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Shear madness: John Rich tops Hoda in topiary trimming

This morning, Hoda and guest co-host John Rich tested their landscaping abilities in a topiary-trimming competition. And for once, Hoda’s competitive streak wasn't the most dangerous thing about the contest.In a scene straight out of “Edward Scissorhands,” John decimated his hedge with brutal efficiency while Hoda struggled with her shears. After John straight-up smoked her, he attacked her
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This morning, Hoda and guest co-host John Rich tested their landscaping abilities in a topiary-trimming competition. And for once, Hoda’s competitive streak wasn't the most dangerous thing about the contest.

In a scene straight out of “Edward Scissorhands,” John decimated his hedge with brutal efficiency while Hoda struggled with her shears. After John straight-up smoked her, he attacked her hedge and chopped it down to the nubs.

"You need to go to the gym more," TODAY garden expert Ahmed Hassan told Hoda. Easy, buddy – she's still got those shears.

Julieanne Smolinski is a TODAY.com contributor. She is glad nobody lost a hand today.

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