A familiar face returned to TODAY! Ellie Kemper, who guest-hosted the 9 o'clock hour of the show throughout much of the summer, came back for one more morning of laughs Monday.
And we sure put her to work!
Long before Ellie helped out on TODAY — even before she made her mark in "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" — the actress gained famed as a receptionist on the hit sitcom "The Office." So it only made sense for her to put some of her office skills to use around here.
Over the course of just one short shift at the reception desk, she fielded viewer questions, hassled Lester Holt and got a surprise from pal Al Roker.
She even took a call from her biggest fan — her mom . Of course, it wasn't the first time Dotty, who shares her daughter's sense of humor, has called in to talk to Ellie.
Her mom gave her a shock on her very first day at the Take table.
Here's hoping Ellie will stop by for another visit soon!