There’s some kind of story behind this that is, like, Natalie Morales’s parents came all the way from Florida to surprise her for her 41st birthday on the show and also brought her dad’s old toupee as a joke, because we all know what a joke is, and once they were on the set everyone took turns trying on the old toupee. What? What is even going on over there? I read all of those Sunday New York Times Magazine articles about the backstabbing and behind-the-scenes political coups, which is always fun no joke I love The Secret World of Showbiz because it is A Living Nightmare. (Other things I like: food and friendship!) But in all of those articles about how Matt Lauer hates Ann Curry and is secretly a mean person instead of a nice person or whatever, no one ever actually talks about just straight up WHAT ARE THESE SHOWS ABOUT ANYMORE? People have 10 rushed minutes before they have to leave the house to go to work in order to casually take in some sense of what is going on in the world and all they get, their only shred of new information about what is happening in the world we live in, something to set the tone for the rest of the day and or motivate them to work harder and or motivate them to work less hard and put more effort into their private lives, during those 10 minutes is A DEAD-EYED WEATHERMAN WITH BARBECUE SAUCE ON HIS NECK TIE TRYING ON SOMEONE ELSE’S DAD’S OLD TOUPEE? Throw your TV in the garbage. Write a letter of apology to Syria. I don’t know, man, do SOMETHING. We have got to do SOMETHING.