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this morning on "today's take" best of 2015. as the year comes to a close we'll take a look back at year that was. then find out what we think about the new "star wars" films. we promise, no spoilers. >> and wait until you see what talking today. all that and more coming up next. >> from nbc news, this is "today's" take with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome a "today" on this wednesday morning. a look at the beautiful tree
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wednesday, december 16th. along with al, natalie and tamron. tell me about your morning jam. >> this is conrad zel. "hold me up." >> feels like old school. >> a little retro. >> a lot of young kids are doing old school '7 as and '880s kind of soul jams, i love it. >> speaking of retro, i thought you were going to speak -- as your theme this morning. >> i could have. >> that's old school. >> yeah. >> that's a classic. >> we all were lucky enough last night, we went to go see "star wars, the force awakens." >> had dinner and a movie. >> so fantastic. >> i cried leaving the theater. i couldn't sleep last night. watched the gop debate tries. >> unfortunately. >> that was my palette cleanser. it was beyond.
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>> not giving anything away. >> no, we're not. >> i do have a slight confession. >> yes. >> here it comes. >> like i said we had dinner and a movie. had a lot to eat, some vino, and some of us got a little sleepy. >> some of us. >> how did you fall asleep? >> i don't know. >> i was seated next to lance bass and his husband michael and the whole time they saw me going like this. >> first of all, the sense of humor. >> it was good. the parts i was awake for it was great. >> and everyone knows that han is back and the lines, the writing. j.j. abrams, that cast. >> yeah. >> we bow at your altar. it was so good to me. >> i thought they did such a good job of bringing new characters and plots and keeping the nostalgia there but not in a corny way. >> didn't you love the reaction
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>> the applause. >> yeah. >> when you saw han solo popping up first, harrison ford and carrie fisher. >> and don't say anything else. >> but immediately like everybody broke out in applause and cheers. >> the applause is so loud you woke up at one point. >> you woke up and found yourself. >> i wasn't asleep the whole time. >> i grabbed lance bass' hand. >> this is the first movie that -- i saw nick and leila, nick was like, yeah, yeah. >> i could hear him on the side. >> i can't wait for my kids to see it. >> that's the thing. it's a shared experience and i said to someone, it feels like, brace for it, 1978, you know, '77 and then suddenly, and it's just perfect. modernizes but keeps it true and then we woke up with bitmojis on my brain, myself and al. we have our bitmojis. >> willie, why you need that app.
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>> i did it as well. >> there you are. the force is strong it my family. >> someone helped me out. the young woman the star of the movie. >> daisy. >> daisy ridley. >> on her way. >> for sure. >> reporter: she is so good. >> fantastic. >> it will make $300 million. >> first weekend. >> first weekend. >> they have already sold $100 million in advanced tickets. >> this is -- this is the first movie i've said i want to see again, i want to, and i want to buy the dvd. i don't know the last time i actually bought a dvd. i've rented but i want to own it in my home. >> i'm going to get a laserdisc. >> yes, yes. >> getting a laserdisc. >> i'm getting a layers. i'm bringing lasers. >> half you are our audience is googling right now. >> there was a time. >> there was a time. >> it was a platter the size of this table, and you -- you get
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it in the stand and then you closed draw. keep the kids away in case they get closed in. >> can't scratch it. >> in keeping with the "star wars" theme. jimmy fallon and the roots did the an amazing a capella version with some of the stars from the film.
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>> that was so good. >> everybody want a pb8. >> so cute. his little facial expressions, doesn't have a face but his eyes. his eyes with the expressions. >> we better stop. we've got to the stop. >> j.j. had a big job and he delivered. the cast is the awesome. >> daisy ridley. >> amazing. >> about to become a huge star. let's talk about the other thing, the thing it a tamron watched twice last night. many of us only watched it once. fifth and final republican debate, another one next month. last one this year. dominated by national security and terrorism. not a lot of talk about the economy and other things. they did talk a lot of policy which was nice to heart. former in governor jeb bush confronted donald trump inary sees of exchanges. >> donald, you know, is great at one-liners, but he's a chaos candidate, and he'd be a chaos president.
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chief we need to keep our country safe. >> jeb doesn't really believe i'm unhingeled. he said that very simple police because he has failed in this campaign. it's been a total disaster. nobody cares. >> you won't be able to insult your way to the presidency. that's not going to happen. and i do have the strength. the simple fact is the if you think this is tough and you're not being treated fairly. >> this isn't tough. a, jeb. >> or dealing with islamic terrorism that exists. this is a tough business to run for president. >> you're a tough guy, jerks i know, and we need to have a leader. >> real tough. >> you'll never be president of the united states by insulting your way. >> let's see, i'm at 42 and you're at 3 and so far i'm doing better. >> doesn't matter. >> so far i'm doing better. you started off over here, jeb. you're moving over further and further. pretty soon you're going to be off the end. >> oh, my gosh. >> there you have it. >> wow. >> you know what's interesting watching the debate jeb bush is the only one who really went after trump in a meaningful way. >> has to.
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from all sides and especially ted cruz in second place, all but hugged donald trump. >> you know what we should get as an analyst, don rickles. >> i would love rickles to weigh in. >> what would rickles think? >> at end of the day nothing really changes because trump and cruz still are going to be leading. >> it's an interesting "morning joe," joe scarborough talked about this alliance with an alliance that's formed, "star wars" force, between donald trump and ted cruz and jeb bush, even though he's polling at 3% in some%, he may have found his lane to at least be discussed at the top of the newscast and the past it's been cruz, trump, of course or carson and now he's at least in the headline going into this holiday break. >> i think chris christie actually -- >> very good. >> was pretty strong. >> on the small table lindy graham. >> was incredible.
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saying he needs to now be on that main stage, polls aside because he is willing to confront and bring some of the heat to donald trump to challenge whether or not, you know, he should be president. >> i love the facial expressions on the attacks the split screen, that is always like the trump faces and even linds e graham had a lot of great faces, too. >> can we talk about ted cruz not really going after donald trump but did go after his fellow senator marco rubio. the two had a number of exchanges, this one on immigration. >> he was fighting to grant am nest and not to secure the border. i was fighting to secure the border. >> does ted cruz ever rule out legalizeding people in this country illegally now? do you rule it out? >> i've never supported legalization and i do not intend to support legalization. >> do not intend to. gave himself a little wiggle room. >> that's an interesting dynamic. >> interesting one. >> two youngish senate, for the senate they are young, 44 years old.
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>> so that's a nice dynamic. >> one to watch. >> al, how about a look at weather. i love our produce, adam miller. all right. where's go. >> where is he? >> in my ear. let's go, move it along. a fun little game here. everybody ready to play. who wants to play who's colder? >> we all do. >> here's a question, overnight low, who is colder, los angeles or new york city? >> los angeles. >> all right. going with l.a. let's see, 43, los angeles, 48 new york. you're correct. >> oh, wow. >> l.a. is colder. how about boston versus las vegas. who do you think? >> las vegas. >> oh, you're catching on. >> 38 in boston, only 5 in vegas. >> 35 in vegas. >> yes. you didn't see that coming, did you? >> and how about difference between phoenix and d.c.? who is colder? >> phoenix is colder. >> oh, you didn't go for the bait. look at that. 33 in phoenix for a low. >> you should do this for a living. >> 43 in washington, d.c. >> that's right.
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>> good morning. for the day, a mix of clouds and sunshine. not as much wind out there today. and seasonal, cooler than yesterday. but 42-46. worcester, 43, miramack valley in the mid 40s. cloudy skies tonight and more clouds tomorrow with isolated showers tomorrow, near 50. showers to the and left over raindrops on friday. the weekend dry and cold. >> and that is your late weather. >> thank you very much, al. up next, got rave reviews as they eased on done the road with the nbc "wiz and all the decorations are just right. the presents have all been opened... and our loved ones are gathered all around. so share that extra joy
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ready to follow the yellow brick road and that drew great reviews. >> as donald trump would say huge. >> today they conquered oz and social media with both receiving the critics choice award nominates for their perform be a and in case you missed it there will be an encore airing of the musical this saturday night. >> good morning. congratulations. we were all over social media with everyone else. excitement. few things live up to the hype. this and "star wars" have lived up to the hype for me. i'll put them in the same category. >> how did it feel for you. >> just anays maidsing being the first thing i've ever done i couldn't have asked for a better experience. >> what does the live aspect, all of a sudden you're on live tv and tens of millions of people watching?
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it's the kind of pressure that pushes you forward, okay, back from commercial in five, four, three and then it's at that the point it's do or die. we were well prepared. it speaks to the importance of reparation, you know, two, two and a half months of rehearsal of what we got up there and i can't speak for anybody else but i wasn't as nervous as i thought i would be because we were so prepared, so 'n sync with each other. >> you can see the chemistry and the flow between all of you when you saw the reaction, and again, the encore saturday. when you saw the reaction, what did you think? >> the just so excited. like, whoa, we did that. >> i field like i shouldn't have even had the opportunity to watch you guys. >> it's one of the things that
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late in the day tomorrow. >> good morning. for the day, a mix of clouds and sunshine. not as much wind out there today. and seasonal, cooler than yesterday. but 42-46. boston, 45, worcester, 43, miramack valley in the mid 40s. cloudy skies tonight and more clouds tomorrow with isolated rainshowers tomorrow, near 50.
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the weekend dry and cold. celebrities. >> soon he even joins the star-studded cast in the upcoming film "suicide squad," but first ike is teaming up with the queens of comedy, tina fey and amy poehler. he's amy's love interest in the much-anticipated comedy "sisters." >> hi. >> hi. >> i'm maura. >> i'm james.
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so that's done. >> oh. >> ike, good morning. >> good morning. another like hour and a half that i would like to keep rolling. >> just keep going. >> that would be great. i need al to like narrate my life always. >> isn't it great? >> he's at mcdonald's right now, got a fillet of fish and eating it in the bathroom. >> that's filet-o-fish. "sisters." here's the great part. you've known amy and tina for years but the first time you get to work with them professionally. >> yes. this is -- i was a busboy like you explained and they were very nice. they made me cut in my tips and that was acceptable but here we are. >> it's worked out well. >> worked out well, yes, yes. >> you get to be a leading man, not just a leading man but hunky leading man. i heard you had to lean down a bit. >> it was just a simple matter of diet, some extensive plastic surgeries and then they redid --
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>> they gave you a weave? >> this is cat hair, but this is mine right here, so it was just a combination of those three things. >> so realistic. >> fantastic. >> you can't tell, willie. >> tell me about your character. amy and tina are the good girl and bad girl. >> good girl and bad girl. i'm kind of the -- of the boy next door, kind of a sweet guy, normally all my characters are desperate perverts. this guy is just like a nice man. >> and broken out, on my back. >> on your back. >> yeah. i'm just kind of a guy whose job it is to show amy's character that she can have fun and be a good person, and i think the word around my house is i'm the glue of the film. >> oh. >> that's what everyone says. >> that's what tina said this week? >> that's what she said? >> she called you -- >> no. >> she knows the movie. congratulations at premier and asked me for a drink. >> you steal a scene. i won't give anything away but i'll never look at one of those little ballerina jewelry boxes the same.
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can't. >> you can actually see it. open my mouth wide enough you can hear beethoven. >> and now you'll in "neighbors 2." >> yes, yes. if you thought the first "neighbors" was full of stupid morons, just you wait. we found a way to make them all dumber. >> i think we have a photo of you in a clown outfit. >> yeah, that's possible. where am i -- >> what were you doing in the clown outfit? >> right there. there we go. yes. >> why the clown outfit? >> nice hair. >> that was right before i got to the set and then i got into makeup. >> that's my son zach ephron. >> that's your i woke up like this look. >> i woke up like this. after a couple hours -- >> sound like you're channeling heath legend. >> little bit. very creepy. >> we've got seconds, "suicide squad." >> starring my best friend will smith. meeting him for lunch later. ever heard of him? i'm not. >> gave him a jewelry box.
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he's a wonderful person and it's very exciting. "sisters" from universal opens up friday. >> come back any time. >> thank you. >> that's right, that's right. >> coming next, a little song, a little dance, a little snowball down your pants. we did it all this year. take a lack back at all the fun we've had this year. >> with the breakouts on your back. just fifteen minutes and a little imagination are all you need to make holiday magic.
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so how about we take a trip down memory lane. >> oh, wait. is it going to be embarrassing? >> absolutely. >> yes. >> let's hope so. >> a look back at our year that was. >> you're driving! >> happy birthday. >> the trump wig. >> wow. >> hold on. >> we made it. look like we've made it >> it was a lot of fun. >> chaos. >> sweet, wonderful chaos. >> uncertainty was the buzzword. >> here we go. >> every day something epic happens. >> holy moly. >> i've got my two sisters, tamron, natalie hand my brother al. >> this year we really got our groove on. where do we even begin? >> tamron likes to think that she's a good dancer. >> we call this the choo-choo train. >> as does natalie. >> and willie and i know know we're not good dancers and we don't pretend to be. >> you love to dance.
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laugh at yourself and make fun yourself. >> she's good at the salsa. >> and there's other kinds of dancing comes out and you're like what is going on there in. >> fudge brownies. >> this is wow me week with three cool experiments. >> i inhaled the cass. and my voice dropped down sub james earl jones as darth vader. >> that's unbelievable. >> yes. >> it was as though i were out of my own body, and if you watch the clip, i was genuinely scared of my level. >> when you hear the worth weather howl at moon. >> weather. >> i want you to imagine and believe that it's possible to take the dents out of the can. you'll tap on it. it's reseal the. it becomes -- >> oh, wait a minute. >> come on! >> what is crazy. >> i'm a sucker for a magic trick and clearly the viewer saw
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>> i swam with sharks, well, sort of, from behind a wall. they swam, i watched. >> the rokerthon this year was daunting, 50 states in a week's time. it was as exhausting as it was exhilarating. every place we went -- >> i got the goat! >> people are goats. >> goats magoats. it was like, really? >> got a little chill in the air. there's only one thing to do and that is have an ice dancing competition. >> how did that happen? whoa! >> baby. >> you're mean. >> there you go. >> the first time in my life. >> willie goes urban. >> tweeted a little audition for john cena. what it takes to be a wwe star. taking a look at headlines, you're all about to be in a coming for you you. >> i was born to brawl, i've got the guts and the gal.
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i feel a cold front coming in from the east. >> i'll take tough piledriver to the canvas and get on the top rope and splash down to finish the job, brother. >> help me. this. >> spitting image. >> oh, my gosh. >> were you a little scary. >> wow. >> the feet. >> i love my life! >> the "today" show has evolve the. you can't do the same show that we do from 7:00 to 9:00, so at 9:00 it's a more conversational problem. >> put my weather to the test. good try. >> the what usually happens at end of an hour is that you get something delicious. and something that's hopefully fun. maybe you'll learn a little something. >> majority of our job is to reported news, so if we can
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means a lot. >> egg crack challenge. >> i am waving our "today's take" flag. >> i think i learned our team dunk crew is that we were all that much better when we work together as a team. the take team. mwah! >> the wow, what a year. >> forgot all that happened this year. >> felt like that was three years ago. all happened in the last week. thanks to everyone for putting that piece together. >> really great job. >> tomorrow we'll check out some of the stars who come through studio 1a. >> they don't stay. >> pass on through. >> shovel on pass us. >> always come to play and we always have fun with them. >> up next, sick of being asked about being single at holiday parties, i know i am. >> i know i am. >> nobody asks me. >> i'm going to pay attention to
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it's crazy, and then on top of it a lot of things can go wrong. >> from "bridget jones diary." >> the why is it there are so many unmarried women their 30s these days, bridget? >> people dread being asked being asked dating questions. take a breath, stand solid who you and give them a smile. >> to the family stone. >> you have a lovely home. >> all to better to entertain you, my dear you. >> look street in their eyes and give them the best of you and know that you are enough. >> to rachel's recipe disaster in "friends." >> monica, i want you to have the first taste. >> really? >> well? >> mmm. >> take a beat, breathe, know
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putting on yourself you're losing sight of the holiday. contagious to others. if you're feeling good, they are feeling good and that's what the holiday is real be. >> and in the blind side. >> hey. >> whoa. >> mom. >> technology is great around the holidays because certain loved ones can't be reached any other way but if your nose is buried deep into that cell phone you may not look up and see that you're standing underneath the mistletoe and miss that kiss. >> so breathe, relax and enjoy the holidays. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. [barks] are those... you there... stormtroopers! halt! turn here. go go! follow them! bb-8! beep, beep! this way!
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>> take a look in the kitchen. >> andy grammer is going to hang with us. >> he's here? what's going on? >> nothing is happening over here. >> can't have enough andy grammer. >> a give that actually gives back which is good and hoda is going to tell us what she thought about the new "star wars" movie because she went with you guys. >> i, of course, was watching the debate. >> whatever. >> you know what hoda said, gave me half of her twizzlers, i'll never forget that. >> unbelievable dinner and then -- and then i was throwing twizzlers at willie. >> she was. >> never mind.
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["the first noel" plays] from all of us at sanderson farms, we wish you and your family a merry christmas and happy holidays.
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