Will Ferrell, Molly Shannon Confuse, Anger Amazon Rose Parade Viewers

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It looks like not every Amazon member was a fan of Cord Hosenbeck and Tish Cattigan's major network debut as the co-hosts of this year's Rose Parade. Strangely enough, that might just be a compliment in disguise. Saturday Night Live alums Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon's morning show host counterparts were tapped to host The 2018 Rose Parade Hosted by Cord & Tish, the streaming service's tongue-in-cheek presentation of the Rose Parade that also included fellow SNL alum Tim Meadows serving as the parade's street reporter.

One problem: apparently not everyone got the joke. On the show's Amazon site, approximately 40% of the reviews for the broadcast were one star (though overall, the show averaged three stars). As you can see from this sampling of reviews for the broadcast, it was clearly the dynamic duo of "Cord & Tish" and not "Ferrell & Shannon" they were taking serious issue with:

"Disappointed!! I was really excited to see this!! And was let down by the stupid, continued banter, back and forth about nothing. Cord ruined it for me!! He is annoying, not funny, and never stops. I was hoping to see more floats!! As we were watching they would have the shot on Cord & Tish, talking about nothing, and behind them floats going by. It was really hard to watch with my kids. We ended up putting it in silent, just to try watching. Disappointed!!!!" – AK7272

"The inane conversation, the totally inappropriate comments about the floats and officials, and the extremely poor coverage of the actual parade were very disappointing. I guess I was expecting something like HGTV's coverage….watching this live stream we missed several of the more interesting floats because the commentators were babbling about nonsense… never again will I watch the parade on Amazon…very, very, very disappointed!" – David A. Garrison

"The hosts were awful not giving any facts about the floats or commenting on wat we were seeing. Instead they were harassing Tim Meadows about his time on Saturday Night Live (something he told them clearly on two separate occasions that he didn't want to discuss)." – Mariel Ralston

A frequent television and radio host, Hosenbeck has authored over 30 books on a wide variety of subjects ranging from diet to dressing for success. Having previously served as Miss Arizona, Cattigan has written books about relationships, co-dependency, marriage and wellness; and is fondly remembered for her two-episode run as Assistant D.A. Keller on NBC's L.A. Law.

Source: Variety

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought on board as staff in 2017.

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