Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb taped their 10 year anniversary special Wednesday night (April 5) to celebrate 10 years of hosting the fourth hour of NBC’s Today show -- and got a special musical surprise!
Jimmy Fallon, in his best Kenny Rogers suit, false beard and hairdo, stopped by as a surprise to serenade the ecstatic pair with Rogers’ hit “Through The Years.”
Fallon’s spot-on rendition had the whole crowd singing along, culminating with Fallon dropping to his knees for a show-stopping, climactic note and dance move.
“What happened today was epic … him walking down those stairs, I can picture it, singing Kenny Rodgers, I can’t believe it happened! We were like, ‘this isn’t happening!'” Kotb told People.
Meanwhile, the real 79-year-old Rogers recently announced he was canceling his farewell tour due to health challenges. While we all wish Rogers a speedy recovery, it’s abundantly clear his tunes have lost none of their power to get a crowd on their feet -- even through Fallon’s pipes.