By Krista DeJulio – Co-Editor-in-Chief
“Let’s get ready to sizzle,” shouts the MC of “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party.” You read that right. This cooking show stars Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg. You read that right too. In episode one, these two go head-to-head to see who can make the best fried chicken. It’s essentially a show about a weed-smoking 45-year-old rapper paired with a typical white woman, and it couldn’t get better.
Snoop Dogg, who has 16 albums and a successful career as a rapper, has had an unlikely friendship with Stewart. The rapper was on her former show “Martha” twice where he taught her terms like “fo’shizzle” and “crack-a-lackin,” according to The Atlantic. They went on to make brownies together and a friendship was solidified. As far as celebrity squads and friendships go, this, by far, is the best. They banter like old friends and have weird, yet great chemistry. The pair appeared on “Ellen” together in October and made gnocchi with pesto to promote their new show, which premieres on VH1 Monday nights at 10.
For the competition, both Snoop and Stewart had their own sides of the kitchen and a partner to match. Snoop brought on fellow stoner and actor, Seth Rogen and Stewart invited rapper Wiz Khalifa as her partner. Snoop’s side of the kitchen was darker with questionable plants in the cupboards, while Stewart’s side of the kitchen was well-lit with pans and cooking supplies.
“My pacifier was a drumstick,” said Snoop, while Rogen said, “This is the weirdest group of people on a station.”
The show is ultimately a hilarious joke that also teaches the viewer how to make two different recipes. Snoop uses potato chips on top of his chicken while Stewart uses various spices and pepper, and that’s exactly what makes this show work. Like the dishes they prepare, the cast resembles a shockingly tasty group of ingredients that create something special when thrown into a bowl with one another, no pun intended, digs in for a dinner of fried chicken. During dinner, Stewart suggests the group play Two Truths and a Lie and hilarity was ensured. The first competition ended in a tie and a performance of “Come Down” by Anderson .Paak.
The second episode was a bit more tame, with guest stars, model Ashley Graham and rapper Rick Ross. The four prepared a lobster dinner but still brought the amusement and laughs out for the dinner table.
This is the show America needs right now. It makes no sense, but neither did the entire year of 2016. This is family din-ner; there are games, drinks, and joking around. Eat up.