'Slowly I turned...': The funny story behind Al's 'Niagara Falls' reference
Inch by inch, Al schools Savannah on vaudevillePlay Video
5 lucky people win a Mr. Pizza grill package
Willard Scott presents milestone birthdays: July 30, 2015
Sam Kass, newest member of TODAY Food, gives us the skinny on fruit
Willard Scott presents milestone birthdays: July 29,2015
Al Roker kicked off his first weather forecast Wednesday morning showing gorgeous photos of a frosty Niagara Falls. As he began, he started with what he believed to be a common comedic reference.
"Slowly I turned... step by step, inch by inch," Al said, heading to his weather monitor.
Only one problem: Though Al has made the reference before, not everyone understood it. Which calls for a bit of a comedy history lesson.
Turns out the quote comes from an old vaudeville sketch, and made it's way into various classic film and television shows. Check out some of the iconic variations of the "Slowly I turned..." routine Al referenced.
"Abbott and Costello"
"The Three Stooges"
"I Love Lucy"