TODAY's Takeaway: Anchors celebrate Halloween with TV throwback 

It's Halloween on the TODAY plaza: Willie as Mitch, Natalie as Shirley and Matt as C.J. Peter Kramer / NBC
It's Halloween on the TODAY plaza: Willie as Mitch, Natalie as Shirley and Matt as C.J.

The anchors went all out this morning (and we mean all out) for TODAY’s annual Halloween celebration on the plaza. The whole TODAY family paid homage to their favorite classic TV characters – Al as Mr. T; Savannah and Natalie as Laverne and Shirley; Carson with Erik Estrada from "Chips;" Kathie Lee and Hoda as Wilma and Betty from "The Flintstones;" and Matt and Willie with Carmen Electra as “Baywatch” characters.

Fans got a glimpse behind the scenes of the show’s annual tradition thanks to photos out of the Orange Room and a backstage tour from Jenna Bush Hager.

Matt in drag. Willie with mass quantities of chest hair. Al with a mohawk. Savannah and Natalie’s two-wheeled entrance…what was your favorite Halloween moment? Vote for your top choice on Facebook.

Texas police officer Ann Carrizales explained to TODAY why she pursued suspects for 20 miles even after they shot her in the face.

“It wasn’t an option for me to give up,” she told Janet Shamlian. “I had to stay in that fight because I am a mom and they shot me and they were absolutely not going to get away with that, because I will do everything I can to come home to my children every day.”

Former "Girls Next Door" cast member Kendra Wilkinson Baskett revealed to Wilma and Betty – er, Kathie Lee and Hoda – that she and husband Hank Baskett are expecting their second child.

"So we have a little time off, so I have the time to puke, be in the cave," Kendra joked with the hosts.

A bus driver in Buffalo, N.Y., is being celebrated as a hero after he stopped on an overpass and coaxed a woman who appeared to be on the brink of suicide to safety.

“Knowing that I saved somebody's life, it makes me feel good, being at the right place at the right time,’’ driver Darnell Barton told TODAY this morning.

Also: Vanilla Ice and Loverboy rocked out to throwback tunes on the plaza. You’re welcome.

And that’s TODAY’s Takeaway!


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