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Keith Knight: Larry The Hotdog Eating Champ Of “Meatballs”

I was 8 years old when I saw the film, MeatballsMore importantly, it was the film that introduced me to a chubby actor who I felt an instant attraction with, Keith Knight.  (Little did I know that I will see him in another film a few years later but never realized it was him.)


I remember being attracted to his character, Larry/Fink.  I loved how he wore extremely tight clothing that were oftentimes too small for his chubby frame.  I was too young to understand the concept of “nerdy/geeky” at the time, but I guess part of me was attracted to such “nerdy” demeanor.  Of course, being 8 years old, I never had a sexual attraction towards him.  I just thought that he looked unbelievably beautiful.

Hotdog Eating Contest: Larry vs. The Stomach

While I was making that “Meatballs” collage, I found out from IMDB that Mr. Keith Knight had passed away last year on August 22.  He was only 51 years old.

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