TODAY   |  September 19, 2013

KLG, Hoda guest star on ‘AGT’ finale

TODAY’s Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb helped out 17-year-old magician Collins Key on the “America’s Got Talent” finale and were astonished by how he pulled off his trick. The ladies also chat about a Wheel of Fortune contestant who lost after a mispronunciation.

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>> announcer: and hoda kotb . live from studio 1 -a in rockefeller plaza .

>> hello everybody. it's thursday. we have been working up a thirst. it's september 19th . we're glad you're with us. i worked late last night and then we went out clubbing.

>> we did. we're busy. here's the thing we were on america's got talent last night and i woke up thinking how did he do that trick.

>> yes, this darling kid. if you didn't see it, we were his muses basically in helping him do his magic trick .

>> here was his trick. he took a book, my book --

>> yeah.

>> i had no choice but he picked yours.

>> i selected page number 96 . he asked you to pick a page.

>> any page.

>> and you out of the blue said -- he was flipping and said just say stop and i stopped on the page and it was 96.

>> okay.

>> and then he said read the first word on the page and i opened it and it said sucking so i said the word is suck. the first word on page 96. meantime, before that he handed kathie lee an envelope and sealed it and asked her to sit on it.

>> which i was happy to do.

>> of course you were. there it was 96, sucking. shut the book. then he asked her to pick a $1 bill out of a series of bills and he said read the serial number of the bill. then he said hand the envelope over. the same envelope she had been sitting on. watch what happened -- don't watch what happened. we'll tell you. it's better when we tell you. so he snipped the envelope open and do you know what -- this came out of the envelope.

>> the word sucking on it.

>> it was written on there.

>> that's right.

>> we pulled it out. it was written on one side and on the other side was the serial number of the bill she had chosen.

>> this one.

>> yeah.

>> it was that bill.

>> it was unbelievable.

>> where is 96. here's the other part. i want to show how it fits in exactly. okay. look.

>> it's crazy.

>> it's crazy. how did it happen?

>> oh my god.

>> is it your missing page.

>> one word on it. sucking.

>> are you kidding me?

>> is this the serial number ? what the number.

>> k 13805733 h.

>> yeah.

>> yeah. he is an adorable kid. he came in fourth. we were pulling for him. the winner was a brilliant performance artist . i guess he is also a dancer. he's an --

>> an artist.

>> magnificent.

>> it was fun. congratulations to him. we should point out that our good friend meredith viera is going to be doing an interview with valley harper.

>> that's coming up tonight on nbc.

>> isn't today the anniversary --

>> the mary tyler moore show debuted in 1970 . can you imagine?

>> no. i loved that show.

>> one of the finest ensemble casts ever, ever assembled and mary was the perfect lead for it because she just let it all happen around her. she was brilliant. we're all brilliant.

>> any young girl going into journalism looked at mary tyler moore and thought she has her own apartment and works in the news business. you thought it was possible.

>> it might be the one show in television history -- i could be wrong -- but had the most spin offs .

>> rhoda.

>> phyllis.

>> lou grant .

>> lou grant .

>> betty white should have had her own.

>> and betty does now.

>> i know how to do now, la la la la. frank is upset about it. we go down to all the places where we used to look into each other's eyes.

>> now you're on your --

>> when i used to go crazy about who was that actress on the mary tyler moore show ? i used to go through the alphabet and picture her and exercise my brain but now i google it. he doesn't like it.

>> so you're busy googling things.

>> frank likes to be adored.

>> well, he is adored.

>> he likes to be adored -- most men -- by the way, how many of you guys love to be adored? every hand went up and some other things. well, they're raising all kind of things.

>> any who, let's move on to bromance.

>> who doesn't adore him.

>> justin timberlake and matt lauer has a bromance. we were minding our own business not paying attention to what was on the tv.

>> because we don't care.

>> we look up and there is what we saw, matt -- oh, elvis.

>> as the king of rock and roll , congratulations.

>> we did it.

>> thank you. come on.

>> because who knows what can happen in vegas.

>> i am happy for them but i don't think it's going to last, you know?

>> how cute are those two?

>> you know it's sad when these things happen. we so feel for this guy. did you see this guy on wheel of fortune ?

>> there's a guy that could have won $ 1 million . it landed on the sliver of a million. all he had to do was get the puzzle right. it's up on the screen. you can almost read it. there's only one letter missing. you watch because they said he fumbled it and that's part of the rules.

>> you have to pronounce properly.

>> pick that up and turn that around. see that million bucks right here. $2,350. spin or solve.

>> i'm going to solve.

>> corner curio cabinet .

>> i'll solve, corner curio cabinet .

>> yeah, that's it.

>> heartbreak.

>> that is ridiculous.

>> we'll take a look at it.

>> he lost 1 million .

>> shell shock.

>> but he got $2,000.

>> he's fine.

>> he should be grateful. 2,500 more than he had when he walked in.

>> he said corner he was looking at curio and he said that.

>> can you imagine the nerves?

>> so upset.

>> you know that commercial for the bank and the guy lets the guy go in front of him in the line at the grocery store and congratulations you're our 1 millionth customer and the guy is going crazy saying that's me and the guy going what the heck. what they don't show is that guy turning around and saying you know what, here's half a million. i'm going to share it with you because you were nice enough to let me in the line. where's common decency.

>> i don't know. speaking of more than descent, clint eastwood has a son -- do you know -- i just gave it away. sometimes you blow a moment and i just did. let's start all over. forget i said that. who do you think this picture is of? who do you think?

>> what does it look like?

>> it looks like.

>> it looks like my son.

>> doesn't look like clint eastwood .

>> looks like cody.

>> okay. anyway --

>> wow, what a great looking kid.

>> he is cute. he's 27. his name is scott.

>> oh, there it really does look like him. i guess that's clint around the same age.

>> very handsome.

>> his mother, clint has been around the block a few times. we had to check which one was the mom. her name is jacqueline reed. a former flight attendant. please go back.

>> anyway, that was that. i think it's time for a little music. you're going to love this.

>> no, this is going to put you in a good mood. this is a gospel song .

>> okay. i'm going to like it then.

>> this is a song i chose by donnie.

>> i know him.

>> it will put you in a good mood.

>> i had a rough day yesterday. [ music playing ] again i need you and again you're there again i reach out and again you hold me you console me once more and again anymore i turn around

>> nice you're there to pick me up the time when i fall down we fall down

>> i love this song.

>> one of her moves.

>> i'll show you in another moment.

>> all right. you're in us weekly missy. there it is. there it is. and you are --

>> hasn't jennifer anniston been pregnant for two years now? that's what i thought.

>> i'm not in it. someone else is in it.

>> you know you're being photographed because you're fantastic. hoda hearts blake. oh, he's adorable. he's got a long way to go before he beats bambino's covers and things like that. where is your cover for dog and life magazine with blake.

>> look at jimmy fallon 's dog.