The Best 'Hot Ones' Episodes To Binge When You're Feeling Spicy
“Hot Ones: it’s the show with hot questions, and even hotter wings.” It's the mantra for the best online interview series, hosted by First We Feast. Hot Ones is a slightly different—and dare I say devilish—interview show, and has become pretty iconic in the landscape of great web series. The episodes always bring the humor, plus host Sean’ Evans' interviewing skills are impressively unmatched.
Evans comes in hot on his guests with deep-dive questions as they move through the interview eating hot wings of varying spice levels. The stakes rise higher as Evans and his guest move up the Scoville scale and interview questions amp up, which usually unravels guests (unless you’re Lorde) in a comedic fashion. Though I wouldn’t wish the Hot Ones spice challenge upon myself, or in all honesty, anyone I care about, it makes for a unique concept that I can’t help but keep coming back to. Seeing your favorite celebrities be super authentic in an interview while ingesting insane amounts of spice is always a fun time.
If you're new to the series or may have missed some of the standout moments from the 400 episode-long series, I handpicked a few of the best Hot Ones episodes to give you a boost of humor this week. Check out our faves below, and keep an eye out for more awesome guests coming this season!
Megan Thee Stallion
Midsommar and A Good Person actress Florence Pugh is scared of the hot sauce lineup from the start of her episode. Shockingly, she powers through the Scovilles with only a trace of her initial hesitance. Her sweat-filled episode first dives into the real behind-the-scenes of eating on camera with a hilarious Flo anecdote from the set of Hawkeye – she got to eat mac n cheese all day at work, which is a true dream of ours. Just have to LOL. Flo throws out recipe pairing ideas for each hot sauce she and Sean enjoy down the line, which shows her chef’s headspace, a la Cooking With Flo. This 2023 episode leaves her in legit tears and sweat.. But we’d be in the same exact state after all that!
Mille Bobby Brown
Millie Bobby Brown of Stranger Things and Enola Holmes joined Hot Ones in 2022 for a pretty panic-filled episode. She was smooth sailing until the duo chowed down on the Da Domb hot sauce about halfway through the interview. From then on, it was pure melodrama and pain. Millie thought she had it at the beginning, when she makes a stab at Tom Holland's Hot Ones performance, but it subsequently all crumbles under her, and the irony is hilarious.
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Creative Assistant, Meredith Holser, is B+C's resident food writer, photographer, and TikTok taker. Meredith writes about a range of topics for B+C, but she's adopted food writing in all its many facets for the last year. You can see her work published in Do214, Advocate Magazine, WFAA, and North Texas Daily. Meredith's passion for photography began after sneaking her mom's iPhone to take pictures of flowers on vacation, eventually evolving from a passion to a professional career. Outside of work, you can catch Meredith hiking, trying new recipes, and dreaming about having a yummy little treat.