|Appearances||Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door,Super Paper Mario|
The Hot Dog would first appear in the Club Nintendo comic "Sag niemals Holero!". The evil alien called Heini would turn humans into a type of food that they live in. Mario would be in Switzerland at the time and was about to head back to New York, when he noticed his airline crew had been turned into hot dogs. They would have eyes, legs, and a mouth.
Hot Dogs would return in Super Paper Mario after Dyllis could make them from a Power Steak and a Fresh Veggie. They could also be bought at the Itty Bits in The Overthere for 120 coins. They would restore 20 HP in this game and cure poison as well.