TODAY | November 21, 2012
>> what a surprise.
>> are you surprised?
>> one of these things is not like the other. jenna, good morning.
>> good morning, you guys. so as we gather around dinner tables tomorrow, it's always the obvious things in life that get the glory and gratitude, the health, the friends, the family, but let us also remember there are less obvious things that happened this year also worthy of our appreciation. our thank yous start overseas, and over the summer. cheers to the uk for giving us a world renowned group of people to admire, obsess and fawn over. no, not that group. nope, not that one, either.
>> you don't know you're beautiful.
>> reporter: that's the one, but back to those olympic athletes. we like to thank them for showing what sheer determination gets you and for making my 5k seem just a hair short of impressive. moving right along. it seems like it went on forever, the characters, the drama, the two battling sides, and this month it finally thankfully ended. we're talking, of course, about "twilight." but back to the other drama, the election, it may be over, too, but it did give us plenty to be thankful for. for instance, chairs, for their constant support, and for giving clint eastwood someone to talk to.
>> my turn.
>> also, a big thanks to "new york times" blogger nate silver for predicting the election using only math and science.
>> any interest in a vegas trip, nate?
>> a quick thank you to celia jimenez for restoring the church fresco of jesus, and f the painting you did of me earlier this year. on another note i must thank fook for all of your friend suggestions. you reached a billion users this year, am i'm pretty sure you suggested almost every single one of them. the tech world gave us the iphone 5 this year, so thank you, apple, for making me look trendy, even though thanks to the new apple maps i don't know where the heck i am, but maybe that's not because of the maps.
>> jen, what time are you coming over for thanksgiving?
>> i can't see you, dad.
>> also grateful for face time for letting me keep in time with my parents, for the most part.
>> your hand is over the camera, dad.
>> okay. on to all things viral , thank you carly ray jepson here's my number, so call me, maybe us.
>> >> because that song definitely is not still stuck in my head. a big thank you to psy for making "meet the press" moderator david gregory do this, and finally, thank you, twinkies, for reminding us the most important lesson of all, you don't know what you've got until it's gone. if living is without you i can't give
>> so a big fat you're welcome from everybody else to all of us.
>> never seen that portrait painted of you. that was left field .
>> right outside your office. i didn't put it inside. i'll move tin side.
>> thank you, jenna.
>> i would have been grateful if you showed more of that david gregory dancing scene.
>> can't get enough that have.
>> can't get it out of my head.