Hot Dogs
Hot Dogs
Episode No.   Season
19 1x19 One
Original Broadcast Date April 19, 2005
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"Hot Dogs" is the nineteenth episode of the first season of Veronica Mars.

Plot Edit

When shy student Mandy's dog is kidnapped, Veronica takes on the case and ventures in Neptune's seedy underbelly of dognapping rings. Sort of.

Weevil is caught breaking into Lilly's room to steal something.


Aaron Echolls deals with his daughter's abusive boyfriend his own way.

Logan asks for Veronica's help tracking down his sister Trina's abusive boyfriend, Dylan. Just when they find out who he is, Logan finds out that he is coming over for dinner. Logan and Veronica arrive at Logan's house to find that Aaron Echolls, has beaten up Trina's boyfriend. Logan drives Veronica back home, and they kiss. Veronica and Logan begin secretly dating, and Veronica breaks things off with Deputy Leo.

Arc significance Edit

  • Weevil breaks into Lilly's room and steals a pink "spy pen" that Lilly used to hold secret messages. He gives it to Veronica, but it's empty.
  • Keith discreetly takes hair samples from Veronica and sends in for a DNA test.

Cast Edit

Main Cast Edit

Guest Stars Edit

Music Edit

  • "Marc" - Louis XIV
  • "That's Amore" - Dean Martin

Quotes Edit

Veronica: I'll be at home. With the only sane member of the Mars family.
Keith: The one who eats from the garbage and keeps bringing me dead birds?
Veronica: That's the one.

Trina: Good morning, bro. Pop-Tart?
Logan: Hmm, a tart from a tart.
Trina: He of the sickle wit. Can I ask you something?
Logan: Hmm. Will you look at that? There was a string attached to my Pop-Tart.

Veronica: And it's time for the international language of…
[She blows an air horn.]

Veronica: How old are you?
Hans: Eighteen, why?
Veronica: Community soap.

Trivia Edit

  • Veronica looks at the kidnapped dogs and reads their names off as she goes along. Two of the kidnapped dogs, the ones named Shakes and Lola, are Kristen Bell's real-life dogs. Those are their actual names.
  • Veronica says to Mandy that "lost dogs aren't really my specialty". In real life, Kristen Bell is known for taking care of stray dogs and helping them find their owners.

Goofs Edit

  • The screen of the tracking device which Veronica placed in "Kanes and Abel's" and "Hot Dogs" is the same in both episodes, despite being different vehicles.
  • The girl's grip on her Judy Blume book changes between shots.

External links Edit

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