When it comes to celebs, us regular people like to know every nitty-gritty detail about them because, somehow, it makes us feel a little closer to fame.
This week, we’re thankful to Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg for teaching us about their fellow celebrity guests (and fried chicken) on Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party. Here’s what we learned throughout the episode:
1. Seth Rogen auditioned for the role of Dwight on The Office.
Sure, he’s a great actor and would probably do a great job in the role of a beet farmer, but this one still caught us off guard.
2. Ice Cube graduated from architectural drafting school.
He has a miraculous talent for rapping, and is apparently gifted at drawing blueprints, too.
3. You need to brine chicken for at least 2 days to make it juicy.
Yes, this is exactly the kind of tip we need to make our ordinary wings five-star.
4. Martha’s killed a chicken before.
We’re not going to get into the specifics, but she’s tougher than most of us will ever be.
5. After brining chicken, you bathe it in buttermilk with some spices and tabasco sauce before frying it up.
Making great fried chicken isn’t a talent, it’s a science. And before we can make that perfect batch, we need to do everything in our power to flavour that chicken well.
6. Snoop’s best subject in high school was calculus.
Snoop’s officially amazing: he’s got the talent, the success, the chilled out attitude, humour and even intelligence.
7. Wiz Khalifa was born in North Dakota.
You might have known this one if you’ve ever read the wiki description on him, but for everyone who hasn’t, it’s still nice to know.
8. Martha’s been struck by lightening three times.
Getting hit once is rare enough. And after each time, Martha got right back up and moved on. That’s one powerful woman.
9. The secret ingredient to great fried chicken is putting barbecue chips in the breading.
We already thought Snoop was a lyrical genius, but he may be an even greater culinary genius, too. Seth Rogen let us know exactly why Snoop’s wings were so flavourful–and it wasn’t because of a buttermilk bath.
10. Thank African Americans for making fried chicken taste great.
Fried chicken was originally brought to North America by Irish settlers, but African Americans are credited with improving on the recipe with spices and seasonings.
11. Snoop influences Martha’s clothing style and vernacular.
Did you like that gold necklace and black shirt Martha wore or some of the unexpected phrases she said? You can thank Snoop for that.
12. Martha thinks Ice Cube should be in a romantic film.
He isn’t interested, though, so don’t get too excited.
13. Seth Rogen eats his fried chicken with a fork and knife.
He defended himself by blaming it on his messy eating habits, but we think he’s just being polite. Possibly even too polite.
14. Snoop might have smoked pot at the White house.
Snoop would neither confirm nor deny it when Seth asked, so for now, we’re going to take that as a yes.
Each new fact was, without a doubt, even better than the last–we can only imagine what next week’s episode will bring.
Watch Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party every Monday at 10 p.m. ET on Gusto.