April 27, 2012 at 1:24 PM ET
Friday, Hoda bid an emotional goodbye to msnbc's Willie Geist, who bravely sat in for Kathie Lee for a whole week.
It's not easy anchoring the fourth hour, but Willie was a total pro. In the short time he was here, he taught us so much — most importantly, about Chili's southwestern egg rolls. Everybody loved having Willie on, but was the feeling mutual? During the weekly Q&A, a fan asked that very question.
"I recommend it for everybody, especially the drinking," Willie said, then answered one of the most oft-asked questions about the fourth hour: "And yes, we actually drink on the show."
Here's a highlight reel of some of Willie's most shining moments. (Queue up your favorite Sarah McLachlan song and enjoy.)
Julieanne Smolinski is a TODAY.com contributor. She loves a good slo-mo appetizer dipping montage.
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