Let's give it up for the dads all around the world! On Sunday, John Legend and a few famous faces (including some cardboard ones!) celebrated Father's Day with a one-hour ABC variety special dedicated to dads.
While the holiday may be celebrated differently amid the coronavirus pandemic, John Legend and Family: A Bigger Love Father's Day kicked off with a special performance by Legend and his famous pals.
“Yes! Father’s Day!” Legend said after being shown waking up in the morning then breaking into a Father's Day song.
“Oh, the time has come, the morning of the third Sunday in June,” he belted out, singing the track's opening lyrics. “My wife is downstairs wide awake and all my kids are, too. I don't know what they planned for me, but tonight, I'm gonna say, it was an absolutely perfect Father's Day.”
The song also featured cameos from Snoop Dogg and Ne-Yo.
“Today is Father's Day, a day where people all around the world celebrate dads,” Legend told viewers afterwards. “You may celebrate by grilling, playing board games, or giving dad yet another complicated gadget he can't figure out how to use. Anyway, some friends and I are celebrating Father's Day by singing a few songs and hopefully adding some laughter to your day. With all that's going on in the world right now, we're all the more grateful for the opportunity to entertain the whole family and hopefully spread a little joy.”
Legend’s wife, Chrissy Teigen, was then shown admitting that she forget it was Father’s Day and offering viewers her "Oops, I Forgot About Father's Day" last-minute, gift guide.
Teigen’s save-the-day scheme included tips like finding an old Christmas card and re-purposing it as a Father’s Day card, or finding rarely-worn clothing to wrap up and gift to dads.