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just like your mom won't walk in on you... forever. let's be clear. clearasil works fast. from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and go. >> woo. >> hello. "cruise" by florida georgia line. hoda and i are so excited, it's thirsty thursday august 25th. they're going to be with us today. >> they're going to be here, the two of them, those crazy boys. >> settling down, should i say maturing or fermenting like a fine wine? >> yes, they are.
they're going to visit with us and sing. >> we're looking forward to that. and if you find it hard to get a healthy breakfast on table as you're rushing the kids out to school, a couple of easy breakfasts packed with proteins and veggies. they're going to really love them? >> they are. >> she's tested. >> this woman could not tell you that if it weren't true. >> thursday means our ambush makeover. that means our team is scouring the plaza, found two deserving their new looks. speaking of new looks, kathie lee's hair is killing it online. it's the whole -- it's all the rage. okay? the curls, the ringlets. first of all, you guys know who little big town is? >> sure. >> okay. kimberly from little big town has the ringlets. if fact, did she text you and say hey is. >> yesterday in the morning we were trying to mix it up a little bit.
in the same family. >> anyway, i did it yesterday. i said i want to look like kimberly, right? >> yeah. >> i'm in the car on the way home. ding, a text, it's kimberly, love the curls. >> look who else does curls like you do. next is carrie underwood. >> fun to mix it up. >> dolly parton did it, too. you know what, everyone -- everybody -- i think dolly probably did it first. don't you think? >> hey, hoda, you know what, i'm so happy today for many, many reason. >> why? >> i have got you next to me. i got my stuff and i got a hot dog. i got a whole bunch of dogs here. you know why? >> why? >> because this is a very, very, very big day. >> huge. >> huge. today is -- >> what, is someone at the door is. >> i don't believe so. >> maybe. oh my gosh. wait. here he comes. hold on. careful. you got it. >> come on in.
>> happy birthday to me. how are you? >> regis, what are you holding yourself for? >> what are you talking about? what do you mean? you both look so beautiful today. i love you in sleeveless. >> come on over, reg. >> sure, absolutely. come on, hoda. look it, it's hoda, she made it back from the olympics. it's incredible. >> we know it's your special day, your 85th bir >> really to. >> thank you. >> going to be going to your party this weekend. didn't want you to think we're not thinking of you. we brought your favorite gray's papaya hot dogs. >> you know i love those. i'm trying not to drink anymore. you know that. >> here you go. >> it's delicious. >> sip wine, don't drink it. >> regis -- >> i'm trying to watch my figure but okay. >> that's why we didn't give withdrew a cake. just a cupcake.
all right. just a nibble now. don't push it in my nose like you did back in the day. >> good? >> thank you, girls. >> we're going to flay a little game today, reg. >> okay. >> through the whole hour. >> terrific. >> it's going to be called, you heard of where's waldo? >> i have. >> we're going to play where's regis? >> he's right here. >> i know but you can sort of hide for the rest of the show. >> all right. fair enough. er >> the prop guys will show you where. >> okay. terrific. >> come on, reg. >> all right. bye, girls, you know i love you. >> all right then. thank you. >> regis is leaving. >> regis is leaving the building. >> again. >> we have no idea where regis is going to show up. >> i don't either. >> gently backs out of the room. >> holding his stuff. >> okay.
>> by the way, that was awesome. >> oh my gosh. the great papaya hot dogs. we want to thank them. >> does he like them with ketchup and mustard? >> i think he just likes mustard if i remember. >> that was great. billy's impression of regis -- >> really, really good. >> so spot on. tomorrow we're going to have the wonderful actor john krezinski of whom i adore. he's in it with margo martindale, the loveliest lady. you know he's married to this lovely actress. >> emily blunt. he told matt earlier he cried the first time he saw "the devil wears prada" which stars his then future wife. he played down his reaction, he was with a buddy. what was he crying about? >> parts were emotional. >> they were dating and
she was watching it. she busted him. >> she was like, what are you doing? he was like, oh, i just like this. he turned the channel. didn't want to be weird stalkerish. >> it wasn't his wife. >> when she busted him, it wasn't. they were dating. ultimately he confessed and said how many times have you seen it, once, twice? he said 75 times. he watched her in "the devil wears prada." >> so is she. i've never met her but i love her work. she's in the huge, huge movie coming up "girl on the train." >> the book was so good. that's a page turner that one. all right. there's this wonderful story about -- >> what? >> regis is still here. >> where is -- >> what do you -- what would you like to eat?
>> will you feed him? >> let's go. >> any time. >> very small window when he's hungry. small. >> two ahead and feed him. >> she's afraid to feed him. i don't know why. >> regis gets hungry. would you feed him a little -- oh, do you like that? >> he gets very cranky when he's not fed. >> how is that, good? >> much better. >> all right. >> carry on. >> all right. we'll can carry on. >> all right. what else is going on? can't stop eating these. >> i love commercial break. >> billy, yesterday, we were in central park. >> when is that going to show? >> soon. means we don't know. >> fifth graders, you know, they've been dating for a whole year, right? and -- >> they're 10-year-olds from montgomery, texas. buzzfeed ended up sharing the story about them. what happened is the little girl
dates. >> cole felt back she tore her acl. he wrote a letter. he wrote, i'm so sorry you broke your knee, although you can't play sports, you still make my day when i get to see your beautiful smile. god has a plan for all of us and sometimes it's hard for us to understand why things happen to us. my dad tells me that god only allows things to happen that he knowses we can you are a pretty, nice, funny and strong girl that is also a good friend and you will get through this quickly. please let me know how i can help during your recovery. >> did he really write that? >> this kid -- >> no, he didn't write it. she says there's no way he wrote it. >> he's going to be such a good husband. when's the last time you received a letter like that? >> you know what's really freaking me out? >> what? >> regis sitting -- i'm sorry, but it's so -- >> regis, are you okay?
probably 63. i don't know. i should write one. i'm going to. >> are you still a very romantic guy? >> yes, very. the most romantic ever. regis loves romance and romance in turn loves regis. >> all right. you know who else loves -- a guy that loves people, the rock has a beautiful -- >> s. adorable daughter. we're going to show you in this video. okay. >> no, not that -- that one, yeah. we go from lots of hair to no hair. okay. so this is the caption from rock's little video. it says, finally my big head is used for more than just a place to hang my hat. the joys of being home and playing one of my favorite games, slap daddy's head.
do it again. do it again. >> look at his hands. look how big his hands are with his precious little girl. >> doesn't look scared to me. >> that's so cute. >> apparently there's a local plummer, hoda, who knows just how to advertise his business. >> how did he do it? >> okay, this is a plumbing business in ontario, canada. here's the picture on facebook. >> uh-huh. >> so is that it? >> oh. >> >> regis, do you like it? >> a throne, i love it. regis thinks that's funny. >> hey, now, you are 85 today, reg. that's getting up there. do you agree with this new survey, it says as you get older, you get happier. >> well, mostly true. >> yeah. >> not always true. >> what are you happier about now than you used to be?
that often. >> is that often the -- >> and what's the bad part of it? >> getting up in the morning sometimes regis is a little stiff. in the knees. >> regis. regis. you're the best. >> we just got out of that one. >> let me give you -- we're going to see him >> how about a little music? a little song -- >> is it hoda day? >> we played it when we were in rio, it's reggae, beach. it's from a group called the dirty hits and it's called "that's all i need." take a listen.
>> you like it, reg? are you sure? listen. ? ain't no place i'd rather be ? ? i'm talking about right here right now ? ? that's all i need ? >> your favorite song is "every time it rains it rains ? >> that is my favorite song. >> what is the next line? >> h >> 85. >> when i was 84, i remembered every lyric. >> okay. all right. so if you guys, by the way, want to see the video of how her hair got curly, it's epic, people want to see how they did it. go to our facebook page. kick up your cowboy boots for the boys of florida georgia line. >> find out why they changed in their music hits. coming up.
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>> it's alphabetical. >> is that how -- >> which one of you is from florida? >> i'm from florida. >> you're florida, he's georgia. >> runaway hit "cruise," they've become a main hit in country music, their latest single is called "holy." it's held the number one spot on billboard's hot country charts for 16 straight weeks. >> what? >> what? >> now florida georgia line is performing in front of soldout crowds acr your roots." hello, boys. >> you always have dug your roots, haven't you? you're proud to be where you're from and riding that wave. >> it's important. i think it's more important to us than ever. we're excited about this album. i think we're trying to as transparent as we can be. a lot's changed. a lot's happened for us. >> bring us up to date. >> you brought both your wives here. not many. one a --
>> she's adorable. overalls on. >> what's interesting, you guys, whenever i hear your music, i think of dancing and kicking up my heels. party music. this cd i fell in love with listening to the song. so much more depth. it's like close your eyes music and soak it in. >> thank you. i think it's a little bit -- you nailed it, little deeper album, little bit of vulnerability -- can't even speak. it's so early. >> >> was this a conscientious decision? did you say to yourself let's just represent where you are? honestly were you thinking maybe the fans aren't going to want us to evolve? sometimes they want to keep you right where you are. >> i think there's no stopping where we're at and how we're evolving. it's a natural thing. we're turning into men. a lot's changed. we're excited about this album, we have collaborations, backstreet boys, tim mcgraw.
>> that's funny, well put. they kind of did. it was a dream come true for us. super surreal. all these guys had huge influence in our life and music. it's kind of ironic. we're digging our roots even with the collaboration on the record. >> when you were writing different songs you were going only if they would to it with me? >> there's a backstreet boys song. nick carter was on our bus, fell in love with the song last minute. last thing you know they were putting their voices on it. >> how fun. >> writing in an interesting place. you have a tree house? >> a real tree house. >> two story. >> what are you talking about? >> look at this. >> no. >> yeah. >> how cool is that? >> pete nelson from "tree house master" him and the boys came over and hooked my wife and i
producer, songwriter friends, we all come over and hang out, a lot of inspiration out there in the woods. >> you have electricity up there. >> do number one, number two out there. can do it, it's all good in the woods, y'all. >> somebody's wife is cringing. we're going to play a game. i think underneath you where you're sitting there's a peach or an orange. you see one? >> oh, yeah. >> you got the orange. you got the peach. we're going to ask you a applies to. who has a parent that's a mayor? >> oh, yeah. >> mayor of? >> in florida. >> up for re-election. >> going for county chair of volusia county. >> moving on un. >> who owned a car detail business? high school? >> that would be me. i can clean the heck out of a car. >> which one of you is usually late?
>> kind of -- >> can we get a shot of your beautiful wife since she is here, by the way? what's her name. >> this is haley. >> hi, haley. adorable. you guys have great families. >> next time, please sing for us. >> we'd love to. >> the whole deal? >> the whole band. >> we would love it. we would love it. all right. heads will be turn when two teachers go back to >> oh. >> where is reg? >> ambush makeover after this. reg's birthday. say happy birthday to reg, you guys. affordable renters insurance. with great coverage it protects my personal belongings should they get damaged, stolen or destroyed. [doorbell] uh, excuse me. delivery. hey. lo mein, szechwan chicken, chopsticks, soy sauce
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>> the brain teaser, before the break we gave you the riddle. >> from the beginning of eternity to the end of time and space, the beginning of every end, and the end of every place. what am i? so after matt and then god, the right answer is actually "e." >> the letter "e." >> from the beginning of eternity, to the end of time. >> you know why i think it's god, though? >> i don't know why it would be "e." >> eternity starts with an "e." beginning of eternity. ends with es. >> they end with es. >> then what? >> every end is an "e" and the ended of every place is an "e." >> it's exhausting. that's why i said god. >> regis, someone tell me where regis is. >> he'll show up. you know he will. >> i don't like waiting. >> all right. now how about the letter "f" for fabulous? that's the way two lucky teachers are feeling after their ambush makeovers. they were swept off the plaza
team. >> "today" contributor and celebrity hairstylist to the stars, louis. ? la, la, la, la, la ? and jil martin. >> how's everybody? >> great. feels so good to be back. >> it's fun to get teachers and help them, right? >> oh my gosh, it was so much fun because they really don't spend that much time on themselves. they spend all their time with children which is one of the most difficult, not -- you know, it's personally rewarding but we don't >> they don't get the thanks they deserve. >> these two teachers know one another. here's the first one. lauren pemberton. she's 37 years old from new york city. lauren and her close friend, catherine, are both teachers at the school at columbia university where lauren teaches kindergarten. they both call themselves adventure girls. lauren said the makeover was catherine's idea. she's happy about it, too, because she, too, wanted a change. she's married, have a 2-year-old boy and go back to work on
fellow teacher. >> i love this back to school. i can tell you're teachers because of this crazy sign. so first tell me why lauren deserves this. >> amazing friend, great mom, great teacher. she's amazing. she deserves it. she's my workout buddy. she'll do anything with me. she's my adventure friend. >> will you do anything today? >> i will do whatever you want. whatever you want me to do, i'll do. >> this is so exciting. >> okay, so theiren here with the blindfold on next to regis who has a blindfold on, too. all right. regis, we know how you can be, stop peeking. let's take a look at lauren's before picture. all right, lauren, let's see the new you. ?? >> wow. >> oh my -- jen couldn't wait a
>> wow. okay. >> regis. >> forget my hair. look at hers. >> all right. are you ready to see yourself? >> i'm ready. >> okay. spin it, girl. here it goes. >> oh, my god. amazing. i love it. can i touch it? >> yes, you can. you can touch it. >> i love it. >> oh, my god, it is so fun and flirty and adorable. spin right around. take a look at camera 12. >> regis loves it. take off his blindfold. >> i love it. >> what we did, is i gave her -- i softened herd color, number one. we had jenny from the salon today who gave her this great haircut. instead of flattening her hair like we do so many times, she said why not embrace the texture? >> love it. >> women always e-mail me and say why don't you leave the hair curly? there you go, girls. >> the pop star we had on, english girl, we loved her. sang that song -- >> this is shorter shape.
>> so pretty. >> all right. >> stand right over there if you wouldn't mind. time for your friend. >> jen, turn around. you guys turn around. >> catherine georgia teaches math and has been a teacher for 16 years. describes her style as low key. says she doesn't have that much time. okay. busy mom to two young boys. says she's been wanting to be ambushed for years. now she's going to be really cool with her middle schoolers. let's listen to her >> now it's your buddy, catherine's turn. what are your hoping for her makeover? >> i hope she becomes even more beautiful than she already is. she's such a beautiful person. inside and out. she's an inspiration to me. she's a wonderful mom. and friend. and i am ready for this next adventure. >> i love you guys. i cannot wait. you're ready for this adventure, too? >> totally. all about this. >> oh my gosh. >> laies are waiting. >> don't turn around. >> let's take one last look
let's bring out the brand new catherine. no turning around, ladies. not yet. >> wow. wow. >> all right. spin around. >> can i touch it? >> she hasn't seen herself yet. >> spin around and see yourself. oh. >> isn't it great? >> oh, my god. >> all right. >> okay. basically i softened her -- i tried to take away her black hair. when your hair isn't black anymore, it shouldn't be black again. start to make it a little softer. dark but soft. >> i love that. >> it takes a while. it takes a while to get the black off. we did as much as we could do
again, significant amount of hair taken off because the hair down here was doing enough but making her -- >> it's amazing. i love it. >> what do you think of her? >> it's amazing like holy moly. >> regis thinks you look great. >> parent/teacher conferences. maggie london. >> that is awesome. >> w all righty. from back to school, to back to school breakfast. i can't see but i think it says pack a protein punch, right? two healthy ideas to give your kids a boost coming up right after this. the decision to ride on and save money. he decided to save money by switching
you know how it is in the morning. you got to get the kids fed and out the door if time for school and it is rush, rush, rush, rush. >> right. >> our "today" food team has come up with quick back to school breakfasts packed with proteins and veggies. here to show them to us is celebrity chef and restauranteur. you were saying you have a new restaurant that's opening up in grand central -- >> pizza bar. >> look at you. we wish you all the best. >> thank you. >> what are we making for breakfast? >> okay. this is -- i tested it on my son. this is quinoa pudding. the easiest thing, you can make it in a microwave. all you need is egg, coconut, quinoa, banana, vanilla extract, chocolate chips, maple syrup. >> a breakfasty thing we're making? >> breakfast and make it in the microwave and the kids love it. it's really healthy. like my healthy version of --
a -- >> a -- >> mash it up. >> masher. >> let's -- it's okay if i use my fingers. this is cooked quinoa which everyone says is so healthy for you but personally i don't lake the taste of quinoa. in the microwave, i love it. >> really? >> how come, what happens? >> i don't know. thank you. you just mash it up. >> mash it. >> we're going to put it in the mug. >> you just pour it in a mug? >> just pour it in microwave it in the mug. make it -- then i usually set it -- >> sorry. >> that's okay. that's okay. what happens in the kitchen stays in the kitchen. >> exactly. >> here's one that's out. >> for 45 seconds. i stop, do it ten more seconds. here's what's that's out. look at that. >> here's a little chocolate chips. >> that's it? >> a little maple syrup.
i know you don't like cherry. high in potassium, high in protein, high in fiber. quinoa is a superfood. it's like a warm hug in the northern. >> oh my gosh. >> i would start eating breakfast with this. delicious. it's good. >> it really is good. another thing we're going to make are pea and cheddar egg muffins. we're going to start with a i'm always trying to get my son to eat any vegetable. yes. some peas. we saut? it for five minutes. pick whatever your kid likes. mushrooms, broccoli. >> how old is your son? >> about to turn 5. >> wow. >> he was on the "today" show last time. >> wow. mother's day. >> you want to mix these up. >> we're adding your stuff. >> we're adding my peas.
cheese. >> and some spices. >> milk. >> milk. then we have a muffin tin pan. some pepper. >> let's pretend like we poured them in. >> poured them in. bake them in the oven 350 for 10 minutes. >> regis is freaking me out. >> he's following you everywhere. >> give it a try. >> get over it. >> give it a try. you can use frozen vegetables. there's veggie cups out there. so many fun things. i actually like these after school. i like them all the time. >> how was it? >> delicious, too. >> make it without cheese. >> to get these recipes go to today.com/food. click on the breakfast tab. >> tell us the name of the restaurant opening in two weeks? >> pizza bar. grab your pencils. we're about to find out if we're smarter than a fifth grader. or any grader for that matter. not a kindergartner. >> i doubt it. >> we have a couple fans to play
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regis is outside. we made him go outside. we all know kids dread doing homework but it's no secret parents sometimes dread it, too. >> in fact, a new survey of more than half of parents admit to turning the internet or smartphones and asking spouses for help when answering their kids' math and science questions. >> here with a pop quiz to see how we stack up, jeff who we have loved since the day we met him. today. the star of the new nbc show it in the ratings. >> thank withdrew very much. >> he's going to help us, older friends on the far east vacation. >> we decided we're going to pull two parents from the plaza to play with us. glenda campton. all right, jeff, we're ready. can we play? >> i have $50,000 on travis. just so everyone knows. this is a multiple choice quiz. and the team that gets the most correct answer wins a prize. >> we're ready. >> okay.
you go. >> this is a back to school quiz. question number one, how long is the term of a united states senator? >> we got it? >> it was multiple choice. >> six years? i hit the buzzer first. that's how it works. >> you don't even need multiple choice. >> next question. >> ready, ready. >> what's the name for a type of word that's spelled the same forward and >> palyndrome. >> we got it. >> answer the question. no more show boating. all right? >> you're right. >> how many red stripes are on the american flag? >> 13. >> no. that is incorrect. >> 13. >> 12. >> you're both wrong. "a," 12, "b," 7 --
seven. >> all right. next question. a haiku contains how many syllables? >> how many, travis? >> two. >> excuse me. >> there's the multiple choice. >> you want number two? >> we'll go with number two. >> that is correct. >> congratulations. >> not that hard, travis. >> you can show boat more. >> what is the square root of 25? >> five. >> that's correct. she's all right. what is the capital of south dakota? >> oh. >> oh, it's -- >> bismarck. >> pierre. >> that's correct. >> pierre. >> she got it. all right. i'm going to allow it. because i have no regard for rules. >> i don't like it. >> next question. how long did it make my tad dad from jail to send me a birthday card? "a," one year -- wrong question.
>> that's correct. >> thank you. you buzzed in. all right. what is the largest ocean in the world? >> what are the choices? >> we have mt. rushmore. >> "b" atlantic." that's correct. who is not on mt. rushmore? >> alexander hamilton. >> that is correct. >> so what's the score? >> you guys keep score. somebody won. >> who won? >> give us a tiebreaker. >> tiebreaker question. >> tiebreaker question. >> what is the capital of florida? >> gain -- >> tallahassee. >> correct. you win! you won a bunch of apples. >> all right. >> travis. >> and $25 from the apple store. >> i feel like this segment went strong.
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