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Right now, I want to talk about what's happening.

Because we're stuck inside, people need ways to stay fit.

So I have an idea.

Andy, listen to this.

OK, I'm listening.

In order to motivate everyone to get a little more exercise,

people are always talking about how important it is

to have a strong core, right?

And by people, I mean Mario Lopez.

Yeah.

So I've come up with a challenge to inspire everybody

to strengthen their core.

And it doesn't take any equipment at all.

You can do it in your living room,

or bedroom, or out on the lawn.

I'm calling it Plank That Song.

So here's how it works.

All you have to do is pick any song, sing it all the way

through while you're holding a plank.

But make sure you're filming yourself doing it.

And then you post it wherever you posts things

and challenge three friends to do it.

All right.

I'm happy to say that Andy has volunteered

to show everyone how it's done.

Andy?

What?

I've set up a camera out there.

And what song do you want to sing?

I've been totally-- I sort of zoned out.

I do a plank and then I sing?

You sing a whole song while you're holding a plank.

What song do you-- no Beatles songs.

I can't afford that.

I'll do something short.

Can you see me here?

What's the song?

Tell me first.

I'm trying to think short.

Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel.

Now I was going to say American Pie, but OK.

All right.

Assume the position.

Here?

I don't know, I can't see you.

Yep, I can see you now.

All right, tell me when.

Hold a plank and start the song.

OK.

Wait, not on your elbows.

A man's plank.

What, what-- what's a man's plank?

Put your hands down on the ground,

like a push up position.

And you're-- not on your knees.

Yes, like that.

Like this?

Do you not know how to do a plank?

Am I doing it?

Kind of, but you're--

Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel--

No, you're not doing it right.

You're angled too-- yeah, that's good.

Keep your core up.

And then-- all right.

All right.

And then start the song.

Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, I made it out of clay.

And when it's dry and ready, oh dreidel I shall play.

Oh, dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, I made it out of clay.

And when it's dry and ready, dreidel I shall play.

OK.

Good?

That is the weirdest thing I've ever seen in my entire life.

I don't know--

Should I do a different song?

You've got all kinds of things sticking out

of the back of your pants and papers.

I don't know who you're writing to out there.

All right, we're not going to talk about form.

You did it, and that's all that matters.

OK.

Who do you want to challenge?

How about Mark Wahlberg, how about Mario

Lopez, and how about Rob Lowe?

All right, great.

tWitch, do you want to pick a song and do it also?

Yes.

What song do you want to sing?

I'm going to, just to keep it brief for a time,

I'm going to do the ABCs.

That's the song.

OK.

Show him how plank is done, tWitch.

Let's show Andy what--

he can't see it.

He'll see it when he's watching the show.

Exactly.

All right.

Ready?

Here we go.

All right. (SINGING) A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N,

O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y and Z. Now I

know my ABCs, next time won't you sing with me?

This was very embarrassing.

Done and quick.

All right, that's good.

Think you're good?

Yeah.

The plank position was good.

I'm not sure the song was right, but the plank position

was really good.

Seems like you got lost around the middle of the alphabet,

I'm not sure.

Also, Allison is laughing at me right now, she's like--

You should challenge her then.

Who do you want to challenge?

She should be one of them.

I do.

She will be one of the ones that I challenge.

Yeah, for sure.

All right.

Yeah.

Who else?

I challenge you, Ellen.

And I'll also challenge Ed Glavin.

OK, fantastic.

Yeah, I like that.

All right.

Go get Ed and I will do it.

And I'll do it on another day, because--

He has to do three people--

Lauren Pomerantz.

He did three.

He did Allison--

Oh, I forgot Allison.

Sorry.

Yeah.

But we'll get somebody to challenge Allison.

Because I can challenge Portia, then Portia can challenge then.

But I don't know how to redo this camera because it's just

set up for here.

So when I can do that, I'll do it, OK?

Who are you talking to?

I'm talking to tWitch.

Ellen, what song will you sing?

I will sing Stairway to Heaven.

Wow.

That's long.

That's what she said.

All right.

All right.

Nailed it.

We're going to post that today.

Everyone else can start posting theirs.

Make sure you use the hashtag #PlankThatSong.

We'll be right back.

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