1. Legendary quarterback and future Hall of Famer Brett Favre spoke to Matt Lauer about football, concussions and his future in a piece set to air Monday.
In a snippet of the candid interview, Favre said he doesn't have a son, but if he did, he told Lauer, "I would be real leery of him playing" football. "In some respects, I'm almost glad I don't have a son because of the pressures he would face."
Al and Willard first met in Washington, D.C., when Al was 22. “We were kindred spirits,” Al said. “I wouldn’t be here doing the TODAY show if it wasn’t for Willard.”
Al Roker: I'm #InspiredBy mentor Willard ScottPlay Video
TODAY's Sheinelle Jones looks back at her family history
Web Extra: TODAY's Sheinelle Jones and Dylan Dreyer prank their producer
Web Extra: Watch outtakes from Dylan and Sheinelle's intern experience
TODAY's Sheinelle Jones and Dylan Dreyer intern with Rascal Flatts
3. An armed fugitive was killed after police confronted him in a children’s hospital in Milwaukee on Thursday, and one young patient describes barricading her room before hiding in a bathroom. Hear about her harrowing experience:
Patient, 12, recalls terror of hospital shootingPlay Video
Strong Storms Cause Flash Flooding Near Las Vegas
Search Continues for Bear in Fatal Attack
Pentagon Lifts Transgender Ban in Armed Forces
State of Emergency Declared as Algae Blooms Invade Florida Waterways
4. Time warp! Sarah Chrisman, 29, had always been obsessed with Victorian life, she told TODAY, and was inspired by wearing a corset to dress exclusively in the attire of the era. Now, she bathes with a pitcher and basin, sews her own clothes, and uses only oil lamps. That's dedication, folks.
In honor of Chrisman's experiment, Natalie, Willie and Al tried out a corset -- and breathed to tell about it:
The TODAY team goes VictorianPlay Video
'Sixteen Candles' house is up for sale
Man donates kidney to girlfriend: Talk about a perfect match!
Nick Lachey: 98 Degrees are ready to reconnect with fans on tour
Tom Odell talks about getting a call from Elton John
5. Puppies! Lots of puppies! To help TODAY celebrate hitting 2 million followers on Twitter, nonprofit group Guiding Eyes for the Blind lent some of their guide dogs-in-training for an Orange Room puppy party. Here's Tamron having such a ruff Friday:
Nonprofit helps TODAY pull off puppy partyPlay Video
Ticketmaster vouchers: Why some customers aren't happy with free tickets
Dino-sorehead: Teen gets her head stuck in Barney costume
Rare 'strawberry moon' has social media seeing red
What are your pets up to when you leave the house?
And that’s TODAY’s Takeaway!