Meredith Vieira doesn't like it when Ewoks grab her backside.
"Don't touch my butt," she scolded as the frisky, troll-like creatures put a minor hitch in the otherwise impressive Today show Halloween on the Plaza that went back in time to Star Wars circa 1977.
Vieira was dressed as Princess Leia, Matt Lauer as Luke Skywalker, Al Roker as Han Solo, Natalie Morales as Padmé Amidala and Kathy Lee Gifford as C-3PO. Ann Curry breathed new life into Darth Vader, while Hoda Kotb was "Yoda, I am."
The lucky morning talkers were able to score props and costumes from Lucasfilm, and the authenticity of the setup was, as Curry said, "cool."
Of course, the early risers played up the theme, kicking off the segment with a video complete with scrolling text.