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'Today' Show April Fool's Prank Makes for Awkward Television

Wednesday, 02 Apr 2014 09:21 AM

By Nick Sanchez

Another year, another round of April Fool's Day pranks pulled off with flair, failed completely, or, in the case of the "Today" show on NBC, awkwardly stumbled through to no one's delight.

As if the fake smiles and forced laughs seen daily on the show weren't cringe worthy enough, the producers of the show apparently ordered co-host Savannah Guthrie to replace the cream filling in Oreos with toothpaste, and trick the other hosts into eating them.

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Savannah concocted a segment in which she cited a study that said sweets may help improve short term memory. With cookies in front of them, they all tried to memorize a sequence of random letters, and chomped down on their treats.

Much to Guthrie's surprise, no one reacted. She continues with the segment, asking the panelists to recite the letter sequence, probably hoping to buy some more time for a surprised reaction.

With baited breath, Guthrie finally asked her co-hosts, "How does your cookie taste?"

Tamron Hall responded first, saying "It's minty. Is there a minty Oreo? It tastes like mouthwash."

"I think it's probably toothpaste," Al Roker said flatly.

"April Fools!" Guthrie shouted.

"Mine is fine," said Matt Lauer, followed by Willie Geist, who didn't eat the cookies, saying he "saw it coming from a mile away."

Concluding, Roker said, "This is about as lame as it gets." As it if wasn't awkward enough by that point, the seasoned Lauer said to Guthrie, "So wait a minute, as an April Fool's joke you tried to get us all to eat toothpaste?"

"My bosses asked me to participate," she explained, spinelessly passing the buck.

"If your bosses asked you to jump off a bridge would you?" Roker yelled back with dripping condescension.


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