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Katie Couric & Bryant Gumbel Relive 1994 Joke About The Web In BMW Ad

Source: New York Daily News

Apparently a Super Bowl commercial deal really helps bring out the humor in things. In 2011, furious NBC execs fired a staffer for leaking an old 1994 “Today” clip in which anchors Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel sweetly struggle to understand the still-new Internet. But now, the network seems to have found its funny side in the ad – with the help of BMW’s advertising department.

In1994, the hosts were reportedly “embarrassed” by the footage, in which Gumbel wrestles with the idea of an @ sign and a flummoxed Couric flatly asks a producer, “Allison, what is Internet?” The NBC worker who posted the archived video to YouTube was axed after doing so.

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