Will Ferrell and his wife Viveca Paulin. (Mike Theiler/Reuters)

Of course, not all of Ferrell’s colleagues could attend the Washington, D.C. ceremony. So the people at Funny or Die asked Amy Poehler, Sarah Silverman, Zach Galifianakis and a handful of other funny people to celebrate the man with their favorite memory.

In the process of sharing the touching notes the “Anchorman” star sent them, only Larry David discovers the shocking(ly hilarious) truth: they were form letters. Watch the clip below.