TODAY's Takeaway

TODAY's Takeaway: Anchors get Photoshopped, Natalie sneaks a snack

Feb. 27, 2014 at 5:49 PM ET

Natalie Morales, Matt Lauer, Cecily Strong
On TODAY on Thursday, Natalie Morales gets busted eating ice cream, Matt Lauer gets Photoshopped and Cecily Strong gets practice for her role on "SNL's" Weekend Update.

1. Cosmopolitan magazine Photoshopped the TODAY team to show how images are manipulated as part of our #LoveYourSelfie series.

What do you think of the before and after? Let us know using the #OrangeRoom hashtag!

Video: In Thursday’s installment of TODAY’s weeklong “Love Your Selfie” series, the TODAY anchors head to Cosmopolitan magazine to have their own images manipulated, and see what happens with some Photoshop magic.

2. Busted! Natalie got caught sneaking a spoonful of ice cream this morning during Al’s icebreaker segment.

"Don't let us interrupt you," Willie joked as Natalie giggled.

3. The members of “SNL’s” new Weekend Update team — cast regular Cecily Strong and co-head writer Colin Jost — have big shoes to fill, and they know it.

"It's something I didn't know was always possible, (but) always had in my mind as the thing I'd want to do," Colin told Savannah.

Video: TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer sit down with Colin Jost and Cecily Strong, the new Weekend Update team on “Saturday Night Live.” The comedians practice their anchor voices and leg crosses.

4. Psychologist Kelly Flanagan explained the (now viral) letter he wrote to his 4-year-old daughter Caitlin from a makeup aisle.

“I think the message is that dads do matter,” Flanagan told TODAY. “We do make a difference.”

Video: In Thursday’s installment of TODAY’s weeklong “Love Your Selfie” series, clinical psychologist Kelly Flanagan and his daughter Caitlin join TODAY to chat about the letter he wrote to the 4-year-old from a makeup aisle.

And that’s TODAY’s Takeaway!