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November 25, 2008 6:17 AM   Subscribe

Gettin' mashed with Snoop and Martha. SLYT
posted by gman (56 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
The fact that Snoop forgets what they're making half way through is hilarious.
posted by hojoki at 6:34 AM on November 25, 2008


A couple of potatoes, a whole stick of butter, a pound of cream cheese, some heavy cream and a dash of Cognac. In our next program, Martha performs triple bypass surgery.
posted by beagle at 6:36 AM on November 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


We all know about YouTube comments, but I liked this one:

"just a bunch of ex-cons hanging out cooking! nice."
posted by The Card Cheat at 6:38 AM on November 25, 2008 [6 favorites]


In "related" Top Five Parenting Tips, Snoops gives four (1, 2, 3 and 5) of his top parenting tips.
posted by DU at 6:40 AM on November 25, 2008


She has done more jail time than Snoop...
posted by frecklefaerie at 6:41 AM on November 25, 2008 [2 favorites]


I really like that Snoop has become a lovable goof, but I hope he doesn't model the transformation after Eddie Murphy's.
posted by uncleozzy at 6:43 AM on November 25, 2008


Mr. Dogg was certainly the model of decorum unlike another famous guest.
posted by hangashore at 6:44 AM on November 25, 2008 [2 favorites]


He's lucky she didn't shank him.
posted by chillmost at 6:45 AM on November 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


Mash it like it's hot.
posted by netbros at 6:48 AM on November 25, 2008


Another clip from that episode has Snoop teaching the crowd five phrases from "his language" (as Martha so quaintly put it). He gives "ball till ya fall", and as in other places throughout the entire segment Martha has an interesting reaction, I'm really surprised Snoop didn't point out that Martha was doing quite well at doing just that! Snoop's a funny guy, he knows just the right amount of his flavour to add to situations. I love these clips.
posted by Meagan at 6:48 AM on November 25, 2008


Does he ever take off the sunglasses?
posted by DU at 6:48 AM on November 25, 2008


Does he ever take off the sunglasses?

It's tough to remember Visine when you're that high.
posted by gman at 6:50 AM on November 25, 2008 [2 favorites]


Does he ever take off the sunglasses?

Only when he watches For The Love of Benji.
posted by aftermarketradio at 6:52 AM on November 25, 2008


I like how his vocab words appear at the bottom of the screen. Also that he brought index cards. Or possibly rolling papers.
posted by DU at 6:52 AM on November 25, 2008


My partner's reaction: "Is this what our new post-Obama world is going to be?"
posted by hermitosis at 6:54 AM on November 25, 2008


He's lucky she didn't shank him.

No shit man! That bitch is mean with a shank!
posted by Pollomacho at 6:55 AM on November 25, 2008


My other fave Martha Stewart guest.
posted by hamfisted at 7:03 AM on November 25, 2008


Oh, damn, I was hoping it was this Snoop... but she's more of a home improvements/DIY type
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 7:03 AM on November 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


beagle: "A couple of potatoes, a whole stick of butter, a pound of cream cheese, some heavy cream and a dash of Cognac. In our next program, Martha performs triple bypass surgery."

I don't know about the Cognac, but this is standard fare for French mashed potatoes. But you don't eat it like Thanksgiving, it might be 2 or 3 tablespoon dollops on the plate in some cool pattern. At least, if you eat like the French, the American way is die of a heart attack like you say.
posted by stbalbach at 7:03 AM on November 25, 2008


Why a 1/4 cup of milk and 1/4 cup of heavy cream? Why not 1/2 cup of Half And Half?
posted by sourwookie at 7:05 AM on November 25, 2008


Why a 1/4 cup of milk and 1/4 cup of heavy cream? Why not 1/2 cup of Half And Half?

Because if there's a cheap, easy and unpretentious way to do something, Martha Stewart avoids it like the plague.
posted by DU at 7:13 AM on November 25, 2008 [3 favorites]


My partner's reaction: "Is this what our new post-Obama world is going to be?"

We can dream Hermitosis, we can dream.

The best guest was, of course, Amy Sedaris. Note the barely contained rage!
posted by The Whelk at 7:15 AM on November 25, 2008


In related news, Detox is delayed because Dre is cooking up Eminem's album.
posted by cashman at 7:20 AM on November 25, 2008


If Grandma says "ball till ya fall" this holiday season while arranging the festive centerpiece, I'm totally blaming Martha Stewart.
posted by Spatch at 7:26 AM on November 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


That Amy Sedaris thing is gold. She's one of my role models for so many reasons.
posted by piratebowling at 7:29 AM on November 25, 2008


We gonna take some li-iiime / squeeze it on a steak soaked in wine (starts about halfway in)
posted by zsazsa at 7:32 AM on November 25, 2008


He's not gonna rush the stroke.
posted by you just lost the game at 7:45 AM on November 25, 2008


Am I a big ol' stick in the mud to say that this is kinda creepy? I mean, it's hard to imagine ever taking Snoop Dogg seriously, but this looks like some bad minstrel show with the silly black fool performing for the smart white people.

Also if you leave mashed potatoes in a mixer for five minutes like that you're making glue, not food.
posted by Nelson at 7:56 AM on November 25, 2008 [2 favorites]


I think David Alan Grier said it best when, looking at how Flavor Flav has wet himself in terms of career, he said "Flavor Flav? Damn, Damn, Damn!"

Ice-T's dressing up as a friggin' kangaroo for bad SF. Ice Cube's just a bad copy of Eddie Murphy (without the transvestite.) Snoop Dogg is on Martha friggin' Stewart making mashed potatoes.

What's next? Fiddy doing FTD ads? NWA doing a cooking show entitled "Straight Outta Da Oven?" Ozzy doing a reality show? (Waitaminute...)
posted by FormlessOne at 8:26 AM on November 25, 2008


> Am I a big ol' stick in the mud to say that this is kinda creepy? I mean, it's hard to imagine ever taking Snoop Dogg seriously, but this looks like some bad minstrel show with the silly black fool performing for the smart white people.

I can't find it online, but I remember reading a quote by a black civil rights activist/writer to the effect that it would be just as bad for black image and self-expression if every African-American actor were Sidney Poitier as it would be if they were all Stepin Fetchit. So I'm not sure Snoop's goofy persona is all that bad.

That said, if you want to see a real (black-directed and co-written) modern-day minstrel show, rent Soul Plane.*

* don't rent Soul Plane
posted by The Card Cheat at 8:34 AM on November 25, 2008


What's next? Fiddy doing FTD ads?

Or maybe Vitamin Water. The hilarious thing is that this video is listed on his official YouTube channel.
posted by mhum at 8:44 AM on November 25, 2008


"Now, I understand your pimp-hand is still strong, Snoop. Is that a good thing?"
posted by Zambrano at 8:53 AM on November 25, 2008


What's next? Fiddy doing FTD ads? NWA doing a cooking show entitled "Straight Outta Da Oven?" Ozzy doing a reality show?

Dres and Mr. Lawnge on HGTV doing animal husbandry.
posted by ryoshu at 8:58 AM on November 25, 2008


Reverend Run doing a reality show while Jam Master Jay is still warm in the ground? Ohhh, right. Yeah, Hip Hop is steeped in legitimacy.

Personally, I could care less. As long as they make a few good albums between the street and Martha Stewart, I'm happy. Then they can all go wear cardigans and have a huge cooler full of soda pop and hang out with Hasselhoff.
posted by jarvitron at 8:59 AM on November 25, 2008


The hilarious thing is that this video is listed on his official YouTube channel.

He was an early investor in VitaminWater and purportedly cleared roughly $400 million dollars when VitaminWater's manufacturer, Glaceau, was purchased by Coke.

So, yeah, if he still has any stake in the company, he damn well would like to advertise it. Plus, it's a commercial he's in for a line ("Vitamin 50") they made specifically for him.
posted by cavalier at 9:03 AM on November 25, 2008


I was expecting a mashup with a Snoop rap over a Martha video. The actual video was pretty funny, but I think the Martha/Snoop mashup has a lot of potential. Get on it internets!
posted by diogenes at 9:05 AM on November 25, 2008


Snoop is dead right about the skins on the taters. Just leave 'em on and mash away. Lots of butter, a little cream, and a ton of good horseradish. Honestly, you don't even need turkey or dressing with my recipe, people will be too busy having potatogasms.
posted by bardic at 9:10 AM on November 25, 2008


Now that is class.

Snoop Dog is just a way cool dude. And Martha Stewart is showing all the Junior Leaguers out there what the definition of "class act" is.

Nobody is anybody's fool here. Snoop Dog is just a decent, fun, intelligent guy having fun with a woman who is seriously dedicated to her art - and who wants to show that homemaking isn't just for upper middle class trophy wives.

Check your racism and racial/socioeconomic analysis at the door here, folks. It's just people making mashed potatoes. The white pepper/black pepper bit was entirely funny. You put white pepper in for flavor; you don't want the black pepper specs showing up looking like little ground up rat terds. That's why white pepper in mashed potatoes, folks. Black pepper is fine, but there's a reason for the white pepper, and it's all about presentation. Rat terds. Black pepper is good for flavor, but especially if you want to indicate that there is pepper in the dish, or for a bit of visual texture, such as on a white fish.

Next time I make mashed potatoes, I am putting in cream cheese; I'll set aside a cup to put a dash of cognac in, just in case Snoop is onto something, but I won't bet the whole bowl on it :) I guess I'll have to drink the cognac if it doesn't work in the potatoes.
posted by Xoebe at 9:13 AM on November 25, 2008 [2 favorites]


That was off the hizzle.

My trick for garlic mashed potatoes:
Add 2 or 3 smashed garlic cloves to the water with the potatoes, let them cook together, and smash them right in. You get a good garlic pop that's still mellowed a little by cooking. Tastes way better than garlic powder or that stuff from a jar.
posted by TungstenChef at 10:14 AM on November 25, 2008


don't rent Soul Plane

::shudder::

I can't remember if I made my roommate watch Uzumaki because he made me watch Soul Plane, or if it was the other way around. A viewing war of attrition, either way.
posted by FatherDagon at 10:19 AM on November 25, 2008


Am I a big ol' stick in the mud to say that this is kinda creepy? I mean, it's hard to imagine ever taking Snoop Dogg seriously, but this looks like some bad minstrel show with the silly black fool performing for the smart white people.

It's a good point, but I think it misses an important fact: That really is Snoop. It's not an actor hired to play Black Guy Who Raps With Martha. That's just how he is. Or at least that's the character he himself has consistently portrayed himself as, so if anyone is to blame it's him.

Of course, one could argue that the only reason he was invited on the show was to be the Black Guy Who Raps With Martha. I don't watch enough Martha (any) to know how diverse her guest list is.
posted by DU at 10:37 AM on November 25, 2008


I thought you peeled the potatoes, cut them in cubes and then boiled them for mashed potatoes. Looked like Snoop Dog was confused too.
posted by Bitter soylent at 11:05 AM on November 25, 2008


I thought you peeled the potatoes, cut them in cubes and then boiled them for mashed potatoes. Looked like Snoop Dog was confused too.

There are as many ways to prepare mashed potatoes as there are cooks. However, it's generally recognized that cooking potatoes with the skin on is both tastier and more nutritious so the way they're doing it is "better" but more time-consuming.

Personally I like my potatoes "smashed." Red or yellow potatoes cut the short way into 1/4 inch slices with the skin on, boiled for 10 minutes, then incompletely mashed with herbs and garlic. That way you don't have to skin them, and lumps add a desirable texture instead of being a flaw.
posted by TungstenChef at 11:42 AM on November 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


Are you performing at the inauguration, she wants to know. I don't think Obama feels all that warmly towards Snoop's contrived promotion of the ignorant fucktard alcoholic gangbanger. Martha did expertly avoid insisting on the white pepper. Probably had a briefing about the possibility of just such an incident. It's interesting to see subtly racist cooking conventions ("keep them taters white!") exposed on television.
posted by gorgor_balabala at 12:10 PM on November 25, 2008


Check your racism and racial/socioeconomic analysis at the door here, folks.

Yeah, I'm not sure what make people think this isn't the way Snoop is normally.

Also, people seem to be confused about the idea of "selling out". Nine times out of ten when you listen to a rapper, what exactly makes you think they are not doing it for the money?
posted by P.o.B. at 1:03 PM on November 25, 2008


Yeah, I'm not sure what make people think this isn't the way Snoop is normally.

It's not the way he was when he first appeared on British TV, on The Word. Rod Hull's Emu made a dive for Snoop's crotch (that was Emu's schtick) and in a wink, his owner was on the floor with Snoop's foot on his throat.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:23 PM on November 25, 2008


that's a helluva' mashup.
posted by huckhound at 2:01 PM on November 25, 2008


Anyone else notice the widescreen video?
posted by gman at 2:29 PM on November 25, 2008


Let's just face it: Middle-aged, middle-class, white, suburban housewives love Snoop Dogg.

He takes his kids to football practice in an SUV too, you know. Plus I'll speculate that he might remind a lot of these ladies of a favorite boyfriend from high school--the one that drove their parents crazy.
posted by Sys Rq at 2:43 PM on November 25, 2008


Does he ever take off the sunglasses?

Only two types of people wear sunglasses indoors: blind people and assholes.
posted by rageagainsttherobots at 5:25 PM on November 25, 2008


Only two types of people wear sunglasses indoors: blind people and assholes.

And those who are pie-eyed.
posted by gman at 5:34 PM on November 25, 2008


In related news, Detox is delayed because Dre is cooking up Eminem's album.

Man, Detox has been delayed more times than Duke Nukem Forever. That's just the latest excuse.

Anyone else notice the widescreen video?

Yes, and it's fucking annoying because it screws up all my custom GreaseMonkey/Stylish formatting and 99% of their fucking videos are in 4:3 anyway. Does anyone know how to disable it?

Oh, and as for all the "minstrel show" stuff: lighten up, forchrissake. It's a fun video of two wacky characters making mashed p'taters. Not to mention that the unspoken assumption is Snoop is too dumb to know he's being "exploited" or whatever. He's an entertainer, dude. That's his persona.
posted by DecemberBoy at 8:42 PM on November 25, 2008


Anyone else notice the widescreen video?

You know what the best part is? That's right -- more space for YouTube comments!
posted by dhartung at 9:51 PM on November 25, 2008


That's not what that video shows PmD... it shows a really creepy puppet-fondler pissing off all the people around him on a really chaotic TV show while Snoop tries to stay out of his reach. No foot/neck action in that clip.
posted by acro at 7:03 AM on November 26, 2008


Parkay...? Butter.
posted by not_on_display at 10:23 AM on November 26, 2008


It's not the way he was when he first appeared on British TV

So Snoop is an angry black man who doesn't like Brits? Or were you perhaps just adding in the shades of his humanity that may have been missed in this show?
posted by P.o.B. at 11:54 AM on November 26, 2008


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