♦ Richard Trentlage has died, age 87. While working at an advertising agency in 1962, he penned the lyrics.
Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener
That is what I’d truly like to be
’Cause if I were an Oscar Mayer wiener
Everyone would be in love with me.
According to the NYT obituary, he also wrote, “Buckle up for safety, Buckle up” and “McDonald’s is your kind of place.”