(CNN) – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg had one question for his staff while reading a speech Tuesday ahead of the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest.
"Who wrote this sh**?" the third-term mayor asked, sparking a wave of laughs in the Coney Island crowd.
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His candid query came after Bloomberg began reading his remarks and realized the speech was chock-full of hot dog puns.
"Let me be completely 'frank.' This is one of my favorite traditions," the barely-amused mayor said. "I 'relish' it so much."
Continuing, Bloomberg took a slight pause at each pun to emphasize the respective phrase, somewhat mockingly each time.
He referred to the "dogged" contestants and said only one will be pronounced "wiener."
Following a string of more frankfurter related quips–including a line about the contest being a "dog fight"–Bloomberg went off-script, saying: "Think of how many we got into one sentence. That was really impressive."
The mayor then asked his rather, frank, question.