Things tend to get pretty loose in the fourth hour of
The celebrated 89-year-old actress, known for her work on Broadway and in numerous films and television series, including
Clad in a fabulous matching fur coat and hat and oversized black-rimmed glasses, Stritch made herself comfortable from the get go, resting her famous legs on Gifford's lap.
Gifford gasped in shock, while Kotb reassured her the curse would be bleeped (on the East Coast broadcast, it was not). After taking a few seconds to regroup, the hosts soldiered on with the conversation.