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Watch What Happens Live's Most Unlikely Guest Pairings Ever

These #WWHL twosomes seemed so wrong yet ended up so right.

By Laura Rosenfeld
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What would happen if you got Shahs of Sunset's Mercedes "MJ" Javid and Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi in a room together with South African activist and former archbishop Desmond Tutu? Well, that's what one hilarious Saturday Night Live sketch from a few years ago imagined when it poked fun at Watch What Happens Live. But of course, one of the reasons why that sketch was so funny is also one of the reasons why we love WWHL so much — because of its impressive ability to bring together celebrities from two completely different worlds to have the funnest night on TV ever.  

Every guest that walks into the Bravo Clubhouse is fabulous, but sometimes there's a pair that sits down and seems so different from one another on paper that you're just dying to see how they're going to interact. Yes, WWHL has given us some unlikely pairings over the years, but nonetheless, these seemingly polar-opposite celebs still made for some real TV magic.


1. Leah Remini and 50 Cent (2016)

Vivica A. Fox Did What to 50 Cent!?

Leah Remini may be best-known for playing tough broad Carrie Heffernan on The King of Queens, but we still can't really imagine her hanging out with the uber-cool 50 Cent all that much. However, the two proved us wrong during their visit to the Clubhouse in December 2016, because they were super warm toward one another, as if they were old friends. Leah even seemed to come to the defense of 50 Cent as he discussed his ex Vivica A. Fox questioning his sexuality on WWHL in November 2015 (clip above). Here's hoping a lasting friendship was born. 


2. Amy Sedaris and Deepak Chopra (2014)

Amy & Deepak Agree to Disagree

Funny lady Amy Sedaris is always bursting with energy when she's in the Clubhouse, while doctor and spiritual teacher Deepak Chopra is as zen as they get. Well, these two didn't exactly see eye-to-eye while giving out life advice (clip above), but at least things remained cordial. 


3. Pete Wentz and Camille Grammer (2013)

After Show: Camille and Brandi's Bond

We didn't know what to expect when this rocker and Housewife sat down together in the Bravo Clubhouse. But these two seemed to be all smiles during their time on WWHL. Knowing how amazing Camille Grammer is at busting a move, we probably should have predicted that she and Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz would get along swimmingly. 


4. Lil Jon and Rachel Maddow (2013)

Rachel's Lil Jon Mashup

Of course we tuned in to see what would happen when the King of Crunk himself, Lil Jon, joined MSNBC host Rachel Maddow in the Clubhouse. And this pairing did not disappoint. Lil Jon and Rachel dished on celebs, social issues, and they even debuted an epic collabo (clip above). In fact, we wouldn't mind if they decided to reunite on WWHL in the future. 


5. Patti LaBelle and Robin Lord Taylor

Patti Labelle on Bad Celeb Behavior

We love legendary singer Patti LaBelle and Gotham star Robin Lord Taylor on their own, but we could never really imagine them in one place other than on WWHL. Well, we're certainly glad that WWHL made this pairing happen, because they're even better together. 


6. Connie Chung and Matt Harvey (2016)

Is Connie Part of the Mile High Club?

Even Andy Cohen acknowledged how "unlikely" this pairing of iconic reporter Connie Chung and New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey was during this January 2016 episode of WWHL. However, everyone in the Clubhouse got real comfortable with each other real fast as Andy, Connie, and Matt spilled some intimate secrets in a game of "Never Have I Ever" (clip above). Connie even made Matt sweat a little when she grilled him on the Mets' 2015 World Series loss. This episode of WWHL even made us squirm in our seats a little. 


7. Joe Manganiello and Andrew Zimmern (2012)

Moves from 'Magic Mike'

Magic Mike star Joe Manganiello and Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern are living proof that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. One is a Hollywood hunk, while the other makes a living out of eating animal testicles. Could they really have anything to talk about in the Clubhouse? In fact, they got along possibly better than any other WWHL duo ever. After all, chowing down on weird grub, stripping, and doing Magic Mike moves (clip above) really does bond a couple of dudes, you know? 


8. Ralph Macchio and Lorraine Bracco (2012)


Lorraine Bracco and Ralph Macchio chat in the WWHL Clubhouse.

We're sorry. We know that Ralph Macchio is 55 years old, but he will forever be know as the Karate Kid. So to see a grown-up version of the sweet and scrawny Daniel sitting with Dr. Melfi from The Sopranos, a.k.a. Lorraine Bracco, really messed with our heads. Watching these two have a blast with Andy made us feel better about the whole thing, though. 

We can't wait to see which celebs WWHL brings together next when the show returns in its new studio space on January 3. Until then, watch Andy pack up the current Clubhouse with a little help from his famous friends, below.

Andy Cohen Packs up the Clubhouse
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