NBC 'Today' Co-host Vieira Cracks Joke About Ménage à Trois with Brokaw

"Don't get me wrapped up in a menage-a-trois here."

That's how NBC "Today" show co-host Meredith Vieira cracked a tasteless joke to prevent viewers from mistakenly assuming she is married to former NBC "Nightly News" anchor Tom Brokaw.

The comment came shortly before 9 a.m. on the August 3 program, following the close of an "American Character" piece narrated by Brokaw from Cincinnati, Ohio, some "642 miles down" and "2,431 to go" along historic U.S. Route 50.:

AL ROKER: Tom's got 2,000 miles to go. He's never going to see Meredith.

MATT LAUER: You mean his [wife] Meredith.

ROKER: His wife Meredith.

MEREDITH VIEIRA: Don't get me wrapped up in a menage-a-trois here, or whatever.

[laughter]

ANN CURRY: Okay...

ROKER: What?!

[laughter]

[rimshot]

[laughter]

CURRY: That, okay...

LAUER: Getting back to Highway 50 here, for a second...

Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd is a writer living in New Carrollton, Md.