Savannah finally got her chance to burst Matt's bubble!
TODAY's Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie were guests on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Tuesday and, in true late-night form, joined Fallon for a game of chance.
The co-anchors played "Pop Quiz," a trivia game in which each contestant sits in an elevating chair wearing a particularly pointy dunce cap. Above each player hangs an enormous water balloon. Each wrong answer means a notch closer to the balloon until, well, you get it.
Savannah and Matt swapped leads throughout, until it became apparent that Matt would be the one getting soaked.
"If I get wet, you get wet," Matt promised Jimmy after a correct answer from Savannah brought him within inches of popping his balloon.
Ultimately it was Matt's inability to identify Jennifer Grey as the actress who played Matthew Broderick's sister in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" that burst his balloon.
After his defeat, Matt delivered on his promise, chasing down Jimmy for a giant, soaking-wet bear hug.
Before playing "Pop Quiz," the TODAY co-anchors had a (fully dry) interview with Jimmy. Here's what we learned:
- They envy Jimmy's bromance with Brian Williams. "It's always 'Brian this,' 'Brian that,' 'Isn't he so funny?' 'He slow jams the news.' What about us? We do the news every day. We're available for rapping!" Savannah joked.
- Baby Vale's name is an old English word that means "valley by the stream," because she was so peaceful and serene. "But I didn't really know her then," Savannah laughed.
- They won't miss political campaign ads on television now that the midterm elections are over. See, they're just like us!