Many of the
Pauley left the show in 1989; Gumbel departed in 1997. As weatherman
Lauer turned 56 on Monday and Gumbel, who currently hosts "Real Sports" on HBO, led the birthday boy through a series of well-wishes from Roker, the vacationing
Notably missing from the well-wishers was
"Just put it on a small patch of your body to test it," Roker cautioned.
"Al, you don't have to worry. I only have hair on a small patch of my body," Lauer responded.
The last time Gumbel appeared on "Today" was in January 2012 for the show's 60th anniversary, while Pauley appears monthly with her "Life Reimagined" segments, focusing on older American beginning new careers.