Hollywood 2018: Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon Host Coverage of Rose Parade

What a way to begin the New Year?

Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon kicked off 2018 as local TV hosts Cord Hosenbeck and Tish Cattigan to host coverage of the Rose Parade.

The satirical broadcast streamed live on Amazon Prime Video on Monday morning.

Playing fictional local TV hosts who have covered the annual event for the past 25 years, the Saturday Night Live alumni shared fun facts about the floats.

“It really is an army of people making these floats,” said Shannon of the flower-covered creations, and Ferrell added, “I wish I could get them to clean out my garage! My garage is so dirty — I have so much stuff, I don’t know where it comes from. I may be a hoarder!”

Ferrell and Shannon, seated with headsets in their rose-decorated booth, shared their coverage with their other correspondent, SNL alum Tim Meadows.

The couple poked fun at the marching bands, about inaccuracies of the participants’ historical uniforms, fantastical floats’ premises, They even mentioned the possibility of a high school named Donald Trump.

“Do you think anyone will ever name a high school after Donald Trump? He’s so polarizing” asked Shannon. Ferrell concluded, “Not a public one, but one that you could buy a high school degree from without going to class.” The two later did their best impression of Trump’s Apprentice catchphrase “You’re fired!”

Other highlights included the hosts’ screaming about Earth, Wind & Fire of The Forum float–“Even though that song is called “September,” I can hear it any month of the year!” said Ferrell.  They sang the Farmer’s Insurance theme song five times–“Can you sing it like you’re gonna cry?” challenged Shannon). They plugged Amazon Prime Video offerings (Quantico! Sneaky Pete! The Grand TourThe Marvelous Mrs. Maisel! Now on Amazon Prime Video, free with your Prime membership!).

The parade “stretches fives miles down Colorado Boulevard, and then nobody knows what happens after that,” explained Meadows.

“Is that true?” asked Shannon. “No one knows what happens at the end of the parade?”

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