Arguably one of the most adorable– and unlikely– duos in recent history is Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart. Their onscreen chemistry has been undeniable since they met on her show back in 2008. Years later, the friendship is stronger than ever. The odd couple proved that rappers and daytime television can, in fact, be a recipe for success. Read on for some heartwarming details about Snoop and Martha’s relationship, both on and off-screen.
The Mashed Potato Episode That Made History
The Martha Stewart Show proved to be a success, airing seven seasons from 2005 to 2012. One episode that stood out on the cooking show featured rapper Snoop Dogg.
The pair teamed up in 2008 to film an episode about making mashed potatoes. The audience loved their back and forth about smooth lingo. The show bordered on a comedy special when they started talking about the difference between white and black pepper.
Breaking Through Assumptions About Rappers And Food Shows
In an NBC interview, Snoop said that Martha was a leader in, “letting rappers become a part of daytime television.” Though television studios were right about it being an “odd” pairing, that’s precisely what made it so irresistible.
Snoop added, “Yeah, we were odd. But we fit right in. You know, cooking with Martha just seemed like the right space to be in.” There’s something exhilarating about seeing two people you wouldn’t expect to work together hit it off like magic.
Martha’s Jail Time Helped Bridge The Gap Between The Two
Part of the reason that Snoop and Martha’s first meeting may have gone so well is that they both were on even ground in terms of jail time. Who could forget the 2004 scandal surrounding the ImClone stock trading case?
Though Martha’s prison sentence isn’t something to be proud of, she admitted in a CBS Sunday Morning interview that the experience gave her “street cred” with Snoop. At the very least, he knew he wouldn’t be judged by the television host for his background and lifestyle choices.
They Both Oppose Snitching
Snoop didn’t just feel comfortable around Martha because she had been behind bars. He felt he could trust the host because she didn’t snitch on anyone for personal gain. The rapper wrote on Twitter, “I invite you all to remember that Martha Stewart snitched on NOT ONE soul during her trial.”
When Snoop said in an Instagram caption that he would never snitch, Martha commented saying, “That’s why I like you so much. Birds of a feather!”
Neither Could Enter The UK For A Time
Another thing that Martha and Snoop could bond over right off the bat is being denied a visa to travel to the United Kingdom. The same year the two had their first episode together, Martha had to turn down speaking at a London event because of her record.
Likewise, Snoop’s jail time prohibited him from entering the UK. Though Snoop’s ban was lifted in 2010, it was one of those unique things the duo had in common at the time they met.
They Had Some Fun With Inside Jokes On The Next Episode
Snoop Dogg made such a splash on Martha’s show that they had to have him back the next season. This time around, the duo made brownies as a nod to the “special” baked goods Snoop loves so much.
The pair weren’t afraid to crack some jokes on the subject. Snoop asked about when they should add that special ingredient, and Martha slying replied, “That’s a secret.” When Martha set the oven to 350 degrees, Snoop teased her again by asking why not 420?
Years Later, Martha Admitted She Missed Snoop
Though Martha and Snoop Dogg hit it off on her show two times in a row, the rapper was still just another celebrity guest at that point. The two resumed their busy schedules without one another, but they didn’t stop thinking about their fun interactions.
In 2014, fans inquired about the relationship between Martha and Snoop via Reddit. The cooking show host replied with, “I wish I were closer friends with Snoop Dogg.” Soon enough, her wish would come true.
They Hit It Off Again At Justin Bieber’s Roast
As though by fate, Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg were among the featured guests at Justin Bieber’s roast. The Comedy Central tradition has celebrities playful pick on the star of the show.
Whoever decided on the seating arrangements must have seen Martha and Snoop’s cooking episodes, because the pair ended up being right next to each other! Though it had been six years since they last worked together, Martha and Snoop looked like not a day had gone by.
The Moment Snoop Realized Martha Was A Lifelong Friend
Justin Bieber’s roast not only reunited Martha and Snoop, but it also brought their adoration for one another to an entirely new level. Since Martha wasn’t on her show, she could really let loose and show off the extent of her comedy skills.
Snoop was not only impressed but inspired. In an NBC interview, he said of Martha, “She sat next to me, and she stole the show. She was the funniest roaster that night. In that moment, I knew I wanted to be alongside this lady for the rest of my life.”
A Hollywood Producer Also Noticed Their Chemistry
Audiences weren’t the only ones who noticed the sparks fly between Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg. During their stint on Comedy Central’s Justin Beiber roast, producer SallyAnn Salsano’s spidey senses started tingling while watching the unlikely duo.
SallyAnn’s production company was behind the hit Jersey Shore, so she knows when an idea has potential. As her wheels started turning, she began to envision a show that didn’t feature Martha or Snoop, but starred them both!
Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party
SallyAnn Salsano approached Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg with the idea to have them both host a cooking talk show on VH1. Though both agreed, Snoop had scheduling conflicts that would make filming a little tight.
Due to Snoop’s touring schedule, they had to film ten episodes in just five days. The pair managed to get it done without losing an ounce of chemistry, and the show quickly became a hit as soon as it aired in November of 2016.
Bringing People Together
Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party, later renamed Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Party Challenge, attracts all walks of life. Martha admitted to The Hollywood Reporter that the series has widened her demographic, and we’re sure Snoop would say the same.
The duo has a range of celebrities who come onto the show, from Pattie LaBelle to Kate Upton to Ty Dolla Sign. Martha says that the melding of cultures is precisely what she and Snoop aim to promote.
Hilarious Episode Titles
One thing that gives Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party an extra touch of charm is the hilarious episode titles they choose. The names are a perfect combination of Martha’s homemaking background and Snoop’s rapper lingo.
For example, the first season featured titles like “They Got Game” and “Makin’ That Dough.” Season two featured “We’ve Got Sole” and “What’s Your Beef?” Season three switched to a competition format. One guest teams up with Martha and one with Snoop in battles like “Mother of all Brunches” and “Eat Your Heart Out.”
Praise From Critics And Fans
Fans and critics agree that when you put Martha and Snoop together, the result is wonderful. The first season of their show has an impressive 86% on Rotten Tomatoes (the latter seasons have yet to be rated).
Reviewers called the show “irresistible,” “glorious,” and “the strangest and most surprising new program of the year.” Even more magnificent is that Martha & Snoop were nominated for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program after the show’s first season.
Snoop Admires Martha For Accepting Him For Who He Is
The safe space Martha and Snoop have created on their show has everything to do with their friendship. The rapper told People that the key is acceptance.
He said, “She let’s me do me and accepts me for who I am. She doesn’t try to change me.” Martha joked that she could write a dictionary for all the new words she’s learned from Snoop. She told People, “It’s all those fo’ shizzles and everything else.”
Martha Taught Him To Cook, Snoop Taught Her About Music
Martha has genuinely made an impact on Snoop Dogg’s cooking skills, so much so that he even has a cookbook out called From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg’s Kitchen. Martha even told CBS that she loves Snoop’s food.
Meanwhile, Snoop has opened Martha up to the world of music. Though the host clarifies that she liked rap long before Snoop came along, she does say, “I’ve learned a lot about music from Snoop and our guests. He’s extremely knowledgeable.”
They Grew In Popularity By Spoofing Ghost
To promote their stellar show, producers had to come up with an equally amusing promotional video. To catch viewers’ attention, they had Martha and Snoop reenact the famous pottery scene from Ghost.
Instead of molding clay, the pair ice a cake together looking just as cozy as Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore did in the movie. Being that the YouTube version has almost 600,000 views, we’d say the commercial was a major success from a marketing standpoint.
Then They Spoofed Titanic
If you thought the Ghost video was hilarious, then you would have been rolling on the floor while watching Martha and Snoop’s Titanic spoof. To keep the romantic theme going, producers selected the legendary “I’m flying” scene.
Snoop acts the part of Rose, and Martha stands in for Jack as an added twist, and the tip of the “ship” doubles as a kitchen counter. Snoop holds a frying basket in each hand, and hilariously says, “I’m frying” instead of “I’m flying.”
Their Relationship Is Purely Platonic
After seeing Snoop and Martha in such romantic commercials together, you may be wondering if the pair are more than friends. Though Snoop has been married to his high school sweetheart since the ’90s, interviewers had to ask if there was something behind him and Martha’s chemistry.
Martha laughed at the thought, telling Good Day New York, “Snoop is younger than my daughter.” She went on to shower her friend with compliments, calling him attractive, likable, adored, and humorous.
Their Friendship Is Genuine
Some viewers wonder if the chemistry between Snoop and Martha is real or if the two are just performing for the sake of higher ratings. Producer SallyAnn Salsano put these speculations to rest in an interview with Business Insider.
She said, “That’s why I think [the show] feels so good, because you have two people that genuinely love each other and respect each other, for real.” The unexpected connection between two vastly different people is one of those things you just can’t fake.