Rick Sebak's Summer Fun
Have fun in the sun with this whimsical collection of documentaries that capture the spirit of a quintessential American summer. Join host Rick Sebak as he travels throughout the U.S. in search of the ideal ice cream parlor, classic beach boardwalks, old-fashioned amusement parks, and some of the nation's coolest hot dog places. Summer Fun is a true celebration of the most beloved summertime activities. Discover the secrets of classic ice cream shops, go behind a famous Fourth of July hot dog-eating contest, and visit some of America's most beautiful beaches and favorite places to escape the heat.
Shore Things - This ""scrapbook documentary"" is full of boardwalks, lifeguards, sun, sand and all the other things we love about the beach. Visit beautiful beaches up and down the East and West Coasts, and drop in on a family beach picnic in Hawaii. See the giant seaside elephant building in Margate, N.J., take a relaxing ferry ride to Nantucket, Mass., watch boardwalk performers, go fishing, have fun!
Ice Cream Show - In this delightful and delicious expedition, Rick Sebak, expert on roadside attractions, travels across America in search of the ideal ice cream parlor. He visits traditional family-run ice cream establishments to learn their secrets, and speaks with their customers about the mysterious allure of homemade ice cream. He also stops in at some better-known locations such as Ben & Jerry's, Howard Johnson's and the Robin Rose Ice Cream & Traffic School, among many others.
Great Old Amusement Parks - Rick Sebak turns his whimsical documentary eye on traditional amusement parks, from Connecticut's Lake Compounce and California's Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk to Whalom Park in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania's Idlewild. Fans of San Diego's Giant Dipper, Kennywood's Thunderbolt, and Deno's Wonder Wheel at Coney Island will enjoy a return visit, in this unabashedly affectionate look at America's favorite old-fashioned places to escape the heat.
A Hot Dog Program - Enjoy an all-American celebration of what may be the country's most popular fast food. From Connecticut to South Carolina to California, Rick Sebak visits some of the nation's coolest hot dog places, taking viewers inside a giant hot dog-shaped building, stopping at some crazy late-night stands, and looking at how hot dogs are made. Wonder how and when hot dogs became so popular - or what toppings are tops these days? Tune in and find out.
Producer: Rick Sebak
Production Year: 2015
Narrator: Rick Sebak
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 4x3 Full Screen