Must-See TV: ‘Today’s’ Matt Lauer Dresses Up as a ‘Baywatch’ Babe for Halloween

by | October 31, 2013 at 10:05 AM | The Today Show, TV News

"Baywatch Babe" Matt Lauer, left, Willie Geist as David Hasselhoff, center, and the real-life Carmen Electra, right, on "Today" (Photo: NBC)

We pity the fool who missed the “Today” show’s Halloween extravaganza on the plaza Thursday morning.

The morning show crew honored TV icons in real “Throwback Thursday”-style by dressing up as beloved TV characters.

“A-Team” lover Al Roker dressed up as “Mr. T.” Savannah Guthrie and Natalie Morales were “Laverne and Shirley.” Carson Daly enlisted actor Erik Estrada and rode in on his “CHiPs” motorcycle. Hoda and Kathie Lee were Betty Rubble and Wilma Flintstone.

But it was co-anchor Matt Lauer who stole the show. A blonde bombshell dropped in NYC: Lauer was in drag as a “Baywatch babe”! He dressed up as Pamela Anderson from “Baywatch,” red bathing suit and fried blonde hair extensions and all. He even ran in slow-mo across the sand-dusted plaza.

Willie Geist made a fine fuzzy-chested David Hasselhoff to complement Lauer’s get-up, and former “Baywatch” babe Carmen Electra made an appearance too.

He’s easily the scariest “Baywatch babe” we have ever seen — and appeared to be loving every second of it!

“As soon as this is over, I’m getting out of this by Sunday.” -@MLauer in no rush to get out of his Pamela Anderson costume. #HalloweenTODAY

Check Out Matt Lauer in Drag!


Al Roker as Mr. T (Photo: NBC)

Below: Carmen Electra Talks About Her “Baywatch” Glory Days: