Today show’s stars Dylan Dreyer and Al Roker were over the moon on Friday when they discovered they had been name-checked in Family Guy.
The reference, which was brought to the attention of co-host Dylan Dreyer by her husband, was from Family Guy‘s Jan. 9 episode, during which Peter gifts Lois a Peleton-esque exercise bike for Valentine’s Day. “I thought you’d like it,” Peter says. “I saw it on the Today show.” Lois replies, “Second hour with Hoda and Savannah, or third hour with the nonsense people?” When Peter confirms it was the second hour, Lois is immediately sold.
“THIS IS LIKE THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY CAREER,” DREYER SAID AFTER PLAYING THE CLIP ON FRIDAY’S BROADCAST. OF COURSE, YOU CAN’T EVEN HEAR HER THROUGH AL ROKER’S WONDERFUL LINES ABOUT “WE WERE FAMILY BOY! WE DO FAMILY BOY! ”
Not immediately sure what was going on, Craig Melvin asked for clarification: “Are we nonsense people?” (He hasn’t seen the clip yet.)
“It’s your fault,” Sheinelle Jones said, pointing at Roker. But instead of making excuses for himself, he simply replied, “Thanks. I wear it. I’m very happy. We are meaningless people. ”
Melvin later made it fair enough that “at least Peter and Lois are watching.” He even did it for his appearance, telling viewers, “We’ll be right back. More nonsense after this.”