Rogersville, TN – GlossyNews.com – Little Johnny Krebbs loved to sit around his rural Rogersville home like any other kid daydreaming and making wishes. He wished for a puppy. Other times he wished for a new bicycle, but it wasn’t until he wished-upon-a-lucky-star while singing a popular kids song that his wishes finally came true… much to the astonishment of his parents, Glenn and Rita
In the 1950s, a popular hotdog manufacturer coined a song that was soon to make marketing history by including lyrics that every kid could sing as they played.
‘Oh I wish I were an Os-car Mayer Wie – ner
That is what I’d tru-ly like to be
cause if I were an Os-car May-er Wie – ner
Ev-ery one would be in love with me.’
With the advent of television, the song was soon memorized by kids everywhere. It was as easy to sing as if it were a nursery rhyme. Little Johnnie sang it everyday as he ate his hotdog for lunch.
On July 4th, while eating his lunch and singing his ‘wishing song’ Little Johnnie Krebbs actually became an Oscar Meyer weiner right in front of his open-mouthed Mom.
Clothing slipped off. His blonde tussled hair fell out. His ears and appendages also sloughed off into a pile beneath the dinner table. To surprised friends and relatives, he managed to sit upright and continue singing as if nothing was wrong!
Within a few days, reporters from all major networks descended upon Rogersville in search of the Boy Weiner miracle. Soon, after many repeated knocks on the screen door, the Krebbs consented to an interview.
“Our little Johnnie is still loved no matter what he’s become. Our only concern is finding a bun that will be big enough to fit him when he’s older, and we wonder how to keep him out of the sun so he doesn’t get fried!”
Local merchants joined in helping the Krebbs in the spirit of good neighbors and have purchased 200 gallons of mustard, 100 bottles of relish, and 3 crates of sauerkraut to help the family.