Call it the Valley Stream. I like the notions of olives and bleu cheese.
    But accompanying which particular bratwurst, wiener or frankfurt?
    Some pertinent Long Guy Land Dog?

    Booze should be suggested but does this particular doggery serve the wily grape?
    How then shall we hooch it up? The point is not moot. Querulous, perhaps?

    (My credentials? I am a fifth-generation West Virginian, although far-ranging in my experiences.
    All knowledgeable hotdog-ingesting gourmets recognize West Virginian hotdogs as the most, as it were.)

  28. Ralph Wilton
    2011/03/13 at 7:28 pm #

    Did you see his tv fiasco last week? Charlie is obviously insane. His conduct is bordering on offensive, yet he’s great for a laugh.

  29. Joe V
    2011/03/13 at 7:29 pm #

    How about a Hot Dog topped with Chicken Larry?

  30. Dan Visentin
    2011/03/14 at 7:32 am #

    This hotdog is “the Larry Miller”
    but in a way, aren’t they all?

  31. Craig Fitzgerald
    2011/03/14 at 8:27 am #

    The Larry Miller Hot Dog should be called the “By The Way” and should include cole slaw, beer batter fried onions and brown mustard.

  32. Larry E
    2011/03/14 at 9:26 am #

    I have a very important question about the noisy steak-house where Larry and his friends went: was it too noisy because of all the patrons, talking and clinking silverware and laughing? Or was there blaring music on the intercom? Too noisy why, and how? That’s what I’d like to know.

  33. taddpike
    2011/03/14 at 6:37 pm #

    the “By-The-Way-ChickenLarry-5-Cheese-Fecta-Double-Dog”
    we’re all on the same page. should have Jack Daniels mustard though for sure

  34. Marty in Maine
    2011/03/15 at 7:11 am #

    I also think Larry’s hot dog should be called the “By the way” but created a little differently. dredge it in flour and egg wash and then coat it with Shake n’ Bake and deep fry it! top it of with onions and enjoy. It’s a nod to the famous “Chicken Larry!”

    who wouldn’t love that!

    keep up the good work guys!

  35. Guy Dude Bro
    2011/03/15 at 7:16 pm #

    LMDS members,
    Can I suggest a drinking game if it doesn’t already exist? We drink every time Larry says, “and by the way…”

    • Søren
      2011/03/16 at 1:36 am #

      It´s allready here. “by the way” means drink, “at any rate” means bottoms up. If you combine it with Adam Carollas podcast (the magic phrases are “it’s a weird thing” and “at a certain point”), things start to happen.
      As a dane sitting in Copenhagen, I find it a good way to satisfy my fascination with the american culture and language.

      Have fun, brother

  36. Skip
    2011/03/16 at 12:38 pm #

    By the way — I like By the way — your By the way show and By the way — you say by the way way too much by the way.

  37. airhof
    2011/03/16 at 2:24 pm #

    Larry every time I sit down to listen to this podcast it is time well spent

  38. Stnuntrnd
    2011/03/16 at 4:08 pm #

    Hello, Larry Miller,

    Please remove the cloud of uncertainty about which film you actually worked on with Ricky Gervais (ref: your comment – starting with the de rigueur “by the way”, at the 3:35 mark on the ACPodcast 3/16/11 ).
    Many seem to think that Ricky Gervais was not in “Best In Show”.

    2011/03/17 at 10:21 am #

    The “Larry Miller” needs to be bald on top, cheesy, and give you gas… and it needs a “cut” weiner.

    Take a hot cheese-filled frank and cut it in sections. Take a soft, hail-damaged bun, fill it with baked beans (no pork) and jewish deli mustard, and lay the sectioned-cheese frank on top. Voila.

    2011/03/17 at 10:23 am #

    oh, don’t forget – the bun has to be white bread, and the frank has to be kosher.

  41. Patrick
    2011/03/20 at 5:10 pm #

    A Larry Miller dog?

    It’s gotta be “Larry Miller’s 5 Levels of Eating Dog”.

    All beef Chicago dog, brown sugar-bourbon mustard, “devil on your shoulder” spicy caramelized onions, artificial turf shredded lettuce and “God’s flashlight” cheese sauce.

    I’m a chef so I can provide recipes for any of the components.

    Chef Patrick
    ~dictated but not yet eaten~

  42. Erik
    2011/03/28 at 12:54 am #

    Instead of a dog with some crazy ingredients, I propose a combination called Larry Miller’s “Time Well Spent”: Larry’s favorite dog (perhaps the Chicago Dog?), an order of the “West Virginian” chili-cheese concoction, and (of course) an ice-cold Coke.

    While there is nothing funny about this idea, I think perhaps it goes to a core idea of the show, which is to enjoy life’s little moments.

  43. Matt
    2011/03/31 at 11:37 am #

    Love the podcast guys. For my money, the Larry Miller is 2 hot dogs, 2 cold cokes, and a basket of fries for sharing… add whatever free toppings you wish and split it with somebody you care about. Time well spent. Oh by the way, when in larger groups, order the triple or even quadruple Larry Miller, and feel the knowing nods of approbation from onlookers.

  44. Pete
    2011/04/07 at 1:58 pm #

    Love the podcast, definately time well spent.

    *Dictated But Not Read

  45. Gabe Eltaeb
    2011/04/30 at 12:05 am #


    Love the show. I noticed you have a Green Lantern button. I work for DC Comics and I’m one fo the artists for Green Lantern.


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  47. Michael from Illinois
    2012/02/09 at 1:28 pm #

    You are out of your gourd, I think. Perhaps, that is precisely why enjoy your comedy. Thanks for the laughs, Mr. Miller.

    What is a gourd and why is it better to be inside or outside of a gourd?

    Homer is Homer and Pluto is a Planet.

  48. Sommer Sachse
    2012/05/04 at 9:50 am #

    It’s hard to find knowledgeable men and women for this topic, however you sound like what happens you’re discussing! Thanks

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