Jessica Simpson's Classic 'Chicken of the Sea' Flub Definitely Wasn't an Act

How could anyone forget the glorious moment in pop culture history when Jessica Simpson confused chicken for tuna in the debut episode of MTV's Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica? Well, it turns out that it wasn't definitely not an act. Sue Kolinsky, one of the producers of the show for all three seasons, reflected on the moment in a Complex interview.

"There were times when we were like, 'Hm, does she really not know what this means?' I truly believe the whole 'chicken & fish' situation was accurate. She really did not know," Kolinsky said of Simpson's "dumb blonde" flub. "I remember there was a scene where there was a dead mouse by their pool and it had been dead for a while. Nick said, 'it's in rigor mortis' and Jessica said, 'Riga-what?' I truly believe she didn't know what that meant."