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See Matt Lauer's spectacular 'Baywatch' slow-run 

Oct. 31, 2013 at 9:02 AM ET

Matt Lauer's "Baywatch" homage (and third time dressed as a female icon) was one for the books. 

Watch him (as a manly version of Pam Anderson's C.J. Parker) slow-run through the plaza for TODAY's throwback-TV Halloween spectacular Thursday.  

Matt Lauer attempts to bust out for his run but fails.
Matt Lauer busts out onto the plaza.
Matt Lauer shows off his classic Baywatch slow-motion run.

Video: The TODAY anchors and some special guests flash back to their favorite throwback TV characters, with Savannah and Natalie as Laverne and Shirley, Kathie Lee and Hoda as the Flintstones and Willie and Matt celebrating the buxom lifeguards from “Baywatch.”