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Al Roker Shared A Recipe For "Sweet Potato Poon" And People Were Smutty AF

The Today show hosts had to stifle their giggles, but we filthy people on the internet don't.

Posted on November 21, 2018, at 2:15 p.m. ET

On the third hour of Wednesday's episode of Today, the hosts shared some family recipes just in time for Thanksgiving. It was all very wholesome...except...

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Well, there's no easy way to say this, but Al Roker and his brother shared a recipe for something called "Sweet Potato Poon."

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What the hell is sweet potato poon? Well, Roker tried to explain.

"It's a crustless sweet potato pie," he said. "But it's sweet and savory. It's just fantastic.""I make this every year and the only people that eat it is me and my sister-in-law," Roker said.He did also admit to the other hosts that he just liked saying the name, which, like, we get.
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"It's a crustless sweet potato pie," he said. "But it's sweet and savory. It's just fantastic."

"I make this every year and the only people that eat it is me and my sister-in-law," Roker said.

He did also admit to the other hosts that he just liked saying the name, which, like, we get.

OK, so here's a close-up of the poon.

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And here's a well-timed screenshot of the poon being made.

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"There's a whole lot of fun happening here," said one of the chefs brought on to judge the poon.

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(Same.)

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"It makes me miss my grandma," added another judge of the poon.

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(Also same.)

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And if you think we are being immature, just look at Sheinelle Jones giggling like a schoolkid when Craig Melvin welcomed viewers back from a commercial break by saying, "Al and his brother, Chris, just shared their mother's sweet potato poon."

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We see you, Sheinelle.

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Anyway the whole segment was pretty family-friendly until the Today show shared the sweet potato poon with the dirty people of the internet.

What do our guest judges think of @alroker's "sweet potato poon"? They love it!

It went about as you'd expect.

@TODAYshow @alroker I too shall be serving some sweet potato poon this holiday season...

Mmmm-mmm! Can't wait to get my hands and mouth all over that sweet potato poon.

People were, umm, a little taken back by the name.

They wondered how Roker managed to convince a morning show to do a segment about a poon recipe.

I like to imagine Al Roker being so powerful at this point that even though everyone tried to stop him, he still got to do a whole segment about his SWEET POTATO POON https://t.co/biWOCTyK7Q

@TODAYshow @alroker Poon ... checks notes from 80s-90s.... nope doesn’t check out uncle al just wanted to say poon on network television https://t.co/g5Qbge2HjP

And, well, things got pretty wild.

[al roker unveiling his mother’s famous apple cider donuts on the today show] they’re called cinnamon boyholes

*Neil Young voice* because I’m still in love with you / that sweet potato poon

@TODAYshow @alroker Isn't Sweet Potato Poon what leads to Truffle Butter?

Sweet potato poon: the gift that keeps on giving.

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And if you made it this far without knowing what poon is, then bless you.

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