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course, you have slowing at the bay bridge toll plaza which is expected. >> thanks for letting us get in thoseumes. we'll be back with more local news in 30 minutes. good morning. breaking overnight, a dangerous fugitive wanted for opening fire on an officer in tennessee gets in a shoot out with police. a massive man hunt now over. nbc news exclusive, the mother of the victim. the sexual assault case in a new hampshire prep school for the first time. >> it's been excruciating for her. she just wanted to do what was right. >> sentenced to one year in prison and a lifetime as a registered sex offender. grand problems. republican candidates meeting about changing how future debates are organized as jeb bush tries to fight his way back
despite reports that his campaign is nearing a state of collapse. >> are you having fun? >> oh yeah, you saw it. had a lot of fun. >> and costume party. a scary monster. star wars. even saturday night live. what will it be this year? we've drawn all our resources together for a reveal to remember. friday, october 30th, 2015. >> from nbc news this is today with matt louer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning. welcome to today on a friday morning. a day before the actual halloween but halloween for our purposes. the day that my kids call me the really dad, we got to go to school and deal with this. >> our last name is louer too, dad. only a half hour more for me to keep this secret before i blurt
it out. >> let's start with our top story. this is a deadly and overnight end to a man hunt for a dangerous fugitive. the suspect on the run for nearly a week after he allegedly shot a police officer. he was killed in the shoot out in kentucky. nbcs gabe guiterrez has that story. >> reporter: good morning, matt. he was armed and dangerous. they found him overnight. he had a gun and a shoot out with no officers hurt. a community is breathing a sigh of relief. this morning the man hunt for 62-year-old floyd cook is over. >> about 12:21 a.m. this morning, officers called into post 15 in columbia saying shots had been fired. >> shooting and killing the rapist and robber overnight. >> he did have a gun and shots were exchanged and cook's same
wounds led to the county corn nor -- coroner pronounced him dead at the scene. >> cook opened fire on an officer during a traffic stop near the tennessee, kentucky border. the officer survived. his bullet proof vest saved him. cook managed to escape. that same night he got into a shoot out with a kentucky state trooper before disappearing again this time on foot. the fbi and u.s. marshalls joined the search and the school district was shut down for three days. >> it's hard for us to see one person could terrorize a community that much. >> he approached a home in the burksville area and asked for a ride. residents contacted police but he ran in the woods. they set up a perimeter tracking cook with k-9 units, night vision. two associates were arrested
following a quick chase in white house tennessee. >> this is a community problem and so it was a collective effort that brought it to a conclusion. >> reporter: how exactly a he helicopter was anyoble to detec the body heat. they are still processing the scene. >> gabe, thank you very much. >> this one in california game to a complete hold overnight. current county deputy tucker was reported two days ago escaping from the back of a patrol car after being arrested on drug charges. >> the 44-year-old managed to slip open his hand cuffs and opened and closed the door while
officer windshies were standing behind him doing paper work. >> a new fallout from this week's heated republican debate. campaigns are planning to meet this week to discuss possible changes to future debates. jeb bush says it's campaign is far from over. we have the headlines from washington. peter, good morning. >> this morning republican campaigns appear to be in full revote against the committee after making claims about how this week's debate was handled. nbc news has now confirmed the republican candidates will meet this sunday in washington to learn how to fix this process. >> marco rub yoep and ted cruz are back at the capitol to cast
their votes against the bipartisan. making a last minute change to appear alongside his rival. >> i can fix it. >> while for bush the writing was on the wall. jeb can fix it. in new hampshire with nbcs casey hunt. >> i'm going to have to do what other candidates do which is rudely interrupt and not answer the questions answered. >> are you having fun? >> oh yeah, you saw it. having lots of fun. >> nbc news learned bush is privately reassuring nervous donors. they've been contacting bush donors directly trying to peel them away.
both boasting a spike in fundraising while front runners donald trump and ben carson with trump motoring ahead wieach oth. the new york times called on new jersey governor to fire back. >> if the new york times hates me, that means i'm getting some place. >> during a private event with donor, former president george w. bush tried to reassure his brother's supporters to keep the faith emphasizing this campaign is focussed on a long term strategy. jeb bush gets another opportunity to try to improve that performance. savannah it's less than two weeks away. >> new house speaker paul ryan says he's not interested in settling old political scores. he was handed the gavel thursday and this morning we're getting a closer look at his official name plate.
>> ryan is taking over for john boehner. he secured pledges of support for house conservatives. he was confirmed by a wide margin but nine republicans did vote against him. >> this morning, i want to tell you about two incidents involving passenger planes. the first heading from los angeles to philadelphia. that flight had to be diverted to phoenix overnight because of an unruly passenger. >> good morning. police say the passenger is not under arrest but he is getting psychiatric care after refusing to take his seat and make comments about the government and september 11th attacks. it was a midair scare for passengers headed from los angeles to philadelphia thursday. a passenger can be seen being removed from the plane after his behavior forced the crew to make an emergency landing in phoenix.
the man walked to first class where he stood at attention in military style refusing to take his seat. >> he was angry swearing and talking about the government whose after him and he's mad at the government and has plans. >> police say the passenger was making comments about the september 11th attacks. >> it gave the indication this person may have been suffering from some type of mental illness. >> he says he hand two other passengers subdued the man until he jumped out of his seat again this time talking to passengers in coach. they finally managed to corral the man fastening him into a seat. >> when he saw the overwhelming force of these guys closing in on him he said okay and set down. >> he was removed from the plane
and transit po-- transported to psychiatric unit. >> a scary one. thank you, matt. in florida investigators are beginning to piece together what caused a boeing 757 to catch fire. dozens of passengers were evacuated using emergency slides. carrie sanders is at the airport this morning. carrie, good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. overnight the jet was towed to the other side of the airport. that's where accident reconstruction engineers are right now examining the plane. the early part of their investigation is on a fuel line that may have been leaking. >> after escaping flames in what some thought might be deaf, this morning, the 90 passengers from dynamic air flight 405 have a new challenge, finding the courage to climb on board another flight to their original
destination, venic destination, those fears may be well founded after the chaos on the charter airline thursday afternoon. just moments after fupulling aw from the gate leaking fuel on the left side of the plane ignited. as the plane was still moving, passengers scrambled to evacuate. >> i turned around and looked into the window and flames. >> officials say within just six minutes 101 passengers and crew escaped to the tarmac. 21 rushed to a nearby hospital. a 62-year-old man admitted into intensive care with a serious head injury. dynamic based in greensboro, north carolina is a charter air like with a fleet of five jets. >> right here we're down to four.
there's a lot of fuel and it smells strong. >> one focus this morning, did the pilot do a walk around? a visual inspection of the belly of the plane and the engines. >> if there's a fuel leak out of the ordinary, there are procedures in place to make sure that the fuel leaks are handled appropriately. >> dynamic air executives are here working with the national transportation safety board, they're 767 is 30 years old. by plane standards, that is not particularly old. while there are still two people in the hospital this morning, most here at the airport say this is a remarkably happy ending. savannah. >> carrie sanders, thank you so much. crews are taking a new approach to deflate that run away army surveillance balloon that crash landed in the pennsylvania forest. it broke away wednesday and drifted more than 120 miles. now pennsylvania state police
are using gun fire firing more than 100 shots at the wreckage to help release that helium so the balloon can be retrieved for investigators. >> for the first time now we're hearing from a young boy who survived a shark attack early this week and video has now surfaced. >> a body boarder with a go pro captured the attack from a distance. bobbing in the waves when a shark appears to lung out of water taking the boy under. >> i was on a boogie board and it popped out of the water and bit my leg. >> the fourth grader described wednesday's attack. >> one bite. it jumped out and grabbed me. i kicked it with this leg and then i kicked him in the nose and then i didn't panic after that. >> body surfing in the warm
waters 607 yards off the shores ramon was seriously injured bitten on his right leg and thigh. on the crowded beach first responders rushed him to the hospital. his mother there among the witnesses. >> he was strong. i was hysterical. he wasn't. he was telling me mom, i'm going to be okay. >> with warning signs now dotting the beach, ramon is in no rush to get back in the water. this morning this brave 1 10-year-old is back on his feet. >> we are getting a frightening new look at the thuj biker brawl in waco, texas that left nine dead and 175 under arrest. now video has been leaked to the media and shows bikers reacting to the gun fire in the parking lot. some of them taking cover while others are seen pulling out their own guns. >> police say the clash was part of an on going texas turf war.
nearly 500 weapons were recovered after that fight. the waco police and the district attorney are saying they did not leak the tape. >> let's take a turn and get a check on the weather. halloween forecast. >> unfortunately, there's not a treat in texas. rain and tornado warning in effect for san antonio. in the broader area we have a or the nay doe watch. we are looking at flash flood watches and warnings continuing to plague this region. we are seeing more showers and thunderstorms. there's a risk for severe weather today. 58-60 mile an hour wind gust. add to that the heavy rain. look at the rainfall. rainfall rates up to two inches per hour. san antonio and houston under the gun for that. rainfall rates up to an inch per
hour moving into parts of the central gulf coast. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. the citi double cash card. the only card that lets you earn cash back twice on every purchase with 1% when you buy and 1% as you pay. with two ways to earn, it makes a lot of other cards seem one-sided. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. temperatures now in the upper 40s to lower 50s. it will be warming up quickly as we go through the day. expect a high of 82 degrees in the east bay. san francisco, 72 degrees and into the west bay up to 86 degrees. temperatures well above average and 87 in the tri-valley. and the peninsula we'll see
highs reaching into the upper 70s and 81 degrees for the south. winds will be breezy, too, as we go into the afternoon. wet weather tomorrow. state. it's re-igniting the debate over religion in school. a seattle area football coach has been sidelined for praying on the field. this is a decision that is dividing a community. nbc's joe fryer has the story this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. the school district says a coach cannot lead players in prayer calling that an overt public religious display. the coach was placed on paid administrative leave but he was allowed to attend last night's game. with the bremerton knights took the field the assistant coach was benched. joe kennedy watched but in a way he was the one with fans. >> i'm just a guy. who happens to believe in god and praise. >> kennedy was put on leave for
praying on the 50 yard line after games, something he has done for years often joined by players. >> he says if you want to be in here join me. if not, that's your decision. i'm not going to force you to be in here. it's your total decision. >> reporter: but when the school district learned about the prayers last month it ordered kennedy to stop, citing supreme court cases the district says students can pray on their own but it is a constitutional violation of students' rights for a district employee acting as such to initiate prayers with students. >> the warriors competed for the past 48 minutes. >> reporter: the coach abided at first, with a motivational speech. but this month he resumed praying after attorneys from a religious legal group told him it's okay as long as he's not coercing students. >> he quietly expressed his personal faith in prayer and they voluntarily decided to join him. there is no constitutional violation there. >> reporter: the school system
disagreed putting him on leave, a move applauded by some parents. >> as a parent i'm an employee here, a taxpayer, and it's just not okay to use public funds and public resources to showboat your own personal opinion. >> reporter: the connection between sports and prayer runs deep from the pros to high school games, private and public. >> doing it for 22 years, i got to think that 99.9% of the teams have come to the center of the field afterwards. >> reporter: back in bremerton after the knights pulled off a victory in the final moments coach kennedy once again led a prayer, not on the 50 yard line but in the bleachers, not as a coach but as a fan. the school district says it is offered kennedy a private location to pray that does not interfere with his duties but he has declined, kennedy's attorneys say that the school district simply hasn't done enough. they plan to take this to the
federal government, claiming civil rights violations. >> joe, keep us posted. thank you. >> coming up on this friday morning an exclusive, the mother of the victim in that sex assault case at an elite prep school in new hampshire is speaking out for the first time. natalie will have that. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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others, however, will call it a significant change. first of all, it involves sending a small number of americans special operations forces into syria. that means american boots on the ground in syria working with local partners. in the past the u.s. has only been advising and assisting from afar mostly through air strikes. more fighter jets will be sent here to turkey conducting more air strikes against isis. a-10s are already here and a-15s are on the way. action will be placed in northern iraq to assist this campaign against isis. when you look at it altogether,
there are three significant announcements, all of them involve deeper u.s. military engagement on the war on isis. >> thank you for that. stand by there. >> let's go to nbc's nick. what are they saying at the pentagon? >> matt, after more than a year of yearly 8,000 air strikes against enemy forces in both iraq and syria, the best that senior military officials can say is that the fight there against isis is at a stalemate. the overall plan is just not working. training and equipping iraqi forces, syria rebels has not proven to be a breaking point. they need a game changer. they're going to be far more aggressive in terms of the special forces operations on the ground. military officials will tell you you cannot win a war with air strikes alone. you need some boots on the ground. the white house says these are
not boots on the ground, this is not a change but in fact, it is a change for a more aggressive strategy and effort to defeat and destroy isis which afterall is president obama's goal. >> before you go, i want to go over these numbers again. richard angle is saying not to exceed 100. these are special operations forces, will they be fighting alongside serian rebel groups? >> that is still unclear. they will indeed be fighting along with kurds as they did in iraq just a little more than a week ago in which the army maeser sergeant was killed. not clear they will be fighting side by side with the serian rebel groups. there's still a lot of gray area and doubts about exactly who you may be fighting with when you're on the ground in syria unless, of course, it's the serian kurds. >> all right, thank you. >> let's go to the white house now.
kristin welker is live there. this president has not wanted to be more involved in these conflicts finds himself once again sending more troops into these dangerous areas. >> reporter: and that is the key point here. the white house trying to down play this announcement. we do not anticipate we'll hear from president obama about this. his press secretary will address the media at 12:30 today. this is a shift in policy for a president who wanted to ramp down the wars in iraq and afghanistan and were called just a few weeks ago president obama said he was going to leave a larger troop presence in afghanistan and now for the first time troops in syria. we'll hear more. we're announcing the white house plans say there's going to be an enhancement and shift in
♪ ominous music this morning. we're getting into the spirit at 7:30. it's a friday morning, the 30th of october, 2015. it's halloween eve, but it's the day of our halloween party on the plaza. our crowd is getting into it, and very soon we will have our big costume reveal coming up soon. >> look forward to it every year. we have something else you want to get excited about also. we're happy to announce that adele will be playing live on "today" wednesday, november 25th. >> oh, my goodness. >> wow. >> the new single "hello" has already generated more than 146 million hits online. her new album comes out november 20th.
she's also going to be performing a one-night only concert at radio city music hall just a block from us here on tuesday, november 17th. for more on how to get tickets to that, just head to today.com. >> i think i played that song 2 million times just personally. >> i love it. by the way, you'll be able to see that concert on december 14th recording it for nbc. let's take a look at headlines on this friday morning. a fugitive accused of shooting a police officer in tennessee triggered a massive manhunt, he has been killed now in a shootout with police in kentucky. 62-year-old floyd cook had been on the run since saturday. also, a prominent iranian-american businessman is reportedly being held by authorities in iran. siamak namazi was detained while visiting his parents. the u.s. state department is looking into those reports of the arrest. and ntsb investigators are trying to figure out what sparked that engine fire on a crowded plane at an airport in ft. lauderdale, florida.
it happened as the flight was getting ready to take off. everyone on board was quickly able to evacuate, but one passenger was injured running away from the plane. we want to begin this half hour with a one-year prison sentence for owen labrie, the former prep school student, convicted of sexually assaulting an underage classmate. this morning we're hearing from his victim's mother exclusively. natalie had a chance to sit down and talk to her. natalie. >> that's right. guys, this is the first time she's speaking out, and she had a lot to say about what happened to her daughter and the trial that has consumed their lives for more than a year. >> guilty. >> the dramatic trial brought national attention to an elite prep school and a hidden sexual practice that's been part of the school's culture for years. speaking out exclusively for the first time the mother of the victim told me her daughter never once regretted speaking up. >> it's been excruciating for her, but she just wanted to do what was right. >> reporter: in a tense courtroom owen labrie made one more quiet appeal waiting for the judge to pronounce the sentence.
the judge already knew his decision. >> you are sentenced to the house of corrections for a period of 12 months. >> reporter: one year followed by probation, pending an appeal, a suspended sentence for the felony of using at computer to lure a minor and labrie has to register as a sex offender. >> this was a sexual conquest. >> reporter: each side made its final appeal to the judge. an impassioned videotaped statement from the victim. we're concealing her identity. >> what he did to me made me feel like i didn't belong on this planet and that i would be better off dead than having to deal with the terrible things that every day were thrown in my direction after doing the right thing. >> reporter: labrie's defense counsel. >> the punishment that owen labrie has suffered to date is the enormous for him. he's now known by so many people
as the st. paul rapist even though the jury rejected that moniker. >> reporter: trial revealed a ritual at the st. paul's school known at senior salute. seniors ask out freshmen sometimes for sex. >> did she not have an idea of really was going to happen? >> her experience was extremely limited with young men and certainly zero with an 18-year-old man. i know she regrets going. >> reporter: they thought the prestigious prep school was a dream come true. >> we were an ex-pat family that we're always searching for community. sorry. we just thought we'd found it. >> reporter: in a written statement from st. paul's, we remain committed to teaching our students our core values, that they live honorably, respectfully and never forget to
be kind. labrie was accepted to harvard hoping to study at the divinity school. a friend says his faith has kept him going. how does he go on from here? >> he's never even through this whole process once spoken to me about the fact that he thinks his life is ruined or over. he's going to go on to do great things. >> reporter: your daughter wanted you to read a statement to us. >> yes. going through this legal process i now understand why victims feel as if they can't speak up. yet i cannot see how i would have lived day-to-day life without telling the truth. >> now, owen labrie was also sentenced up to to seven years on the felony conviction of using a computer to lure a minor, but the judge suspended that sentence during this appeals process which starts now. meanwhile, he had to register as a sex offender as of yesterday. >> we'll have much more on this case, including more of that exclusive interview with the victim's mother that. happens on "dateline" tonight at
10:00, 9:00 central time here on nbc. >> all right. let's get check of the weather now from mr. roker. >> all right, guys. a lot going on right now. we'll start in the pacific northwest where they have some uncharacteristically heavy rain going on for this time of year. already moving into seattle, we could see some areas picking up to 6 inches of rain, and as you get into the mountains up to a foot of rain in the cascades. and then we move further down. we've got a big area of high pressure dominating, and so we're seeing our first santa ana winds of the year and we'll have the winds from north to southern california, especially in southern california, where we've got red flag warnings, high wind warnings and wind advisories and gusts of up to 55 miles per hour, and, of course, with that come increased fire danger, especially with all this dry weather. that's what's going on around the country. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. cruel start to the day in upper
40s to lower 50s. and a lot of sunshine that will heat our temperatures up very quickly as we go into the afternoon. high of 82 in the east bay and-valley up to 87 degrees and san francisco 72 and 86 degrees in the north bay. we'll have some upper 70s to lower 80s for the south bay and peninsula where the breezy winds today and a chance of rain heading for the end of the weather. got a lot going on this weekend. you've got halloween, got to turn the clocks back and then you're going to get ready for sunday night "football night in america." the battle of the unbeatens, peyton manning versus aaron rodgers. both teams 6-0. it's going to be a good one. sports authority field, clear and mild. 60 degrees on sunday night "football night in america." now this message. >> this sunday night football weather is brought to you by nfl mobile. included only on verizon.
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new study that says perhaps it makes the flu shot less effective. >> which is exactly the population that we don't want to see that in, right? if you think about how many people over the age of 65 or 75 take statins, it's same vulnerable group who get the flu shot. why am i saying vulnerable? number one, we see a rise in flu in elderly patients, number one, and number two there's an age-related decline in your immunity as you get older so now we have two studies that are hypothesis-generating. not definitively saying they do reduce the effect i wasness but it's raised the possibility that it can reduce the response to the vaccine which could translate into more respiratory illness. >> this puts people in a pickle. you mentioned if you're older you're more susceptible to flu, more likely to die of the flu and if you're on statins the flu hot is not effective, what am i supposed to do? >> a really important bottom line. given the fact this is the first study that has even looked at this the there's absolutely no formal recommendation that if you are take aggrastatin you
should forgo the flu shot, and if you are planning on getting the flu shot that you should stop the statin, nobody is saying that. >> there's a high-dose flu shot. >> and this is incredibly important, approved last year there's a high-dose flu vaccine which is roughly four times as strong as standard dose. it is recommended for all people over the age of 65. it does boost the response to the vaccine and also has a modest effect on efficacy. next topic. >> yes. >> there was a study that read essentially as i read it low-fat diets don't really work. >> not the headline, not a good headline. >> what are we supposed to take from this. >> this was interesting, actually what we call a meta analysis over 63 randomized controlled trials on all these different dietary interventions. headline red low-fat diets don't work to lose weight. that's not exactly true. the real find some things that low carb diets edged out low-fat diets in terms of weight loss,
but real thing was low-fat diets actually do result in weight loss. it's just if you compare them to people who don't make any dietary intervention, that's where they really come out on top. it's kind of like if you think about a high -- put it this way. anything you do to try to lose weight is going to work. it really depends on the individual. if you want to do a low-fat diet, great, that's going to work for you. if you want to do a high-fat low carb diet that's probably going to work for you also as long as you're including exercise, physical activity and all those other things and you stick with it. >> just with the bottom line, if you say i'm going to go on a diet, should i do low carb or low-fat. >> seems like the low carb works bett better. >> the low-carb works better over the low-fat but any diet will work as long as you stick with it. that's really take yoem. >> dr. natally azar, thank you so much. appreciate it. coming up, carson helps your kids cope with the weekend of trick-or-treating and the big time change.
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big changes needed sell developing their slip rhythm and kids six months to lee years old start tonight by pushing their bedtime an hour later and do that for both days and ages 4 through adult years keep electronics out of sight an hour before bed. if you do all that and follow the tip little guys like owen here will be able to eat their candy and get their sleep and speaking of candy. >> trick or treat. >> this is the original room. >> trick or treat. >> oh, my gosh. >> has to be quiet. >> oh, here we go. >> trick or treat. >> that's like really asome. >> it works off the air. >> trick or treat. >> very nice. >> a treat for wrangler. >> carson, thank you. just ahead, our fun-filled halloween bash and much anticipated costume reveal live on the plaza. >> you do not want to miss it.
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>> it's my 50th halloween birthday tomorrow. >> happy halloween from las vegas! welcome back to "today," this friday morning, 8:00, a day before halloween literally but this is our halloween day. >> our super bowl, our christmas, our thanksgiving. we live for this all year long. >> a lot of great costumes on the plaza, we've got to go get changed. >> i know. >> it's easy for us. we just dress into our dressing rooms and get in the costumes but this is an enormous undertaking for all the people behind the scenes at the show. >> big team effort, our hair folks, wardrobe, makeup, our set designers. >> graphics people as well. >> yeah. >> turning matt into a woman every year, not that easy, not that easy. >> getting easier though. >> it's getting easier. >> is that tradition going to continue, that's the question. if you're celebrating along with
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back on a friday morning, time for a little halloween edition of what's trending today. ready, gang? >> yes. >> let's do it. >> you're unpacking your groceries, mr. roker, right? >> right. >> you take the bread out of grocery bag. where does that bread go? goes on a counter or in the counter or refrigerator? >> my little bread box. >> goes straight to my thighs. >> does it? >> guys. >> pantry. >> pantry. >> we put it in the fridge to make it last. >> okay. guess what, it doesn't keep your bread fresh. >> really. >> how dare you, matt lauer. >> it makes it go stale more quickly. >> faster. >> cold makes the starch go back to the crystallized state making the bread hard or steal so tell siri about that.
if you want your bread to last longer, purchase whole loaves, not sliced bread for a longer shelf life. >> if you order a dozen bagels and you eat four of them and put them in the freezer doesn't that -- >> that's different. >> why is that different? they don't have the yeast in them. >> you'll learn the way of the bread. if you're one of those people who earn an ice non-fat whipped double latte today.com rounded up the most annoying things us customers do, beside the obvious, extravagant drink requests, not saying hi. >> that's interesting. >> talking on a cell phone. >> rude. >> definitely rude. >> reaching hands into the service area. not being ready to pay and holding up the line. >> pet peeve. >> i've been in long lines and then people come and they are like they say what do you want, oh, like? >> can i be honest. >> a lot of time it's women, and then they start opening up their pocketbooks waiting for the wallet. >> whoa! >> did you not think you were going to have to pay for that coffee. >> no! >> wallet right there.
>> try to take the wallet out. >> don't even go there. put the pocketbook out and then -- >> you men can never make up your minds. >> no wonder you go with a woman all the time. let me tell you something, matt, enjoy your hate mail, my friend. >> on the couch tonight. >> using starbucks-ese when you're not in a starbucks. you go to like the normal coffee and you're like can i have a venti. >> you know what else they hate? making the machine noises as they are making your coffee. >> i've never seen anybody do that. >> that's a little disturbing. >> all right. now a very important message to all of the weekend trick-or-treaters. please beware and watch out for giant jack-o-lanterns on the loose. >> oh, no. >> take a look at this video, from peoria, arizona. a 350-pound pumpkin broke free from a halloween display.
this is not going to end well. tumbling down neighborhood streets for a quarter of a mile. >> oh, my gosh. >> and ultimately landing in a neighborhood park. >> perfect. >> like ghost busters. >> 350 pounds, that's crazy. >> that's a big pumpkin. >> like the military blimp gone loose. will have its own memes and website. >> looks like mr. kool-aid. >> didn't that happen with an art display ball in the street recently. >> i what happened, what did they do? >> how did it all end? >> it ended in pie, i don't know. >> time for some "pop start," harrison ford revealing details about his plane crash and ariana grande has a new video. hey, carson. >> first up harrison ford reunited with his former "star wars" lover, no, not that one, this one. the actor sat down with jimmy kimmel in yes, a hot dog costume. there's jimmy. he opened up about the near fatal plane crash and the thoughts he had after the engine crashed. >> i take the normal route to
land and i knew i wasn't going to do that so i said no. >> good call. >> and that's the last thing i remember until about five days afterwards. i'm told by the doctors that the amount of general anesthetic that i got induced a retrograde amnesia. >> people do forget stuff like that when it happens, but it's usually in a movie. >> this was not a movie. >> hard to take him seriously dressed like a hot dog, just mustard, no ketchup, interesting. >> up next. got to get this right. up next, leonardo dicaprio, i remember that. take a look at throwback photos. leo is looking good. guess what. that is not leonardo dicaprio. his name is conrad. he's a 21-year-old swedish bartender. >> oh, my gosh. >> and probably does well at his bar.
>> those photos going viral because of his uncanny resemblance to the actor and on the comparisons conrad says it's fun to be like him. he's handsome. must be one heck of a last call. ariana grande, her fans got an early halloween treat last night. the pop star dropped her single called "focus" and dropped it one hour earlier than planned. ariana sporting a new platinum look. take a listen to the video. ♪ ain't nobody keep holding us down just come and get it ♪ ♪ what they say cause i'm about to put them all away ♪ >> there you go. that's not ariana grande -- no, kidding. >> what? >> that's what i order as starbucks. i'll have an ariana grande. that's the first single off her upcoming album which is set to be released in 2016. there's your "pop start.
>> the that's the weirdest "pop start" ever. >> the whole day is weird. halloween has gone to our head, for sure. >> by the way, the twitter address is @carsondaly. halloween costume reveal straight ahead, but, first, al, a check of the weather. okey-dokey, mr. lauer. everybody trick-or-treating tonight, ghost treat, oklahoma, and pumpkin center beautiful south carolina, clear skies and some wet weather in salem, oregon, and we're looking at pumpkin center california, clear skies, and then we move on into saturday night, actual night of trick or treat, and, again, more wet weather from the great lakes all the way down into the gulf coast. along each coast looking pretty good though heavy rain in the pacific northwest, and you have to watch out for that giant spider. that's what's going on around the country. here's w good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. a lot of sunshine today. it's cool now with our temperatures in the low to mid 50s. expect highs to warm quickly. our temperatures warming quickly into the 70s and 80s.
in the north bay, up to 86. san francisco, 72. 82 in the east bay. in the tri-valley, 87. 79 in the peninsula. in the south bay, a high of 81 degrees. mostly sunny skies and breezy as we head into the evening. >> and now let the halloween fun begin. [ spooky laughter ] >> today's costume reveal is brought to you by snickers. this halloween nothing satisfies like snickers. ♪ my heart is a ghost town ♪ my heart a ghost town ♪ >> and we're back now on a
>> peppermint patty, pay attention, sir. >> stop calling me sir, marcy. sir, we are going to get in trouble with the teacher. >> okay, but are you going to the school dance later? >> why isn't anyone dancing? it's called a dance. >> hey, guys. >> oh, no. here she comes. >> no need to get this dance starting. >> oh, it's my sweet baboo. >> don't call me that, sally. >> isn't he the cutest thing? >> what's that noise? >> is it a plane, is it a jet? is it a drone? ♪
[ applause ] >> look at pig pen. >> pig pen over here. >> how are you? >> that's disgusting. >> thank you. >> you guys are great. >> you never miss halloween, do you? >> i never miss it. >> brings me back. this is typecasting. >> can i just say will you look at carson's hair. >> that's so disgusting. >> wow. >> he's so cute. >> so good. >> very nice. i mean, this is crazy. snoopy, in case you don't know, this is hoda and kathie le. >> woodstock lost all her feathers. >> can't talk. >> doesn't talk. >> all down the block. >> hard to do your show if you
can't talk. >> by the way, we should say to pull this off everybody behind the scenes here at the show worked like crazy. on short order. we want to thank them all for a job very well done. >> that's right. you know, it's never easy to transform us, and you might say that this year we went a little nuts, peanuts, that is. >> okay. >> that's the way to go. >> the process of peanutizing our gang takes weeks, or as charlie brown would say ugh. >> i just would love a little more exaggeration. >> okay. >> i want more cartoon feel. >> yes. >> there's a real chafe to these shorts. >> while savannah needed no inspiration. >> i love it! >> matt may have been thinking more like good grief. >> oh, nice.
>> i've got the legs to carry this off, i really do. >> okay. >> some of us had to make personal sacrifices for our craft. >> yeah. >> i started out in these. >> like trading in their stylish stilettos for stability. >> a dead wringer. i mean, tell me when you see this you don't think this. >> yes. >> some of us had to sacrifice, well, our sight. >> i don't even know what i'm looking like. i'm sure it's fine, sir. >> while some of us who shall remain nameless seemed to be a perfect fit. >> can you identify with this character pig pen? >> well, apparently the people of "today" identify me as this character. i like a dirty boy. >> and then again some of us had to get in touch with our inner tweet. >> this is really unfortunate. he doesn't talk so why did they choose me? >> halloween wouldn't be halloween without a trip to the "snl" makeup lab where we like to say nightmares come to life.
>> okay? >> carson and al needed to get plastered and not the good kind. >> it was starting to look more scary mummy than peppy peanuts. >> three more to go to pop this whole thing off. >> and even their tormenter louie had a little halloween humor. >> an exact likeness. >> that was something else. that is like being buried alive. >> but the rest of us had our own potential horror shows, wig fittings. you're not shooting this, right? >> oh, my gosh, i love it! >> oh, god. >> don't look, hoda. >> i saw that character in "amadeus" wasn't it? >> just getting the images. >> he looks like the guy in "shrek." >> just another day at the
office. >> all in the name of halloween and a boy named charlie brown. >> so, again, a tribute to all the people who worked behind the scenes to do this. charlie brown, are you charlie brown's brother? >> i'm actually charlie james brown. >> did you check out al's ears? >> it's amazing. >> you know the funny difference is al did the whole plaster mask, you sat relaxing, and carson did it and -- >> i was freaking out. he had a pencil and he was tapping, and the tapping would get further away and i -- i almost ripped it all over. and ripped it all off. i was in a full panic. >> you look linus or yoda. >> matt could go out tonight and be spock. >> by the way, can we just point out tamron needs a pedicure. peppermint patty, those are skanky toes. >> willie's schroeder, not hard
for willie to get in character. that actually is willie as a kid. >> he looks like schroeder. >> my natural hair color, me, yellow. >> and take on the tallest guy and cram him with the piano. >> and half of woodstock is in the gutter behind kathie lee there. it all blew off in the fan. >> so great. >> well, guys, we're going to have much more fun, including we're going to talk about last-minute halloween costumes you can accomplish for your family and then we're going to do a little halloween-themed food, including a candy dip. >> do you ever dress like a man? >> there's billy with the food. much more ahead on our version of halloween morning but first -- >> this is "today." >> one more time. >> stop call me sir, marcy. >> don't call me that, sally, ergh. >> isn't he the cutest?
♪ >> oh, good grief. >> where's lucy! >> you blockhead, charlie brown. i'm right here.i'm ... ==topvo=s are still trying to figure out what caused a good morning. it's 8:26. firefighters are still trying to figure out what caused a strange smell at a peninsula hotel that sent dozens of guests to the hospital. firefighters were called to the hotel. crews noticed the smell coming from the garage and eventually called in a hazardous materials team. gerts we guests were told to stay in their rooms until midnight when crews called the all clear. the cause of the smell is up in the air. we know all of the guests that were hospitalized will be okay. a look at your commute. hopefully that's okay. >> it's all right. we're looking at oakland where it's slow still. we have your slower spots.
let me show you another part of oakland, 580. there's a crash north. this is a friday. we are seeing the lighter flow of traffic. we are looking at a slowing east 580. that typically happens later in the morning commute. good news, no major injuries to the motorcycle rider. recovery there as well as north 87. >> more local news in a half hour and weather in a little bit.
out. >> yes. we absolutely do. our friend of the "peanuts" movie and, of course, the schultz family they have inspired us and for the entire production team making us look as authentic as possible. >> and we have got a great treat for all "peanuts" fans out there. we've got a brand new clip from "the peanuts" movie opening november 6th. >> it all comes down to this one pitch. let's see if you can handle my fastball. >> and next week on "today" the young voices of charlie brown and his friends are stopping by. also megan trainor who is here on the soundtrack and will be here for a special performance.
also coming up, we'll dive into halloween treats with a peanut theme, naturally, and if you've been inspired by our antics this morning, we'll show you some awesome last-minute costumes that you can throw together yourself. >> but, first, can i just say this is probably a lifelong dream for you. >> oh, absolutely. >> there is no more bigger "peanuts" or charles schultz for you. >> my honor was interviewing him twice and this truly is a dream come true. this might be his nightmare. but this is a dream come true. all right. let's show you what's going on as far as your halloween weather is concerned. first of all, hey, got a world series game tonight, that's right. the royals come into citi field in flushing, new york, first pitch breezy, first pitch 58 and last pitch 47. breeders' cup in lexington, kentucky, friday sunny high and 56 and saturday late-day showers and temperature about 62 degrees. catch all the coverage starting on nbc sports network starting at 1:00.
good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. cool across the bay area. we have temperatures in the upper 40s to low 50s. it will be warming up quickly as we go through the day under all of that sunshine. san jose, a high of 80. mid to upper 70s in the peninsula. 86 in napa. 79 in oakland. in parts of the east bay, in the low 80s. >> and that is your latest weather. >> guys. >> all right, big brother, thank you. let's see you don't have a team of say 100 people getting your halloween costume ready? we have a great idea. we want you to join in on our theme. >> aylana oakin is the senior lifestyle editor at "buzz feed life" and here with two creative ideas to take you back to the sunday mornings with the comics, aylana, nice to see you. happy halloween.
>> thank you guys so much for having me. >> got great ideas that you brought with you today and the nicest thing is they don't take a lot of time. a day before halloween and people can still pull these off. >> exactly. super cheap, all under $25, and they are things you can make around your house. >> okay. >> so first we've got charlie brown, of course. and so this is a super easy costume that you can make with a yellow t-shirt. all you're going to need is a piece of black fabric, we used iron-on material that you can find at any marker. >> even use black tape. >> use electric tape. >> yes. >> and then you have the doghouse. >> of course. so when in doubt be an inanimate object for halloween. snoopy's house which is just a piece of poster board we've hung around her net and add in little lines for sharpie and for the extra touch add a headband that you glue ears on to. >> a little black marker or makeup for the nose. >> eyeliner.
>> and you are snoopy. >> thank you guys very much, appreciate it. >> and now we're getting away from the comics and we're bringing back memories of those great sunday mornings. >> yes. we love lazy things, lazy mornings. right here we have our very own crossword puzzle. buzzfeed just launched its own crossword so we had an editor make a puzzle. if you want to try it. the middle is -- 10 down. >> a show on nbc, a morning show. >> think really hard. >> called "the voice." >> the beautiful, beautiful. >> this is super easy. again, just a piece of poster board. you can print it out and write it by hand, whatever you want and very interactive as parties. >> cute. >> next up everybody's faim favorite male of the day, breakfast. create by drawing with fabric paint, ironon tape, felt, bacons, anything you want to be.
>> can't start without a good cup of joe. >> this amazing coffee cup is made out of a lamp shade, something you may have in your garage, or attic. just remove the inner workings and a brown piece of paper and the handle on the top, a piece of foam, easy as pie and add a nice little detail add some steam, pab rick paint, what, to a t-shirt. >> really cute and at last minute like that. >> can make these all in an house, i promise, and we did. >> under 25 bucks, most importantly. >> aylana, thank you so much. >> and for diy halloween ideas head to facebook and like our "today" style page. >> coming up next, today's fear factor and we're unwrapping the mystery of mummies, but first on a halloween eve this is "today" on nbc.
your favorite monsters. >> nbc's keir simmons is back with one final adventure. keir, that isn't you, it was a the peanuts theme this year. >> well, hello there. how the devil are you? i'm the wee british ghost. keir simmons asked me to let you know he's been to egypt to investigate a 3,000-year-old tomb and a monster that will have you screaming mummy! >> we are in serious trouble. mummy movies almost always begin with a group of intrepid archaeologists riding off into the deser to the find a lost tomb. >> look at these high row glifs. >> reporter: well, not exactly.
in 1922 an archaeologist and british aristocrat unlocked a 3,000-year-old intact tomb packed with treasure and the mummy of the pharaoh tutenkomon and then mysteriously members of the expedition began to die. the first to die was a pet canary, but the next victim was the financier of the expedition, lord canaan, and then one man after another fell to the curse. at least that's how the world's press report it had. in the truth, there was no truth in king tut's tomb. >> spun from the depths of doom. >> reporter: but that didn't stop universal studios in hollywood who had their mummy come to life and take revenge on his enemies. >> where will we find the mummy in. >> don't worry. the mummy will find you. >> reporter: >> the bandaged guy dragging his leg. the mummy is basically a classic
zombie >> reporter: ancient egyptians mummified everything, birds, bulls, even cats. >> mumification happened for years. >> reporter: in this temple in the shadow of the sphinx they made the royal mummies, a 70-day process and gruesome. >> first step must be empty brain from nose. >> reporter: they took the brain through the nose. like a horror movie. >> yes into in the classic universal movies the mummy would cam after you. the trouble with mummies is they are just so slow. they are never going to catch you. >> though he moved slowly it required victims to be paralyzed with terror and backed into a corner. >> reporter: hand now they speeded the mummies up. >> in the recent run of the mummy films the mummies have more pace. >> reporter: like these mummies, including these on-screen
moments. >> mum is. >> reporter: inspired by egyptian mythology. >> egypt, it's full of secrets. >> reporter: and with thousands of miles of desert, that's a lot of places to hide those secrets. can we go back now? excuse me, can we -- can we turn around? >> by the way, keir, i'm so sorry. you are charlie brown's ghost with all the holes. >> they still haven't found keir actually. >> and can we thank you for coming across this week and doing this whole kind of fear factor thing. >> it's been great fun, really fun. >> take that off so people can see who you are. >> no, no, no, never mind. coming up next, easy-to-make sweet tweets that goes with our
our "peanuts" party this morning. >> this is the owner of rocket bar and grill in chicago. he's got some perfectly peanuty recipes to make this year happiest of halloweens. billy, nice to see you. >> you look fabulous. how you guys doing? >> chicago cubs. >> cubbies. >> we'll start out because we're peanuts. you're going to do a little peanut butter and jelly french toast. >> and i'm amping up this peanut butter, fantastic. let's talk about ingredients. buttery breech bed, peanut butter, cream crease, maple seerp, cream, eggs, concord grapes to sprinkle on top, equal parts cream cheese and peanut butter together and we'll mix that up and get at great creamy butter, almost like a frosting. >> oh, my gosh. go ahead and each spread in some jam of your choice. we're using grape today. use any flavor that you like. >> okay. >> and then you go ahead and do
the jam on yours and marry your two sides together. if you wanted you can switch out the jam for bananas, nutella or chocolate chips, throw that in right now if you want to. >> okay. >> once you get that spread bring those together and make a sandwich which is super easy. >> pop those together. >> you can do this. >> you'll spread the egg and i'll put some heavy whipping groom with that. >> i don't want to get this on our costume. don't do the that. >> why do you use brioche bread? >> it's buttery and when cooked on the griddle it will have an awesome crust. >> dip that into the eggs. >> this is a great thick custard, drop it right in and do that and then you flip this over. this is like -- >> this is like a heart attack. >> no, this is like -- >> nothing low-cal about this. >> get the family red for the big day. >> warming our maple syrup here. can you actually do some crush
toasted peanuts in the maple syrup, right? >> this looks really good. >> and we'll drizzle that over our french toast and golden brown on each side a couple minutes and right there. here we go, fresh concord grapes on top and put some maple syrup with the peanut in it. >> halloween with breakfast, lunch and dinner. i'll grap one without, do the simple version. >> and then you'll have so much leftover halloween candy. >> really good. >> what we're going to do with that, do a leftover halloween candy, apple dipping station with caramel and chocolate. >> you're melting it all down. >> first you take your candy bars and using snickers and milky ways and just crack them up g.ahead, you guys. start breaking these into pieces. >> yeah. >> and fantastic. yes. or you can cut it up. >> has a lot of aggression. >> has a lot of aggression. >> and take your apples and skewer them. can i help you right here. a little trick of the trade for
the apples is to sprinkle a little lemon just so it doesn't get brown. >> oh, okay. >> and then what you're going to do is take your apple slice, and can you go hot fuge, chocolate or caramel, whatever you want, dip it on in, totally interactive for the kids, switch out pearce, bananas, pretzel rods, whatever you want. >> i love that you did the apple to make it healthy. >> and then you have your dipping station, any dip you want. >> looks amazing. >> last but not least we have deep fried candy bars. these are amazing. >> yes. how did you do it though? >> take them and drop them in the fryer and there you go. >> kids won't go to sleep until wednesday which is fantastic. >> you're introducing healthy apples and that's small stuff. >> you should try this, not like your figure shows in that dress. >> oh, no, look what happens. >> an m & m on your skirt.
>> oh, good. >> thank you so much. >> thank you so much. >> have you ever tried dipping the fried chocolate bar into the chocolate. >> into the candy of your choice. >> let's make it happening. >> more ideas for creative halloween treats at today.com. back in a moment, but, first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪
we're back now on a friday morning with our ongoing series "together we make football." willie, i should say not willie but schroeder. what do you have for us this week? >> got a good one, a little bit lighter okay giving it to you this way. if there's one thing we know about nfl is that they love a capella. a story of green bay packers who became pitch perfect. ♪ >> the movie "pitch perfect" premiereded in 2012, and immediately struck a chord with an unlikely demographic. >> mire brother showed me the move, and as movie went on i like fell in love, awesome move, and just like laughing the whole time. >> green bay packers offensive lineman david bakhtari showed his love of the movie on social media caring the eye of the producer actress elizabeth banks. >> he was tweeting about it and i followed him on twitter and he immediately bm eid me they would
love to be in the film. >> they were offered a cameo but the packers were nervous about stepping off the field and on to the silver screen. >> well, professionals, you know, in football, but in this we were completely new. >> the and there was one other problem. >> i would like it to be known how much i detest the pack eers. >> as a lifelong chicago bears fan, kay canon didn't want to write a part for players from the bears' biggest rival. >> i had this visceral response of like, no, i cannot have this happen. >> despite the obstacles the players took a chance. >> we were terrified going into the filming of this. >> the first day we showed up on set and we had to rehearse, and they were like, all right. packers, your turn and we were like, what? we were definitely out of our element. >> t.j., can you handle this. >> david, can you handle this? >> clay, can you handle this.
>> i don't think they can handle this. >> what they could handle was the glowing reviews from their hollywood co-stars. >> they could do the whole finale number back to front. >> wow. >> like knew it inside out. >> and they can actually sing. >> they are great. they are really good singers. really good. >> they are really good. ♪ i don't think you're ready for this jelly ♪ ♪ i don't think you're ready for this jelly ♪ ♪ because my body is too bootilicious ♪ ♪ my body is so booty-licious >> well, people don't expect us to really have any other role in laugh so, i mean, it just shows our personality. i mean, people forget sometimes we're human, too. >> strike me down for saying this, like i actually love them. what they are doing is like they are embracing fun. >> oh, oh, i'm all about this. nobody in this room has loved more tenors than i have, please
pick us. >> it reminds us that these big men have a of the sorry side to us and i think that's always a good thing to remind those of us that love football. >> the boys can sing. when they accepted they thought they would have quick cameos but shoot went on for four days with as many as 80 takes on some scenes. two of the packers songs actually ended up on "the pitch perfect 2" soundtrack. >> they really are good. >> asking for your stories all season. the deadline a few days away. you've got until this monday to head to today.com/twmf to share your story. if we feature, it you'll get a chance to win a trip to super bowl 50. >> that is so cool. by the way, you know what just happened? snoopy, not that snoopy, not hoda, the real snoopy, has just tweeted about our halloween costumes. look at this. you all look incredible. beagle hugs. >> oh, snoopy. >> thank you. >> by the way, we just want to thank everybody who helped create our halloween koss teams. >> we've got to give credit
where credit is do you, philip hegamin, louie zacari and betty rogers and, of course, the "today" show makeup, hair and wardrobe team. >> and for the props on the sthaet "today" design department, our hard working crew, of course, do a great job every day. our friends from the "peanuts" movie plus amazing graphics and animation team, holly, jason and paul and barry and mark perricone, all told they weled them 270 hours to do this show. >> crazy. >> speaking of hard work, charlie james brown you're getting ready for the rokerthon 2015. >> attempting to set a new record by doing the weather live in all 50 states. >> yes. >> one weatherman in one week to bring you the weather from all 50 states. >> nice job. >> rokerthon 2, taking america by storm in theaters nowhere november 6th. >> and we're also using our epic
journey to help put food on the table for the folks who need it during this upcoming holiday season. we're working with the folks at feeding america. can you learn more about how to donate to today.com/rokerthon. every dollar raised helps feed 11 meals. if you're in the new york area, we'll also be collecting none perishable foods right here on the plaza. >> good luck with that. that's a great idea. >> there's a lot more halloween straight ahead. >> that's right. i'm ... =vo= not your usual bird hunt going in the south bay. this after someone broke into 8:56 on your friday morning. it's not your usual bird hunt going on in the south bay. this after somebody broke into the wild life center of silicon valley in san jose stealing this american crow along with his carrier. a picture of marlee is posted on the facebook page offering a $1,000 return for his safe return or an arrest in the case. marlee cannot survive in the
this is my year. i know it. this is the year i'm finally going to be able to fly my kite. and what a perfect day for it. i can't stand it, rats! i'm not going to let a little rain discourage me. i'm going to study the meteorological charts, check it out. yes, it's all good. we've got a strong wind coming in from the east, a warm front from the south meaning a swell in the north and that makes for perfect conditions. this year i'm going to fly my kite with the help from my friends. schroeder, you're a noted musician, you know all this stuff. how do i get to fly my kite this
year? >> well, charlie brown, it's all about feeling the rhythm of the wind and the mel if i of the breeze. it's like a concerto from our first president beethoven. ♪ >> oh, schroeder, what a beautiful song. >> oh, yuk, lucy. you're not my truer love. music is. >> but schroeder, schroeder! schroeder! >> marcy, you're so smart, you know a lot of things. how can i fly my kite? >> well, charles, if you want to succeed you should study the law of fitsics. read a little newton. galileo, da vinci.
>> good grief. >> at least you know about gravity. good luck, charles, my one true unrequited love. >> all right, peppermint patty, you know all about physical activity, how am i going to get my kite up in the air? >> listen, chuck, it takes raw athleticism, muscle memory. you've got to bulk up. here, try these. aaugh! >> just keep swinging at it, just keep it, and by the way, you kind of like me, don't you? >> i will fly a kite this year. you've stud eat weather. i've felt the rhythm and learned the science and i've got the strength. let's go, trusty kite. come on! >> you can do it. >> you can do it. fly the kite.
>> is it over yet? >> dylan dreyer is the kite, ladies and gentlemen. >> i didn't fall. >> wow, it worked for me. >> laid it on there. >> that went a little too long. >> no, no. >> went cheek to cheek, it was a lingering cheek kiss, thank you, losy. >> my pleasure. >> thanks, losy. >> thank you, ladies and gentlemen. >> lucy van pelt. >> dylan, how you doing on the skrats out here? >> i was worried this whole thing would fall apart once i started skating but we did it. >> i think we've got some side-by-side looks here at our characters. do we have schroeder first and see how it stacked up. >> that's you as a young child. >> same hair. >> okay. natalie, you and marcy, i think you've got. let's see. >> do we have natalie as marcy.
>> there's marcy. >> okay. which way? >> she can't see with these glasses on. >> al as charlie brown, al, take a look at the camera. >> spitting image. >> charlie james brown, feel good. >> and tamron as pepperminute patty. i think we kind of crushed it. you crushed it. >> dylan dreyer as sglit how did i do? >> you were great. >> we want to thank what an unbelievable team we had working behind the scenes to create the costumes over weeks and weeks. we got help from our friends at "snl." our incredible makeup and props department here on the "today" show. it was a long process of building these costumes and making us look like these characters, and, boy, we had the easy part just stepping into their work. >> we have an incredible group of people out there, too, with great costumes. >> good job, everyone.
>> we've got adorable kids, too. we're going to show you those a little bit later on. adorable. >> love it. >> look at that. do we have a picture of them >> the kids, there they are. >> they are heading over to our table. >> say hi. >> more of their costumes coming up in a little bit. >> so one of our faves this time of year is the team from barack dubs doing it again this time creating a video of president obama singing kill er. ♪ terrorize ♪ because this is thriller ♪ thriller night and no one gonna save you from the beast ♪ >> the amazing. >> all right. >> come on. very nicely done. candy. >> can we get a shot over here. >> oh, my goodness.
tell us what your costume is. >> i'm a wet willie. >> i'm a wet willie. >> that's just amazing. >> what are you? >> i'm a willie tree modelled after mindy kaling. those are my two winners for costumes. >> easily, easily. there you have it. alot of clever costumes. this is not a trick or treatment costumes that are going viral. take a look at some of the ones we found in florida. polk county sheriff's office encouraged people to post photos on their facebook page and 6-year-old presley is a box of doughnuts and is posing with a sheriff. >> amazing. >> amazing. >> amazing, but we can't see it. it's amazeing. >> the we threw candy at our stage manager, zach. let's just throw candy at samb. >> we're told they are very clever. >> another really good one, i'm told because i can't see it. this one is going viral. this is a guy from chicago named
mo klein. he had dress the as aladdin. now take a look, complete with a flying carpet. it's pretty awesome. >> no way. >> wow. >> that's one of those -- >> that's a great idea. >> that's impressive. >> it's tricky but it's good. >> smart. >> love that. >> that is genius. >> just be careful. >> so the weather looks pretty good today. how is it going to be for trick-or-treating,000 though? >> middle of the country is doses are going to be good tonight and tomorrow. we'll come trick or treat next to these beautiful, we've got some of the best looking kids on morning tv right here. look at all of them. we've got a cowboy, a little bashful cowboy and look at that. we've got ironman, and a princess. we've got a fabulous peter panel. we've got an astronaut and batman, captain america, and a little strawberry, that's so cute. a garden gnome, i love it, a little bumble bee, this is great. i love it. all right -- and they all happen
to be our staffers' kids. there you have it. the only time our staff actually gets on as long as they bring kids. let's show you what's going on as far as your forecast for trick or treat. you're looking at a lot of heavy rain down through the texas area. we're also going to look for lots of spooks and ghouls and goblins along the east coast that. west coast as well. saturday nightled actual night of halloween, plenty of wet weather again from the great lakes all the way down to the gulf coast and showers in the pacific northwest and the cascades and clear skies up and down the east coast and much of the west coast and we're looking at beautiful spidery weather in the northern plain good morning. i'm meteorologist scakari hall. it's cool, but warming up into the upper 50s to lower 60s. a lot of sunshine, we'll continue to see the temperatures going up through the morning. and expect a high of 82 degrees in the east bay. and in the tri-valley in to the
upper 80s, the peninsula 79 degrees while the south bay tops out at 81. in san francisco, we're looking at a high of 72 degrees. >> an that's your latest weather. >> i can't get over the kids. they are so cute. >> amazing costumes, guys. >> look at that. >> i like the little astronaut. >> we'll hang out with more of the costumed kids. also coming up next, i wouldn't touch this guy's beard if he were the last man on earth. we find out what's going on under will forte's chin? will. it's all in good fun. we'll talk to him about his hit show right after this.
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well, imagine being the last man on earth. if you're lucky enough you'll run into a few last women on earth with hopes of repopulating the plante as you make your way through a post-apocalyptic life. >> will forte is here to talk about his hit show and the show that's growing on his face. mr. forte, good to see you, sir. >> good to see you. >> so we've got our costumes but it turns out the hit costume of this year's halloween is the will forte. i think we have a couple of fans who preview what had they are going to look like as they go out trick-or-treating. that's apparently a will forte costume. >> dead wringer. >> last men on earth. >> those are the most handsome costumes i've seen, no disrespect to you guys right here. >> none taken. >> so fun to see stuff like that. it's like when you hear -- when a band like goes and hears their song on the radio for the first time. the first like -- that's very cool for like a sketch comedy guy to -- to see somebody dressing up like you.
it's a big honor. >> well, speaking of your beard, you were on "the tonight show" last night and they actually did a little bacteria test on the beard, is that right? >> yes, they did. >> i think we have a clip. >> take a look. >> the first one is called pseudomonas, a bacteria found in soil and dirty sneakers. will, you tested positive. >> staphylococcus, most commonly found in trash cans. i think you know the answer to this, will. you tested positive, buddy. >> we should really get that look back. >> what have you been doing to get that in your beard? >> i have no idea. i keep a reclean beard. i just think they are minute particles of everything all over the place and my beard just
happened to catch some. the good thing was the main one, i'm not even going to say what it is, but it was not in here. so that -- the only one that i really cared about. >> good. >> is not present. >> yes. >> so this "last man on earth," such a great concept, and -- but what's also fun you is get some great cameos and guest stars on this show. >> yeah. it's been very fun, you know. we -- we have such a good time writing the show and -- and luckily we've been able to lure some people over to be a part of it. >> concept of the show was very cool. was it your idea? >> my idea with the two other guys. is guys chris miller and phil lord who did "21" and "22 jump street" and did the lego movie and does the han solo movie. >> they are okay, too? >> they are doing okay? >> so i understand you also
recently took the cast, the whole crew on a retreat. was there some funny business that happened there in. >> it was so much fun. mary steenburgen hosted the whole group of cast and writers at her place. oh, that's us. there we are. >> that's great. >> so much fun. >> what a beautiful place. >> and she did everything to a tee, like we showed up, and there were t-shirts made. there were pumpkin carving stations. >> oh, wow. >> and she had two hats and we all got together at this the barn at night and had two hats, one had the name of a song and then one had the name of an instrument. you had to try to -- it was like charades with instruments or "name that tune." sght that sounds fun. >> so hi to try to do "wouldn't it be nice" with a trombone. i flailed horribly. >> we love you, lost show and love the beard despite what some of those tests said about it. >> don't get too close. >> no kisses from us this time, sorry. >> "last man on earth" airs sundays on fox. will, thanks a lot.
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halloween once was known as all hallows eve. >> a night when spirits came back to visit the living. >> and ghosts are synonymous with halloween. >> so perhaps it's only fitting we sent dylan dreyer to an old ghost town to try to find some. >> and i think we might have. that's at least what i felt there. we headed to a town frozen in time 30 miles south of the california state capital. there's definitelyomething strange in the neighborhood. we didn't call ghost busters but we called the true from travel
channel's "ghost adventures." >> pulled me down these stairs here. >> what's wrong? >> they travel in search of spirits most of us would like to avoid. >> i call it the city of ghosts. >> 11 seasons spent hunting for ghosts here at home and around the world. lead investigator zach along with aaron, bill and jay, four guys who don't fear the paranormal. they go looking for it, and for one day i geared up to go with them. >> this is it. this is all there is. >> lock, a chinese farming town established in the early 1900s. >> so is it still up and running? is it kind of a ghost town? what is it now? >> it's kind of a ghost town. it is a ghost town literally. >> a man was killed over a gambling dispute inside this building, an old casino and opium den that's now a museum. our mission, to connect with the
vic victim or his killer. >> how do you feel? >> my heart is already racing. i mean, when the sun was still out i was okay with all of this, but now that it's dark it's just a whole different feel. >> the old casino was pitch black, but we were equipped with devices specially designed to find spirits in the dark. first, using an audio device that turns energy into words. >> what do you want from us? i'm going to put this on the table. >> i just put this on the table. >> a bet on the blackjack table was a good start but we continued our quest for more evidence using a structured light sensor camera and an audio device called a spirit box to talk to the casino killer. >> come on, george, we know that you murdered chris. >> i -- i just saw a stick figure thing over on that. >> are you serious. >> did you just show yourself to dylan? >> i did. >> three strong signals in less than an hour is rare, even for
the ghost adventurer's group who wanted to take a close look atner of center where they analyze evidence. >> you know that you murder fred. >> right there. >> right there. >> oh, whoa. >> the spirit was spotted in the exact same place where jay had an interaction the day before. >> my neck, i had a noose. >> back in the casino there was one place to investigate, opium den the just one catch i was going alone. >> check one. >> okay. >> if something is bad you communicate with that. >> zach stepped out to watch from the nerve center and i headed upstairs. >> hello, is anyone up here? anything you would like to say to me? agh, oh, my god. oh, my god. >> my fear factor triggered a frantic response, but this time it turns out it was just my own spirit that got the best of me. that and the robotic camera. >> and i look over my shoulder
and the camera is following me, turning and following me so i scream and ran. nobody told me it was an automatic camera head. >> you did an awesome job. >> oh, my god. >> and you are welcome back any time. >> thank you. >> can we do one thing for anyone watching. can we replay them three times that moment where the motorized camera scared you. ready. here we go. >> agh. agh. agh. oh, my god. >> that's the best thing you got in the. >> that was a get me the heck out of here. but all signs pointed to some sort of energy being in the building. >> oh, weird. >> like all the other things that we felt, everything. the investigation i took part in won't air until 2016 but "ghost adventures" has a two-hour halloween special tomorrow night on the travel channel. and i was watching "ghost adventures" on demand the other day and the sound bar to our tv turned off and the doorbell rang
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and honey getting made. and honey that was just beginning. are still trying to figure out what caused a good morning. it's 9:26. i'm kris sanchez. firefighters are still trying to figure out what caused a strange smell at a hotel that sent a dozen gsge guests outside. this is right across from the stanford university campus. they called in a hazardous material team. they stayed there unit till about midnight, but then they called the all clir. whi clear. while the cause is still up in the air, all the sgess who were hospitalized will be okay. turns out repairs to a large union city sinkhole will continue for quite some time. at this point the time tail says
indefinite. that sinkhole opened up more than two weeks ago on and the repairs have been difficult and while the intersection is open again, one lane in each direction will remain closed until that work is finished. happening today, a new gauge onle came c california's water . the agency hints that it appears californians are going to need to target for a fourth straight month. a look at weather and traffic coming up% .
degrees. how are the roads looking some. a bad situation over here, southbound 680 jamming up around the bends and up to the truck scale. we can't see the crash, but let me show you the map. reports of three right lanes blocked, two right lanes and hov lane open. this is quickly stacking up. everybody trying to get over for 84. the rest of your bay including the tri-valley looks pretty good, but slowing through oakland. may have the sweeper trucks. back to you. more local news and traffic coming up in the next half hour.
taking a look at headlines, there's a fire alarm recall to tell you about. sure signal said its heat-activated fire alarms could fail to work due to defect i was fuse. the guy alarms were made between 2004 and 2005 and sold under the brand names detect master guard responsive and thermal link. check the consumer product safety commission website. walmart is getting a jump on the holiday shopping season. starting this sunday it will offer discounts on thousands of items, including toys and electronics. walmart says it's cutting more focus on online deals year and promises more price rollbacks online than you'll find in stores. meantime, target says will switch to christmas decor and products on sunday, but it's not offering any special sales just
yet. and it's almost time to fall back. daylight saving time ends at 2:00 a.m. this sunday and that's when clocks are turned back one hour. most phones and other smart devices do it automatically. it's also a good time to replace batteries in smoke alarms and co2 detectors. can you do that after your extra hour of sleep. so which movies inspirit most halloween costumes this year? "star wars," tops, of course. a tally of online searches finds that consumers made twice as many for "star wars"-related costumes than they did for "frozen" characters which was raft year's number one search. followed by the loveiable minions, "frozen "again and "maleficent." career builder calculated which sites would fare best after a zombie apocalypse, freedom fighting boston comes in first, the rankings are based on things like number of first responders, military personnel, food resources and access to weapons.
kansas city where it's common to stockpile for emergencies is second followed by columbus, ohio. cities judged by, by the way, least likely to survive the zombies are new york followed by tampa and los angeles. so there you go. al, i mean, charlie. >> i don't buy that. new york, come on, we've gotsome business on the subway now. really? this halloween markets 65th anniversary of one the greatest traditions going for trick or treatment it's trick or treat for unicef. the original kids helping kids campaign raised more than $175 million for children in need around the world. karen stern is president and ceo of unicef. good to see you. >> or should i say little red riding hood. >> good to see you too. >> ironic we did peanuts "peanuts" and you guys are featuring the "peanuts" movie on the unicef box. >> 65th anniversary of unicef and 65th anniversary of the
"peanuts" comic. >> i got a candy bar. i got a rock. so what are you hoping to accomplish this year with the money you raise? >> well, you know, there are more kids on the move right now than in any time since the world war ii pier. we really are in dire straits in terms of what we need to save children this year and we're hoping gets get out there and they not only have some fun and they help us have other children around the world. >> can they get the boxes? >> trickortreat for unicef.org. if you don't already have your good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. a lot of sunshine across the bay area and temperatures slowly warming up. it will be a warmer than average day. reaching into the low 70s in san francisco, east bay 82 degrees. in the tri-valley, up to 87 degrees. and the peninsula as well as the south bay near 80 degrees. and as we head into the weekend,
more of this warm weather, but a cold front dropping in on sunday will bring us a chance of rain late sunday evening. >> and that's your latest weather. >> the top grossing scary movies of all time including "the paranormal franchise" insidious" and "the purge". >> and is out with a new game show called "hellevator" and we took a ride on a version of that elevator this morning. >> good to see you. >> you're single-handedly responsible for me from losing sleep. just the trailers send me under the bed. other than having a weird foot fetish because you keep commenting on my feet. >> i have costume envy, i was going to be the wicket witch and
they got the nose all wrong and now i have no costume. >> do you have a thrill to scare people? >> love to scare people, whether in movies, sometimes we have haunted houses and any possible way i love to scare people. i don't know why. i was a problem child. >> yes. >> you and m. knight, both such charming pleasant guys and then you have this darkness within you. >> well, a little known fact about people who don't understand horror movies think sets of horror movies are dark. the sets of horror movies are more fun than any other genre. people who love horror have fun but people who don't don't have fun. >> what scares you? >> a movie that bombs is what scares me. >> good answer. >> tell us about "hellevator" and where did the concept come up in. >> i've always loved game shows and trying to scare people in a different way. this is the first one that we've done, when i heard the title i thought "hellevator" is the a
challenge show. we put people in an elevator and each level it goes down there's more things that scare and disturb them. >> oh, my gosh. it's so frightening. >> tamron has volunteered to go and be on the show. >> this is good news. >> we'll go together. >> no, you guys go without me and write me. >> let's bring in two your colleagues, jen and sylvia. >> the hosts of "hellevator." >> the ladies, how are you. >> thanks for having us. >> i saw you earlier, i had no idea what you are here for, who are these two. >> we just throw this on every morning. >> i was a little creeped out, thought it was some of our crowd who constitutional amendment into the studio. who are these people. >> you love the genre and you love scaring people? >> this is everyday outfits. >> this is our wardrobe. >> we kept showing up at one house until they gave us a job. >> please, we just waited, no, too twiny and then finally. >> well, i think we've got the
clip. >> yeah. >> we didn't know this was coming. >> wow. >> let's see how it turned out. >> i'm not going in there first. you go in there first. >> what is this? >> no, seriously. >> i don't like this at all. >> i don't trust you. >> okay, okay. >> what is happening? >> take me. it better not -- >> you're my protector, al. what is that? >> i don't know. >> okay, come on. >> not funny at all. okay, stop. >> welcome to "hellevator." your nightmare begins now. >> all right. stop it! >> okay. >> my turn. >> that was really -- i'm still freaked out a little bit, i will admit. >> okay. here's -- >> full disclosure. >> we don't typically have fearn
in the elevator so you walked up. >> you were a little suspicious. >> off the bat. >> the i don't understand why there's not ferns always in the elevat elevator. >> the the producer is like get in the elevator and i'm like i'm not getting in there. >> and five people are already laughing as you walk on and they know -- >> this was a practice. the show is scary for real. there's no fun on the hoe for goodness sake. >> oh, my gosh. >> and no ferns in your elevators. >> there's lots of blood but not ferns. we had to keep it g-rated for you guys. >> okay. >> thanks, ladies. the show is "hellevator" can't wait to see it. >> coming up next how hall wood is celebrating halloween. is celebrating halloween. yo look, is celebrating halloween. yo the wolf was huffing and puffing. like you do sometimes, grandpa? well, when you have copd, it can be hard to breathe. it can be hard to get air out, which can make it hard to get air in. so i talked to my doctor.
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well, hello there. let's kick off the weekend in style with a special halloween peppermint patty edition of "pop fix." a new kardashian we've never met? hang on. take a look. it's actually ellen. yes, ellen unveiled her epic costume to tease her halloween episode and she's going as other kardashian, the other lesser known karla with a kk and the emmy winner had an unual tradition of forcing her
executive producer to go through a haunted house and he brought reinforcements with "modern family" star eric stonestreet and hilarity ensued. >> this is more props. >> oh! >> i'm throwing you down in a second. >> daylight. not scared in the daylight. doesn't bother me. daylight! not startling! not scary! >> i will keep you from getting your zag card. >> not scared in the daylight. braver than i am. okay, but ellen isn't the only kardashian getting into the halloween spirit. kim k posted a heartwarming photo of her little north and her niece penelope dressing up from the princesses in "frozen." those weren't the only costumes the little ones have worn this season the just a few days earlier kourtney posted an adorable picture of herself and superhere osh. the reality star looked flawless
in her wond woman consues and her three case mason, penelope and rain all wore their superhero costumes and northwest decided to go a different route flaunting an adorable unicorn down there in the bottom and can't wait to see what they wear tomorrow night and even though halloween isn't technically until tomorrow that26 has not stopped the stars from strutting their spooky stuff all week long. lindsay lohan and johnham as a hamburglar and john stamos as a sexy kehl and bonus points that's josh peck who plays his son on the show "grandfather the "dressed to match him. very cute there. halloween also came early for sierra, the boyfriend quarterback russell wilson had a halloween-themed party. she complemented his batman costume with catwoman and
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7 in 1 from the world's #1 olay. your best beautiful this morning on "today" food we're wrapping up a special week of halloween treats or as i like to say ahloween treats. i've got a devil in a blue tress with me in the kitchen this forge from "family circle" magazine. creepy cake ideas a are no trick and all treat. >> devil in the blue dress. >> thanks for having me. >> start off with a frankenstein case and these are the ingredients, oil and milk and cocoa and all the other accoutrements. >> the idea was that all of these cakes were super easy to make. you can do them last minute. after all halloween is tomorrow. >> yes. >> so they all start with a basic devil's food boxed cake mix. substitute a little bit of butter milk and water to make it
richer and then you bake it according to package directions 8 inch rounds. >> the magic is the frosting. >> yes. >> so we've got this the butter cream forthing dyed green for frankenstein, so we just want to smooth it a little bit. i love an offset spatula because it helps, you know, make it extra smooth here so just do that a little bit until you're sort of, you know, nice and smooth. >> all right. >> so then you want to start with his hair. so if you want to grab a piping back here. chocolate ganache frosting fitted with a flat tip, and you dined of want took around and here and fill in. >> one of the tips too. >> homemade ganache frosting. no one is going to judge you if you buy store bought frosting.
>> no judging on halloween. >> you do the face and you use the little candies here. grab these guys, white chocolates with mints. we'll start and pretend here and stick those on there. his eyes are very wide apart. >> and then you've got the green gumdrop for the nose and if you want to grab a twix, these are the bolts. >> i want to go on record i'm not a fan of candy corn but that said -- >> i'm on board with you. here this is chocolate ganache and this is butter cream. one and a half cups. we'll put the original in here and you'll put the yellow gel in there. that's two da2/3 cup so mix tha. the colored frost and the same colors as the candy corn. once that's all mixed up, you'll
transfer them to piping bags with star tips. >> charlie brown, you forgot your gang. >> we were waiting for you. >> like nobody cares about me anymore. i'm charlie brown, the loser. >> oh, yeah. >> oh, look at this. this is beautiful. >> you can decorate. >> thank you so much. >> to get this recipe and more, easy halloween treats, go to today.com/food. we're back in a moment. >> good grief! >> this is "today" on nbc.
♪ ♪ hush my darling... ♪ don't fear my darling... ♪ the lion sleeps tonight. [snoring.] ♪ hush my darling... [snoring.] ♪ don't fear my darling... ♪ the lion sleeps tonight. [snoring.] take the roar out of snore. yet another innovation only at a sleep number store. there it is, the full "peanuts" game, matt lauer again this year in drag. >> that's it. >> lucy, look at charlie brown.
>> oh, how is the head holding up in. >> i've got a vapor lock happening right now. >> ready to take that off. >> oh, boy. >> and your wig, too, right. >> yes, yes. >> you're going home and letting your family take the kids. >> like it never happened. like it never happened. >> dare i ask you what's happening this weekend on "today." >> charlie brown, as much as i enjoy being your kite, we have our own halloween planned for "weekend today," a whole set of different costumes, a surprise and a very special guest star, too. i don't even know who it is so make sure you join us saturday for extravaganza, carson and willie here as well. >> there is no contest but we wanted to see the costumes of all the kids and the hoe is only an hour tomorrow so show up early. >> be sure to be here. dylan, thanks. you make a i'm ... =vo= not your usual
they posted the picture on the center's facebook page offering $1,000 for his safe return or an arrest in the case. marley cannot survive in the wild. let's check your weather this morning. >> a lot of spine beingof sunsh bay area. temperatures reaching into the low 80s in the east bay and south bay. peninsula, look for a high of 79. in the tri-valley, in the upper 80s today. and san francisco reaching 72 degrees. expect a high of 86 in the north bay. breeze breezy winds. let's see how the roads are moving with mike. >> barely at all in sunol. you can see the vehicles behind me, only one lane open southbound 880 all the way up the grade. we'll look at the map. we have a fuel spill, a big rig there. a lot of cleanup that we don't have a time for opening. so 680 is jammed now out of sunol actually from the south end of pleasanton.
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this is "today" with kathie lee . >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special halloween edition of "today." about kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. ♪ oh, good grief! wake up! wake up! what are you guys doing sleeping? you've got a show to do! you've got to do the chat. i don't care if your characters can't speak, you signed a contract with nbcuniversal, a corporation and its affiliates, to provide irreverent, yet