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Boob tube! TODAY channels classic TV for Halloween

Oct. 31, 2013 at 8:14 AM ET

Matt as C.J., Willie as David Hasselhoff's Mitch and Carmen Electra take it to the "Baywatch" beach.
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Matt as C.J., Willie as David Hasselhoff's Mitch and Carmen Electra take it to the "Baywatch" beach.

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, Matt Lauer came along. 

The TODAY anchor made a slow-run through the plaza as he paid homage — in full drag, along with Willie Geist and Carmen Electra — to "Baywatch" star Pam Anderson as C.J. Parker. 

Finally, Al got to pay homage to his favorite TV character, Mr. T's B.A. Baracus from "The A-Team."
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Finally, Al got to pay homage to his favorite TV character, Mr. T's B.A. Baracus from "The A-Team."

It was a Throwback Thursday Halloween spectacular, as TODAY celebrated their favorite classic TV characters. 

"Is someone drowning? I brought my cans," Matt offered as he flashed his buoys. Geist showed off some serious some chest hair to look like David Hasselhoff's Mitch as Electra joined them for beach patrol. 

"It's distractingly strange,'' Carson Daly said about Matt's costume. 

"I hope your son Jack's not watching,'' Al Roker said. 

Matt went all out to portray the blonde bombshell, right down to the well-endowed chest. 

"They're so alarmingly real on you,'' Carson said.

"They do not move a bit," Matt said while jumping up and down with his "chest" firmly in place. 

Matt had tips for any other guys planning to do Halloween in drag. 

"I want to mention if anybody ever out there wants to dress as a young lady tonight and you're a guy, and somebody in the wardrobe department comes at you with something called concealer, run for your life,'' he said. 

Al, who pities the fool who doesn’t like Halloween, emerged from the signature black-and-red van as Mr. T’s character B.A. Baracus from “The A-Team,’’ the 1980s hit show that features Al’s favorite theme song

Natalie and Savannah did their best Laverne and Shirley.
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Natalie and Savannah did their best Laverne and Shirley.

Savannah and Natalie made their dreams come true as Laverne and Shirley, while Carson paired up with former “CHiPS’’ star Erik Estrada to re-create the crime-fighting motorcycle police duo. They planned on entering on two bikes, but Carson's didn't work, so he hopped a ride with Estrada. 

Carson Daly got on a bike with the actual Erik Estrada to head out on CHIPS patrol.
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Carson Daly got on a bike with the actual Erik Estrada to head out on CHIPS patrol.

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb became a real-life, wine-guzzling version of beloved cartoon best pals Betty and Wilma from “The Flintstones.” 

"Hey Wilma, you know what? It's 'Thirsty Thursday,' you know what that means?" said Hoda, who was dressed as Betty.

"Brontosaurus burger and a pterodactyl tequila,'' KLG-as-Wilma replied. 

Jenna Bush Hager traveled back in time to dress up as lovable 1980s tyke Punky Brewster, who was originally played by regular TODAY contributor Soleil Moon Frye.

Adding a soundtrack to the #TBT theme, Loverboy and Vanilla Ice played their hits from the 1980s and ‘90s. There also was a contest on Rockefeller Plaza for adults and kids with the best costumes. 

Vamping it up for Halloween is an annual TODAY tradition: The anchors recreated the royal wedding between Prince William and Duchess Kate in 2011. 

Wilmaaaaa! Kathie Lee and Hoda went pre-historic as Betty and her best friend from "The Flintstones."
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Wilmaaaaa! Kathie Lee and Hoda went prehistoric as Betty and her best friend from "The Flintstones."

A year earlier, they dressed as pop icons, with Roker as Superman and Morales as Justin Bieber. In 2009, they celebrated "Star Wars." 

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