The Today show “news” cast is basically made up of people who more or less resemble your Dad’s “friends he knows from work” that make jokes that don’t make any sense and laugh at inappropriate times. This is not a criticism. I can’t think of too many people who are unhappy that Al Roker exists. Even Matt Lauer, for some reason no one really understands, seems useful. If your idea of morning news is hearing about what Tiffany Amber Theissen likes to bake her dogs for Christmas, or that a Northern Florida elderly couple taught a Tortoise how to water ski, the Today show is your place for morning infotainment. Sometimes though, sometimes, it just gets a little too politically-correct-45-year-old-average-joe-weird for even its own good. Case in point:
Matt Lauer as Luke Skywalker, Meredith Vieira as Princess Leia, Hoda Kobt as Yoda, and Al Roker as Han Solo
File this under “Things that happened in real life that I would have made a joke about happening assuming that it would never actually happen”.
Fun Fact: Hoda Kobt came to work dressed like that completely unaware that the Today show was going to have a Star Wars themed show.
Fun Fact 2: Al Roker’s blaster rifle was actually fully operational, and tragedy ensued later that day when Al lost his temper and vaporized an intern named Randy who had finished the last peanut butter M&M (Al’s favorite) at the catering table. Al tried to hide the ashes of the formerly living intern in the nacho dip, but was quickly found out when Meredith tried the dip and said out loud, “This dip tastes a lot like Randy.”
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