Strange bedfellows may be not so strange after all

Illustration by Ed Appleby
Illustration by Ed Appleby

Preview of the upcoming VH1 show, ‘Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party’

By Brittney MacDonald, Life & Style Editor

Are you looking to class up your act? Do you want to become the type of sophisticated that throws dinner parties and arranges centerpieces, but you’re scared that you’ll lose your edge? Have no fear, VH1 is looking to help you out with their new lifestyle program starring DIY diva Martha Stewart. The twist? It will be co-starring Snoop Dogg.

Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party will feature the long-time friends organizing and hosting a dinner party each week for a few of their other famous friends. Like most of Stewart’s previous shows, it will be unscripted, and it is expected to focus on the pair producing the party, as opposed to presenting a table side discussion with various celebrities. Stewart also hinted that there might be a competitive aspect to the show when she said, “At our dinner party, we will exemplify America’s fascination with food, entertaining and celebrity […] Martha & Snoop’s [Potluck] Dinner Party will redesign the traditional food competition shows in a new, different, and very funny way.”

As surprising as this team-up sounds, it’s not so out of the blue. As I said, the pair have been long-time friends and Snoop Dogg has had repeated guest spots on Stewart’s long running talk show, Martha—including a holiday episode where Snoop shared his signature brownie recipe. Though, admittedly, the version he shared was probably lacking one special ingredient. When asked about his new co-star, Snoop replied “…my homegirl Martha and I have a special bond that goes back. We’re gonna be cooking, drinking, and having a good time with our exclusive friends. Can’t wait for you to see how we roll together!”

In a teaser trailer released to US Weekly, the new dynamic duo was shown cooking side by side, with Stewart mimicking Snoop’s unique phrasing after one too many cocktails. The show itself is set to premiere November 7, 2016 and will feature such celebrity guests as Wiz Kalifa and Seth Rogen.