TODAY's Takeaway: Girl's donation inspires, Stamos ignites bromance
1. Jordyn Self, 10, inspired the entire TODAY family this morning when she explained her simple act of goodwill: giving up the coveted American Girl doll she wanted for Christmas to raise money for U.S. troops.
"Why wouldn't it be important?" she asked the anchors. "They don't get stuff that we get every day."
Girl, 10, donates American Girl doll for troopsPlay Video
Suspected burglar dies after getting stuck in California chimney
Alvin Ailey director celebrates 50 years on the job
TODAY'S Harry Smith experiences the Zen of cranberry farming
So-called 'losers' prove they are anything but
2. Is there a TODAY bromance brewing?
It sure seemed like it this morning when Matt interviewed John Stamos. After some beard-rubbing and a few compliments during a segment about staying sexy after 50, the now-50-year-old actor asked Matt, “Should we make out?”
3. Jeff Rossen launched a hidden-camera investigation to see how auto shops charged for simple fixes like tire air pressure – and the results were surprisingly wonderful.
Rossen: Hidden cameras test tire shops' honestyPlay Video
Hidden danger on the road: Deadly flying debris and how to prevent it
Rossen Reports live: Beware of holiday hotel scams
Fool your brain into fewer Thanksgiving calories: Here's how
How ISIS may be using phone apps and video games to plot terror
4. Holy nostalgia, Batman!
Matt drove a classic replica of the Batmobile featured in the iconic 1960s “Batman” television show onto the plaza this morning, and it was awesome.
Holy nostalgia, Batman: Batmobile visits TODAY plazaPlay Video
Sesame Street on Its Way to New Home on HBO
Disney Removes Cosby Bust
If Dragons Were Real Could You Actually Ride One?
Great Escapes: From 'Shawshank' to 'X-Men,' Pop Culture's Top Prison Breaks
5. Inspired by a Vine by Al, the campaign to get Vice President Joe Biden to guest co-host TODAY continued this morning. How bad do you want the Veep to host? Tweet #OrangeRoom to let us know.
6. Jill Martin offered fantastic holiday gift ideas on today’s Steals & Deals. Pomegranate body wash and bracelets for the stockings… check!
Steals and Deals: Grab these holiday bargainsPlay Video
Here are the best mail order gifts you'll find this season
Was Black Friday a dud as shopping behavior changes?
Luxe for less! Channel the '70s with suede this fall
Baby, it's cold outside! Stay warm in these trendy coats
And that’s TODAY’s Takeaway!