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Kathie Lee and Hoda Train Killer Whales on 'Today' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jun 10th 2011 2:45PM
Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb train whales on 'Today'By a show of hands, who among you thinks it's a good idea to get Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb together with some killer whales for a training session? We can't see you, but we're guessing anyone with their hand up is not a "safety first" kind of person. Friday on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC), Gifford and Kotb got to train killer whales, but they did it remotely by TV.

With their images hovering above a whale tank and a little help from an actual whale trainer, Gifford and Kotb got four killer whales to do a few tricks. They spun in a circle and got them to splash and turn. Gifford got a little distracted looking at an image of herself on the screen. "Gee, I need to lose some weight," she said.

The big finale was a touchdown signal that sent the whales swimming in formation before they lept up out of the water together. It's good to know that just like us, whales will do anything they see on TV.

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robertseadog

Who min the heck does theseTV Replay things ---you put clips of the Kardashings (what ever) and Ice and Chloe and the screaming housewives --BUT one of the best shows on TV ---In Plain Sight--- anounces that the star is pregnant and you don't even mention it

June 13 2011 at 9:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
u8d3ss

EEEWWWW KATHY LEE HAS THIGHS AND A BUTT THAT RESEMBLE MICHELLE OBAMAS. THAT IS JUST PLAIN GROSS.

June 11 2011 at 3:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mike

I will never understand the human need to show they can dominate animals. And when an animal gets tired of being pushed around and lashes out(ex. Siegfried and Roy incident), then we want to kill it!

June 11 2011 at 2:49 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Mike

You have to be smarter than the animal to train it

June 11 2011 at 2:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dr John

WHALES TRAINING TWO HAS-BEEN, NO-TALENT MEDIA ****** TO SHOW THAT THEY STILL HAVE SOME STUPID LEFT IN THEM; IMPRESSIVE....

DOC

June 11 2011 at 2:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
lawrencefishberg

TWO OVERPAID MORONS WHO GET PAID MILLIONS FOR ACTING LIKE BLITHERING IDIOTS.....REPULSIVE.

June 11 2011 at 2:05 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
jp0500

Kathie Lee was recognized by a couple of the whales. She has a terrible nasty attitude. Tries to come off like she is kind and Godly but deep down she is a witch. Hoda revived her career.

June 11 2011 at 12:40 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
Rae Turner

They are on oppsite The View here and now that Sherri is on there I have stopped watching. Love, Love ,Love Kathi Lee and Koda they are so funny and refreshing after the dumb down of the View

June 11 2011 at 12:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
michputtytat

So sad to see these large beautiful whales in these small tanks. SAD

June 11 2011 at 11:08 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
pocha54

Kathie Lee is a loud mouth loser.

June 11 2011 at 11:04 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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