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TODAY's Takeaway: Fallon and Leno share parting words, parents sue over bullying

Jan. 27, 2014 at 4:06 PM ET

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Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno talk "Tonight" and TODAY invites viewers to vote for the best Super Bowl commercial.

1.With the Super Bowl less than a week away, TODAY is inviting viewers to vote for the best Super Bowl commercial of all time. From the Budweiser frogs to Apple's iconic "1984" ad, weigh in throughout the week to make your pick in each round. 

Video: Pick your all-time favorite Super Bowl commercial at TODAY.com, where a bracket pits 16 of the most memorable ads in the game’s history against each other.

2. Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon sat down with Matt to discuss the upcoming passing-of-the-mic at "The Tonight Show."

“I hope I make you proud,” Fallon said to Leno about taking over as host.

Video: Jay Leno and his “Tonight Show” successor Jimmy Fallon sit down with TODAY’s Matt Lauer in an exclusive interview. “I really admire him as a comic,” Leno says of Fallon.

3. Medicine Man in Colorado is a family-run marijuana store looking to become a national pot franchise.

“We’re trying to make this into an industrial process rather than a stoner process,” co-owner Pete Williams said of his family’s business, which aims to become the Costco of weed. “I think we’re being very successful at that.”

Video: Medicine Man, a Colorado pot retailer, is trying to expand nationwide. Under the watchful eye of armed guards and security cameras, it calls itself the largest marijuana dispensary in the state. The owners are building what they’re calling the “Costco of weed.” NBC’s Gabe Gutierrez reports.

4. Reymundo and Shelli Esquivel are filing a lawsuit against six of their daughter’s high school classmates and their parents, alleging that the students created an Instagram page with explicit photos and comments about their daughter and other minors.

“How many children is it going to take to commit suicide, to kill themselves, to hurt themselves, because of bullies out there and the parents don’t want to take responsibility?” said Shellie Esquivel.

Video: The parents of one teenage victim of cyberbullying have filed a lawsuit against the alleged bullies and their parents over a controversial Instagram account that they say intended to humiliate their daughter and other students. NBC’s Janet Shamlian reports.

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