Matt Lauer, Al Roker Go To A Russian Bathhouse

02/12/2014 09:29 am ET | Updated Feb 12, 2014

We saw a side of Al Roker and Matt Lauer we've never seen before on Wednesday's "Today."

The two have made it a tradition to really immerse themselves in the Olympics experience. There were no spandex costumes this year, but anyone watching did get up close and personal with Matt and Al in a Russian bathhouse. How close and personal, exactly?

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We never thought we'd see Matt and Al getting rubbed down while shirtless, but that we did. They also got swatted with tree branches ("That tingles!") and got into a hot bath where someone at the bathhouse placed soaking wet tree branches on their heads. We like to think that that last part is just people messing with them.

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