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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. wow, everybody! it's our favorite day. it's wines day wednesday and hump day, november 30th. >> yes, it is. >> look at our three hunks. >> every day's wednesday. >> piece of chicken, right? >> come on. >> it's really going to be fun. just -- ours until the lighting of the rockefeller tree, which you know -- >> christmas special, hoda is a part of tonight.
i got galoshes and we are ready. >> and drink and eat and be merry today. a band of merry makers. >> mark mcgrath and all kinds of celebs. look closely. oh, my gosh is that lisa -- oh, my, is that the guy from -- anyway, they're all there. mark's playing a game of "who knew?" with us. >> somehow we let jill martin talk us into getting into a bathtub. >> did we? >> yes. revealing best skin-care products. that's been a big hit all week. >> been awesome. >> so affordable. >> drug store brands. >> if you're in search of a wonderful recipe, award-winning chef michel nischan is in the kitchen. >> rubbing a raw chicken in your face is also good for your complexion. >> is that what he said? >> if you kiss somebody they get salmonella. >> do you recognize those two
you, two, i didn't realize how big you were. i knew you were huge -- >> they're tall, too. >> they're huge. i'm 6'2" and they're taller than me. >> we were in new orleans together, and -- >> of course you were. >> and new orleans fell in love with these two guys. like one of those moments, but there were two different kitchen re-dos happening and drew and jonathan will talk a little about that, and we're also going to see if we can pick between very high-end cabinetry and the lower priced kind to see if we can guess. these days, they do it incredibly well. >> right. >> and that's the -- can't tell the difference with a lot of it. do you want to pay for the name or have something that's great but still cost effective? i do everything well, just so you know that. >> mostly hair. >> turn to the side. >> i love that he did it. >> shorter, and look like me. better looking. >> all right. so we're -- this is our wine bot today, guys.
first up is drew's kitchen. all right. take a look. this is drew's kitchen. all right? >> ooh, i like that. >> the next one, you're going to be voting. so look. the next one's jonathan's kitchen. okay? >> so one more time, please? >> drew's kitchen is klg and hoda/drew. jonathan's kitchen, klg and hoda/jonathan. >> for drew, a foot massage. >> michel should vote, too. >> and do it on facebook or twitter, under the wine bot. >> we won't know until tomorrow, right? >> tonight is the show? >> yeah, tonight. >> do you want me to tell who won? >> you are not allowed to tell anybody. security! >> remember, do you want me to say? >> you can eat chicken and dumplings later. >> oh, yes. >> drew, by the way, is the red
and look at the white wine. >> like that. looks good. >> drew's ahead already. come on. >> can i take a little bit of this, a little bit of the broth? >> guys, time for "words of wisdom," please. settle down. >> here we go. i think the best vacation is the one that relieves me of my own life for a while, and then makes me long for it again. and -- >> i think that's magic. brilliant. >> isn't that nice? >> yeah. or -- makes you realize how much you hate your real life and want to change. >> or that option. that's also there. all right. >> yeah. done with your vacation and think, oh, my gosh, i've got to go back. >> change my life. >> it's happened. >> we changed our life a little yesterday. we went and had a great lunch at our friends, the scottos at fresco on east 52nd street. matt was our host. >> yes. >> only one missing was --
>> very busy out in l.a. we had the best, best time. thanks to anthony and mary and all the scottos. >> wondered if dylan and savannah were going to give birth right at the table. >> boy, did they scarf it down. we had spaghetti and meatballs. big day, everybody. this is the day, my great nephew shecky turns 2. in honor of shecky turning 2 i want to show you some -- no. he's not in the kitchen. >> we're applauding. i'm 2 years old. >> i live for this kid. he's the funniest kid alive. we're going to show pictures? oh, there. ? happy birthday to you ? >> he knows it's out of tune. ? happy birthday to you ? >> oh! [ laughter ] >> whoa! >> he is the most precious. so, and i want to wish his grandfather, bill a happy 80th
wow. >> turning 80 tomorrow. >> and alicia keys' son, you wonder if they'll catch on and get that musical talent that his parents have. here it is, egypt performed an original song called "superboy." take a look. ? i am the super boy, super boy ? i'm a super boy ? ?? ?? ? i am the super boy ? >> that kid's going to have his
by the time he's 6, and he's not even looking, i know. looking right at the camera. >> intensity. wow. >> his dad. >> it's in his dna. >> his dad #hardwork. and dedication. good for him. >> that's great. harry connick jr. we knew could play the piano, sing and entertain. yesterday he showed off another skill on instagram, and watch what happens when you combine harry connick jr. with stale bread. do you believe this? >> he throws stale bread into the toaster. look. let's watch. we look, and, in a cubicle, # -- go, go, okay, watch, watch, and go! >> how does he do that? >> how is he doing it? >> #toasttoss. and he goes somewhere else. just keeps doing it. is this for real?
don't cut away. >> i'm sorry. that is unbelievable. >> okay. we're going to see who can do it. all right? bring out the toaster. >> toast toss. >> in full disclosure you guys, we didn't have any stale toast, because this is -- "today," but we have some lightly toasted. >> come here, brothers. come here, brothers. get behind us. i want to see if it's really possible. >> and this isn't -- >> stale enough. you have to do exactly. let the brothers try. >> the technique, evne goes into the -- oh, that was a practice, practice. >> uh-huh. >> oh! >> all right. >> sorry. >> that's right. >> okay. watch this? >> oh! >> okay. ready? >> it's all in the wrist. >> can we have the bread back? >> hoda, do it. do it, hoda. >> i'm going to do it, right now.
>> this is the over -- >> oh, my gosh! [ cheers and applause ] >> hey, harry connick jr.! >> he beats me again. >> hold on, in -- bread drop. that's it. >> oh, my god! that was awesome. >> excellente. all right, now, a quick shout-out to guys, they're all here next week and we need your questions for them to tackle. you'll never really get them answered in any positive way, but it will be funny. almost -- any questions or issues how to handle your partner during the holidays? >> we want to know. go to our website and submit your questions. >> and we brought you yesterday, started a program called "american gold star christmas." suzy welch did it for us. a beautiful, beautiful story. allows those to post what they need to help make christmas a little better for kids. almost 300 children on the list. by yesterday afternoon, every single one of those children were sponsored. >> that's so -- because of you guys. thank you, guys, for -- >> sharing your kindness. >> on giving day. >> yeah it was.
find more information on the believe with me gold star program on kathieleeandhoda.com. >> our thoughts and prayers are going out to everybody in tennessee affected by the fire. the fires burning 15,000 ackers in the area of the great smokey mountains. >> hundreds of homes and businesses damaged. or destroyed. >> and destroyed. >> more than 5,000 people in shelters this morning dream resort mostly spared and providing, as good neighbors do, a place for firefighters and first responders to eat and sleep. >> dolly parton made a statement saying she was heartbroken and praying for all the families. >> imagine if you're here or doing something -- because her movie airs tonight. i'm sure promoting it everywhere. you can't be there and take care of your friends and family. >> yeah. >> god bless them all. >> okay. do you want to re-do your kitchen in time for christmas? >> can it be done that quickly?
who's -- oh. there they are. the scott brothers. showing you how to have great everything, plus the kitchen sink, and save some money while you're at it. >> want to check out who's winning at the wine challenge. >> hey, it's a bad angle. you know? we have to move it, but -- >> wait. no, no. i got one next to it. hey, people, people! >> yes, you do. >> i love this. many people clean their dentures with toothpaste or plain water. and even though their dentures look clean, in reality they're not. if a denture were to be put under a microscope, we can see all the bacteria that still exists on the denture, and that bacteria multiplies very rapidly. that's why dentists recommend cleaning with polident everyday. polident's unique micro clean formula works in just 3 minutes, killing 99.99% of odor causing bacteria. for a cleaner, fresher,
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? harry's meeting clients from far away.? ? but they only see his wrinkles. ? ? he's gotta play it cool to seal the deal. ? ? better find a way to smooth things over. ? ? if only harry used some bounce, to dry.? ? yeah. ? ? he would be less-wrinkly and winning at life. ?? they became huge tv stars at the "property brothers." now drew and jonathan scott are branching out with another hg-tv home makeover show called -- >> all: brothers take new orleans." >> renovating homes side-by-side competing to increase the property value. >> good idea. >> yeah. >> they tackle a new space each
the kitchens the brothers have already renovated. you're not allowed to tell us, hoda, whose kitchen you chose. >> but the wine bot is truly showing the one i liked! >> tonight's episode, all about kitchens. jonathan and drew here to show you how to save some money on some upgrades. >> i should have put a wine bot in the kitchen. why didn't i think of that? hoda's nickname was wine bot. i guess i was wr everyone said i love what i see on the show, but i can't afford to do it. magazines show expensive pictures. let's play a little game with you guys. >> we're going to show you different things. high/low challenge. you indicate with stickers what you think is expensive, what you think is not. two cabinets, side by side. one of these cabinets is expensive, one is -- >> allowed to touch it? >> touch it. go ahead.
>> can't open it. >> can't open it. >> okay. >> what you think is the expensive one -- okay. all right. >> what's the answer? >> okay. are you ready? >> uh-huh. >> ready. >> the answer is the far one. the more expensive one. that cabinet is actually $1,100. this cabinet is $220. >> what? >> so one for you. >> the quality today of prefab cabinets is unlike never before. over here. come to lighting. >> hardware? kitchen hardware. okay. those two poles. which is more expensive, which is your cost-effective? >> which is it? >> hardware poles. of course. >> oh, that's a hard one. >> definitely high. >> okay. >> i think i might say the same thing. it's got more stuff on -- >> yeah. high. both said this one. >> boom! >> what do we do? >> just hit it.
on the right, $2. >> wow. >> $2? >> but you can't tell. >> you can save tons of money. >> people don't think about the little pieces. hardware in i don't your kitchen, might have 30, 40, poles or handles. >> end the game we'll have it figured out. which one is the expensive one? >> uh-huh. >> by the looks -- >> like a "zoolander." >> boom! >> all right. you guys are correct. now, size doesn't always mean it's more expensive. size doesn't always matter but you ar the more expensive light. this is $216. this light is $115. >> by the way, to the eye -- >> deceiving. >> a minute and got to go. come on, people. >> which is the most high-end. >> high end. >> which is less expensive? >> you are correct. hoda wrong, once again. >> what? >> gets the -- $629 for this sink and -- >> what?
>> this faucet is more expensive but this sink here is as well. >> you can tell by the weight of it. cast iron. i can't do that. >> easy one. easy, easy. tiles, which is high, which is low? subway tile. everybody loves subway tile. >> this one, i can't tell. going with this one. >> i definitely can. >> this is high. >> hoda is not good at this. >> what? >> tiebreaker. tiebreaker! >> which is high, which is low for these dishes? >> this is impossible. >> which is high, which is low? >> high. high. >> for dishes. >> this one. >> i think hoda's high. come on. >> what? >> oh -- oh, you were? >> point to high. >> yeah. high over here. $430. >> you know what? >> i got that one wrong. i prefer those. >> in the future, only doing this with you at home, because -- well, you're good at this. hoda, maybe not so much. >> hoda is pretty. >> hey! >> you are, too.
which one is it? >> the brothers take you, take new orleans, tonight on hg-tv at 9:00. >> with our property sister hoda in the house! >> yeah. >> be sure to tune in to see which kitchen hoda chooses. last time what do viewers think, hoda? >> final vote on the wine bot, it looks like it is -- drew! >> boo! >> oh -- >> the real judging happens tonight. watch tonight. >> you're right. >> all righty. okay. thanks, everybody. crop when it comes to skin care products. didn't we, hoda? >> yep. get them at your local drug store. >> plus a home-cooked meal to warm hoda's tummy and soul from this cold, wintry day. we could steal these dishes and use it. >> i like these. do you not like these? >> i hate little cups. lars on my car insurance with geico. i should take a closer look at geico... geico has a long history of great savings and great service. over seventy-five years. wait. seventy-five years? that is great.
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coming over for dinner can be stressful. not when you have recipes of some of the best chefs in the world. >> our chef is -- >> all: michel nischan. >> he's the founder and ceo of a nonprofit that helps create a sustainable food system. also one of the chefs at last summer's greenwich wine and food festival. cook for her if she was coming to his house for dinner and what did you choose? >> right. >> i chose my mother's chicken and dumplings. >> you love your mom. >> i love my mom. amazing when we were growing up, we didn't always have a lot of money as a family, but she would put this meal on the table, and we felt like kings. >> ah. isn't that lovely? >> and little princesses and princes, and my mom would take the chicken and dumplings, like fall vegetables, put that on the table.
so even though we were struggling financially we could always put good food on the table. >> she raised a beautiful man. >> oh, thank you. >> you're a sweetheart. >> well, thanks. anyway, we'll kind of get started. so we have, just like a three-pound chick from a grocery store. i like to save all the -- >> giblets. >> and that's the stuff she liked. >> chicken stock. >> look, hodi's cooking! >> nice. awesome. let it ring. that's for the gods, for the gods! all good, man, all good. >> everyone got one? >> chicken stock. if we got wet, we're delicious. what we do is, kind of bring it to a simmer for about, you know, for about ten minutes or so and then you can see you get a little bit of stuff, you want to skim a little bit. once you get it nice and skimmed, a little onions and carrots to give it a good
and here is the chicken when it's finished. and -- here, what you want to do is just kind of -- >> tear it apart. >> yeah. >> got about a -- >> no. why don't you -- come on back. >> you tear it apart. >> so you tear it apart, you know, and here you have, you know, salt, pepper. a little bit of flour and then you have some chicken stock. some chicken fat and egg. it's kind of like schmaltz, give this a little bit of a whisk and two together to get a loose dough, which is right here. >> making it. >> which you cut. >> yeah. >> with some chicken. >> like this. into dumplings. >> kath, you want to try? >> and put them in here, like this. and the great thing about this dish is that it's really, really inexpensive and it's rich. >> i was just going to say. so affordable. >> yeah. the interesting thing, what we do is we work now in 46 states and we help people struggling
wines day wednesday. we're playing "who knew?" tonight is the 84th rockefeller christmas lighting night. we've got some trivia to get you into the holiday spirit. who get the answers right. those who don't are still winners. you know what they get? one of kathie lee's cds. here to put the rock in rockefeller center is the lead singer of sugar ray, member of the band of merrymakers, mark mcgrath. >> good morning, hoda. how are you? >> and perform for us later in the show? >> of course we're going to perform. that's what we do. >> we are excited. we love the outfit. >> let's go. >> across the street.
in front of a tiny little lady from someplace else and i'm going to reach over to you. okay. here it is. see what you've done? all right. the rockefeller center christmas tree has been featured in all of the following movies except, "home alone 2," "elf" or "christmas with the kranks." >> c. >> she was correct. >> it's not the holiday season until you see "elf." not in my house, anyway. >> excited about the christmas tree lighting? >> are you kidding? it's when the holidays are officially here. >> totally agree. kathie lee? >> lovely lady from north carolina. finish the lyric to this classic christmas carol, please. ? you will get a sentimental ? feeling ? when you hear ?
boughs of holly ? >> awesome. >> another merrymaker there. >> by the way, what's one of the favorite songs you and the merrymakers sing? >> so many. if i picked one, "snow, snow, snow." just gets you in the spirit. all the classics. >> kath, over to you. >> look at this lovely father and daughter from cincinnati. according to bill board, which one of the artists doesn't have one of the five most downloaded holiday songs? this is complicated. mariah carey, justin bieber or wham. >> we'll say, b., justin bieber. >> the crowd is turning on you. oh. >> that's all right. he gets a kathie lee cd! >> yeah! >> so the correct answer is -- wham. >> "last christmas."
>> i don't remember that. ? last christmas ? >> oh! ? i gave you my heart but the very next day you gave it away ? >> that's a great song! cranking it. kath, over to you. >> from -- >> michigan. >> michigan. every who down in whoville liked christmas a lot. but the grinch. who lived just north of whoville? he did not. why? a, never got presents, b, heart o pants were too tight? >> b. >> yep! [ cheers and applause ] >> love it. >> that is -- by the way "the grinch" another holiday classic. yeah. >> nbc airing it's 50th anniversary this year, hoda. >> of "the grinch." >> of course. >> watch these anywhere. something about watching it that night makes it special. >> cozy, warm and fuzzy.