Matt Lauer Tells Ellen DeGeneres About His ‘Baywatch’ Halloween Costume, or ‘Testicle Vice’ (Video)

The “Today” host dressed up as Pamela Anderson, complete with a red one-piece swimsuit, when an actual former “Baywatch” babe Carmen Elektra came on the show

Last Updated: July 10, 2014 @ 8:12 PM

Some might have commended Matt Lauer for having the balls to dress up like “Baywatch” babe Pamela Anderson on the “Today” Halloween celebration last month — but the look would have been easier to pull off if he didn’t have them.

“The hardest part is putting on the device. It’s called a concealer,” Lauer told Ellen DeGeneres on her daytime talk show on Wednesday (above). “If they use the name that is more appropriate — if they described it like it’s a testicle vice — then I probably wouldn’t have used it, but that’s what it is.”

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The morning show personality compared the process to women wearing Spanx, which are body-shaping undergarments.

“I would imagine it’s similar to Spanx times 10, and it’s intentionally 20 sizes too small,” Lauer said before describing the tucking process (for, you know, his genitalia) as delicately as possible.

“It’s more than flatten you down, because you put those things where they are not supposed to go, and then you flatten yourself down,” Lauer added.

But then he got cocky.

“You tuck it there, and up over your shoulder.”

Despite Lauer’s best attempt to look like a lady (his third on national television, fourth overall), “Good Morning America”¬†topped “Today” on Oct. 31 by 713,000 total viewers.