Al Roker gets a ‘Fifty Shades’-inspired BDSM makeover

Despite all the nipple tassels, Roker was a good sport about the whole thing.

Feb 17, 2015, 7:12 pm

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Greg Seals 

Greg Seals

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The publicity blitz leading up to the release of Fifty Shades of Grey was a wild one. In anticipation of the film everyone from Jimmy Kimmel to Jessica Simpson joined in on the BDSM jokes. But when it comes to Fifty Shades laughs, there’s one troll who’s taken things to the next level: Ellen DeGeneres.

That’s right, the talk show host known for hiding in stalls and scaring Taylor Swift has taken her pranks to a more technically advanced level. Last week, she managed to green screen Matt Lauer’s head onto a robust, bondage-clad body making it appear as if the Today Show anchor had conducted an interview with the film’s stars while sporting a whip. 

The doctored video received so much attention that the host just couldn’t resist giving another one of the Today Show’s anchors a BDSM makeover. This time, it was famous forecaster Al Roker, who fell victim to the DeGeneres depravities.

Despite all the nipple tassels, Roker was a good sport about the whole thing, telling the rest of the Today Show cast that “there was a little chafing,” when it came to the leather shorts.

Soak it in while you can folks, because it seems like this is as close as viewers will ever come to seeing what happens in his neck of the woods.

Photo via jimgreenhill/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0)

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