May 22, 2012 at 12:26 PM ET
Jimmy Fallon has made sport of Kathie Lee and Hoda in the past (see here, here, and here), but when he paid them a visit this morning, it seemed like their rivalry had morphed into a mutual appreciation society.
"You guys look gorgeous this morning," he told them, and insisted that they should have been included in Maxim magazine's annual "Hot List." Of course, he was here to plug his new album, "Blow Your Pants Off," which probably had nothing to do with all the suspicious sweetness.
He even did a little of his famous thank-you note bit:
"Thank you, stuffing, for having the cutest name ever. No offense, pickles."
"Thank you, fingerless gloves, for having all the warmth of mittens and all the stylishness of a Dickensian street urchin."
"Thank you, bottle of red, bottle of white, for being the lyrics to my favorite Billy Joel song, but also what Kathie Lee and Hoda had for breakfast."
The ladies thanked Jimmy back for being so hot and nice, and Jimmy promised to boycott Maxim for their oversight.
Julieanne Smolinski is a TODAY.com contributor. She also regularly thanks side dishes.