07/26/2010 12:12 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Kathie Lee Gifford And Hoda Kotb Mark 'Today' Show Milestone

Yes, the Gifford-and-Kotb pajama party starts well before 10 a.m., when their goofy, cultishly popular corner of Today commences one floor down from here in 10 Rockefeller Plaza. Gifford, 56, the Carnival Cruise pitchwoman turned Regis Philbin sidekick, and Kotb, 45, the Emmy-nominated Dateline correspondent, are the odd couple of talk TV -- though more Laverne and Shirley than Felix and Oscar, Gifford says. (Naturally, she's brassy Laverne; Kotb is square Shirley.)

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