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It's funniest at 1 p.m.: Watch hilarity on TODAY at the perfect time

Jan. 9, 2014 at 9:18 AM ET

OK wait. Is it 1 p.m. yet where you are? Set your alarm before you proceed, because that's when it'll be funniest to watch these videos.

That's according to new research that found the national mood is at its lowest at 1 p.m., making it the perfect time to watch your favorite funny viral videos online. The study, from Northeastern and Harvard University, figured out our collective cultural bummer time by studying 300 million tweets over three years. 

Good thing TODAY has a fix, right? When your timer dings, hit play on these videos. You can thank us between giggles.

Something struck Matt as funny during this interview with Jean Chatzky.

Video: TODAY financial editor Jean Chatzky explains why the prices of core foods are on the rise and what you can do to plan ahead for your family’s food budget.

Ewoks took over this Halloween decoration segment after having a few too many drinks.

Video: Oct. 30: Evette Rios of Better Homes and Gardens shows you how to whip up some easy last-minute Halloween decorations.

Remember when Al and Willie snuggled up in a canoe during their interview with Nick Offerman?

Video: Character actor Nick Offerman, a fan favorite in the sitcom “Parks and Recreation,” talks about his famed mustache and his wife’s affection for the facial hair he sports while shooting the show.

Kathie Lee and Hoda got personal when it came to the topic of grooming down under (the fun begins around the 4-minute mark).

Video: TODAY’s Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb strain the boundaries of morning-TV talk when they tackle the topic of what your lower-region grooming style says about your personality, spurring Hoda to reveal a little more information than she may have planned.

Personal space went out the window when Matt and Al learned to luge during the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Video: Feb. 15: The "Today" show's Matt Lauer and Al Roker try the two man luge at the 2006 Winter Games in Torino.


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