I Find This Video Odd: Kevin Bieksa says ‘Milk hot dogs’ during interview, wins a bet

Anyone following the Canucks should know by now that even the most commonplace Kevin Bieksa interview can yield unexpected laughs, so it should come as no surprise that the Canucks D-man was able to light up the Twitterverse during a brief pregame chat with Dan Murphy Thursday.

When asked about the burgeoning rivalry with the San Jose Sharks, whom the Canucks defeated the night before, he said:

“We definitely have a rivalry with them that’s kinda escalated a bit, and they’ve got a couple milk hot dogs on their team, and … *laughter* … it makes for some fun games though, that’s for sure.”

Yes. He said “Milk hot dogs”. Unfortunately, the video won’t embed for us, but you can review it by clicking here or on the screencap below:

What is a milk hot dog, anyway? Is it a hot dog in milk? A hot dog made of milk? Is it a hot dog filled with milk? None of these things seem feasible. Or palatable.

If you’re wondering why Bieksa’s perpetual smirk is even smirkier than usual in the moments leading up to the creation of the English language’s strangest compound word, it’s because he has every intention of saying “milk hot dogs” from the moment this interview begins.

His teammates put him up to it. According to Derek Jory, Bieksa wins $300 for accepting the bet that he couldn’t work “milk” and “hot dogs” into the short interview.

He should get a bonus for creating the world’s strangest insult out of it, especially if this catches on. I can see it now. I’m a sissy, huh? Well. You, sir, are a milk hot dog. And your mother’s a soda burger.

Don’t make the mistake of thinking the “milk hot dog” bet is a new thing. This is actually the second time we’ve seen it. The Sedins put Ryan Kesler up to it prior to an interview on HNIC After Hours last February. Since he had more time, they bet him he couldn’t say “milk” and “hot dog” twice each. He got it out of the way early:

As you can see, Kesler sort of sapped all the fun out of it. No wonder it took about a year for the dare to resurface again.

By the by, do yourself a favour and watch to the end of this Kesler interview, because it features PITB’s finest moment of investigative journalism to date. One of Scott Oake’s questions is from us, as we ask Kesler to explain why it is that his second child, Ryker, was born exactly nine months to the day after he signed a massive, multi-million dollar deal with the Canucks.

Yeah. It’s a weird question. But it catches Kesler so off-guard he drops a swear bomb on live TV, which I find funny, likely because I’m nine.

Anyway. It’s probably safe to say that this won’t be the last time we hear about milk and hot dogs in a Canucks interview, especially after Kevin Bieksa invented the world’s next great burn.

Edit: Apparently, it wasn’t even the last time last night. In the postgame interview, Alex Burrows clearly took on the dare as well, telling Dan Murphy the Canucks had to “pour it on like milk.” They’re working it into similes now.

If we can find video, we’ll be sure to share it.

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15 comments

  1. Hannah
    December 30, 2011

    Burrows also managed to work “cookies” and “milk” in his post game interview with Murph last night.

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    • Nee
      December 30, 2011

      And then Murph said something weird too, though I can’t remember the word. So they were both in on it.

      Wish I had the video…

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      • Hannah
        December 30, 2011

        Yeah, I wish I had the video, too. XD But unfortunately, I already removed from the PVR. *sigh*

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  2. hs
    December 30, 2011

    These after hours interviews can be so uncomfortable to watch! Scott Oake is creepy, how does he know that about Kesler’s son. Ewww, who even takes the time to count the months, etc.

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    • Kate
      December 30, 2011

      Haha our dear Harrison does! Oake’s just relaying the message.

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      • Harrison Mooney
        December 30, 2011

        It was an accidental discovery.

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        • Kate
          December 30, 2011

          Yeah it’s not too hard to put together but I didn’t think it was creepy anyways, it’s hilarious!

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    • peanutflower
      December 30, 2011

      I used to think Scott Oake was trying too hard to be cool too, particularly with that LMFAO reference by Bieksa a while ago, but since he lost his son to drug addiction/suicide last year I totally feel completely different about him now. I think he has done a fine job of soldiering on after that and didn’t miss a beat. He is what he is. He’s a genuine guy who tries hard to get good interviews. I’m just saying…

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  3. Sarah
    December 30, 2011

    Burr managed to include “work the cookie” and “pour it on like milk” into his post-game interview. It’s almost too bad the Canucks aren’t a big market eastern team because they would probably make for the most amazing HBO 24/7 series.

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    • MelT
      December 30, 2011

      Especially against the Blackhawks. That would be epic.

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  4. John Andress
    December 30, 2011

    I was amused by the Bieksa interview last night too. I suppose that this means that he will have to fight some San Jose thug who feels “disrespected” and the need to “stand up” for his team and mates when next the two teams meet as this will no doubt be interpreted by all as another example of why the Canucks are the most hated team in hockey. For me, it just shows the human side of the players we love and admire and it is a joy that so many of the Canucks display a lively sense of humour.

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  5. Gabrielle
    December 30, 2011

    Sarah: I currently am not very interested in the 24/7 series. But if our Canucks were in it?? I WOULD NOT MISS A SHOW. The thing I like best about HBO 24/7 is that the players can be real. I would LOVE to see a 24/7 done on the Canucks as I’m sure every hockey fan would want for their team. Unfortunately that comes with the Winter Classic which is only for American teams… no fair!

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    • The Bookie
      December 30, 2011

      I wanna see a 24/7 focusing on the refs and everything going on behind the scenes with them.

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      • peanutflower
        December 31, 2011

        oh, yeah. THAT would be pretty interesting. Especially if it was a hidden camera kind of thing.

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  6. obituary mambo
    January 11, 2012

    Is there a rule that says 24/7 has to feature only American based teams? That seems arbitrary. I’d die of a happiness induced heart attack if the Canucks were featured against the Blackhawks. Maybe if the game were played in Chicago, HBO could swing it (she suggested, hoping against hope).

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