Hot Ones, Making Hot Sauce Work for Social Media
Let’s be honest, this past week or two has not had much in the good news department, or even mildly interesting news. So lets talk about something that is not news, I love the show Hot Ones. It is a show that sits down celebrities from all walks of life and makes them eat progressively hotter, hot wings while interviewing them. The list of interviewees includes such personalities as Key & Peele, Ricky Gervais, Russel Brand and even Neil deGrasse Tyson. The shows format has a general cadence, a smash cut of a pretty intense hot sauce reaction followed by Sean Evans, the host, introducing the interviewee and feeding them hot wings while drilling them with questions that range from back stories to their social media photos to their studies at stone henge and its astronomical relevance. What follows is a 20-30 minute video of intelligent people attempting to keep on track with the interview while all their senses are being attacked by the hot wings they are eating. Some of the guests cannot even make it through the entire list of hot sauces and have to give up, while other like Russel Brand begin to fully come alive, their thought processes becoming more philosophical and in Russel Brands case all his words beginning to rhyme.
This youtube show may not be ground breaking by any means but as far as being able to pull in a crowd and keep them captivated it is top notch. The show has been growing for a long time now, it started taking off when Sean Evans and a man named Chili Klaus ate Carolina Reaper Peppers together. They spend about 10 minutes discussing their mutual love for spicy food, and how peppers effects the human psyche, they find the more hot sauce or peppers someone consumes the more willingly they give up information or reveal their true self. I cannot recommend this show enough, take 10 minutes out of your day and check out their channel!
I am a pop culture loving, old school nerd whom has a fondness for good ole fashioned table top games. I am also a graphic designer and web developer who loves to explore both the future of our visual world as well as delve back to the days of letterpresses. My blogs seem to wonder hither and tither between my hobbies and professional interests, and when I can I try to combine them!