The cat's out of the bag, all right!
In a segment on Thursday called "Cat's Out of the Bag," (a rather appropriate title) the anchors chatted about a recent study claiming that people who prefer dogs over cats are generally happier. But the discussion took a surprising turn when Matt let another cat out of the bag: Savannah's email address.
During the discussion, Savannah suggested Matt be prepared for the tweets he was going to receive from cat lovers on social media and alluded to his Twitter handle, @MLauer.
Matt, paused to think twice about his next move, grinned widely and upped the ante. "It's... (Savannah's email address)," he called out on-air, sharing his co-host's direct contact, though he claims he only meant to share her Twitter handle.
But don't worry! Shortly after, Savannah tweeted to let viewers know that there was actually a "silver lining" to the whole ordeal — because Matt's act led to many sweet notes from TODAY fans.
Here are a few of the great emails she received. A few lucky people even got a response from Savannah herself! (Note: As wonderful as these are, the fun is over. Savannah has a new email address!)
1. Blame it on the gender
Don't be too hard on Matt....he's just a man!!! Love the Today show...watch it every day!
2. From: Wendi
Just wanted to say how funny You and Matt are together. Can I get concert tix this summer?? Please!
3. Hello? Hello??
Is it really you???? Is it? Is It? You are the best and I love the Today Show because of all the fun you have. Have fun with the new address.?
4. Remember Matt's flub with Maya Rudolph?
Subject: Matt Lauer gave out your Textmail
5. The sidenote
You look fantastic in yellow!!
Also, Willie and I are destined to be best friends. Spread the word.
6. Someone isn't mad at Matt
Just wanted to see if this worked. ? Thanks Matt...if it does.
Savannah I loved your version of twinkle twinkle little star that you sing to your baby! You're an inspirational mother, I just had a baby boy and love singing to him. PS: Can you get me an ambush makeover with Kathy Lee and Hoda????
8. Or is Matt fooling us all?
You're my favorite news personality. I always look forward to watching you every morning. Don't be mad at Matt — he's not very tech savvy.
9. Subject: 'She's so yellow'
The first words I heard this morning were my wife saying, "she's so yellow". Love your sun-yellow dress!
You and Carson are our favorites because you seem so genuine. The laugh is on Matt... You'll get lots of love mail! Here's a goofy pic of our puppy to brighten your already sunny day.
Don (& Steph but she doesn't condone this email) :)
10. Dun dun duuuun
Don't worry. I won't be writing to you .....too often.
All my best,
11. It comes with age
Pleases excuse Matt he is getting "old".