Who Wore It Better? Today and GMA Both Go ’80s for Halloween 2018

By A.J. Katz 

For a little while this morning, two of the broadcast morning shows moved away from talking about Trump, and got into the Halloween spirit.

“Today Loves the ’80s” featured the co-hosts dressing as some of America’s most famous figures and characters from the decade, after going country the prior year.

Dylan Dreyer dressed up as Marty McFly and Al Roker as Doc from Back to the Future.

Savannah Guthrie was Cyndi Lauper, Hoda Kotb was Elton John, Shienelle Jones was Tina Turner, Carson Daly was Bruce Springsteen, Kathie Lee Gifford was Madonna, and Willie Geist was Ferris Bueller.

The duo of Jenna Bush Hager and new Saturday Today co-host Peter Alexander went as Maverick and Goose from Top Gun.

Craig Melvin was Prince Akeem from Coming to America, but as his wife, former ESPN host Lindsay Czarniak notes, he’ll be rocking a different costume this evening:

Matt Lauer traditionally dressed up as a woman for Halloween. No one took on that task this year.

The hosts talked about how the costumes actually all came together:

Not to be outdone, Good Morning America also went ’80s. Hosts from the ABC morning show dressed as ’80s TV personalities (“GMA ’80s All Access Tour”).

Sam Champion played the “totally tubular, basically radical” tour guide on “The ’80s Tour Bus.”

First, there was Robin Roberts as Dominique Devereux from Dynasty, followed by Rob Marciano as Zack Morris from Saved by the Bell, Amy Robach as Peg Bundy from Married With Children, Lara Spencer as Captain Merrill Stubing from The Love Boat, with Paula Faris and T.J. Holmes dressed up as the cruise directors.

Ginger Zee as Michelangelo from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, George Stephanopoulos was Alex P. Keaton from Family Ties (Michael J. Fox should have made a cameo!?), Michael Strahan was Mr. T from The A-Team.

The latter gave the former a shout out:




Michael J. Fox might not have made a cameo, but Bonnie Tyler did, appearing live on set to perform “I Need a Hero.”

There was 80s trivia time:

So what do you think? Who won Halloween 2018?