Ever since Chris Rock saw an HBO America Undercover doc about life in prison, he has been obsessed with and responsible for popularizing the term “tossing the salad” (click here to find out what it means – it’s too rude for us to print). Well, I never thought I would live to see a tossing-the-salad item on The Today Show, but sure ’nuff, they did it. Desperate anchor Katie Couric managed to steal the scene from Jamie Oliver (aka The Naked Chef) and upstage everyone thanks to her new but rapidly-tiring schtick as all-round klutz.
Jamie was showing the team how to toss salad by waving it above one’s head in a plastic bag. Everybody except Katie realized that to do this successfully you had to hold the bag closed while doing the waving, otherwise salad would be tossed all over the place. Hilarity ensued. Unfortunately, no clip of the festivities ensues this post.
– Fenton Bailey