Actor Matt Damon made a crude sexual joke about "tossing salad" on NBC's Today show Tuesday.
Although the topic was food, co-hosts Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie both clearly understood the reference and laughed along with Damon and others on the set (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
In the segment, Damon was taking written questions from viewers for his advice on awkward social situations.
Lauer asked from a cue card, "Matt, my girlfriend is an excellent cook and really defensive. When she cooks, she tosses the salad with her hands without washing them and tastes everything with her fingers. It makes me feel a little sick. Can I fix this?"
"That's not what they told me about tossing salad," said Damon laughing.
Guthrie and Lauer joined in the laughter as did others on the set.
For those not getting the joke, "tossing salad" is slang for analingus.
One would think this is highly inappropriate for a broadcast morning TV program.