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. >> narrator: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> you know what i miss in life, class. so we're bringing it back today. it's february 9. happy mardi gras. >> happy carnival. we should play carnival music. >> we have a fun show.
>> such a fun time of year. in new orleans take, the banks and schools are closed, everybody is out on the streets. everybody grabbing beads. we have crawfish and isaac toops is here. how did you get out of town? >> i snuck out. i said keep the beads, i'm going to see my favorite tv ladies. >> you've made some enemies doing that. >> and with only five days until valentine's day, we'll get you in the mood for a little romance. before you agreeuyou go out on a hot date, you'll want to know what our guys panel says about keeping men interested. >> and we have a surprise guest today. >> we werelike who like who is it and then we will give you clues. so i'd like to know who it is.
>> no, i have absolutely no idea. all right. >> what are you wearing? >> i don't know. >> it's a prop. it's not to be worn outside your dress. that's not part of the dress. >> it's carnival, baby. anything goes. this is the day before ash wednesday when everybody -- i guess they go ask for forgiveness tomorrow. >> and so we're celebrating with hurricanes. >> these are a little strong even for me. >> if you go pat o'brien's in new orleans, you get this drink. and this is the hurricane. >> that is so strong. >> exactly. they play the piano and everybody sings. and so this brings back memories. that is so good. >> and this is mardi gras mombo.
>> please, no. all right. it's a tradition on this program. here is the king cake. the way it works in new orleans, whoever finds the baby in the king cake has to buy the next one. so our tradition is called mauling the king cake because we're searching for the baby jesus. >> that's who is in it. >> by the way, so delicious. it has cinnamon and, oh, lord, i hate to destroy a king cake. >> are you kidding me? >> not with our your fingers on it. are you sure it's even in here? i don't think it's in here. >> there is always a baby. >> did you find it? >> no. >> i'm finding this year. fyi. >> you find it. >> you find it.
>> oh, no. it's not even -- >> a little plastic baby jesus. >> okay. i don't -- >> we got stiffed one year where there was no baby jesus p. >> it's in here, you just have to find it. bet it's he in one of your sections. oh, my gosh, where is it? oh, no. >> are you positive there is one in here? this is a cruel joke. >> it's in here, i know. >> anything else we can talk about while we're looking? who do you think the mystery >> i don't know. >> speaking of baby jesus, have an actor who will be lay playing grown up jesus. >> it's not in here. >> our producer has been sending
there is amanda doing what amanda does. that's such a bummer. >> can i have a fine tooth comb, please? >> she sent us over videos and stuff. amanda knows how to have fun. so i think it's time to talk about the bachelor. amanda is not here. so -- >> why don't you do it? you're already in the shot. thanks. jerry, please, don't leave your ugly things. check your head piece for the baby. it is a cruel -- >> did someone take the baby -- >> there he is. >> what? >> there he is. >> there is one in there, too. we have to find it. >> this is like elf on the shelf. >> hold on. >> oh, we're on tv. all right.
>> really, amanda is in new orleans. so we were wondering -- >> you said take twice. >> -- whether or not olivia, you know, everybody doesn't like olivia, all right? so bepn did a cruel thing. she's just one of those girls that girls don't like. so then he was trying to figure out who he was going to give arose to, so he took olivia and another girl, what was her name -- >> emily. >> emily. emily, they both -- and emily was the twin who stayed on the show. remember the other twin got bounced. anyway, so he took both of these two. we're going on a date. and brought arose. and everyone wondered who was going to get the rose. well, he did a little head fake. he pretended like he was going to give it to emily -- i mean olivia. and instead he gave to emily. do we have video of this, do we
let's watch. >> today you really did take the time to speak your heart and tell me exactly what you're feeling. >> yeah. >> i don't think i can reciprocate those feelings. it's just not a place that i can get to. and i think that you've been honest with me about your feelings. i have to be honest with you about mine. and tell you that i can't give you this rose. i'm going to have to say good-bye. >> okay. >> i'm sorry. >> he's not sorry. >> that was like a hurricane. what was going on?
so olivia is out. >> i don't know any of them. >> leah was also september packing because she's a drama creator. you know one those people who stir the pot? ben was exhausted. he canceled a cocktail party but showed up at the rose ceremony. and then, wait, it was lauren h. -- >> stop it. >> lauren h. he sent packing. are we watching something? so who is left? >> you and i are right here. still looking for baby jesus. >> all right. so they they want to us play guess the guest. this person performs in front of millions of people. >> what? >> executes precision-like moves. >> usually half the audience
where is the person? >> wait. go back again. he performs in front of millions of people. executes precision-like moves. usually half the audience likes -- >> oh, he's a sports guy. >> or a magician and the other half of the person doesn't like it. [ buzzer ] >> this bra is cutting off half high breathe my breathing. >> okay. we'll come back and try to guess who it is. and then image is everything. we'll give it away to typhoon luck five lucky viewers. and a big party from mardi gras. >> are you sure? >> he's not here. >> he's so littl moms know their family's mouths often need a helping hand. after brushing,
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today is fat tuesday which marks the end of the carnival season and there is no american city more famous for its mardi gras celebrations than -- >> no one can find the baby. >> what? >> look underneath, he says. >> so our today food team called up louisiana native isaac toups. he's the executive chef and other than owner of toups meatry.
really, right? >> oh, come on. >> you might not understand that it's a bra. >> show the back. see, it's a bra. >> i like it better with the beads. >> what are we making? >> some crawfish. it's a classic dish. good for a cold weather day and to suck up all the alcohol. >> what kind of ingredients do we need? >> we have the classic trinity, green onion, celery, bell pepper, crawfish, white wine. >> let's get cooking. >> first we'll have a pan nice and hot. we'll add the trinity. put a pinch of salt in for me. >> look at me cooking. >> throw it in there. a little white pepper. p. >> and a little butter. >> that's garlic. >> oh, that's garlic.
hold on. i'm the chef here. >> what now? >> a little a spatula i'll use. >> don't let her. we add the garlic. >> oh, yeah, that was a big difference. >> you don't want to burn your garlic. after we caramelize our vegetables, this is what they look like. make our roux. >> a little flower. >> a little flower. we'll page sure it all gets emulsified emulsified. this is our thickening. and then we add our tomato product. this is what my grandmother
because it's the color of red bricks. that's what will give it the signature flavor. >> i'll it you were thisurn turn this off. >> and after we make our roux, it will thicken up. add the white wine. >> now you're spieaking our language. >> always have to taste your food. delicious. and then the crawfish stock. >> where do you get that? >> i make it myself. >> were you born and raised this new orleans is this? >> i was born and raised in la fayette, new orleans. right when i was born, i came out of the womb and start making
>> now what? >> now we have the near finalized product. so we have the vegetables, roux, tomato, white wine, crawfish stock. then we add the louisiana crawfish tails. >> this is so delicious. and you pour it over rice? >> leasesplease don't put scallions on mine. >> all right. we have our ladle. here we go. >> and you scoop it right out. >> get a good bit of gravy. >> if you can't boil the crawfish yourself to get the stock, is there anywhere to get it? >> you can use shrimp stock or you can buy homemade stock. do. >> i have one for you. >> i'm excited.
make the place look nice and pretty. >> oh, my gosh. >> here we go. >> a kick, baby. by the way, it we by the way, did we find the baby? >> no. >> no baby in there. i'm going to sue. >> how is that possible? >> let's have a bite. >> you know where to look. >> oh, that's good. but let's see if we can find it. see, i know the trick. >> what's the trick? >> it's on the bottom. >> you found it? we got a baby right here. >> it's got to be on the bottom, you guys. >> thank you so much. that was delicious. you can catch isaac on top chef this thursday on bravo.
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with valentine's day this sunday, you want to know what your sman reallyman is really thinking. so time for guys tell all. first time is jean carlos. >> say it however you want. it means cinnamon in spanish actually. >> i just like to watch your lips move. >> he's just been cast as jesus in the passion on fox which will air "life" inlive in march. >> and next up is rick younger, married with a son. and he can be seen in the rick
he has his own shown. >> and also with us host of the idiot test, ben glebe. >> my name means cinnamon, also. >> and last but certainly not least, the recently engaged be bob -- i know. do you know how many hearts you're breaking? >> oh, please. >> let's begin with our first question. question one. rachel asks this. why is it that when a -- oh, hey, girl. we didn't even see you. all right. go ahead, honey. >> hi, i'm from new orleans and my question is how can i drop hints about what we should do for valentine's day without coming off strong. >> if you want do something special, just line it up and do it. nothing is better than that. >> do you know what would be
it's not creepy. i did it real slow. >> that's creepy. >> but if you just say you know what would be fun. more than likely we want to do what you want to. >> but sometimes you want someone to -- you're like saying let's go to this place for dipper. >> she likes charles in charge. >> valentine's day tends to be not that emergency cal thing for guys as it is for women. so you have to tell us a little bit. >> and you'll be disappointed, too. >> i like to overdo it a little bit. it's part of the tradition. so i'm down with that. >> even if i'm not dating anybody, i have a romantic valentine's day. home alone with flowers and a great meal.
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chefs joining us today.... chef marco from our daily bread bakery and bistro and chef bobby from carlos brazilian international will be in our daytime kitchen... yes, chef bobby is going to whip up a salted chocolate caramel tart and chef marco is teachng us how to make a french version of the king cake... plus he is going to chat with us a bit about some of the traditions we may be unfamiliar with. and we are following creative people as they renovate roanoke. today we explore the bridges and dr pepper park. make time... like us on
a it's fat and spanky tuesday. and we're waiting for our handsome guys to tell all. >> and we have the single and adorable jean carlos. and single dad ben -- >> no, he's not. >> are you telling me something i don't know? >> somebody tell him. >> and bob is engaged. >> a question from an e-mail. you will like that one. rachel asks why is it that when a guy finds out that a woman is containable of taking care of herself, money, car, et cetera, he loses interest or is not interested at all.
i start working less immediately. i feel like sugar mama, let's do this. >> there was a period in my life where i really needed that woman. >> i think it's a powerful, independent successful woman. >> it you let her pay? >> here's the thing. i want her to know it's not necessary for her to pay. if she wants to, my all means, but i work so i can please -- >> there needs to be an understanding of the value of what each person brings to a relationship. at times when i was broke and poor, i was like, hey, come on to my house, i'll could go dinner for you. if you really want to go out -- >> you buy all the ingredients.
i couldn't afford stipulatetippinged a all the and all the other things. so they go across the street. >> hi, i'm vicky and my question is what age do men think they have matured. >> i think you're not actually an adult until 27. i think 21 through 27 is provisional adulthood. at 27, you start to become an adult. >> i think you never stop learning if you're living the right way. i think you should be like -- i think you should be a kid and know when to be an adult. because as you become aped a did you tell, you forget the simple things in your life. >> i don't know what he said, but i'm hungry. >> here is a good one. >> your brain isn't even formed until you're 25. >> i've had a formed brain then
>> nicole asked is it wrong for a person to give flirty looks or flirt with a person if they're in a relationship. >> no. that's the only thing you got. >> i'm married, not buried. >> if you act on it, it's a bit different. but i think there should be enough respect and communication in a relationship where that is okay. >> a flirty look, it could be something very simple, like a stare at a lady. >> what if it's a little longer than that. >> danger zone. >> if somebody looks at you and you don't reciprocate -- >> how long is long. >> more than eight seconds. >> there is a fine line between creepy and sexy.
>> a lot of us are talking. >> if you have question, connect with us. >> can anybody guess the guest? here are the clues. they perform this front of millions of people. executes precision-like moves. usually half the audience likes him. is it bruno mars? we have the hot ref! >> oh, my gshosh, we got him? it will be a good day. come to mama. with me, what you see is what you get. and i expect the same from my mascara. now, revlon introduces a new collection of mascaras that makes getting the lash look you want easy. so whether you choose ultra volume, super length, volume and length magnified, dramatic definition, or the ultimate all-in-one... the choice is yours. choose love a revolution in mascara.
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now for the moment we've been waiting for. the big reveal of our mystery guest. here are the clues one last time. he performs in front of millions of people. executes precision-like moves. usually half the audience likes him. >> and he looks good in stripes. we know who it is because once they said stripes, we knew there was only one answer to the
and here it is. >> our mystery guest is the hot ref -- come on down. >> good to see you. >> hey! >> adorable. >> well kocome. >> oh, my god. clete blakeman. the whole social world went crazy not over the game, because of you. were you is surprised, embarrassed? >> actually it all. i thought it was just a couple tweets but then it started blowing up. >> you're like here is the
flex and then a -- >> yeah. that's part of the 13rb8super bowl. >> you have a beautiful wife and i just saw you in the stairwell and i was like i know her from somewhere and i remember i saw you on tv yesterday. what is your name some. >> katie. >> and intotwo gorgeous kids. katie, you've known he's been hot for a long time. how are you dealing with this 124. >> some. >> i love it. >> and how about your kids? >> well, they're five and three. >> we're bringing out some competition for you because we have our own hot ref. >> so what we are going to do, throw the flag some? >> absolutely. we have different calls and you have for tell me if it's a real
>> when do we throw the yellow? >> when you have an answer. >> hey, this is you're show. >> stand up so everyone can see you. >> okay. >> are we ready? real. >> offsides. >> real. it is right. >> ineligible down field. >> that's good. >> i did live in a football house. >> yes, you did. >> next one. >> first down. >> how about this one. >> offsides. >> holding. >> she got to it first. >> all right. how about this.
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they have sold more than 26 million albums. >> amazing. and they are here with us and thrilled. >> this is beautiful. >> and you're going on tour. >> yes. >> where are you going? >> we're starting out in mexico city. we will go all around south america, southeast asia, uk, europe and then later this year, we will wrap up the tour coming back to america. >> we can't wait to hear you sing. >> especially this one. here they are, el divo.
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>> and before we say good bay-bye on this spanky tuesday, we'll give five lucky fans -- >> it's time to give it away. it's an epson presenter erpripts printer worth $499. it is cartridge-free printing so you never have to worry about running out. the equivalent of about 50 ink cartridges. >> you're doing great. >> amy, thank you, honey. >> never mind. >> who is first? >> the first winner -- i ght twoot two. first is debra harden from carolina. >> and i have debbie reynolds
>> and i have got alisa quilam. >> and andrew urban won. >> and the last one is jacqueline rose from las vegas. >> congrats to all of our winners. enter next week again. >> you have some explaining to to. cake. >> there was a baby in here before you guys touched it. >> who took it out? where is it? >> you'll have to get in the spank line. >> let's crank it up, baby. >> you start it.
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