Jan. 3, 2013 at 10:27 AM ET
When a dog nearly wriggled free from Hoda's grip Wednesday during a pet segment with Meredith Vieira, some people thought she almost let a little more than the pooch slip.
Hoda denies it, but some people think she accidentally let fly with the "S" word.
"No cursing today?" teased Matt on the plaza Thursday. And Al compared her to TODAY's very own Samuel L. Jackson (who recently let an F-bomb fly on "Saturday Night Live").
"I did not curse!" Hoda insisted. Meredith, who was there, valiantly came to her defense.
And for the doubters: It's hard to believe something as small as an exuberant puppy would make Hoda lose her composure on live television. She works with Kathie Lee every day.
Julieanne Smolinski is a TODAY contributor who believes Hoda probably curses like Ned Flanders, if at all.