TVR Awards -- Best Segment Featuring Conspicuous Alcohol Consumption During the Fourth Hour of 'Today' (VIDEO)
by Donald Deane, posted Dec 23rd 2010 10:30AM
Certainly, no one would begrudge Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb an occasional libation now and then. Except, they seem to drink all the time while on the air. It's indeed never too early in the morning for the hosts of the fourth hour of 'Today.' In that spirit, we present five examples of our favorite imbibers in the Best Segment Featuring Conspicuous Alcohol Consumption During the Fourth Hour of 'Today.' Cheers!
Joel McHale Ups the Boozy Ante: Joel McHale mocks Gifford and Kotb's on-air drinking by cracking open a bottle of single-malt scotch. "Don't even start with that!" said Kotb. "What are you talking about? I'm on your show," McHale replied. "This is the only place I can do this. You know, in the morning."
Hoda Kotb Finds a Reason to Celebrate: Kotb surely doesn't need an excuse to drink, but she finds one in guest co-host Mark Feuerstein's birthday. Together, the two mark the actor turning 39. "Toast me," said Kotb. "Because that's what we do on this program." You sure do.
The Hosts Somehow Lose at Bottle Opening: Gifford and Kotb have no problem running an obstacle course, especially when there's a bottle of wine at the end. The hosts compete against Dhani Jones of the Cincinnati Bengals, but, inexplicably, they lose the competition by failing to open a bottle of wine faster than the football player.
Frank Gifford Chokes on a Cocktail: Gifford hesitates to drink a cayenne pepper cocktail and says, "I need ... a real man to drink this drink." So, she calls in husband Frank, who guzzles the beverage and immediately regrets it. "It's alright," said Gifford, while her husband gasps. "He's lived a long time."
Seth Meyers Wonders Where the Liquor Is: While no one actually drinks in this clip, Seth Meyers seems to think it's just a matter of time. Although he declares Gifford and Kotb "slightly less insane" than they're portrayed on 'Saturday Night Live,' he suspects on-air drinking is just around the corner. "I feel, like, you guys had me on early on purpose," he said suspiciously.
|Joel McHale ups the boozy ante||828 (52.7%)|
|Hoda Kotb finds a reason to celebrate||104 (6.6%)|
|The hosts somehow lose at bottle opening||189 (12.0%)|
|Frank Gifford chokes on a cocktail||398 (25.3%)|
|Seth Meyers wonders where the liquor is||52 (3.3%)|