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Newswire: R.I.P. Richard Trentlage, the man who wrote the “Oscar Mayer wiener” song

The New York Times is reporting that Richard Trentlage, the author of a number of popular advertising jingles—most notably “the Oscar Mayer wiener song”—has died. Trentlage was 87. A veteran of the jingle game—he also wrote “McDonald’s Is Your Kind Of Place” and the National Safety Council’s “Buckle Up For Safety”—Trentlage reportedly wrote the iconic “I Wish I Were An Oscar Mayer Wiener” in a single hour, inspired by an off-hand comment from one of his kids.
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