Daytime Emmys: Matt Lauer "Strips" Down, Says He'll Donate $1,000 to Charity for Each Winner Who Thanks Him

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The duo also promised an end to their "prank war."

Matt Lauer and Ellen DeGeneres kicked off Sunday night's Daytime Emmy Awards with a joke and a pledge to do something good for charity.

Appearing in a pre-taped bit, the duo appeared to announce they are officially ending their "prank war."

Lauer then "stripped" down — his head was imposed over another the body of a fit man wearing nipple tassels and sexy garters and stockings — and announced that he'd donate $1,000 to charity anytime a winner thanked him in their speech that night.

Watch the clip below.


And the winners took note: Early in the show, accepting best entertainment news program, Entertainment Tonight co-host Nancy O'Dell thanked him three times.