Jenna Bush Hager stole the show on Today on Halloween when she made a spookacular return to TV by performing the iconic routine of Dirty Dancing less than three months after the birth of her third child via C-section.
The 37-year-old has been on maternity leave since she had her son Henry Harold & # 39; Hal & # 39; Hager welcomed on August 2, but she was back with a bang on Thursday when she and co-host Willie Geist entered the Today show square performing the routine made famous by Jennifer Gray and Patrick Swayze in the much-loved movie from 1987 .
However, while the dancing duo pulled everything out of the closet – with Jenna putting on a short curly wig to look more like Baby's main character – they didn't stop doing the infamous & # 39; lift & # 39; to try those Swayze and Gray performed at the end of the film.
Everyone dances today! Jenna Bush Hager dramatically returned to the Today show on Halloween to perform the iconic Dirty Dancing routine
To work! The mother of three performed alongside co-host Willie Geist (left), with the couple dressed as Dirty Dancing stars Jennifer Gray and Patrick Swayze (right) to set up the dynamic show
In the zone: Jenna, 37, and Willie, 44, didn't try to run the famous elevator themselves, with Jenna joking that they didn't want anyone & # 39; tossed back & # 39;
Shake it! The mother of three gave birth to her third child, son Henry Harold & # 39; Hal & # 39; Hager, three months ago via C-section
Been fooled! Instead of performing the famous elevator movement from the 1987 movie, Jenna walked without a shot and Willie raised a doll above his head instead
Instead, after the routine began, two helpers lifted Jenna off the stage and hit the shot, while Willie raised a baby doll above his head.
Speaking of the routine shortly after the show, Jenna joked that she and Willie didn't want anyone to turn their backs on & # 39; by trying to take over the movement as a duo, with the mother of three happily posing next to her stand, who was dressed in an identical pale pink dress and curled wig.
& # 39; What did you think of my performance? & # 39; Jenna asked the doll, while Willie introduced the image as & # 39; Dina & # 39 ;.
& # 39; She can't talk, but she liked it, & # 39; Jenna added to Dina's reaction to their dances, causing Willie to joke that the doll's own performance was a bit wooden & # 39 ;.
But although Willie might not have been impressed by Dina's dance skills, Sheinelle admitted that using the doll helped the rest of the Today team, at least for a few seconds.
& # 39; You have fooled everyone! & # 39; Sheinelle said. & # 39; We were all waiting and when you put the mannequin in … & # 39;
Up and away! Although Jenna did not do the elevator, she was given the chance to rise when she was helped off the stage by two helpful Today employees
Lean back: she and Willie, however, tried to replicate as much as possible from the beginning of the routine
Making it their own: Jenna and Willie may have given their own spin to some of the movements, but they certainly looked forward to it, with almost identical costumes to those modeled in the film
That is different: at one point the couple threw a couple of their own more varied dances, with Willie looking like a scarecrow while he put his arms out to the side
But although Jenna caught everyone's eyes, it didn't stop them from celebrating her return to screens, while her co-host Hoda Kotb said: “There is nothing better than having Jenna Bush Hager back in the show. & # 39;
Jenna certainly seemed happy to be back on screens after an almost three-month break from the show, joking that it was funny that she played the role of Baby because she left & # 39; my baby alone to be with you & # 39 ;
The mother of three did get the creepy party with her children, and revealed on Instagram that she was taking them to the studio so they could experience a Today Halloween.
Jenna posted on her Instagram stories and shared a video of daughter Poppy, four, who was hugging a baby backstage in Today's studio.
Jenna also shared several throwback snaps from the Halloween shows of previous years, with an image of herself dressed as her grandmother Barbara Bush, as well as a photo of her, Savannah Guthrie and Meredith Viera in mom jeans in 2014, when the Today show reefs different SNL skits with their costumes.
Mama has movements: the mother of three gave birth on August 2 via C-section to her son, Henry Harold & # 39; Hal & # 39; Hager, and since then she has been on maternity leave
The proud mother also placed some pictures of her daughters in their previous Halloween costumes, of a sweet snap that showed a young Mila, now six, dressed as an owl, while her baby sister, dressed as an an insect, with a hug cute photo of the brothers and sisters dressed as sunshine and a rainbow.
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