Jenna Bush Hager on the Hilarious Moment She Prank-Called Mom, Laura Bush
The former First Daughter looks back on her most memorable moments on the Today show.
Jenna Bush Hager is a busy mother-of-two. But when she’s not writing or chasing after her daughters Poppy Louise, 23 months, and Margaret "Mila" Laura, 4, she’s sitting at the Today show round table alongside fellow co-anchors: Al Roker, Sheinelle Jones, and Dylan Dreyer.
On September 21, the 35-year-old shared some of her favorite moments on Thursday’s morning broadcast of "Today’s Take." Not surprisingly, the time she and Al Roker prank-called her mom, Laura Bush, topped her list.
If you don’t remember the hilarious phone call back in July, America’s favorite weatherman dialed up Bush Hager’s mom, pretending to work for a survey company. Roker, in his best Southern accent, attempted to pull a fast one on the former First Lady with the classic "Is your refrigerator running" joke. But, as you would imagine, Bush didn’t fall for it and hung up before Roker could deliver the punch line.
Bush Hager, an admitted prankster, immediately phoned her mom again to try to fool her. It didn’t work, with Bush telling her daughter, "Jenna, will you quit being so silly."
"It was fun," Bush Hager reminisced. "Thanks for the awesome memories."
To which Roker teased, "I actually got to annoy a First Lady."
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Other significant and funny anecdotes Bush Hager shared on the Today show was when she showed off her strength lifting chef and TV personality, Giada De Laurentiis, as well as when her armpit pads fell out on set. Of course, she didn’t leave out the time she boarded a plane with her dress tucked into her Spanx.
"The people kept going—'there’s something wrong with your underwear, ma’am,'" Bush Hager recalled. The infamous moment led to her coining the term "Spanx on a Plane."