Are you looking for a show that’ll make you hungry, make you laugh and give you insight into some interesting people? No? Well, I’ll just pretend you are, in which case I have a great recommendation.
“Hot Ones,” a show hosted by the ever-calm and collected Sean Evans, is centered around “hot questions and even hotter wings.” The rules of the show are simple: there are 10 wings that increase in spice. Evans asks the guest varying questions that are harder to answer due to the hotness of each wing.
This is what helps the show stand out from other guest-interview types; the questions almost take a backseat. The mood of the show is also very laid-back considering how hot each wing is and Evans does a good job of asking questions that really peel some of the layers back on certain people.
Individuals such as Shaquille O’Neal and DaBaby have appeared on the show. In each of their episodes, they both doubted how hot the infamous wings really were. In both instances, they were shown the error in their thinking.
Shaq’s reaction to a wing covered in “Da’Bomb” sauce has since become a viral moment for the show as of late. You can check out this video starting at 8:15 to see what I’m talking about.
A running gag of the show is also how attentive the research team is for this show, Sean Evans included. It’s hard to find an episode where the guest isn’t wondering how Evans knew that “interesting fun-fact” about them. In the most recent episode, guest Margot Robbie’s past as a sandwich artist at Subway was mentioned.
It’s little things like these that really take the show to another level. The questions aren’t filled with clichés. They aren’t close-ended questions that can be answered with a yes or no, which makes for hilarious content when a guest’s tongue is on fire.
There are also over 100 episodes already stockpiled on the “Hot Ones” home channel, “First we Feast,” that feature the likes of Michael B. Jordan, Scarlett Johansson, Billie Eilish, Joel Embiid, Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish and many, many more.
Be sure to check out the game show edition of the show, as it debuts Feb. 18 on TruTv.