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you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. ♪ >> from nbc news this is a special edition of "today" with california girls kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb from santa monica place in santa monica, california. >> hey, everybody. great to be with you on this thirsty thursday. it's february 14th, and, yes, valentine's day here in santa monica place. >> on this valentine's day i'm feeling the love. >> are you? >> i'm feeling the love.
>> noogies. >> are you? >> so sweet of everybody to come. we love you too, everybody. >> valentine's day is such a wonderful holiday. >> it is. >> not. >> how many of you actually feel like we have too many expectations, too high of an expectation for valentine's day? >> here's the worst thing about valentine's day. if you are dating somebody and you are at work and you know how you see a dozen roses come in, and you are, like, are those for me? no. and then the guy comes again and again and you're waiting and you're wondering. >> you don't even get a cactus. >> is your boyfriend going to send you something? >> has that been you, hoda woman? >> valentine's day i'll be honest is not my favorite holiday of the year because -- >> get out your kleenex. this is sad. >> i wish we had a drink. there's nothing. there's nothing. >> i knew something was missing. >> i'll explain why. then hopefully the drink will come. i met my first husband on
valentine's day. wait. it gets worse. and we signed our divorce papers on valentine's day. >> no, that was a happy day. >> do we have drinks? seriously. are there any? there are none? are there no drinks? >> extremely -- >> oh, thank god. >> better late than never. >> how are you? thank you. >> what are these drinks? >> what is your name? >> john. >> it's called a prawna. it came from true food kitchen. >> yes. >> you guys know about that? >> as opposed to false food? it's all natural foods you are using? >> organic, all natural, locally grown, seasonal. >> what's in this thing? >> cocoanut, grapefruit, pineapple, simple and vodka. you like it? >> cheers for the vodka. >> thank you. it's refreshing. it tastes almost a little too healthy, if you know what i mean. thank you. >> thank you for coming.
>> enjoy your day. >> thank you. >> here they say that valentine's day brings with it a lot of pressure, though, because it's like new year's. they say that most couples feel like they have to do the nasty on valentine's day because they feel pressure because it's valentine's day. >> it's not nasty to all people. some people view it as a gift from god. >> okay. >> and a blessing. >> anyhow -- >> some people like a lot of blessings all day long. some people like to visit poughkeepsie. that's going to be a metaphor through the day. a long-running gag about going to -- >> close to poughkeepsie. >> and the little dog is barking. that's poughkeepsie. >> because we can't say it on the air. you get in trouble. stuff like that. >> everybody say poughkeepsie. >> there you go. >> here's what you might want to
try with your loved one, your husband, spouse. there's something called love is art. >> waiting to hear you explain it. >> so what you do is you take like a canvas, a blank canvas -- >> this comes in -- >> for your enjoyment. >> show them how big the thing is. >> it's big enough for two. >> a nice large canvas. >> okay. >> and then you put paint on it, which comes here. it's got all kinds of paint. >> you sprinkle paint on it, and you put on a shower cap and then you and your -- >> significant whatever. >> it is. >> yes. >> you roll around. >> you go to poughkeepsie. >> you know what's weird is you take this as art, and people are hanging it up in their homes. i know. nasty. >> we believe in santa monica is happens a lot. >> we didn't endorse it. >> anyway, it's $60.
it's called the love is art kit.com in case anyone at all is interested. >> and ho da left something out. >> what? >> >> hoda, i don't know what you do with this. but it's for you. >> you guys, can we see your signs? we're going to pick our favorite sign, but we're going to do it at the end of the thing. >> i know. >> we have to pick together. let's see. >> with open arms. >> i'm drinking for two. we love klg and photocopy. that's probably me. anyway -- >> welcome to l.a. bakersfield loves hoda and klg. >> i don't like the i peeed with kathie lee. i'm sorry. i think i would have remembered you if i did. oh, okay. you're right. >> she did. >> okay. the orange county. thank you. i love that. >> i see you, girl. i want to party with hoda. >> vanilla fire, i think she's selling something. are we going to order it now? >> later. >> okay, everybody.
>> we have another valentine's day gift. we're not responsible for what's in this chat so we are just using the props. >> she shall remain nameless, joanne lamarka. >> if you have a sore on your shoulders or something and you want to rub it because you can't reach it, we have something that will work. it's a wrist band -- >> my wrist band is missing. >> yours is right here. oh that? it's like a pair of drawers for a ken doll. >> this goes in the side. i see what you're saying there, hoda woman. >> you put these on your fingers. >> all right i'm -- >> i need a manicure so bad. >> really, i was going to say, but woof as we say. >> i know. >> then you turn it on. and then go like that and then you put the vibrating thing on your -- that is not -- >> i don't think that's what it's really for. it might just be me. i don't know because god forbid
i ever be the person that actually -- >> i want it off me. >> -- would know. i thought they were ear plugs. i swear to god i did. anyway, they run six hours on batteries in case you're wonderin just let you know. how does this turn on? >> this is why hoda and i don't like to rehearse anything beforehand. >> it works. >> we'll keep it going for over six hours and see if anything happens. >> here's the question about who you should be with your significant other. >> yes. >> they say that your face tells the story and there's a way that you can figure out who your mirror image is by looking at your face, and there's something called facem called facemate.com. >> it's almost like finding your dopple ganger. what's with the opposites attract thing? if you are really looking for somebody that has your same -- you're beautiful other than that. if you are looking for somebody that looks like you, then we talk about taking self-love to another -- >> here's you and frank.
so this is what a psychologist says about you and frank. >> okay. >> what is it? let's see. kathie lee and frank are meant for each other because their eyes are equally distant on both sides of their faces. and the overall image of the face is the same. >> so was pee-wee herman. i didn't want to marry him. >> the same outline of the face. same shape lips and same forehead. >> both of our lips have disappeared. we both -- when we met, we both had nice plump full lips. >> how long have you been married? >> going on 27 years. >> 27 years. >> happy valentine's, sweetheart. we're rarely together on valentine's day anymore. it just seems that we're always off somewhere working. here's the thing, frank gifford was born in santa monica. i don't know if you all know that. the hospital that he was born in was torn down like 50 years ark but every time we come out he looks for it anyway. anyway, he was actually under contract to warner brothers pictures when he was in his early 20s. he played football at usc, but he was like the brad pitt of his day, you know? drop dead gorgeous. >> so hot. >> here's the thing that upsets me about this eye thing.
jack warner himself from warner brothers pictures said he will never be a movie star. his eyes are too close together. >> you're kidding. >> that's why i'm not a movie star. that's the same -- let's see who's good for you, hode. >> warren beatty. what? what? >> yeah. yeah, yeah. >> what are we talking about? >> yes. >> sort of. i get it. not bad. not bad. >> will smith. of course. why wouldn't it be? >> same shaped face. >> james franco? james franco? he is your pick for me? >> no, that's a terrible picture of james franco. >> if you don't want celebs, i guess there are other choices. >> there are two guys that want you that are perfect for you, hoda. say their names. >> facemate. >> if you go they'll tell you who you should be with. >> this guy is josnyc. he probably joseph at nyc. >> did you find him on-line? >> he is 52 years old, and he is
looking for a nice 48 to 64-year-old woman. >> that's me. >> that could be either one of us. >> okay. i'm going to look up these guys later. >> i think you should. >> i think it's time for a little music, shall we? >> let's do it. >> this is my pick for today. it's a little wild because you guys look like you're wild. you guys know this song? it's called -- >> feel free to get up and dance. >> is this my song? where is it? it's called "wild thing." ♪ wild thing ♪ you make my heart sing you make everything wild thing ♪ >> wild thing, i think i love
you. ♪ but i want to know for sure. >> come on. >> all right. we're going to pick a sign, you guys. who are we picking? >> i like the one okay, whisper. >> okay, kathie lee picked this one. it's all klg on this one. she picked -- >> i love kathie lee but i want to party with hoda. [ cheers and applause ] >> congratulations. you get a mug. >> wow. what's better than that? >> you guys, we have a lot coming up. >> jason kennedy took me all over l.a. >> be right back. >> yes. so if you have a flat tire, dead battery, need a tow or lock your keys in the car, geico's emergency roadside assistance is there 24/7. oh dear, i got a flat tire. hmmm. uh... yeah, can you find a take where it's a bit more dramatic on that last line, yeah?
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welcome back with more of "today" from rowdy, crazy santa monica. we didn't realize just how much the -- >> i've been coming back to l.a. for years and years. used to live here when i first started my career, and i absolutely love it. jason kennedy from e news took me around to see his l.a., and we discovered that everything old is new again. >> what's old? >> me. >> somewhere here at the top of nowhere is jason kennedy. >> how are you? >> oh, we've got to stop meeting like this. ♪ >> this is where i take all my dates. this is the griffith observatory. look at this place. >> you know what, you are smooth. >> you can touch the hollywood sign. >> oh, it's fabulous. >> there's sweeping views of beverly hills over there. you can even see the water. hollywood over there. >> you can see century city, the ocean. >> you've seen "rebel without a cause"? >> oh, yeah. >> there's a scene where he threw the knife over that hill, and they never found the knife.
♪ >> where would i be a little bitty thing? >> i think over on pluto. >> ladies and gentlemen, two pounds. >> two pounds. i'm just a little bitty thing. i love that. >> kathie, what are we doing? >> i have no idea. it's called schtick. >> what can you tell us about the telescope here? >> more people have looked through this telescope than any other telescope in the world. ♪ >> so many people come to hollywood to find the stars, but this is actually a place where you can see the stars. >> did you practice that? ♪
>> welcome to los feliz. >> this has only been open a couple of months, but it used to be willard's chicken inn. i'm taking you back. then it was the brown derby. >> that's what i remember. >> you've been to the brown derby? >> yes. but it used to have a derby type top on it. now it's the mess hall? look. they know we're coming. >> brownie points. who lives up here? >> kristen stewart, robert pattinson, january jones lives here. a little inside intel. kevin bacon and his wife kyra sedgwick love this joint right here. >> do people know that they could be sitting where elizabeth taylor once sat or lucille ball? >> this was one of her hangouts.
>> i think old hollywood still remembers and new hollywood, we're trying to educate them little by little. >> oh, my god. >> wow. >> what are you waiting for? yes, i'm going to have a bite of the mess burger, and i might make a mess. here we go. ♪ >> eating on television. don't you love it? >> nothing more disgusting. i lost a little pickle. ♪ >> i can't believe you don't have a guitar? >> me either. kevin kline. >> james dunn. >> i talked to a couple of people. >> angela basset. >> in charge of the stars. >> i talked to a couple of people who are in charge of the stars, and ladies and gentlemen, your first hollywood walk of fame star, kathie lee gifford. can we give her a round of applause? a bowling alley bar. you can play board games. this place is incredible.
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♪ we are back where sara digs up the latest video that's going to make everybody smile. >> this week features the waverly oldies. this is a group of residents from waverly mansion retirement home in ontario, am i right? >> that's right. this talented group of seniors tries to make a new video every month, and this month it's bruno mars "just the way you are."
♪ you know i'll say when i see your face there's not a thing that i would change, cause you're amazing just the way you are ♪ ♪ and when you smile the whole world stops and stares for a while because, girl, you're amazing just the way you are ♪ ♪ >> so cute. ♪ the way you are >> this is their fourth video. they originally did it for friends and family, and then it got so much buzz -- >> i love them. >> how cute? >> adorable. >> that's a group with a good sense of humor. >> perfect for valentine's day. >> happy valentine's to all of them. >> coming up, when we -- we're going to hit the road and do a fashion do-ove