Matt Lauer on 'Professionals' crashers: 'Heaven help us'

April 18, 2012 at 10:32 AM ET

Kathie Lee and Hoda filled in for Dr. Nancy this morning during The Professionals. TODAY's Savannah Guthrie suggested this might be "stretching the name" of the segment. Burn!

"It's the end of the world as we know it," promised Matt as things kicked off. But chief among their many talents is having opinions, so KLGH joined Star Jones and Donny Deutsch to share a few. Today, the topics were cohabitation before marriage (which they said makes marriage less special), Hillary drinking a beer (it made Hoda like her more), teachers texting students, and the worst jobs of 2012 (Hoda said traffic reporter, KLG said Broadway producer).

Matt congratulated the ladies on their professionalism, and for making it through without incident, and also without a cocktail (Donny pointed out that it was unusual to see them without their goblets).

"We didn't want to embarrass you further," said Kathie Lee.

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