Meredith Vieira 's-bombs' 'Today' show
And it's not the first time
It's difficult making Kathie Lee Gifford look professional. But Meredith Vieira accomplished this unintentional goal by letting an "s-bomb" drop while filling in for her in the fourth hour of Thursday's "Today" show. (Gifford is recovering from a root canal.)
"Oh (expletive)," Vieira said while coming back from a commercial break.
According to USA Today, which broke the news, one of her interview cards had just fallen while she and Hoda Kotb were preparing to interview Al Roker.
Vieira turned beet red and covered her mouth while Roker screamed: "Yes! Yes!"
Kotb attempted to read prepared material before finally breaking down and saying: "All right. Just go ahead put it on Gawker immediately."
“A little late for a bleep,” Kotb added when one sounded, as a joke, minutes after the offense.
Vieira finally composed herself enough to say: "Oh my gosh, I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry."
This footage of the incident was posted by a YouTube user.
Coincidentally, the subject of cursing came up earlier in the same broadcast. In a promo segment on the plaza, Matt Lauer teased Kotb about about her own alleged "s-bomb" drop during a pet segment from Wednesday’s show.
“No cursing today?” Lauer asked Kotb.
This is not the first time Vieira has broken FCC indecency regulations on "Today." In April 2010, she let the same word slip while participating in a driving-while-texting simulation.
Does Vieira's slip-up strike you as funny or inexcusable?
"Today" airs weekdays at 7 a.m. ET/PT on NBC.
Is the word S-----------t worse than all the Violence we see on TV, Game Videos and the Media, perpetrating all the killers, their massacres, because they reinact another copycat killer, and want to be famous? "Pick Your Battles"; this is nothing but sensationalism by the Press--how many times do they say it--bleep, bleep, and bleep w/profane language.
It shows that Meridith is comfortable in her own "skin" with all people.
Gimme' a break!
This is funny as all hell.
It aint like it's Captain Kangaroo with a bunch of kids watching.
Anybody who's offended by this SERIOUSLY needs to get a life.
It doesn't bother me. I say S------all the time.
S------------should not be considered a profane word anymore--it's time to put it in the Webster's Dictionary/others as a true word in our vocabulary.
What the h**l is wrong with these d**n broadcast professionals? This s**t is f***ing uncalled for.
Seriously, WTF is wrong with the US, how the hell is this even an issue? Why write an article about something as trivial as this when we have millions of morons running around with AR-15s all over the country and a murder rate that is many times that of our northern neighbors in Canada, making us seem like a nation of barbarians living next to a highly civilized society. And we have an economy that is only staying afloat because we spend so much on our defense that the veiled threat of total destruction forces countries to sell us their oil and lend us all their money.
Why do we have to read articles about a person saying **** on the TV.
God help us all.
Meredith ... there are a lot of us who miss you. She seems to be a funny and honest human being. She is intelligent, so isn't that who we want giving us the news, someone who actually has a brain? She is doing the Today show as a favor by filling in and now she is getting criticized. That is messed up. I could see if she slipped up all of the time, but just a slip of the tongue once in a blue moon? Who cares! Don't watch live TV if you are offended by what might accidentally be said from time to time. To the ones that are angry about Ann getting demoted, yes, I felt bad for her, because she seems sweet, but sometimes her sweetness can almost seem phony. I liked her with the small segments, but when it came to serious news, she could come off a touch fake, or even asked questions that seemed obvious to the viewers. Am I the only one that thinks that? I think some people should give Matt and the Today show a break.
who cares !!! what about Hoda and Kathie Lee always drinking wine on the set and acting like that's no big deal. Worse things going on in our world today (pardon the pun). Move on
I think she is down to earth and a real individual, no apology needed. If people were a little more
real and a lot less fake then the world would be a better place, even with all the s--- bombs!!
I think it is what I would call a real moment, you go Meredith!!
Regardless of the slip, not poignant at this point in the arena of television, I would love to see Meredith replace Kathie Lee. I find her obnoxious and superficial. I stopped watching the Today show when they gave her a slot. In fact, the station lost a lot of my respect. Hoping Meredith one day replaces her, and then I will tune in again. But, I am only one. Apparently she must appeal to a different audience. Best wishes Meredith!!!!
It was an accident! She's a decent woman. Give her a break
She's not a foul mouthed "comedian" or rapper.