Matt Stonie dethroned eight-time champ Joey Chestnut to take the 2015 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest crown. But the real MVP was the event emcee and Major League Eating co-founder, George Shea. We'd be doing you a huge disservice if we didn't share five of his best introduction performances:

He rapped Eric 'Badlands' Booker's intro


Shared Yasir Salem's depressing (and hopefully fictional) motivation

"He is entirely committed to competitive eating. He will do whatever it takes to win. Three days ago he broke up with his girlfriend and euthanized his dog to leave a void of emptiness inside him that he could fill today with hot dogs and buns."

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Tried to explain 'Eater X'

"He watched as mankind built great cities, developed technology and invented complex language with combination words such as bromance, labradoodle, manscaping, frenemy and craptacular."

Hailed the King of All Bros

His name is Brian "Dud Light" Dudzinski and he has eaten 30 Moon Pies in eight minutes. He also can, "use the word dude as a noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, adjective and exclamation."


And poked fun at Erik 'The Red' Denmark

"He is most proud of his Scandinavian heritage, which he celebrates by shopping at IKEA, driving a Volvo and cooking on a Viking range."


George Shea, where have you been all our lives?

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