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'The Hungry Todd Rungy Show'

Documentary TV series needs your help

By Mark Fagan, Fri., Dec. 23, 2011

Rungy in action
Rungy in action

What began as one man's quest to compete at the highest level of the competitive eating world has now become a TV show in the making. Filmmakers Joshua Riehl (producer of the excellent Frontline doc "Death by Fire" about Cameron Todd Willingham) and Dan Eppley have been following and filming überpatriotic up-and-coming competitive eater Hungry Todd Rungy as he eats (and pukes) his way through many of my favorite Austin area eateries – Franklin Barbecue, Gordough's, Biscuits + Groovy, Home Slice, Torchy's, etc. They are nearing the completion of the pilot episode for "The Hungry Todd Rungy Show" and need your help with their Kickstarter campaign, which ends on Dec. 31. Funds raised will go toward "a proper sound mix, color correction, a title sequence and music" for the pilot. Rungy's résumé includes an appearance on the Cooking Channel's Eat St., breaking the world cupcake speed-eating record (six in 58.9 seconds!), and being the fourth most popular competitive eater on Twitter (@hungrytoddrungy).

To donate, point your browser to www.kck.st/tTRkk2 and help Rungy "keep eatin' for America."

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