"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.
ANN CURRY: Okay...
CURRY: That, okay...
LAUER: Getting back to Highway 50 here, for a second...