- Goodfellas star Ray Liotta passed away this week at the age of 67.
- Tributes to the late actor have since been all over social media.
- One viral clip shows the hosts of The Today Show hilariously losing their minds over Liotta’s scent.
Since news broke on Thursday that legendary Goodfellas actor Ray Liotta had passed away at the age of 67 years old, tributes have been pouring in from all corners of the pop culture world.
In the wake of his death, fans of his work have been posting clips of their favorite Ray Liotta scenes, while those who have worked with him have been sharing anecdotes about what a great guy he was in addition to being an excellent performer.
One of the tributes that’s made me smile most, though, is this clip of Liotta on The Today Show from back in the Hoda and Kathie Lee days. When you’re remembering the life of someone, the point is to look back in fondness, right? And that’s certainly what this clip provided me with: a moment to smile while remembering Ray Liotta.
The clip is from back in 2016 when Liotta was promoting his show Shades of Blue, which he starred in alongside Jennifer Lopez. What starts as a rather routine promotional segment devolves into a hilariously flirtatious moment between Liotta and the two Today Show hosts, with Kathie Lee eventually just blurting out “Can I smell you?” Liotta, being the gentleman that he was, obliged, resulting in this truly iconic and unhinged clip.
Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford lose their mind over Ray Liotta’s scent in a hilarious clip from The Today Show
Absolute king shit right here:
You can also check out the full segment below to see how the segment even got to the point of public smelling in the first place. Ray Liotta, man — what a legend. Rest in Peace.