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Billed as the "World's Largest Gummy Bear," the treat is equivalent to 1,400 regular-size gummies, and contains a whopping 12,600 calories.
updated 10/26/2010 10:17:43 AM ET 2010-10-26T14:17:43

Trick-or-treaters will need an oversize bag for this goodie. Billed as the “World’s Largest Gummy Bear,” this supersized sweet is more than a mouthful for children and adults alike.

It weighs 5 pounds, stands nearly 10 inches tall and is nearly 1,000 times the size of a regular gummy bear, according to World's Largest Gummy Bears!, the company that makes the eponymous product.

The bears, which come in six flavors and can sell for as little as $29.95, are not to be eaten in one sitting. Packing a whopping 12,600 calories, it is equal to 1,400 regular-size gummy bears, or 90 servings. Ingredients include corn syrup, sugar, gelatin and grape juice concentrate.

Want a bite? Retailers across the nation and the Web have jumped at the chance to sell the colossal candy.

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“We’ll admit that the World’s Largest Gummy Bear (aka WLGB) is both disgusting and glorious,” reads web retailer VAT19's site, adding that it can last up to a year when placed in a refrigerator. It’s the "lion of the candy world."

And while it may be harder to break into than traditional gummy bears, the World’s Largest Gummy Bears Company website has tips on how to eat it, including cooling it in the fridge and cutting it with a knife and fork, or warming it in the sun.

“Our family recipe and careful craftsmanship results in gummy bears that are full of delicious flavor,” the World’s Largest Gummy Bear website reads. “When you open the bag the aroma of the bear fills the room. We use only the best ingredients to make sure every ounce is good to eat.”

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If you still have room for more giant gelatin treats, or prefer a different shape, giant gummy worms are also available. Not as heavy as the giant gummy bear, giant gummy worms weigh 3 pounds, are about 2 feet long and are 128 times bigger than the traditional version.

Meanwhile, for those who love gummy bears but don’t love the calories, a gummy bear chandelier may be more up your alley. New York design store Jellio has created a “candelier,” made of approximately 5,000 hand-strung acrylic gummy bears.

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Photos: Guinness World Records 2011

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  1. World's shortest living man

    Junrey Balawing smiles as he is presented with a Guinness World Records certificate for being the world's shortest living man following the last of a series of measurement conducted in Southern Philippines, Sunday June 12, 2011, his 18th birthday and coincidentally the Philippines' Independence Day. Balawing was officially measured at at 59.93 centimeters, or 23.5 inches. (Bullit Marquez / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Greatest number of Twitter followers

    Pop star Lady Gaga, aka Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, had more than 10,131,629 Twitter followers of her @ladygaga Twitter feed as of May 18, 2011. (Andy Sheppard / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Biggest human smiley

    People stand together as they create the biggest human smiley in the world on the main square in Zagreb, Croatia on May 6, 2011. As many as 768 Croats managed to create the happy configuration, achieving a Guinness World Record in the process. The previous record involved 551 participants and was reached in the Latvian capital of Riga. (Nikola Solic / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Loudest purr by a domestic cat

    The loudest purr by a domestic cat -- 67.7 decibels -- was achieved on March 25, 2011 by Smokey, a furry feline owned by Lucinda Ruth Adams in Northampton, United Kingdom. Smokey's purr is as loud as busy traffic, a hair dryer or a vacuum cleaner. (Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Longest cigar

    The world's longest cigar stretches 268 feet 4 inches, or most of the length of a football field. Resting on tables, it sprawled through El Morro, an old Spanish fort overlooking Havana Bay, where Cuba held its annual International Tourism Fair in May 2011. (Desmond Boylan / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Fastest motorcycle hearse

    The Rev. Ray Biddiss says a prayer after setting a Guinness World Record for the world's fastest motorcycle hearse at Elvington Airfield in Yorkshire, England on May 10, 2011. Biddiss, 57, set a record of 114 mph in his specially built "trike-hearse." To be recognized by Guinness World Records, he had to reach a speed of more than 80 mph. (John Giles / Pa / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Longest career as an entertainment news host

    Guinness World Records officially recognized television personality Mary Hart with the “Longest Career as an Entertainment News Host” for her tenure of 29 years as the host of CBS Television Distribution’s "Entertainment Tonight." The record accomplishment came shortly after her announcement that her final episode would air on May 20, 2011. (Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Largest gathering of people wearing costume masks

    Fans wear wrestling masks during the fifth inning of the baseball game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Chicago White Sox in Anaheim, Calif., on May 10, 2011. The display broke the Guinness World Record for "largest gathering of people wearing costume masks." (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Widest mouth

    The widest mouth measures 6.69 inches! It belongs to Francisco Domingo Joaquim “Chiquinho” and was measured on the set of Lo Show dei Record in Rome, Italy. (Paul Michael Hughes / Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Youngest perfect Dance Dance Revolution gamer

    The youngest person to reach a perfect "AAA" rating on a Dance Dance Revolution game on the expert difficulty setting is Ryota Wada of Japan. At the age of 9, he mastered the song "Hyper Eurobea" at his home in Tokyo. (Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Highest Guitar Hero 3 score by a female

    Annie Leung holds the record for the highest score by a female gamer on Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock: 789,349 points playing "Through the Fire and Flames" on the expert setting. (Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Largest Super Mario collection

    Mitsugu Kikai of Japan owns the largest collection of Super Mario memorabilia, comprising 5,400 individual items. (Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Most perfect Wii bowling games

    John Bates, 85, made it into Guinness World Records for the most perfect games of Wii Sports Bowling: 850 perfect games from April 2009 through October 2010. (Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. World’s largest shoe

    This bad boy is 18.04 feet long, 6.92 feet wide and 9.51 feet high, and it’s an exact replica of a Converse Chuck Taylor All Star. What size would it be? UK size 845. Designers used a Converse Chuck Taylor All Star European size 39 as a model. The Nationaal Fonds Kinderhulp unveiled the massive shoe on Nov. 17 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. (Guinness World Records via EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. Most dogs in costumed attire gathered in a single location

    In an impressive display of good dog behavior, a total of 426 pooches attained a Guinness World Record for “most dogs in costumed attire gathered in a single location.” The stylin’ canines congregated on Nov. 13 at the Suncoast Animal League’s annual Dogtoberfest event in Dunedin, Fla. (Matt May / Guinness World Records via EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. Largest melodica ensemble

    A total of 158 elementary-school-aged children from Hikone, Shiga, Japan earned a Guinness World Record for the largest melodica ensemble attempt on Nov. 18. The record they had to beat was 126. (Guinness World Records via EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. Oldest wing walker

    The world’s oldest wing walker is Thomas Lackey of the United Kingdom. He completed a wing walk across Cirencester, Gloucestershire at the age of 90 years and 5 months. (Guinness World Records via EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. Flame blowing records

    Preacher Muaddib of Ireland achieved three records: the “most consecutive fire flames blown by mouth” with 16 flames; the “most fire flames blown by mouth” with 69 flames; and the “most fire torches lit and extinguished in one minute.” (Tim Anderson / Guinness World Records via EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. Highest kicks by a single chorus line

    The Moulin Rouge can-can dancers in Paris, France broke the record by having 30 dancers perform 24 high kicks in a single minute. (Miguel Medina / Guinness World Records via EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  20. Largest pop group

    All-female Japanese pop group AKB48 feature a total of 48 members (split into three groups -- Team A, Team K and Team B -- of 16 members each). The “AKB” is short for their home district in Tokyo, Akihabara. They released their first single, “Sakura No Hanabiratachi,” in 2006. (Guinness World Records via EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  21. Largest industrial screw mosaic

    Albanian artist Saimir Strait already holds four Guinness World records so far (for Largest Nail Mosaic, Largest Toothpick Mosaic, Largest Corks Mosaic and Largest Paintbrush Mosaic). Here we see him posing with his fifth attempt, a massive banknote he calls the “Currency of the Soul.” The work will measure 490 cm. by 240 cm. (192.9 in. by 94.4 in.) , contains 300,000 industrial screws and featured a portrait of the ancient Greek poet Homer. (Armando Babani / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  22. World’s largest painting

    Created by 350 volunteers of the Ecole de Dessin in Lagos, Nigeria, this huge painting measures 33,696.959 square feet. (Guinness World Records/ho / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  23. Largest maple leaf

    Nine-year-old Joseph Donato poses with the largest maple leaf, 34.61 cm wide and 29.21 cm long (13.63 in. by 11.5 in.), discovered in Pickering, Ontario, Canada, in October 2010. The leaf was presented on Canada's Breakfast TV in celebration of Giunness World Records Day 2010. (Guinness World Records via EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  24. Largest Macarena dance

    The largest Macarena dance attempt record goes to Ancaster High School and local participating schools in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada, where 1,861 participants did the moves simultaneously for over five minutes on Nov. 12, 2010. (Angela Y. Martin / Guinness World Records via EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  25. World's heaviest shoes

    Ashrita Furman of the United States managed to walk 32.81 feet (10 meters) wearing these mondo shoes that weigh a total of 323 pounds. He pulled off this feat (get it?) on Nov. 18 in London. (Guinness World Records via EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  26. Most concrete blocks broken while holding a raw egg

    Joe Alexander, of Germany, breaks 24 concrete blocks, assembled in three stacks of 8 while holding a raw egg in the hand of the arm used for breaking the blocks. After the third stack had been broken the egg was still unbroken. The record to beat was 14 and the final result was 24. (Guinness World Records via EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  27. Biggest bottle cap scultpure

    Alistair Galpin poses with the largest bottle cap sculpture, made of 19,205 caps, in Auckland, New Zealand. The caps were used to create a sculpture in the shape of rugby ball. It took 18 months to complete and was finished to unveil on Guinness World Records Day. (Guinness World Records via EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  28. Most arrows caught by hand

    Joe Alexander catches 43 arrows from the air, shot by German archers Peter Dubberstein and Robin Puls in Germany. Alexander caught 43, and the record to beat was 36. (Guinness World Records via EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  29. Largest cup of coffee

    Standing tall at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, the largest cup of coffee holds about 2,010 gallons of joe. That's equivalent to about 32,160 cups. Black Colombian coffee was used for the successful record attempt. (Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  30. Oldest twins in the world

    Sisters Ena Pugh, right, and Lily Millward have been confirmed as the oldest twins in the world at 100 years and 10 months. Both live in the United Kingdom. (Wales News Service) Back to slideshow navigation
  31. Largest collection of navel fluff

    In terms of rare collections, this one gets top marks. An Australian man has made a habit of collecting his naval lint, earning him a mention in the Guinness Book of World Records. The Australian librarian started “harvesting” his fluff in 1984, at a youth hostel in Brisbane. After 26 years, the complete collection now weighs 22.1 grams, or .77 ounces. (Solent News & Photo Agency) Back to slideshow navigation
  32. Largest pumpkin

    Talk about a great gourd: Guinness World Records has confirmed that a massive pumpkin grown in Wisconsin is officially the world's heaviest. It weighs 1,810.5 pounds and was grown by Chris Stevens in Wisconsin. (Stan Honda / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  33. Largest toast mosaic

    Toast loving Laura Hadland turned a photo of her mother in law into the world's largest toast mosaic - using a staggering 9,852 slices of bread from 600 loaves. The 27-year-old roped in 40 friends and used a battery of nine toasters as they browned the bread to varying degrees before arranging it to make the about 32-by-42 feet picture of her mother in law's face. (Solent News & Photos) Back to slideshow navigation
  34. Largest enchilada

    Chefs prepare the world's largest enchilada, a traditional Mexican food, during the National Enchilada Fair at the neighborhood of Iztapalapa in Mexico City on Oct. 17, 2010. It measured about 230 feet long and weighed over 1.5 tons. (Marco Ugarte / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  35. Most Mickey Mouse items

    Janet Esteves (USA) has amassed a collection of 2,760 different Mickey Mouse items since 1960, as of Dec. 11, 2008. (Paul Michael Hughes / Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  36. Largest modeling balloon sculpture

    John Cassidy created the largest modeling balloon sculpture. (Richard Bradbury / Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  37. Longest nose

    The longest nose on a living person measures 8.8 cm (3.46 in) long from the bridge to the tip and belongs to Mehmet Ozyurek (Turkey). It was measured on the set of Lo Show dei Record in Rome, Italy, on March 18, 2010 (Paul Michael Hughes / Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  38. Shortest man

    Khagendra Thapa Magar entered the record books as the world's shortest man, standing at just 25.8 inches as he celebrated his 18th birthday. Magar is from Nepal and the son of a fruit seller. He weighs about 12 pounds. (Prakash Mathema / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  39. Longest tongue on a dog

    The longest tongue on a dog measures 11.43 cm (4.5 in) and belongs to Puggy, a male Pekingese owned by Becky Stanford (both United States). The measurement was taken at Avondale Haslet Animal Clinic, Texas, on May 8, 2009, when Puggy was 9 years old. (Paul Michael Hughes / Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  40. Most spoons balanced on a face

    The highest number is 17 and was achieved by Aaron Caissie (Canada) on the set of Lo Show Dei Record, in Milan, Italy, on April 18, 2009. (John Wright / Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  41. Most straws stuffed in a mouth

    The most straws stuffed in a mouth is 400, achieved by Simon Elmore (Germany), who held them there for 10 seconds at the Mark 'n' Simon Show, Sollhuben, Bavaria, Germany, on Aug. 6, 2009 (John Wright / Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  42. Largest collection of Smurfs

    Stephen Parkes (UK) began collecting Smurfs as a child, when they were sold by a chain of garages across the UK, and has never stopped. As of Jan. 28, 2010, his collection totals 1,061 and includes Christmas Smurfs, Easter Smurfs and Smurfs dressed as historical figures. (Ranald Mackechnie / Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  43. Shortest cow

    The shortest cow is 85 cm (33.5 inches) from rear foot to hind and was achieved by Swallow, a Dexter cow owned by Martyn and Caroline Ryder (both UK), measured at Pike End Farm, Rishworth, United Kingdom, on Sept. 14, 2009. (Ranald Mackechnie / Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  44. Heaviest limousine

    The heaviest limousine is "Midnight Rider" weighing 22,933 kg (50,560 lb). It is 21.3 meters (70 feet) long and 4.1 meters (13 feet 8 inches) high. It was designed by Michael Machado and Pamela Bartholemew (both USA) in California and began operating on Sept. 3, 2004. (Paul Michael Hughes / Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  45. Most bottles recycled by a dog

    A Labrador called Tubby, owned by Sandra Gilmore of Pontnewydd, Torfaen, UK, has helped recycle an estimated 26,000 plastic bottles over the past six years by collecting them on his daily walks, crushing them and passing them to his owner. (Paul Michael Hughes / Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  46. Longest hair

    The world's longest documented hair belongs to Xie Qiuping (China) at 5.627 meters (18 feet 5.54 inches) when measured on May 8, 2004. She has been growing her hair since 1973 from the age of 13. (John Wright / Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
  47. Heaviest shoes walked in

    The heaviest shoes walked in weighed 122.8 kilograms (270.73 pounds) and were used by Zhang Zhenghui (China) on the set of Lo Show dei Record in Rome, Italy, on March 18, 2010. (Paul Michael Hughes / Guinness World Records) Back to slideshow navigation
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Video: Is it a cake or a pie? It’s both, and it’s 1,800 calories a slice

  1. Transcript of: Is it a cake or a pie? It’s both, and it’s 1,800 calories a slice

    KATHIE LEE GIFFORD, co-host: Hey, everybody. Welcome to Funday , October 25th . We hope you had a wonderful, wonderful weekend. It's a -- it's a nice day here, and it was a gorgeous weekend here in the middle Atlantic states.

    HODA KOTB, co-host: Well, and it still feels warm. It was -- yeah, it was in the 60s and almost tipping into 70. And look at people without their jackets on, some people just enjoying.

    GIFFORD: Nice crowd. They came to see their Hoda woman.

    KOTB: Yeah.

    GIFFORD: Sign some books.

    KOTB: Yeah.

    KATHIE LEE GIFFORD, co-host: You were in Chicago over the weekend.

    HODA KOTB, co-host: I went to Chicago , right, to the Prevention magazine event, which was terrific. Met a lot of people and signed a bunch of books. And then came back here and then went to Sam's Club ...

    GIFFORD: Sam 's Club.

    KOTB: ...in Edison, New Jersey.

    GIFFORD: Who's hotter than Hoda ?

    KOTB: OK, the biggest carts are not at Sam's Club . The biggest carts on earth are at IKEA .


    KOTB: OK, I went to IKEA . I know you guys have been there, and this was all a new adventure for me. I did not understand that everything is in a box. So if you want a bed, you take your big cart to the place and you climb up on top of the thing and pull your bed down in a box.

    GIFFORD: How can a woman...

    KOTB: ...on the cart.

    GIFFORD: How can small people do this?

    KOTB: I don't know, but they have -- people are helping each other.


    KOTB: There are guys who wear a -- but I was so shocked at how huge. It's acres and acres long. And everyone has these carts.

    GIFFORD: And they -- don't they also sell Swedish meatballs because it's Scandinavian ?

    KOTB: Yes. I love the Swedish meatballs .

    GIFFORD: I love that.

    KOTB: They have pizza at the end.

    GIFFORD: Pizza at the end. You've earned it by then.

    KOTB: And then -- and then you buy everything because you're like, oh my God, wooden spoons for $2. You don't need anything, but everything is a nickel.

    GIFFORD: That's the psycho -- that's the psychology of it. They -- and you -- you said, 'I didn't even need a cheese platter, but I got one.'

    KOTB: Yeah. I got it.

    GIFFORD: A cutting board.

    KOTB: Yeah, I -- and...

    GIFFORD: Didn't need it, got it.

    KOTB: Wait. There was a lamp for $5.

    GIFFORD: They love people like you.

    KOTB: No, I got it. It was so -- it's just like a globe and you put a bulb in it and it...

    GIFFORD: It sounds hideous.

    KOTB: ...burns the apartment down. You're going to be seeing my apartment very soon, if you know what I mean .

    GIFFORD: I don't want to talk about it.

    KOTB: So your weekend was quite the adventure.

    GIFFORD: You know what? We had a great weekend. We have very, very dear friends who live up in the Amherst area there.

    KOTB: Mm-hmm.

    GIFFORD: And it's so gorgeous. This time of year, everything's peak.

    KOTB: Mm-hmm.

    GIFFORD: Your foilage is in peak condition.

    KOTB: Why do you keep bringing that up?

    GIFFORD: Another person called it foilage, too.

    KOTB: Maybe it is foilage.

    GIFFORD: Yes. Anyway, the foilage was gorgeous, it was peak. And I 've told you before about my friends Mike and Lisa Kittredge .

    KOTB: They're great people.

    GIFFORD: Mike was the originator and the founder of Yankee Candle .

    KOTB: Mm-hmm.

    GIFFORD: And as a kid, he was the genius who thought, I think I'll put scents in candles and make them different colors and sell them to my mother's friends.

    KOTB: Mm-hmm.

    GIFFORD: Well, years later, of course, he sold it for many, many dollars.

    KOTB: Mm-hmm.

    GIFFORD: And battled cancer three times, said, 'I'm going to marry the woman that's been with me through all of this.'

    KOTB: Mm-hmm.

    GIFFORD: 'We're going to have a family. We're going to see the world .' Well, what he was to planning -- and thank you because he took us all over the world .

    KOTB: Yeah.

    GIFFORD: They took us -- and our kids have grown up together. They ended up having two more little baby girls. But their son, Mike 's son is now 20.

    KOTB: Hm.

    GIFFORD: And guess what, he got the DNA of his father.

    KOTB: Mm-hmm.

    GIFFORD: And started a brand-new candle company called Kringle Candle Company .

    KOTB: Hm.

    GIFFORD: It's in Bernardston , Massachusetts . And there I was. I -- and that's me with little...

    KOTB: Who's he?

    GIFFORD: That's Mick. We call him Mick , little Michael .

    KOTB: Uh-huh .

    GIFFORD: I love places like this where it's -- now, here's the thing. There's Frank. The thing that we love about it is I love the pumpkin smell, but an orange candle looks hideous in my kitchen.

    KOTB: Right.

    GIFFORD: Because the colors are all wrong.

    KOTB: Sure.

    GIFFORD: So their idea this time around was genius.

    KOTB: Hm.

    GIFFORD: Make everything white, everything white. You can take the little -- the labels come right off. This one is called Spiced Apple .

    KOTB: Let's see .

    GIFFORD: They burn forever. They're absolutely gorgeous. Now, this town had been hurting.

    KOTB: Mm, that smells great.

    GIFFORD: That one's spiced apple.

    KOTB: Yeah.

    GIFFORD: This -- and look at -- and everything's reusable, everything's recyclable.

    KOTB: What's this one?

    GIFFORD: This one -- smell it, you'll tell me.

    KOTB: Lemon.

    GIFFORD: Lemon zest, unbelievable.

    KOTB: Delicious.

    GIFFORD: And then this one...

    KOTB: Those are nice.

    GIFFORD: This is the one I brought for you. Look, smell the pumpkin spice.

    KOTB: OK.

    GIFFORD: This I put on in my kitchen yesterday and it smells absolutely glorious.

    KOTB: I want this one.

    GIFFORD: OK. You can have that one.

    KOTB: OK, good. Thank you.

    GIFFORD: Yeah.

    KOTB: I love that.

    GIFFORD: You got it, baby.

    KOTB: That is awesome.

    GIFFORD: So anyway, they're all affordable. You can go to kringlecandle.com. But I love people like this.

    KOTB: Yeah.

    GIFFORD: That not are just dreamers, but doers. Second time around. Now he's -- he'll call me, says, 'We're drinking a very expensive bottle of wine, but we're licking labels.'

    KOTB: He's a great guy.

    GIFFORD: He's back to licking labels and starting it all again.

    KOTB: Great guy.

    GIFFORD: So God bless him.

    KOTB: So that's your favorite thing.

    GIFFORD: That was my favorite thing for today. Yes, yes, yes, yes.

    KOTB: Let me tell you really quick what my favorite thing is. If you've ever gotten into the shower and you want to take off your makeup and you want to put lotion on you and all the other stuff and you don't want a bunch of different jars and bottles to do it, hello Davines . OK, this stuff is terrific. It's a cream that you put on your face in the shower, it removes your makeup. You put it on your body and it moisturizes your body. You rinse it off afterwards. Everything's rinsed off. It's such a moisturizing thing that you can put it in the ends of your hair to get like...

    GIFFORD: What's the last -- those are the three things?

    KOTB: Yeah. And you rinse it, all three, face, hair, body.

    GIFFORD: How about gargling?

    KOTB: You can't...

    GIFFORD: Can you gargle?

    KOTB: Davines. Anyway, it's very -- it's all organic, it's very cool. It's about 20 to $40 depending on what you get. But you have to rinse this off now.

    GIFFORD: I just want to smell. It smells nice.

    KOTB: Yeah, it's very...

    GIFFORD: It's no Kringle Candle , but it's nice.

    KOTB: Yeah, nice.

    GIFFORD: That's good. All right. Should we go to...

    KOTB: Yes.

    GIFFORD: Should we wait for Sara , or should we go to Sara ?

    KOTB: Let's see what Sara 's is.

    SARA HAINES reporting: I love that, Hoda , because my mascara gets stuck on my face.

    KOTB: Yes. Yes.

    HAINES: And you have to -- I feel like you're washing -- taking a shower at the sink again after your shower just to get it off.

    KOTB: Exactly. That's what it's about.

    HAINES: But my favorite thing is so high tech, it's cereal. Kashi 's Heart to Heart .

    KOTB: That is great cereal.

    HAINES: This is amazing. My friend Sam is trying to lose weight, and I told her about this and she's like, 'If it tastes healthy, I'm not doing it. I'm trying it once.'

    KOTB: Yeah.

    HAINES: Now I go -- it's my guilty pleasure. I eat this dry, I eat it for -- like, I put banana on it in the morning. It's the best.

    KOTB: Ooh , I want to try that. OK.

    GIFFORD: It's Kashi , right?

    HAINES: It's Kashi Heart to Heart .

    GIFFORD: Great stuff. Good stuff.

    HAINES: It's got like a little sweetness to it, so.

    GIFFORD: Well, you know what else we have that's kind of sweet?

    KOTB: Oh, my gosh.

    GIFFORD: Friday we didn't get to it because Friday is supposed to be Tryday , and we didn't get to try it. So look at this cake.

    KOTB: It is a cake and a pie.

    GIFFORD: An apple pie .

    KOTB: It's a -- it's called a pumple cake. It's an apple pie inside of a pumpkin cake.

    GIFFORD: It's only for large and very, very hungry parties.

    KOTB: OK.

    GIFFORD: Or for that one friend of yours who has a problem.

    KOTB: Just so you...

    GIFFORD: It should serve 40 people.

    KOTB: This one slice...

    GIFFORD: I'll actually have a bite because you have to try, that's the whole point.

    KOTB: Yeah, you have to. This whole slice, just so you know , on our plates, 1800 calories for this slice.

    GIFFORD: Joy Bauer would have a cow. Mm.

    KOTB: Mm.

    GIFFORD: Oh, there's real coconut in it. You know, when you don't sweet -- eat sweets anymore...

    KOTB: Oh, this is so good.

    GIFFORD: Oh, I got to lick it.

    KOTB: See? Mm.

    GIFFORD: Mm, mm. It's available at the Flying Monkey in Philadelphia . I bet he flies after eating this. I'd fly, too. Mm.

    KOTB: Oh my, 1800 . That's, like a day and a half's worth of food.

    GIFFORD: Oh, my gosh, that is obscene.

    KOTB: So good. Mm.

    GIFFORD: That is delicious.

    KOTB: I'll have more of that.

    GIFFORD: Well, poor Mel Gibson .

    KOTB: Mm-hmm. Yeah.

    GIFFORD: What do you think about this? I don't know. Mel Gibson was supposed to be in "The Hangover 2," he was going to play a cameo as a tattoo artist.

    KOTB: Right. Mm-hmm.

    GIFFORD: Was going to be sort of his comeback. Remember when Tom Cruise did "Tropic Fever"?

    KOTB: Right.

    GIFFORD: And he played the crazy guy, and everybody started looking at him differently was he was able to make...

    KOTB: " Tropic Thunder ."

    GIFFORD: " Tropic Thunder ." Thank you.

    KOTB: Mm-hmm.

    GIFFORD: That he could make fun of himself. And now Mel was supposed to, and I guess there was some flack from members of the cast, although no one specifically has said that that's what it was.

    KOTB: He's been replaced by Liam Neeson .

    GIFFORD: And he and Liam share the same press agent.

    KOTB: Oh, I didn't know that.

    GIFFORD: Mm-hmm.

    KOTB: Interesting.

    GIFFORD: Rob Knope , or something like -- I'm sorry, I don't know his name exactly, but...

    KOTB: Well, here's the quote from the director. He said, "I thought Mel would've been great in the movie, but I realized filmmaking is a collaborative effort, and this decision ultimately did not have the full support of my entire cast and crew."

    GIFFORD: So our question is, when have you paid penance, when is it enough, when can you come back, when do you get a second chance? Because you go through the list of people who have, who have, how shall we say it, fallen out of favor, OK?

    KOTB: Yeah.

    GIFFORD: I mean, Alec Baldwin , you know.

    KOTB: And he had a -- he had a rant with his daughter because I kept thinking the thing that makes Mel 's different is you actually heard his words.

    GIFFORD: Yes.

    KOTB: And you heard what he was saying to his -- to his wife.

    GIFFORD: Girlfriend.

    KOTB: At least we think they're his words.

    GIFFORD: His girlfriend.

    KOTB: His girlfriend, right.

    GIFFORD: But we haven't heard him in his own words say he's sorry.

    KOTB: Right, right.

    GIFFORD: Or have any repentance at all.

    KOTB: Right, for...

    GIFFORD: And that's -- yeah, that may be -- Alec apologized, and he seems to be on great terms with his daughter.

    KOTB: Sure, sure.

    GIFFORD: Mike Tyson , who was in the original "Hangover" -- that is one of the funniest movies that has ever been made, ever. I'm sorry.

    KOTB: It's hilarious.

    GIFFORD: I hated myself the entire time.

    KOTB: No.

    GIFFORD: But...

    KOTB: But you can't help but laughing.

    GIFFORD: Oh, my gosh, it was genius.

    KOTB: No. How about the tooth? How about the hole when he didn't have his tooth? I was so in.

    GIFFORD: Mike Tyson was very funny in it.

    KOTB: Oh, and remember...

    GIFFORD: But Mike Tyson was in prison for rape.

    KOTB: I know. But that was in '92, so maybe people forget after a lot of years.

    GIFFORD: I doubt the woman that he raped forgets it but, you know...

    KOTB: Well, no kidding.

    GIFFORD: ...that's the way it is . Although -- no, I'm sorry.

    KOTB: No, I agree with you.

    GIFFORD: There are some things we seem to be able to forgive, and other things -- and it was...

    KOTB: No, I think it's over. I think people forget over time who aren't -- I think you forget even what someone was accused of. I think people are like that, they don't remember.

    GIFFORD: Do you remember what Martha went to -- Martha Stewart went to prison for?

    KOTB: Yeah, it was like some securities fraud stuff.

    GIFFORD: Insider trading.

    KOTB: Yeah.

    GIFFORD: That sort of thing. Now she's back with her show. She's got the whole Hallmark Channel .

    KOTB: Right.

    GIFFORD: Tiger Woods , that ain't over. That's in the papers today. But he's still playing golf and still doing very, very well.

    KOTB: Yeah.

    GIFFORD: So what do you think, futurewise?

    KOTB: I mean, I think it takes time. I think people -- I think ultimately, at the end, people do forget, and I think that they accept people again. I think people like to see a comeback, even when someone's been through something really horrible.

    GIFFORD: They do. They like to see second and third acts. So do you think Mel should be given another chance as an actor?

    KOTB: I think over time we'll probably see him again. I can't imagine we wouldn't. I mean, what do you think?

    GIFFORD: I hope so. I think everybody should have a second chance or third chance.

    KOTB: Yeah.

    GIFFORD: If they truly learned something from what's happened.

    KOTB: Sure.

    GIFFORD: And they're -- if you don't believe in redemption, what's the point of living?

    KOTB: Yeah.

    GIFFORD: Because every one of us needs it.

    KOTB: Yeah. We're all going to fall.

    GIFFORD: Especially you, Hoda .

    KOTB: Stop it. OK, Mel -- OK...

    GIFFORD: Speaking of that.

    KOTB: ... let's talk about Brett Favre . OK, first of all, all I saw was the front page of the -- of the Post , and it says "Not Mine!" So I was like, I wonder what they're talking about? OK. So Brett Favre apparently admits that he called this sports reporter.

    GIFFORD: Right.

    KOTB: But he says he never sent her any photos of down there.

    GIFFORD: Of his anatomy.

    KOTB: Right.

    GIFFORD: But how could you tell anyway, unless it had, like, defining characteristics?

    KOTB: Who would know?

    GIFFORD: You know what I'm saying? I mean, if it takes a left turn or something, you know, it's obvious.

    KOTB: Oh!

    GIFFORD: Well, how would you know otherwise?

    KOTB: I don't...

    GIFFORD: And it could have been photoshopped.

    KOTB: It could -- it could've been -- it could -- all those things could -- all right.

    GIFFORD: Or a right turn, I don't know.

    KOTB: Stop! Rob Shuter 's with us in a little while , and he's going to...

    GIFFORD: He'll tell us.

    KOTB: He'll tell us all the...

    GIFFORD: Because he's done a lot of that himself over the years. So yeah, we'll get to the heart of that story.

    KOTB: All right. So there has been a big baby boom in Hollywood .

    GIFFORD: I am so excited and so happy for Celine Dion and her husband.

    KOTB: Twins. They had twins.

    GIFFORD: Twins. She's got three boys now.

    KOTB: Yeah.

    GIFFORD: And she has had, you know, she's been very public with her desire to have a -- more children.

    KOTB: Yeah.

    GIFFORD: And she -- they had a lot of trouble having Rene-Charles , their son.

    KOTB: Mm-hmm.

    GIFFORD: And so very happy. They were about a month early.

    KOTB: Oh, they were, right.

    GIFFORD: The twins.

    KOTB: And then Matt Damon , he and his wife.

    GIFFORD: And we saw him recently...

    KOTB: Yes.

    GIFFORD: ...at the event out in Greenwich , and she was -- that's the event, I think, that we were at in Greenwich .

    KOTB: I think it may have been, yeah.

    GIFFORD: And she was lovely. And you know what I remember that day?

    KOTB: Hm.

    GIFFORD: That evening, we were at this event for Jim Bell 's wife, Angelique , in Greenwich , Connecticut .

    KOTB: Hm. Mm-hmm.

    GIFFORD: Remember when we all went to the ladies room and his wife went in with us?

    KOTB: Oh.

    GIFFORD: And he was standing outside the ladies room.

    KOTB: Yeah, he waited.

    GIFFORD: Like, to make sure she was OK.

    KOTB: Waiting for her to come out.

    GIFFORD: Waiting for her , yeah.

    KOTB: 'Is she still in there?' he said.

    GIFFORD: Yeah. 'Is she all right? Is she still there?'

    KOTB: I mean, that's who you want.

    GIFFORD: It was just -- it wasn't movie star talk, it was like a man concerned about his -- the woman he loves and the child that she's bearing.

    KOTB: Yeah. I can't wait to see the pictures, too, of that cute -- the cute little babies .

    GIFFORD: Yeah, we need to have a little good news around here, Hoda woman.

    KOTB: All right. So also in the paper there was a kind of a New Yorkish story. A cabbie was driving a woman and her child in the back, and the child got sick and threw...

    GIFFORD: It happens.

    KOTB: ...threw up in the cab.

    GIFFORD: Projectile.

    KOTB: And the -- and the woman felt terrible. She got to her apartment, she called her husband, she said, 'Look, we're sorry, we're going to clean up this whole cab,' Soft Scrub or whatever, and they're ready to get in there.

    GIFFORD: And the husband was waiting when they got there.

    KOTB: Ready.

    GIFFORD: Ready to clean up, ready to do.

    KOTB: And the cab said -- the cab driver said, 'No, you have to give me $120 because I have to get this professionally cleaned because no one's going to want to get into my cab because it's going to reek.'

    GIFFORD: Yeah.

    KOTB: She said, 'Look, we'll clean it, I'm not giving you $120.' He called 911, it was a whole thing.

    GIFFORD: That's what I don't understand. Why 911?

    KOTB: Because they...

    GIFFORD: Why not the Better Business Bureau or something?

    KOTB: Well, anyway, I guess what -- at the end of the day , he was upset.

    GIFFORD: He wanted to lodge a criminal complaint against her.

    KOTB: And at the end, you can't. I mean, she offered to pay and offered to clean. I mean, it is -- you -- if you've ever gotten into a New York City cab where you know someone was in it before you and it wasn't a good scene, it's bad. I mean, you have to get out immediately.

    GIFFORD: I was...

    KOTB: I'm sure he'll use -- lose a lot of fares. But stuff happens .

    GIFFORD: Life happens.

    KOTB: Life happens.

    GIFFORD: And I think the mother and the son and the -- well, I don't know about the son. He probably -- but the parents handled it beautifully.

    KOTB: What else are you going to do?

    GIFFORD: I don't know. It happens.

    KOTB: But if you're...

    GIFFORD: Some kids don't do it and other kids are like -- I mean, they're fabulous at it.

    KOTB: What do you mean?

    GIFFORD: I mean, it just, they're...

    KOTB: Fabulous at throwing up?

    GIFFORD: You cannot imagine how far it can go and how much damage it can do. Some kids are just incredibly talented. Sounds like this kid was. You got into a cab the other day and it was like that.

    KOTB: Yeah, it's -- and I got out.

    GIFFORD: Try knowing you're performing in Atlantic City , and you walk into your dressing room with two weeks' performances or something...

    KOTB: Ooh .

    GIFFORD: ...and it reeks of that.

    KOTB: Oh, oh, oh. See, I -- if a child does it, it's OK. If a drunk adult does it, I'm out. Like, that...

    GIFFORD: What if it -- what if it's just a sick adult who's not drunk?

    KOTB: No, a sick adult's OK.

    GIFFORD: Don't cast aspersions against drunk people.

    KOTB: Drunk adults I'm against.

    GIFFORD: Yeah.

    KOTB: Let's check in with Sara .

    GIFFORD: Oh, do we have to?

    KOTB: Yes, we do. Hi, Sara .

    HAINES: We were asking about Mel Gibson and when penance is, you know, kind of arrived.

    KOTB: Mm-hmm.

    HAINES: Heather wrote, 'When the past repeats itself so often, it's hard to do.' And then Sue says it's too soon for Mel .

    KOTB: Yeah.

    HAINES: We're getting a lot of mixed reviews.

    GIFFORD: Because the battle is still on.

    KOTB: Yeah, right.

    GIFFORD: It's an ongoing court battle.


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