That Time Matt Lauer Dropped His Pants in Front of Female Co-Hosts in Cringeworthy 2014 Skit (Video)

“Drink it in, ladies,” Lauer says, wearing only boxers in “Today: The Musical!”

Matt Lauer has definitely exhibited some lewd behavior on the set of the “Today” show at least once before — for an on-air skit, that is.

Soon after Lauer was fired by NBC News following a complaint of “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace,” on Wednesday, a clip from a December 2014 “Today” show segment started making the rounds on social media.

The sketch in question was from “Today: The Musical!” a bit starring the hosts in which Lauer happens to drop his pants in front of some of his female NBC colleagues in the middle of the skit.


In the sketch, Lauer has coffee spilled on him in a hallway, so he strips off his trousers before going on air. “I gotta repress my designer slacks,” he says. “I gotta look as good as that numb-nuts Regis Philbin.”

Just as a “Today” page is beginning to iron Lauer’s pants, several female co-stars walk through the door and Lauer jumps at the chance to expose his boxer-clad body to them. “Drink it in, ladies!” he exclaims.


They immediately grown at his stunt, saying all at once, “Again, Matt?” “Really?” “It’s the third time this week!” “Did your mommy give you those?” “Stop it! You’re making me lactate.”

As they turn to leave, Lauer turns his body and says, “Get it while it lasts!”

NBC’s decision to terminate Lauer was announced at the top of Wednesday’s “Today” show, which he joined full-time in 1994 as news anchor and then as co-host three years later. “I am heartbroken,” said Savannah Guthrie, who has served as co-anchor for the last five years.

In a memo to employees, NBC News chairman Andy Lack said that he had received a “detailed complaint” from a staffer on Monday night.

“It represented, after serious review a clear violation of our company’s standards,” Lack wrote. “While it is the first complaint about his behavior in the over 20 years he’s been at NBC News, we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident.”

Lack continued, “Our highest priority is to create a workplace environment where everyone feels safe and protected, and to ensure that any actions that run counter to our core values are met with consequences, no matter who the offender.”

A rep for Lauer did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

You can see the clip from “Today: The Musical,” starting at the 4:50 mark, above.