They often appear in a sketch that features the whole cast showing the hot dogs acting out a group event -- such as performing surgery or playing a drinking games.
The puppets were previously used as Frankie Frank and the Footers in the Jim Henson Company's 1993 television series CityKids. The hot dogs later starred in the Henson Company's Hot Dog TV, a series of original puppet shorts created for the Cartoon Network and directed by Patrick Bristow.
In 2013, the Hot Dogs starred in a new web series for Nerdist called Ketchup with the Hot Dogs where they recapped the previous season of current TV shows.
The Hot Dogs also appeared in That Puppet Game Show.
A hot dog appeared in The Happytime Murders during the credits.
Puppet Up! merchandise with the hot dogs was released, many pieces featuring the caption "Bite Me!"; they also adorned the Henson Company's 2006 Holiday card. An exclusive hot dog plush doll was produced and sold at Stuffed and Unstrung shows in 2010.