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The Outrageous Halloween Costumes Morning Show Hosts Are Wearing, Featuring Matt Lauer As Pamela Anderson

Richard Feloni

If you caught a morning show on television today, you likely saw some truly bizarre things. The networks were in an intense battle for Halloween ratings, and the competition gave rise to some truly weird and scary stuff. Let's take a look at some highlights.

Here is the Today show's Matt Lauer making his entrance as Pamela Anderson on "Baywatch":

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The Today Show


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The Today Show


The Today show hosts dressed as their favorite classic television characters. Al Roker played a mean Mr. T.:

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The Today Show

Al Roker pities all fools

Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan went through a bunch of disguises on Kelly & Michael, but their take on the ubiquitous Miley and Robin Thicke costume stood out:

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Kelly & Michael

Complete with the foam finger!

The Good Morning America crew included Josh Elliott as Ron Burgundy from "Anchorman," Robin Roberts as Olivia Pope from "Scandal," Sam Champion as King Joffrey of "Game of Thrones," Lara Spencer as another Miley, and George Stephanopoulos as an astronaut from "Gravity":


Good Morning America

Champion also dressed as Veronica Corningstone from "Anchorman"

New York's Fox 5 program, Good Day New York, featured a terrifying role reversal between Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto:

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Good Day New York

Greg Kelly is the police commissioner's son, by the way

And on the cable news front, the FOX & Friends crew reinvented itself as the cast of A&E's "Duck Dynasty":

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FOX News

Willie Robertson complimented the team on the beards' authenticity

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