Food has been bringing people together since the dawn of mankind. However, few could have predicted the delightful union of the gangster rapper Snoop Dogg and the domestic doyenne Martha Stewart.
Martha & Snoop’s Pot Luck Dinner Party is successful not because the food they cook looks delicious (even though it does) or because the guests they have are so famous (even though they are).
The show works because Snoop and Martha are the ultimate odd couple friendship goals. Watching this friendship play out on television is a dream come true.
Ever wondered why Martha and Snoop have such great synergy? We’re jotting down some tidbits we picked up from our current, favourite duo.
A true friend knows everything about you
Before Snoop and Stewart hit the deep fryer, Snoop whips up his signature cocktail, The Laid Back. As Snoop starts pouring pineapple into his souped-up gin and juice, Stewart casually quips, “Pineapple is your favorite fruit.”
To which Snoop replies, “Top it off with some of your favorite, club soda.” It’s the small things that tell the bigger story.
True friends can always learn from one another
Wiz Khalifa shows off his dinner party manners by bringing a gift to the stage: a generous bag of KK. Stewart graciously accepts the gift, despite the fact that she is not quite sure what it is. (Exotic, hand-dried oregano?) “What’s KK?” she asks, innocently.
Snoop informs her that it’s Khalifa Kush, the rapper’s namesake cannabis brand. It’s notable that Stewart, an intelligent woman learned when it comes to plants, feels comfortable and secure enough with Snoop to admit what she does not know. In turn, Martha taught Snoop the virtues of brining chicken before frying it.
True friends will start to look and sound alike
Snoop’s unique style and vernacular seems to be rubbing off on Stewart’s own, equally signature aesthetic.
The domestic goddess was caught wearing bling – something she claims she never does. It illustrates that, while it’s important for friends to maintain their sense of independence, it’s also important to be open-minded. Even Seth Rogen felt the power of this kinship, complaining that he was the only person on screen “not wearing a necklace”. This prompted Wiz Khalifa, similarly enlightened, to offer him one of his own pieces.
True friends are not shy about paying compliments to each other
Sometimes a friend needs a self-esteem boost. Particularly, when they’re out of their element. Since this show takes place in the kitchen and not in the studio, it is ultimately Martha’s domain.
Knowing this, she went out of her way to commend Snoop’s tendency to “never stop touching his food”. Later on, the pair ooh’d and ahh’d over each another’s fried chicken recipes.
True friends make – and document – memories together
When the up-and-coming rapper Anderson Paak came on the set, Snoop and Martha were the first people to whip out their phones and start taking pictures.
What’s the point of living the ultimate friendship goals if others can’t see it on Instagram and Snapchat?
True friends know the value of compromise
Ultimately, the fried chicken-off was a tie. Neither Snoop nor Stewart definitively won the coveted belt. Not even the strongest of friendships can be entirely devoid of conflict.
But, as Snoop and Stewart demonstrate, it’s important to find a compromise that flatters both parties. In this case, Snoop took the lead. “It’s gonna be both of our belts,” he says. “But it’s gonna stay at my house.”
Can’t get enough of these two? Want to learn how to make Martha & Snoop’s famous fried chicken? Martha & Snoop’s Pot Luck Dinner Party premieres on TLC (Astro 707 in Malaysia) on 7 August, 9pm. – The Binge
Photo and article provided by TLC. Article was edited to suit The Binge’s style.