Clueless Kathie Lee Gifford Asks Martin Short About His Dead Wife

Kathie Lee Gifford Martin Short

Obviously the Today show host didn't prep for her interview with Short, whose wife died 2 years ago.

Celebrity interviews, especially on NBC's Today show, are usually pretty tame: talk about the star's projects, ask about his family, and call it a day.

But it was the "family" part of that seemingly simple formula that tripped up Kathie Lee Gifford on Wednesday morning, when the Today host asked actor and comedian Martin Short how his wife Nancy is doing — the same wife who passed away from cancer two years ago.

In the cringeworthy clip below, Gifford compliments Martin on his long marriage and asked, "How many years now for you guys?"

The Canadian actor then displays some of the politeness for which his countrymen are so well known, simply stammering out, "We … have … married … 36 years."

As if that weren’t bad enough, Gifford continues ...

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