Kathie Lee Asks Martin Short How His Dead Wife Is Doing

"Good, not great," is how I would have responded. In a moment that's so very Kathie Lee, it pretty much is the culmination of her existence, here's a clip of The Today Show in which Kathie Lee asks Martin Short how his wife's doing. His wife died two years ago. As cringeworthy as the clip is (and it's really hard to imagine more embarrassing innocent mistake on live television), he answers in a very touching way that reaffirms his love for her after raising three kids. Short even had the class not to call her out on her mistake till after the commercial, instead just talking about how much he loves her. Martin Short: Making lemonade. Kathie Lee: Being stupid.