Each year, the anchors of the TODAY Show have fun as Halloween approaches by dressing in costume. This morning, with the help of Lucasfilm, Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Meredith Viera, Hoda Kotb and company showed up decked out in classic Star Wars outfits. After conferring with Darth Vader via hologram, Roker showed up dressed as Han Solo with Chewbacca in tow. Matt arrived via X-wing as Luke Skywalker. Hoda, fittingly, arrived as Yoda. Kathie Lee Gifford had R2-D2 as her sidekick since she was dressed up as C-3PO. Ann Curry was revealed to be hidden beneath Darth Vader’s mask. Appearing as royalty were Natalie Morales as Queen Amidala and Meredith Vieira as Princess Leia. The hosts then competed in a game of “Jedi Jeopardy,” where the anchors tested their Star Wars trivia knowledge. See it online here. Read the Today Show’s story here.
Meanwhile, on the TODAY show website, there are exclusive interview clips with Supervising Director of The Clone Wars, Dave Filoni. He discusses working with George Lucas on the series, and introduces Barriss Offee to series, a Jedi character briefly glimpsed in the prequel movies who gets her own spotlight on The Clone Wars. Also don’t forget to check out the Al-bot, a droid custom designed by Lucasfilm Animation based on Al Roker, as well as Roker’s visit behind-the-scenes at ILM. Check out more snapshots here.