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Anderson Cooper is Phil Donahue!

Anderson Cooper, left, with Phil Donahue.
Anderson Cooper, left, with Phil Donahue.Tom Zuback / Warner Bros.

Anderson Cooper is a lot of things: TV personality, author and journalist. But today, he's not just Anderson -- he's  talk-show host Phil Donahue!

The CNN anchor decided to have a little fun and filmed today's episode of his new daytime talk show show, "Anderson," as if he were the former TV personality.

"I grew up watching him. I so admire him, so I thought I would dress up and kind of pay homage," Cooper told his audience. Check it out:

Donahue himself also made a guest appearance on the show, and chatted about how amazing Cooper's studio is compared to the one he used to have for his own show.

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