I wanted to screencap just about every single frame of the Martha Stewart/Snoop Dogg cooking series promotional trailer that was just released. How, praytell, is one expected to choose between the above image and:
Alas, much like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies or Westworld, Snoop-Stew seem to have, with Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party, tapped into the vast potentiality (particularly the virality-potential) of unexpected cultural/genre mashups: here, not between zombie narratives and sentimentalist British romances or the robo-future and the Wild West past, but rather between the WASP poster-child/lifestyle mogul/ex-con and the pimp-persona-ed, Doggy Style Records-founding, world-famous rapper. But because both have become such self-caricaturing icons over their long careers, and because both clearly know the values of maintaining personas, there’s something rather fitting about this.
Each episode will see Snoop-Stew preparing a dinner party for a new set of celebrity guests. The first episode of this thing will air on November 7 on VH1. When it was first announced, Stewart said in a statement:
“At our dinner party, we will exemplify America’s fascination with food, entertaining and celebrity. Martha & Snoop’s Dinner Party will redesign the traditional food competition shows in a new, different and very funny way.”
Snoop Dogg said, “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!”
As The Atlantic points out, it’s not untrue that they’ve been hanging out — onscreen, at least — for quite a while.
Watch the teaser for the next Westworld: