Matt Lauer Dresses Up as Pamela Anderson's Baywatch Character, Hangs With Carmen Electra—See the Hilarious Pics!

Today show host made quite the memorable entrance this morning

By Alyssa Toomey Oct 31, 2013 4:17 PMTags
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The Today show team is getting into the Halloween spirit!

Matt Lauer dressed up as Pamela Anderson's iconic Baywatch character C.J. Parker for the NBC morning show's Halloween episode on Thursday, Oct. 31, donning Anderson's signature red bikini and a bright blond wig inspired by her luscious locks.

The 55-year-ago anchor made an unforgettable entrance as he mimicked the blond bombshell's famous slow-run from the show's opening credits, bursting through a fake beach back-drop while hilariously attempting to do a sexy strut in the sand, buoys in hand.


But Lauer wasn't the only Today show host who decided to draw inspiration from the hit drama series, which aired from 1989 to 2001. 

Willie Geist also accompanied Lauer dressed as David Hasselhoff's character Mitch Buchannon, and the pair was later joined by real-life Baywatch star Carmen Electra who gave Matt a real run for his money in her own sexy red swimsuit while posing with Geist on set.

In addition to Lauer and Geist's get-ups, Al Roker dressed up as Mr. T, Natalie Morales and Savannah Guthrie donned Laverne and Shirley costumes and Kathie Lee and Hoda Kotb came out as Flintstones characters.

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This isn't the first time Lauer has dressed in drag in honor the spooky holiday—he previously sported J.Lo's iconic green gown back in 2000 and a Paris Hilton get-up (complete with her Chihuahua pup) in 2004.

But the Today show isn't the only team to get into the Halloween spirit. The E! News team dressed up as your favorite Real Housewives, with Giuliana Rancic channeling Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice, Terrence Jenkins sitting pretty as none other than Nene Leakes, Catt Sadler looking fab as Lisa Vanderpump and Jesse Giddings dressed as Brandi Glanville

There's also the lovely Ali Fedotowsky as Gretchen Rossi, Jason Kennedy as Kim Zolciak and last, but certainly not least, Ken Baker as Terry Richardson.

Happy Halloween, folks!

(E! and NBC are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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