TODAY   |  March 23, 2013

Holt on ‘Fallon’ skit: I promise I’m a serious newsman

“You know you’re very funny,” said TODAY’s Erica Hill to her co-host Lester Holt. Holt stopped by “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” to read song lyrics in his best newsman voice.

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>> in case you didn't know. take a look.

>> all right. shout out to speaking the lyrics of popular songs. when you sing them, they sound all nice and romantic. when you speak the lyrics, like a news anchor, they sound weird and creepy. i'll show you what i mean with boys 2 men's "i'll make love to you." i'll make love to you. like you want me to and i'll hold you tight baby all through the night. i'll make love to you when you want me to and i will not let you go until you tell me to.

>> glitter.

>> ted baxter going on there.

>> fantastic.

>> oh man.

>> i have been on jimmy's show a number of times to do little skits. every time the e-mail comes and i'm in the middle of something.

>> did you borrow that from richard simmons ?

>> that's when we did tank top news. that was bubble soccer. i am a serious news man, i promise. i'll get these e-mails, can you do jimmy's show. i'm always busy. i say yes. as i walk in the studio i'm going to do what? then it's too late. there i am. it's always a blast.

>> it's great.