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By Ree Hines and TODAY

Update:The big day is here! Ellen DeGeneres asked her audience to come on over to the TODAY plaza Wednesday with their very own Matt Lauer "tickle spots" signs in order to enter her "12 Days of Giveaways" contest (and so she could prank her TODAY pal).

They did not disappoint.

Viewers hold up their "tickle spots" signs
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Viewers hold up their "tickle spots" signs
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Viewers hold up their "tickle spots" signs
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Viewers hold up their "tickle spots" signs on the TODAY plaza.
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Viewers hold up their "tickle spots" signs
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Our own Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb got in on the fun, too.

Kathie Lee and Hoda surprise Matt
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And Gifford even found a tickle spot!

Kathie Lee Gifford finds a tickle spot
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Last week, Ellen DeGeneres launched her latest effort to tease her TODAY pal Matt Lauer by inviting viewers to come down to the plaza with signs inquiring about his "tickle spots."

Well, as it turns out, DeGeneres just isn't quite happy with the results — so far.

"I was hoping for more of a turnout, so I'm going to up my game," she told viewers of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Monday. "I want everyone to go to the TODAY show plaza this Wednesday, April 15, with a sign that says 'Ellen sent me to find Matt Lauer's tickle spots.'"

Anyone doing that, and providing DeGeneres with proof in the form of a photo taken during TODAY's live broadcast, will earn an entry into her "12 Days of Giveaways."

Ellen DeGeneres, Matt Lauer file headshots
Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres arrives at the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. NBC's TODAY co-host Matt Lauer at the NBC's TODAY Show on June 17, 2014 in New York, New York. Getty Images file

"For legal purposes, I'm not encouraging you to do this or endorsing it in any way," she told her audience. "I'm just saying, if you do it, you could win amazing prizes worth thousands of dollars. It's up to you. I don't care."

And while she's totally not encouraging it, she even has a sign that can be printed straight from her website.

Watch "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" for more details, and we'll see you on the plaza! Or not. "It's up to you."

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