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WATCH: Giada De Laurentiis Almost Wipes Out Teaching DIY Twinkies

Oh, sure, technically Giada de Laurentiis was on The Today Show this morning to demo lighter alternatives to pumpkin and pecan pies for Thanksgiving dessert. But since Thanksgiving is no place for lemon thyme pie, we’re choosing to ignore her citrusy efforts in favor of watching her almost fall down amidst a Twinkie demo.

Giada was obviously less than stoked to be making DIY Twinkies on Today, but since the newsiest food topic of the day was people hoarding Hostess products and then marking them up to the tune of $40 a box to sell on eBay in light of the upcoming Twinkie apocalypse, Today thought it might be a good idea to teach at-home viewers how to make the pastry on their own.

Willie Geist and Natalie Morales consume boxed Twinkies of unknown age. Giada swears that this isn’t her recipe and that she doesn’t make Jade Twinkies at home. More than one demo disaster arises, and, finally, in the middle of Al Roker telling a kinetic energy joke (shhh, just go with it), Giada almost wipes out on set. Needless to say, this cooking demo probably could have been scrapped.

Check out the clip below.

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