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this morning on "today's take," craig robinson, star of "the office" in a new role like you've never seen him before and we countdown to the opening ceremony with gold medal movies to get you ready for rio and long and short of summer's hottest fas all that and more coming up next. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today." it's a beautiful tuesday morning here in new york city. we've got a beautiful crowd outside on our plaza. it's the 2nd day of august, 2016 i'm willie along with al and tamron. we haven't been together at this table in a month.
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>> we have olympics coming up. >> when are you going to rio? >> leaving saturday. we start monday doing the shows. everything from what matt and hoda were showing looks great. >> hoda has your drink ready. >> at the end of our 8:00 hour, hoda didn't know we were on. it's 9:30 down there. >> going to be a long day for where's the song? >> a little lauryn hill. she's so good. i thought she would put out a new album. i love her. >> her and missy elliott. >> have you seen the commercial with missy elliott and alec baldwin? >> her video she has that and
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do "today's take" as a puppet show. >> we all have bobbleheads. >> we want to start with incredible news this morning. part of our extended family, ellie kemper, our dear friend and her husband, michael, welcomed their first baby. congratulations. ellie was here a month or so ago. she was already to go. i interviewed her. we talked about shopping for baby clothes and that stuff. she's going to be an mom. we don't have information yet. i texted her. i suspect she's busy at the moment. we're just so happy for both of them. congratulations. >> what is the protocol on that when you know someone just had a baby. i thought about e-mailing her. >> send it. she'll get to it. >> how are you feeling? that was fast. it wasn't. happiest baby on earth. we love her. >> she's going to go from
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>> i'm obsessed with this sky diver thing. he did a dive without a parachute. i didn't even know that was in the realm of possibility. luke aikens set a world record. a 25,000-foot jump from a plane without a parachute going 150 miles an hour and landed on this net that caught him. unbelievable. a 10,000 square foot net. he sat down with savannah this morning for his first live interview since the record here he is. >> when i look at that video and you're starting out at 25,000 feet, i mean, it's like trying to find a postage stamp in a football field. how do you maneuver? >> you can't really make out the net. you can see the ground and you know where you need to go. as you get closer and lower you make out landmarks better and you can see it and you have to maneuver your body. i was off by 20 feet on that one. >> you were close to the edge there. did you feel that way? >> i did. once i knew i was inside the net
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flip to my back hitting in a strong position. instead of taking a second to move to the middle i knew i was safe on the edge where i was so we locked it in. >> his friend gave him this idea. what's the most extreme thing we could do. do it without a parachute. how would that work? >> you would fall. >> i love the back story. your friend proposes this idea. how would that work? not you clearly don't like me. >> i talked to him befor i said was there any moment that you thought maybe not? he said about halfway up in the plane he thought what am i doing? and then he kind of settled down. he was sitting here with a helmet. a lot of us on crew were going, really, at a certain point that helmet is not going to help much. >> he kept his eyes open because he needed to. wouldn't your instinct make you close your eyes like on a roller
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is. >> you're not wearing a wing suit or anything. >> nothing. >> just falling. >> it's jumping. >> falling. >> falling. >> kids are there. his wife. >> his 4 year old -- >> it worked out for him. i wouldn't do it again. >> that could have turned out very, very badly. so as you know, we're carrying the olympics and we're all about the olympics so our t beautiful rio de janeiro. matt and hoda taking the cable car to the peak of sugarloaf mountain. they had great time. hoda has now been taking lots of drinks and enjoying herself. >> like it's a medicine. >> taking lots of pictures. that's what i meant. buzz feed, our friends, decided to list a group of olympic
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the mood. number five, "blades of glory." i thefr thought never thought o olympic movie. >> my gosh. look at that. unbelievable. number four, "the cutting edge." >> not familiar with this one. i don't know that one. >> i don't know this one either. >> who is in it? >> who is in this movie? >> anybody? >> i'm not asking who the in the control -- i'm asking who is in the movie? >> looks like katie holmes. >> i have not heard of this. >> number three, classic, "cool runnings." >> that's the advantage of being a true story. >> another true story number
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>> story of the hockey team. >> unbelievable. >> again true story. >> and another true story, number one, "chariots of fire." there you go. >> cannot argue with that. >> strong number one. >> you get goosebumps when you hear the music. you feel like you can do anything, like jump out of a plane and land without a >> opening ceremony friday night 7:30 right here on nbc hosted by matt, hoda and meredith. >> can't wait. >> it will be cool. >> a trick shot to show you since we're in the athletic mood, this is hockey. it's gone viral from russia. here's the event. fans were packed in. he scoops up the puck with his stick and then he throws it.
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of the stick and tosses it in. >> he learned that from will ferrell. >> it would not be legal in an actual game. >> there has to be tape on it. >> what about the goalie? he looked like he was leaping for it. >> he threw it the wrong way. he was in on it. >> they are kind of like the harlem g he catches it. look at when he picks it up. it doesn't turn. he turns it. come on. >> he tries to catch it. >> it has tape or something on it. >> it's made of rubber. it's like a nerf. guess what today is? >> russians cheating? unbelievable. i never heard of such a thing like they would be disqualified from an event. >> not listening to political
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i stayed up all night making these for my fellas. if you're at home, i will personally deliver these to your home, too. just tweet your address. i'm coming on by. this is a national holiday. these are gourmet ice cream sandwiches. $2.99 from cream shop. i'm a classic. i like the old fashioned ice cream sandwich. >> good humor truck. i guess they melted a little. waving a dime trying to get it to slow down. >> you're going to be risk takers? >> here in new york, i don't know about the rest of the country, here in new york there were two main ice cream trucks. regular ice cream not counting soft custard. there was good humor and thing bungalow bar. it was an ice cream truck that
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top of it. it was cheaper than good humor. there was even a song. bungalow bar tastes like tar. the more you eat, the sicker you are. we made that up. >> we had dairy queen. dq is strong. >> the good humor truck ringing the >> we had a guy with no license plate or no name. i don't know what it was. oh. go, al.
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rio weather. oh no. that's what's going on around the country. here what's happening >> we're still keeping an eye on scattered showers in the area now. the rain inside of 128, more is to our south. as we head in this afternoon, the rain becomes more isolated and by 3 p.m., the best chance of a shower, high temperatures today, in the upper 70s and close to 80? and more sunshine this afternoon too. >> that is your latest weather. one of our faves. the one and only.
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you have a unique perspective and when you collect your source awards, you'll thank me. >> source awards? is that as far as i get in your dream? can i get a grammy or something? >> nobel prize, how about that? >> congratulations on this. your chemistry is amazing. it's i think it puts you up to the next level here. how do you feel about it? >> i'm excited about it. when i got the script, i am, like, i am in. i met with the director who got my name from the director of "pineapple express." it was nice to be part of that. >> were you looking to make this kind of turn to do something more dramatic? >> i envisioned it, but i guess i was on the path to it.
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drama. you know, i wasn't like actually going after it. it just kind of came to me. >> critical reception for this has been incredible. won a couple awards at sundance. is that a strange feeling for you because your world has been comedy up to this point and now critics are writing what great actor you are and maybe you didn't surprise yourself. you knew you had this in you but to make that turn into a different world. >> blew my mind. i left sundance and went to perform in boston and in l.a. and then chad called me and said they want you to come back and receive an award. i went back because i had to see if it was true. >> it was. >> it was a source award. >> what a great young actor. >> this is his first role. he's done some silly, funny, youtube videos but this is his first role. he just nailed it. he's great. he's a killer.
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in the clip. you're a very tight knit family. music family. did you pull from some of your experiences in your home? >> yes. i used my parents as good cop/bad cop. this character, he tows the line between friendship and fatherhood. i hadn't seen this kind of relationship before. especially in a black family. just watching respect and how he just deals with him he knows he's not ready but he still has to let him live his life. >> in your family there was no friendship parent. >> my father is like i'm your parent. i'm not your friend. okay. >> we can be friends when we're older. >> it makes sense. this is a unique situation. the kid's mother passed away. he has him in germany. he has to have him on his team.
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>> it's a beautiful movie. i hope you're proud of it. it's incredible. for fans who are worried you may leave comedy, your next move is "sausage party." i think we'll be okay. >> i'm one of the nonperishables. we're the elders of the grocery store. we know some secrets and we just try to keep the peace and keep everybody from learning what's really going on. >> animated. >> animated. end but you can go further because it's a cartoon. >> may i also say, we just congratulated you. when you walked in here, you congratulated tamron. >> on her engagement to lawrence o'donnell. congratulations. >> because you read it on the internet. >> i read it on the internet. >> you can believe everything on the internet. >> congratulations. i'm, like, i'm getting engaged. my poor mom. there's an article saying i'm
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lawrence o'donnell. i picked out a beach wedding. >> it's a destination? >> we want to be flower girls. >> if it happens, you're the flower girl. are you going to sing at my fake wedding? what's the song you would sing at my fake wedding? >> congratulations. >> we have a piano right here. >> there you go. >> what would you sing for tamron for her first dance? >> he said congratulations. he thought it should have been me. d >> wait, what is this? >> it's my fake wedding. >> what am i supposed to do with this? >> it was a real size but it got left out in the rain. >> this is my wedding song at my fake wedding the internet says is happening. ? congratulations ? ? i thought it should have been me ? ? congratulations ?
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in recent years floats inspired by tv shows have become super popular in the celebration. al roker, what do you think of this flossing story? >> i think i'm so used to doing it now that -- >> i know but like we've been -- >> i like -- >> i like the feel of it, too. but years and years of purchase. >> you can also use the floss to cut cheese. >> let me go practice that. >> okay there you go. there's a line there. i'm not going to do it. anyway, every now and then i show a little restrain for today we're looking at wet weather along the mid-atlantic, southeastern atlantic and gulf coast. monsoonal moisture in the southwest. pacific northwest looking spectacular. for tomorrow, we're looking at a slight risk of strong storms in the northern plains. more wet weather in the southeast and southeastern atlantic coast. plenty of sunshine in texas where the heat is back on and we continue to see more moisture in the southwest where there could be some flash flooding. we'll have to keep an eye on that. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your
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>> we're still keeping an eye scattered showers this morning. but most of the rain is south of the pike. the best chance to see any of the showers will be across southeastern mass. notice heading into this afternoon, starting to dry out and the sunshine returns. temperatures today, mid 70s close to 80 degrees. 7-on-7 forecast, bringing back the upper 80s as we heads into e storms on saturday. >> that's your latest weather. now to game we call how bad is it? we'll find out whether or not some questionable habits are actually bad for us. >> it's inspired by hgtv magazine's most popular column how bad is it? sarah peterson is editor in chief. >> sarah will ask us questions about potential harmful habits and decide if habits are not bad or really bad.
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are you ready to play? first question, how bad is it to drink from a water bottle that's been sitting in the car? summer. it's hot. >> really bad. >> all right. really bad. the heat in the car deteriorates plastic and leaks plastic into the water. don't want to drink that water. not healthy. take your water with you outside the car. how bad is it to share deodorant with your significant other. it's not how gross it is, how bad is it? it's not bad. all of the doctors we talk to say deowdorants are the same thing. >> don't you pick up dead skin? >> deodorant kills germs.
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sharing deodorant. it kills germs. what about antiperspirants versus deodorant, that's another question. >> how dangerous is to have a manicurist cut your cuticles? really bad. the job is to of your nail. you cut that off. more inclined to get infection. you don't know practice of every salon sterilization. better to have them push back and have manicurist push them back only. >> do you know how much money you could save me? >> listen to the experts. next, how bad is it to let your dog stick its head out the car window. the air is flowing. looks so cute. >> really bad.
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debris. eyes, insects. sudden swerves. seat belt harness or crate for your dog. next, ready? how bad is it to not refrigerate ketchup? >> i hate cold ketchup. >> this is a household debate. to not put it in the fridge. >> not bad at all. >> i keep it in the fridge though. >> you like it cold? >>er it does need to be in the pantry, cupboard, it's ascidic o it won't spoil. >> you can go back and forth? >> it won't speed up the expiration date. >> interesting. learning all kinds of things. >> how bad is it to ignore a software update on your phone or computer?
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>> really bad. >> it's really bad. it's really bad. don't they have bugs in those updates? >> it's to get rid of the bugs. the more updated your devices are, the more secure they are, those updates are about security. okay. last one. how bad is it to put wine glasses in the dishwasher? >> that's really bad. >> i'll give you a clue. glass. >> not me. >> hand sh dishwasher. top rack only. >> the stems will break. >> if they're not touching each other, they're unlikely to break. >> we use goblets at my house. >> crystal never put in the dishwasher. >> we have a tally? >> al won. >> not bad. >> very good. >> that was awesome. >> good to see you. for more how bad is it questions
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on ev-e-ry purchase, ev-e-ry-where. i shouldn't have to ask. what's in your wallet? hello. now for my tuesday trend and this week it's all about finding the perfect short. it won't be long before the cold weather comes back. why not enjoy the i'm game. so here with some looks for us that will transition to the office and night out, whatever you want to do, good to see you. a lot of women will say i don't want to show off my legs. i don't like this part of my thigh. there's something for everyone. >> there's something for everyone and something for every occasion. you can do weekend, evening out
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>> let's start at the farmer's market. nevertheless, the look is gorgeous. i love this. >> this is the hot pant. it's definitely the daisy duke 2.0. it's about a higher waist and thicker denim. >> you want a looseness to it. >> a looseness and they are super flattering. they elongate the covered up on the top. love this shirt. >> i think if your shorts are short, your top should not be tiny. you can't go tiny, tiny. >> no. it's not a look you ever want to rock at the farmer's market. >> i have a long black, sleeveless vest. i wear that over my shorts like that because it gives more modesty. >> good wear to wear them. >> office look.
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not bermuda hawaii. you don't want a crazy print on it. us a a.m. white shorts. kind of like a pant but in short shape. wear them with a great, simple striped tank. whatever works for your body type. they off the best part of your body. >> if you get a black pair, you can put a black blazer and you have a great to a more realistic view of my life. a bar. hanging out at a bar. >> here we have a matching set trending all over runways. this is a version. we made it more evening-like. sometimes it can get pajama when you matchy, matchy. do it with tailored pieces.
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>> a lot of women believe when you think short, skin tight or too much of your back side showing, these are all great and loose fitting. >> bikini on the beach. >> love it. all right. get those legs out before we're all covered up in uggs and other things. >> veterans and first responders if you suffer from a dry mouth, then you'll know how uncomfortable it can be. but did you know that the lack of saliva can also lead to tooth decay and bad breath? well, there is biotene, specially formulated with moisturizers and lubricants... biotene can provide soothing relief and it helps keep your mouth healthy too. biotene, for people who suffer
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this morning in our series hope to it, a story of veterans and first responders who dedicated their lives to service joining rushing in to help during natural disasters around the world and getting a little muddy along the way. mud. sweat. pure strength. this is the tough mudder challenge. every year thousands come together on long island for the ultimate test of endurance. one of 120 tough mudders around the world. for the next five hours, these
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duck, roll and work together as a team to take on the challenging course. among them, former marine scout sniper jake wood who is now ceo and co-founder of team rubicon. a national disaster response team that helps in times of disaster. partnering with will dean, the man behind tough mudder, was a perfect fit. >> it's about bringing people together to overcome challenges w experience that sense of community and the values of tough mudder and values are perfectly aligned. >> an unintended consequence of the work that we do that military veterans through this mission find this renewed sense of purpose and community and identity and that's been so critical for them as they transition out of the military and into their civilian lives. >> wesley kerr is a volunteer and tough mudder ambassador.
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you run ten miles, you climb through mud and climb up things and your arms are sore, shoulders are sore, you feel this accomplishment because you challenged every aspect of yourself. >> webb is no stranger to challenges. he was in west virginia cleaning up after devastating floods caused mud slides and water damage to neighborhoods. >> there were basements that we needed to clear everybody out and someone can assess this is what needs to be done to restart and rebuild. >> team rubicon has responded to more than 150 disasters worldwide and grown from eight members to a team of more than 40,000 placing a high value of comradery both on and off the tough mudder course. >> one of the things the obstacles are trying to do is get people out of their comfortable zones. in the military you hear get comfortable being uncomfortable.
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work together and shared values and not about the individual but about the team. >> you come together as a team and you meet the most amazing people. you feel so accomplished and you're around people that have your same values and have your same mental grit and strength. >> a strong bond, unbreakable from start to finish. >> tough mudder doesn't care about your time. they care about finding your best. >> tough mudder is hoping to raise $1.5 rubicon by the end of 2017. team rubicon will hold a day of service on october 22nd for anyone who wants to help serve their community. for more information, you can head to today.com. team rubicon is a remarkable organization. check them out. we're back in a moment.
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hello, everybody! it's booze day tuesday. also called banking tuesday around here. >> that's right. >> august 2nd. hoda is in rio for the olympic games. so my friend and partner for 15 years from 1985 to 2000, regis philbin, a true cultural icon is here with us today. >> 31 years we worked today. but really -- anyway, we got through it. >> we have a terrific show for

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