Frequent collaborators Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg finally have a TV show together
Does the new reality TV show starring Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg sound vaguely familiar? It's probably because the pair, always referred to as an "unlikely" one, has come together more than once over the years.
Snoop showed up on Stewart's lifestyle show in 2009 to make mashed potatoes and teach her the meaning of "fo shizzle," then returned to bake Christmas brownies and plug his iFizzle app. They were purposely seated side-by-side on the dais for Comedy Central's Roast of Justin Bieber, and roastmaster Jeff Ross went viral when he told a story claiming he'd gotten high with both of them backstage.
Earlier this year, they were paired on ABC's revival of the $100,000 Pyramid, where Stewart fed him him clues that led to answers such as "fatty," "420" and "weed."
The gag has always been obvious as well as hacky, at least in premise. Take an African American rapper and persona best associated with smoking pot, juxtapose him with a woman whose entire brand represents a stereotypically square whiteness, and comedy must ensue.
It sounds terrible and cliche, but, the thing is, there's a bit of real chemistry between them, and the way their new VH1 reality show titled Martha and Snoop's Dinner Party is being pitched—as an exploration of "America's fascination with food, entertaining and celebrity—sounds almost enticing.
Whether or not it really is worth watching depends on Snoop and Stewart's willing to shed a bit of their persona. These are, after all, two people who have enjoyed similarly high levels of fame for about the same amount of time. No doubt, they have unique perspectives on that fame, as will their celebrity guests.
Don't get your hopes up, though, the teaser for the show, which debuted on Good Morning America this morning, featured Stewart saying, "Our new show is rizzle, dizzle for shizzle."
The series will debut with 10 episodes this fall.