Matt Lauer shows some skin with Pam Anderson Halloween costume

Halloween on ‘Today’
From left, Matt Lauer, Carmen Electra and Willie Geist dress up for Halloween on “Today.”
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Matt Lauer single-handedly turned NBC’s “Today” into a vortex of Halloween gender confusion Thursday when he unveiled his chosen costume, that of “Baywatch” vixen Pamela Anderson.

Sporting a blond wig, the striking red “Baywatch” one-piece and even more striking cleavage, Lauer showed some leg as he did the classic “Baywatch” slo-mo sprint across the plaza.

Not to be outdone, co-anchor Willie Geist showed up as the Hoff, David Hasselhoff, complete with bared and quite hairy chest.

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The “Today” crew were all appearing as iconic TV characters as part of the show’s Halloween celebration. Al Roker showed up as “The A Team’s” B.A. Baracus; Natalie Morales-Rhodes and Savannah Guthrie rode a bike in as Laverne and Shirley; Carson Daly appeared as Officer Jonathan Baker from “CHiPs,” driven in on a motorcycle by Ponch himself, Erik Estrada; and Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford dressed as Betty Rubble and Wilma Flintstone.

“Baywatch” alumna Carmen Electra showed up to help introduce Lauer, being a good sport in a one-piece bathing suit in late October New York weather.

“Is someone drowning? I brought my cans,” Lauer said, not doing much to raise his likability quotient with the women in the audience.

This isn’t the first time Lauer has cross-dressed for “Today.” In years past he’s showed up as Jennifer Lopez and Paris Hilton. But the buxomness of his Pam Anderson costume has taken the concept to a whole new level.


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