Kathie Lee & Hoda: Emily Post Etiquette Quiz & Hot Oil Product Reviews


Kathie Lee & Hoda: Drinking Mirror App

Meredith Vieira filled in for Kathie Lee Gifford one last time on “Dry-day” Friday. Only 12 days left until Hoda and Kathie Lee can once again enjoy the pleasures of alcohol, but as everyone knows, alcohol is best consumed in moderation.

That’s the theme of a new app designed to curb people’s drinking habits. The Drinking Mirror App shows you what you might look like after multiple glasses of wine or liquor. Hoda tested it out, and her photo had very red cheeks and tired-looking skin. Poor Meredith was the victim of a prank, because a wrinkly prune was photoshopped over her face.


Smoking is another bad habit that can make people look older and more tired. Hoda used to smoke a little bit, but Meredith admitted to heavy smoking for many years. She finally quit when she found out she was pregnant with her first child and never looked back again.

Kathie Lee & Hoda: Emily Post Etiquette Quiz & Hot Oil Product Reviews

Hoda and Meredith took an Emily Post etiquette quiz, discussed road rage and learned about new essential oil products in Bobbie’s Buzz.

Kathie Lee & Hoda: Worst Road Rage Offenses

What are the driving habits that give you road rage? A new study has found that cutting in and weaving are the very worst offenses. Meredith hates it when people drive slowly in the left-hand lane. Hoda likes to give bad drivers the stink eye, or even (in extreme cases), flip them the bird!


I can’t stand when people drive below the speed limit on streets where you can’t pass. It’s so infuriating, especially when you’ve got somewhere to be!

Kathie Lee & Hoda: Emily Post Etiquette Quiz

Hoda and Meredith took an Emily Post etiquette quiz. Can you guess the proper etiquette in these three situations?

Q: You and your spouse are planning to travel next week, and he thinks he might have the flu. What should he do?

  • Cancel the plans immediately
  • You go without him
  • Wait 24 hours to see how sick he really is
  • Run, don’t walk to the doctor

A: Run, don’t walk to the doctor!

Q: You meet someone who is clearly sick, and they go to shake hands. What should you do?

  • Quickly turn your head away
  • Tell them they have some nerve spreading their germs
  • Make eye contact, smile, nod your head
  • Go ahead and shake, but wash your hands right away

A: Make eye contact, smile, and nod your head.

Q: It’s rude to cancel on a host at the last minute, but if you’re sick what should you do?

  • Cancel anyway and explain how contagious you are
  • Go, but don’t stay long
  • Go, but make sure your hands are washed
  • Don’t go and don’t call

A: Cancel anyway and explain how contagious you are.

Kathie Lee & Hoda: Kathie Lee’s Friday Funny

Since Kathie Lee is away, this week’s Friday Funny was sent in by a Facebook fan. Meredith read the joke about a wedding where people were asked to “stand next to the one person who has made your life worth living.” As you may have guessed, “the bartender was nearly crushed to death.”

Bobbie’s Buzz: Hot Oils Product Reviews

Bobbie Thomas joined Hoda and Meredith for her segment Bobbie’s Buzz. This week’s theme was hot oils, which are very trendy and perfect for staying refreshed during the chilly winter months. Organic Oil Patches ($14.98) have all the benefits of essential oils in clean, easy-to-use patch form. Coconut Oil Capsules ($16.99) are great for skin, hair, weight loss and fighting the flu. Somersets Shaving Oil ($6.99) is inexpensive and perfect for achieving smooth legs. Finally, Essence Absolue Oil Pearls ($68) is a cult-favorite product for keeping hair looking beautiful in winter.

Kathie Lee & Hoda: Johnson’s Baby of the Week

Don’t forget that Kathie Lee & Hoda want to see a picture of your adorable newborn! Your child could be Johnson’s Baby of the Week. Just send in a photo of your baby (eight weeks and under), plus some words of wisdom about parenting, for your chance to win.

Plus, Hoda is celebrating her book, Ten Years Later, with another contest ending at midnight. Upload a picture of yourself from 10 years ago to Instagram for a chance to have lunch with Hoda and Kathie Lee.

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