Usually the weather on NBC's 'The Today Show' is the territory of Al Roker, quite possibly the most famous weather man that has ever walked the Earth. What happens when Roker is (pardon the pun) under the weather himself, though? Who comes off the bench to fill his shoes?
The answer, at least this morning, was the Black Widow. We may never know who is NBC's go-to back-up, as actress Scarlett Johansson stepped into Roker's shoes this morning, joining the NBC news team. Good thing Ron Burgandy, Brick Talman, Brian Fantana and Champ Kind were not there, as they would have flipped out.
Johansson, appearing to promote her upcoming film 'Hitchock,' offered to step-in when co-host Savannah Guthrie asked who could pinch hit.
“I have a lot of experience with weather,” Johansson said, adding that, “This is my dream come true.”
The actress headed out to the rainy Manhattan street where Roker held an umbrella over her head as she read the weather, concluding with Roker's trademark “here’s what’s happening in your neck of the woods.”
That was a pretty cool move on her part. It made her come off as easy going and fun. It was low-hanging fruit and she reached up and grabbed it. Bravo.