Hot Ones’ Top 5 Funniest Celebrity Episodes | Ranked

Funniest Hot Ones interviews

Hot Ones’ is a remarkable and entertaining celebrity interview show where the host, Sean Evans, challenges his guests to eat ten increasingly hot wings during the interview. The spice levels of the questions rise along with the wings disarming the guests’ senses and getting spicy and honest reactions. Many stars, including Shaquille O’Neal, Gordan Ramsay, and more, have appeared on the show.

Each hot wing is measured in the scale of Scoville units; the first wing is of 1800 Scoville, a little mild than regular jalapeno, while the final wing is over 2.5 million Scoville – that’s spicier than Carolina reaper and 500 times spicier than a jalapeno. This spiciness and Evans’ thoughtful approach have provided many memorable moments over 21 seasons. Here are the five best and funniest celebrity interviews on Hot Ones’.

Top 5 funniest Hot Ones episode

Funniest Hot Ones Episodes
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Listing the best and funniest episodes is equivalently challenging as tackling the Da’ Bomb. The show has provided many funny quotes, memorable anecdotes, unexpected reactions, and genuinely insightful interviews of celebrities from all walks of entertainment. However, the five celebrities mentioned below take the crown as some of the most revisited episodes of Hot Ones. Without further ado, let’s check them out.

5. Shaquille O’Neal (Season 8 | Episode 8)

Shaq’s appearance on Hot Ones is hard to forget; not only did he bring his gallon of milk and become the tallest Hot Ones’ guest, but he also provided some spicy answers and escaped others. Due to the show’s premise, even the silences are loud to clarify answers.

  • One such question was Evans asking the Olympic gold medalist if he has ever used police lights and pulled over Darius Miles for being late for practice. Shaquille O’Neal laughed away the question, but that reaction was nothing less than an answer. Unfortunately, Shaquille O’Neal couldn’t beat all the 10 Hot Ones and ended up in the show’s Hall of Shame.

4. Keegan-Michael Key and Jorden Peele (Season 2 | Episode 8)

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele served one of the funniest episodes on Hot Ones. This 15-minute interview begins right from the center, only attempting the spicy fives (the 6th to 10th) while promoting Keanu. The duo quickly progresses from 0-100 as Peele evidently struggles with the second wing (usually seventh).

  • This quick-fire gave one of the memorably funny moments when Jorden Peele gave a dead-eye stare to Sean Evans. At the same time, his contemporary Keegan Michael Key shared about attending the White House Correspondence Dinner. After a round of laughter, the episode concludes with Key and Peele advising viewers never to come on the show.

3. Paul Rudd (Season 10 | Episode 5)

Look at us mentioning Paul Rudd in a list of Hot Ones’ interviews, “Who would have thought?” Paul Rudd’s appearance on the show changed the expectations of celebrity interviews. This episode feels closer to two guys having fun while reasonably suffering from hot wings and featuring jaw-dropping parlor tricks of Rudd.

  • Not only is this Hot Ones’ episode revisited by fans, but it is also one of the favorites of Tom Holland. Moreover, the classic quote ‘Look at us, who’d have thought?‘ is closer to becoming the show’s tagline as it has made a permanent place in the viewers’ memories.

2. Eddie Huang (Season 2 | Episode 10)

Chef Eddie Huang challenged the Hot Ones in reverse order baffling Sean Evans until the strategy failed to work as intended and became one of the funniest episodes. This is also perhaps the only episode where Evans couldn’t help but laugh, stating, “I think you just did a crazy thing that you’re going to regret.

  • Following the perils of eating hot wings in reverse order, the show continued with great content as Evans and Huang talked about food media, zero-star review restaurants, and Huang’s beef with Gordon Ramsay. Chef Huang later appeared again on the show to try the challenge in the correct order, nevertheless suffering pretty much the same.

1. Gordon Ramsay (Season 8 | Episode 1)

Gordon Ramsay takes the cake (along with a complete anti-spicy kit) for the funniest episodes of Hot Ones. Not only was Chef Gordon Ramsay one of the most requested guests, but he is also the feature of one of the most revisited Hot Ones’ episodes. While the show begins in a comparatively mild way, it doesn’t take long for it to shambles leaving the audience in tummy-hurting laughter.

  • The celebrated Michelin star chef gets more animated in the latter half, chugging Pepto Bismol, drowning donuts, admonishing hot wings, and adding a lime to practically everywhere, including his behind. However, in this chaos, Evans manages to ask thoughtful questions and present a funny and insightful interview.

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