For some time, there hasn’t been a show on TV that has come as close to being as oddly perfect as Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party. On any given episode you might see Martha Stewart try on bling or Snoop crack a few weed jokes while making Cornish game hens. It was equal parts weird, educational, and hilarious. A gangsta rapper pairing up with a grandmother and businesswoman might have seemed like a recipe destined for failure, but the opposite couldn’t be more true.
The show, with its rotating list of celebrity guests like Lil Yachty and Rick Ross, proved to be a ratings blockbuster and a hit with critics, even getting an Emmy nomination. Though the show ended after two seasons, there’s nothing wrong with a lil’ nostalgia. Here’s what you need to know about the very entertaining and one-of-a-kind cooking show that was Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party.
Their friendship is real
The idea of a cooking show with co-hosts Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart sounds not just far-fetched, but absurd. After all, what could a gangster rapper and the domestic goddess have in common? Sure, they might be like oil and water on the surface, with decades between their ages and coming from completely different backgrounds, but their friendship is 100 percent genuine.
The pair have had a strong fondness for one another since they first met when Snoop was a guest on Martha back in 2008. Over the years, their friendship has only grown and is what Snoop calls “a natural combination of love, peace, and harmony.”
Watch a single episode and it’s immediately obvious that the two have great chemistry and enjoy one another. “It’s like they are a unit. They exist. It’s not fake. It’s not put on,” said SallyAnn Salsano, the producer of Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party. “It’s just what it is. That’s why I think it feels so good because you have two people that genuinely love each other and respect each other, for real.”
She thinks he’s hot
Okay, let’s get one thing clear, Snoop and Stewart are just friends. After all, there are about three decades of age difference between the two and Snoop is married. That’s not to say that they don’t admire each other’s looks, though. When Stewart was asked if the pair’s in-the-kitchen chemistry could ever bubble into more than a friendship, she quickly nixed any potential coupling up.
“Snoop is younger than my daughter…” Stewart told Good Day New York. “We have to have a professional relationship, don’t we Snoop?” None of this means, however, that she can’t admire Snoop for the dapper man that he is. “He is very attractive, I must say, he really is an attractive human being,” Stewart said. “Everybody likes him. It’s so nice that he’s popular, and the guests really adore him and respond to him nicely. And he has a great sense of humor.”
If the two were a little closer in age and had met a few decades earlier when Stewart was a fashion model, who knows what could have blossomed?