TODAY | December 30, 2013
>> it's also nice to be here.
>> good to have you guys here.
>> and there's something that makes it more special. someone has a birthday today. we'll say happy birthday tiger woods , also lebron james . also my lawyer.
>> oh, good.
>> but seriously, it's mr. lauer's birthday. i've known this guy a long time. did i show you this picture i gave him years ago of a then and now.
>> oh my gosh.
>> we have celebrated 21 birthdays together.
>> scary, isn't it?
>> savannah couldn't be here this morning but she wanted to help you celebrate. i believe she left you a message.
>> i am devastated i can't be there with you in the studio to celebrate. anyway, i know sometimes we haven't had the best luck exchanging gifts.
>> this time i came prepared for you. happy birthday .
>> thank you.
>> you caught both of them.
>> both of them in separate hands.
>> that's amazing.
>> i'll ask the question one more time, who gives someone a cactus with tissue paper on top of it?
>> al is out in california and wanted to weigh in.
>> hey, al.
>> listen, i believe this is one of those moments where i wanted to give you something that's practical. so carson daly is helping me out. he has got a little something for you to help you with your look. carson, if you can bring that in?
>> i got it for you there, al.
>> just for men.
>> carson, really?
>> thank you very much.
>> al, i just comb it in? is that what happens.
>> don't worry. just put it on a small patch of your body and if your arm or something explodes, maybe don't put it on your --
>> you don't have to worry about that. i only have hair on a small patch of my body. thank you for that.
>> just for your grooming issues.
>> hits just keep oncoming. we have to get to them. we have a mystery caller on the line. mystery caller. can you weigh in please.
>> yes, this is another ghost from your today show past. do you know who this is?
>> i do know who this is. happy birthday my dear.
>> happy birthday as well.
>> you're 56 and 60 which makes me older but i'm also wiser matt. what time did you get up this morning?
>> i got up at 4:00, mer.
>> i rest my case.
>> what time did you wake up or are you still in bed?
>> i'm still in bed. i'm sitting here watching you guys. i'm eating my cereal and i'm watching it down. happy birthday , i love you.
>> i love you too. we'll be together today. we have a meeting for the opening ceremony of the olympics coming up.
>> see you a little later.
>> thanks for calling.
>> birthday is a big occasion in our house. every year, back in 1983 bryant remembers when i was as big as a float in the macy's parade. the twins were finally delivered on december 30th and they're making their first ever appearance on today to deliver your birthday cake .
>> are you kidding me.
>> my son and daughter.
>> happy birthday guys.
>> happy birthday .
>> happy birthday to you.
>> you're not kidding. this is their first time ever.
>> they have never. not even in a photograph.
>> you spent all of these years jane really protecting your personal life and never sharing pictures.
>> never even a picture. these are my guys.
>> well, congratulations. happy birthday to you guys. are you fans also?
>> happy birthday guys. great to celebrate it with you.
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