How It’s Made is Good TV…Sometimes Too Good

December 28, 2007

How It’s Made, on the Science Channel, is one of the best shows on TV. If you haven’t heard of it or seen it, it’s title pretty much describes it. In a typical show, they show three segments profiling how “things” are made. The “things” range from sandpaper, to chocolate, to kitchen sinks, to curling stones, and they take you into the factory and show you the most interesting steps in the process. I’m almost always fascinated at how automated processes are, but yet they still require a lot of manual intervention. I’ve never been disappointed with a How It’s Made episode…until now.

They say there are two things you never want to see made, sausage and legislation. Guess what How It’s Made showed in episode 16? Hot dogs…and they showed it all. It’s true that no matter how hard you try, you will never be able to “unsee” something that you’ve seen, and this is one of those times I wish you could. Yuck. Pig parts…chicken parts…all mushed together…blech!

I’m just glad I don’t get Science Channel HD!