Happy Halloween!: Enjoy Matt Lauer parading around as Pamela Anderson

The "Today" show anchor is "Baywatch" babe C.J. Parker

By Prachi Gupta
Published October 31, 2013 2:56PM (EDT)

"Today" show anchor Matt Lauer has tricked all of America with his new, bodacious "Baywatch" bod, which he debuted Thursday morning during the show's special Halloween segment. Lauer, portraying Pamela Anderson's character C.J. Parker, bounced around in slow-motion toward co-anchor Willie Geist, who was dressed as David Hasselhoff. "Baywatch" star Carmen Electra also made a special appearance:

Here is Lauer hamming it up for the camera:

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Paying homage to old television shows, "Today" anchor Al Roker burst onto the scene as his idol Mr. T, aka B.A. Baracus aka "The A-Team":

Natalie Morales and Savannah Guthrie were Laverne and Shirley, Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee went as "The Flinstones'" Betty and Wilma, and Carson Daly rode in on a motorcycle with "CHiPs" star Erik Estrada:

Watch the full intro, below:

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Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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