Meredith Vieira may be mulling whether to host a new talk show, but we think she should stop everything and become Hoda Kotb's permanent co-host on the fourth hour of "Today."
Vieira has been filling in for Kathie Lee Gifford all week, and it has been incredible. She brings what can only be called a combination of disdain and incredulity at what is going on around her.
Some quotes from her guest gig:
"What about Beyonce? Everyone's talking about it, let's just get it over with and deal with it."
"That's what you're comparing the inauguration to, when Bethanny Frankel got married? Oh my god, oh my god, I need alcohol."
Meredith: "It's not a dress. I'm a journalist. It's a skirt and a top."
Hoda: "You were a journalist."
Meredith: "That's over. That ended about ten minutes ago."
Meredith, on Hoda's book inscription: "Don't quote Bethanny ... oh, god, how trite."
Meredith, on Hoda mocking a memento of hers: "You took a lovely moment and tried to destroy it."
This seemed to sum things up nicely:
M: I'm having a ball.
H (hopefully): You are?
M: No. I'm having a good time.
Also on Wednesday, they went through each other's purses, and Hoda made this face when she swiped one of Meredith's bank statements: