You Need to Watch the Trailer for Ina Garten’s New Special with Melissa McCarthy

published Mar 25, 2021
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If the last year of Zoom happy hours following Zoom team building while your child does Zoom school has made you both never want to see another screen again and make a cocktail the size of a small barrel and guzzle it while zoning out in front of the television, then Melissa McCarthy and Ina Garten have the perfect show for you. Just watching the trailer sends a wave of calm out from any computer.

Cocktails and Tall Tales will start streaming Friday, March 26 on Discovery+. The show chronicles the first meeting between the two stars from different fields, and it crosses continents with Ina checking in from her New York compound and Melissa coming in from Australia. The trailer drops a few hints of what to expect: Ina brings her expertise in making giant cocktails, like the Cosmo she taught us last year, and Melissa brings her famous sense of humor. Both women bring along their dates, too, as Jeffrey Garten and Ben Falcone both show up in the preview.

“How easy is that?” Melissa asks, as the pair make whiskey sours in the preview that Ina Tweeted. But just as the comedian steals Ina’s lines, the hostess queen of the Hamptons holds her own with the funny lines, quipping about cocktails as they toast over the screen. They seem almost like immediate old friends, talking about dunking their heads in their drinks and crafting cocktails first thing in the morning. The repartee between them offers just the kind of relaxing vibes that everyone needs right now, and there’s the bonus of getting to see the double-date portion when their husbands show up at the end — everything with Ina gets even better with Jeffrey around, too. 

While so far this is a one-time special, it sure seems like they made good friends, so perhaps next time we’ll get to see them all in person on a double date.