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How Martha Met Snoop: An Unlikely Friendship Turned Cooking Show

This is not a drill: Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg will be co-hosting a cooking show. Together. For real. Here, a brief synopsis of how this odd-couple bestieship came to be

Today in the most random news, VH1 announced a new show featuring hosts/IRL friends Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg called Martha & Snoop’s Dinner Party, set to premiere this fall. What’s it all about? “My homegirl, Martha and I have a special bond that goes back,” Snoop said via press release. “We’re gonna be cooking, drinking and having a good time with our exclusive friends.” Though it’s not totally clear what “having a good time with our exclusive friends” actually means, we are highly intrigued in all things #Moop (obvi this ship name needs work). To celebrate the upcoming cooking-competition-celeb-dinner hybrid show, we dove into the totally enthralling history of the unlikely duo and their ~special bond~.


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It all began in 2008, when Snoop was a celeb guest on Martha’s iconic cooking show. She taught Snoop how to make her mother’s delicious mashed potatoes, complete with a pair of teal KitchenAid mixers and a bottle of cognac shaped like a curvy woman. Martha met Snoop’s entourage (which felt a lot like introducing your first BF to your parents, aka #judgy), and Snoop taught Martha some of his very specific vocab, including words like fo shizzle and crack-a-lackin. At one point, literally all Martha could say was, “Okay.” After this interaction, the potential for BFFship was very, very low.

And yet apparently, Martha loved it so much that she invited him back in 2009. This time, to teach Snoop something he probs already knew: how to make brownies. [Cue inside-joke-loving laughter from adoring fans worldwide.] They even had green sprinkles, for the holidays! [Cue eyeroll.] It became A Very Snoop Dogg Christmas when Martha recommended a baking heat of 350F, and Snoop innocently asked, “Why not 420 degrees?” If Martha got the quip, she didn’t let on, and instead began explaining why that would be too hot. In short, a budding friendship was def in the works during this episode.

After a few years of on the DL, the two reappeared, sitting side by side (#trueluv), at the 2013 roast of Justin Bieber. They both served up some rather riskay comedy, paired with some painful teleprompter reading and friendly banter, and it was official: the two were in a committed bestieship. If you need convincing, watch insider/professional roaster Jeff Ross tell Conan O’Brien that they all got super-duper high together that night. Then watch Martha explain to Seth Meyers that weed is where she draws the line (lolol), but that she got a contact high from those whatcham’callits.

Fast forward to 2016 and the pair was asked to help Michael Strahan introduce ABC’s revival of $100,000 Pyramid. In a similar fashion, Snoop could not be filmed without flexing his marijuana muscles, and Martha awkwardly smiled and pretended to have no idea what he was talking about. Then they went outside and smoked together.* What’s next for them? Martha says, “Martha & Snoop’s Dinner Party will redesign the traditional food competition shows in a new, different and very funny way.”

*we mean, probably

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