Cockiness and Hot Ones are tempestuous bedfellows. Sometimes, a bit of swagger can be the competitive edge a guest needs to survive the gauntlet. And sometimes—as in the case of Coolio—it can be his undoing.
For actor and comedian Michael Rapaport, confidence turned out to be a double-edged sword. He went into the challenge guns blazing, spiking chicken bones and tossing them around the studio with reckless abandon. But eventually, the arrogance turned into fear, and then a realization that he had “shamed his family” by taking part. In other words, another Hot Ones success story!
In between the taunts and the tears, Rapaport turned the Hot Ones showdown into a hot-take factory, covering everything from his beloved New York Knicks, to Donald Trump’s dick obsession. He also constructs a remarkably detailed fantasy hoops team of reality-TV stars, naming none other than Ray J as the GM (“His fuck style is buckwild!”).
Watch the video above to see Michael Rapaport scale the heights of Mount Scoville while discussing his rap-video cameos and the supremacy of Steph Curry.