The Wiener's Circle

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  • 2012
  • 1 Season
  • 5.8  (13)

The Wiener's Circle is a reality TV show that aired on truTV in 2012. The show follows the employees and customers of a Chicago hot dog stand called The Wiener's Circle. The hot dog stand is famous for its unique customer service, where the employees insult customers as part of their routine. The show focuses on the interactions between the employees and the customers, and how the insults are received.

The Wiener's Circle is run by four employees: Yolanda, Christina, Bryan, and Barry. Each of them takes turns serving customers and insulting them. The insults range from mild teasing to vulgar language, depending on the customer's reaction. The show also features a rotating cast of customers, including locals and tourists. The customers come from different backgrounds and have different personalities, which makes for interesting interactions with the employees.

One of the main characters of the show is Shannon Edwards, a regular customer of The Wiener's Circle. Shannon is a single mother who works as a hair stylist. She is known for her witty comebacks and her ability to take the insults in stride. Shannon's interactions with the employees are often featured on the show, and she quickly becomes a fan favorite.

Another important character is Blake Smolensky, the owner of The Wiener's Circle. Blake often appears on the show to comment on the employees' performance and to give customers a hard time. He is portrayed as a tough boss who expects nothing but the best from his employees. However, Blake also shows a softer side when it comes to his relationship with his employees, and he genuinely cares about their well-being.

Barry Vaughn, one of the employees of The Wiener's Circle, is also a major character on the show. Barry is known for his foul-mouthed insults and his no-nonsense approach to his job. However, he is also shown to have a sensitive side, and he often opens up to the camera about his personal life. Barry's story arc on the show revolves around his struggle to balance his job with his family, and his eventual decision to quit The Wiener's Circle.

The show's format is a mix of reality TV and comedy. The insults exchanged between the employees and the customers are played for laughs, but there are also moments of genuine emotion and drama. The show is shot in a documentary style, with handheld cameras capturing the action as it happens. The footage is edited together to create a narrative that follows the employees and customers through their daily interactions.

Overall, The Wiener's Circle is a unique and entertaining show that offers a glimpse into the world of fast food service with a twist. The insults may be crude, but the show manages to find humor and heart in the interactions between the employees and the customers.

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All's Fair in Love and Dogs
6. All's Fair in Love and Dogs
April 24, 2012
Erika receives strange gifts from a secret admirer.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
April 17, 2012
The Wiener's Circle is known for its unique brand of customer service - Chicago's drunks can expect a piping hot insult to be served up with the rest of their order, and some customers, for some reason, tip heavily for the consideration. On tonight's episode, when Erika tries to keep a one-hundred dollar tip for herself instead of sharing it with the rest of the crew, Poochie devises a delish plan to teach her a lesson she won't soon forget.
Electric Avenue
4. Electric Avenue
April 10, 2012
The Wiener's Circle team always has energy to spare - they need it to deal with the crazy crowds of drunks, loudmouths, and all around weirdos that they call "customers."
Battle of the Dogs
3. Battle of the Dogs
April 3, 2012
The crew members compete against one another for a cash prize in a challenge to create a new hot dog for the restaurant.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
March 27, 2012
The Wiener's Circle staff gets revved up for another night of craziness - or business as usual, for the night shift - in this new series about Chicago's wildest hot dog stand. Poochie the manager and the rest of her crew get their revenge on Chicago's drunks by forcing them to play stupid games. Tonight, the girls decide to give a haircut to a customer whose strands are struggling, but with the health inspector on his way, will they end up cutting themselves out of a job?
Mayhem and Meditation
1. Mayhem and Meditation
March 20, 2012
The Wiener's Circle comes to life in this new series about the overnight shift at the world's most outrageous hot dog stand. Every night, Poochie the manager and the rest of her crew have some fun with Chicago's drunks by forcing them to play stupid games. Tonight, when a boozed-up customer starts throwing things, Poochie has a complete meltdown, leaving the crew to step in with some anger management techniques. Will Poochie be able to keep her cool?
  • Premiere Date
    March 20, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    5.8  (13)