The talk show host dove right into Matt Lauer's firing from "Today" for inappropriate sexual behavior on Wednesday, breaking down some of the allegations against him and mulling over a few potential replacements for his job.
"In the name of Demi Lovato, sorry, not sorry, Matt Lauer," she began her show. "The streets have been talking since forever, you and your $20 million paycheck. OK. How do you feel sorry? So he was fired from NBC News overnight. An employee filed a complaint about inappropriate sexual behavior with him earlier week. Well, last week, he was the grand marshal of the Thanksgiving Day parade here in New York. I hope you enjoyed yourself."
"You don't fire a $20 million guy without a lot of stuff. In the name of Ann Curry, who's probably turned her orange juice into a mimosa this morning ... just saying," she continued, repeating a joke from Twitter.
Addressing Lauer's children with wife Annette Roque, she continued, "Their children are 16 and 13. Now they got to deal with a father who is an lecher. I don't know how you explain that at the bus stop." The "lecher" comment was met with crickets from the audience.
"If I were him, I would not belittle myself by going all the way up to channel 999 on the cable, doing some news show," she added of his future prospects. "I wouldn't do that. I would just leave and enjoy my money."
As for who should take his place, she said she didn't know. "But I gotta tell you something. I don't need all women all the time on my TV. Do you know what I'm saying? The answer is not to necessarily replace him with another woman. I like to look at men on TV. I do. And I like the dynamics of a man and a woman on TV as partners," she continued. "So, please, not a woman. And not Lester Holt, he's doing just fine replacing Brian Williams."
After previously saying on her show that she thought all the harassment allegations coming out about high profile men in Hollywood would only lead to 1 out of 10 men "learning a lesson," she changed her tune today. "I think it's 3 out of 10 men have learned their lesson," she said, "This is bad man, it's going down."
"On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer," NBC said in a statement Wednesday morning. "It represented, after serious review, a clear violation of our company's standards. As a result, we've decided to terminate his employment.
"While it is the first complaint about his behavior in the over twenty years he's been at NBC News, we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident," the network added.
See how some of Lauer's co-hosts, President Donald Trump and other stars in Hollywood reacted to the news below: