Tracy Morgan Talked To “Today’s” Hoda Kotb About Coronavirus Role-Playing, His Pet Gorilla, And Donald Trump
Tracy Morgan is a clown. And I mean that in the best possible way. So it’s not surprising that Hoda Kotb came away from interviewing him on Today with whip cream and seltzer in her hair. Throughout the interview, Tracy rattled off a number of wild and obviously untrue statements such as him impregnating his wife three times in three weeks, he and his wife sexually role playing as desperate “young maiden” and “scientist who discovered the cure,” him wanting to get his new pet gorilla tested for COVID-19, and Donald Trump not being to blame for the situation at hand. Oh, that Tracy!
It’s been a minute since we last checked in on Shania Twain, our reigning shady country queen and one-time maybe Trump supporter. And for good reason. Shania’s been busy making movies, like that one last year with John Travolta and his wig, and the upcoming Christian-themed biopic, I Still Believe, starring that hot ginger from Riverdale. But, fortunately, everybody’s favorite least-impressed Canadian took some time to sit down with Sunday TODAY and get into her struggles with Lyme Disease.
The Today studio is haunted by the spectre of Matt Lauer dressed as Lucy from The Peanuts, and it shows. Of course, it wasn’t just Matt that brought a pox upon the Today studio that day, though he ultimately posed the greatest existential threat. October 31, 2015 was the day the earth’s core fissured, allowing Satan’s demonic load to germinate upon the soil, his evil issue taking the form of humanoid creatures capable of evil the likes of which have never been seen, in hell or on earth. The Today group costume has been whack ever since. This year’s is the worst one yet with a confusing and vague “Everybody Dance” theme. Where is the specificity? Where is the cohesion? Where is the gyrating blood lust invocation summoning the infernal damned to take their rightful place on the throne of man? Are we expected to quiver in the face of Al Roker with a Carlton Banks sweater over his shoulders and ill-fitting golf pants? Not today, Satan!
I didn’t pick this picture of the TODAY show team with any specific implication in mind. I simply chose an old picture from about ten years ago, because we’re about to dive into some older allegations about Matt Lauer. Ronan Farrow’s book, Catch and Kill, continues to give us more icky stories. These latest ones don’t have any allegations of rape, but they do have Matt allegedly getting with a co-worker, allegedly treating a co-worker like a “piece of meat” before pushing them out, and allegedly trying to get a job for Pippa Middleton.
So we knew that Ronan Farrow was coming out with a book, called Catch and Kill, and was planning to cover even more allegations about Matt Lauer that’d make you go down to the ER and say to the nurse, “Um, yeah, there’s a very good reason for why I look like I just walked out of BODIES: The Exhibition and that’s because all my skin straight-up and literally crawled off and ran far, far away. So yeah, I’m going to need new skin whenever you get a minute.” Well, say goodbye to your skin, because an interview from the book has been released and it includes allegations of Matt Lauer anal raping a woman who worked for NBC News. Welp, cut to a bunch of slabs of skin hitchhiking on the side of the road while holding a bindle. They’re out of here.
After weeks of “mystery” and “Who could it be?!”, the obvious was finally announced today. NBC told us who will replace Kathie Lee Gifford as Hoda Kotb’s morning time drinking buddy aka the co-host of the fourth hour of Today. Jenna Bush Hager is taking over for KLG. Kathie has decided to give up the world’s best gig to become a filmmaker, so I imagine she’ll have buyer’s remorse later this year and eventually pull a Jay Leno and return to snatch the morning drinking crown off Jenna’s head. But until then, we had to endure got to see a promo of sisterhood and learn all about why Jenna was picked as a worth heir to pickling one’s liver with Pinot Grigio.