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TODAY’s 2013 throwback Halloween extravaganza

The anchors took a trip in the way-back machine for Halloween 2013 and dressed up as characters from hit TV shows of yesteryear. Hilarity ensued.

TODAY anchors took a trip in the way-back machine for Halloween 2013 and dressed up as characters from TV shows of yesteryear. Here, guest star Carmen Electra teams up with TODAY's Willie Geist on Rockefeller Plaza to pay homage to the hit '90s show "Baywatch."

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Look at those cute roommates on their way to work as bottlecappers at Shotz Brewery! TODAY's Savannah Guthrie and Natalie Morales made their dreams come true as Laverne and Shirley.

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Al Roker got to pay homage to his favorite TV character, Mr. T's B.A. Baracus from the popular '80s show "The A-Team."

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Matt Lauer dressed as C.J. Parker, Pam Anderson's character on "Baywatch." He even did a slow-run through Rockefeller Plaza in Anderson's honor.

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Erik Estrada made a cameo appearance as his character from "CHiPs" with TODAY's Carson Daly for the 2013 Halloween special.

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Al Roker, dressed as Mr. T's B.A. Baracus from "The A-Team," posed for a photo with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, who transformed themselves into real-life, wine-guzzling versions of beloved cartoon best pals Betty and Wilma from “The Flintstones.”

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Flanked by dancers outfitted as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Vanilla Ice made an appearance during TODAY's Halloween special to bust a few moves with his "Ice Ice Baby" mega-hit from 1990.

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Matt Lauer, Carmen Electra and Willie Geist channeled "Baywatch" stars for Halloween. "Is someone drowning? I brought my cans," Matt offered at one point as he flashed his buoys. Geist showed off some serious some chest hair to look like David Hasselhoff's Mitch, and Electra joined them for beach patrol.

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The TODAY family (and some special guests!), pictured from left to right in their Halloween costumes: Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb, Erik Estrada, Carson Daly, Natalie Morales, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, Carmen Electra, Willie Geist and Matt Lauer.

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TODAY fans, including this very authentic Ghostbuster, showed off their costumes on the plaza on Halloween.

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TODAY's Natalie Morales, left, and Savannah Guthrie got all dolled up as Laverne and Shirley.

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Who wants Krispy Kreme? TODAY fans dressed as doughnuts and headed to the plaza for the Halloween special.

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TODAY's Carson Daly, left, and guest star Erik Estrada appeared together in true-to-life "CHiPs" costumes. "CHiPS," which stood for California Highway Patrol, was a wildly popular show in the late '70s and early '80s.

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TODAY fans arrived all dressed up on the plaza.

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Hoda Kotb, left, and Kathie Lee Gifford had loads of fun in their signature "Flintstones" costumes.

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Carmen Electra, left, Willie Geist, center, and Matt Lauer stole the show in their "Baywatch" getups.

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Kathie Lee Gifford, left, Kendra Wilkinson, center, and Hoda Kotb posed for photos in their Halloween costumes.

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Loverboy took to the plaza on Halloween to remind everyone with their 1981 hit that they were "Working for the Weekend." Afterward, singer Mike Reno said he's thrilled to still be on the road with the band.

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Willie Geist (left, with chest hair), Carmen Electra and Matt Lauer got plenty of laughs with their "Baywatch" Halloween costumes.

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TODAY fans got in the Halloween spirit on Rockefeller Plaza.

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Hoda Kotb, left, and Kathie Lee Gifford, dressed as Betty and Wilma from the "Flintstones," stepped into Fred Flintstone's footmobile.

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From left to right: Gerry Ulrich as Barney Rubble, Hoda Kotb as Betty Rubble, Kathie Lee Gifford as Wilma Flintstone and Gerard Marrone as Fred Flintstone.

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Pictured from left to right in their Halloween costumes: Carson Daly, Erik Estrada, Al Roker, Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb, Natalie Morales, Savannah Guthrie, Matt Lauer, Carmen Electra and Willie Geist.

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