Mario Batali Breaks the Bed on The Chew

In an obvious homage to stoners disguised as a holiday slumber party, The Chew co-hosts clowns wear pajamas and tumble into communal beds to eat General Tso's chicken out of Chinese takeout containers.

No... we're not stoned ourselves. It actually happened, and we'll never be the same after witnessing it.

At first, we were confused when we tuned in... Why is Mario Batali wearing a plaid dress? Then we realized it was a robe. And that everyone was wearing PJs.

Because when you're a group of adults who have absolutely nothing in common other than a shared sense of shame in your career choice and hatred for your agent, you get together in your PJs and hang out in front of a camera.

Like they say in the infomercials... but wait... there's more!

As Mario Batali climbs into bed with Michael Symon, the bed collapses. Seriously. We can't make this shit up, believe us. We're totally not that creative.

Watch Batali realize he needs to get both HCG injections and a new booking agent after the jump:

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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