TODAY   |  March 12, 2014

Hoda and Kathie Lee talk about the persuasive “cupcake” boy

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb discuss the viral video of 3-year-old Mateo, who gives a convincing argument to his mom on why he should get to eat a cupcake for dinner.

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>> who wants to have cupcakes for dinner. okay? that's what he wanted. he was going to make an argument to his mother as to why this was the right thing. she said no, so he went behind her back and asked his grandma and his mom caught him in the act. so take a look.

>> listen, linda . listen. you can have anything at grandma's house.

>> okay.

>> okay then what?

>> then you're not listening to me.

>> you're not listening to me.

>> you cannot have cupcakes for dinner.

>> linda , linda , nothing belongs to you. anything and anything and anything.

>> i'm done arguing with you.

>> i'm done arguing with you.

>> by the way, he calls herlinda, in case you're wondering, because --

>> that's her name.

>> that's her name. but apparently they were at an amusement park and a little boy got lost and didn't know what his parents' names were. his parents said we got to make sure our son knows what our names are. my name is linda , his name is whatever.

>> that's right. when things get