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Jenna Bush, Al Roker Try to Prank Former First Lady

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Jenna Bush Hager, left, and her mother, former first lady Laura Bush, appear on the "Fox & friends" television program about their children's book, "Our Great Big Backyard," in New York, Wednesday, May 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

By    |   Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017 09:47 AM

Jenna Bush Hager and Al Roker tried to prank former first lady Laura Bush on the "Today" show, but only got a hang-up and a scolding.

Hager, daughter of President George W. Bush and a "Today" show correspondent, told her fellow cohosts how she enjoyed making prank calls as a child suggested to producers that they try to prank her mother on the show, according to People.

Roker did the dirty work as he attempted to disguise his voice when he got Laura Bush on the phone and said: "Yes, hi we're doing a random survey right now, checking out if you refrigerator is running right now. Is your refrigerator running, ma'am?"

The former first lady responded by simply hanging up.

Hager called her mother back in an attempt to continue the prank, but Laura Bush recognized her daughter's voice right off, issuing a rebuke.

"Jenna, will you quit being so silly?" Laura Bush said, likely not realizing yet that she was on-air, bringing laughter from Roker and cohost Sheinelle Jones.

"Oh wow, I've never prank-called a first lady before," Roker joked later.

Hager, who grew up in the White House with her twin sister Barbara Bush, joined the "Today" show as a contributing correspondent in 2009, according to her "Today" show biography.

It was not the first time this year Hager had an embarrassing moment with one of her family's famous first ladies. In April, Hager blurted out on the "Today" show that her grandmother, former first lady Barbara Bush, is missing one toe on each of her feet. The slip came during a discussion on taking off shoes when entering someone's home, the New York Post's Page Six reported.

Hager tried to gently backpedal from her "too much information" moment by adding: "But she has darling feet. And they look cute . . . Ganny, I'm sorry, I shouldn't have said anything."

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