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keep your standards high and your spending low. maxx life! at t.j.maxx. good morning, america. breaking overnight. big upset. wisconsin beats kentucky in a nail-biter. >> whoo. >> three. >> the wildcats' winning streak broken. fires set by frustrated fans. while duke gives michigan state a devil of a time. all this to set up tomorrow's big battle for the national championship. ♪ easter celebrations. thousands gathering in st. peter's square to hear pope francis lead sunday mass. [ speaking foreign language ] >> the kisses for the kids. the rainy ride in the popemobile. and what was the deal with this switcheroo? diving for answers. investigators search a rural pond looking for clues. what happened to a missing
college freshman? how her dad landed in jail. >> to us it seems like they're doing nothing. >> and why the family wants authorities to do more. and muppets mania. >> welcome to "the muppet show." hey, we're going to have a wonderful show for you tonight. ♪ it's time to play the music ♪ >> are kermit and the gang ready to come back to tv? the big news about the most lovable puppets around. ♪ it's time to put on makeup it's time to dress up right ♪ hey, good morning. and happy easter. we'll get to the pope in just a minute. but we start here with the final four, now down to the final two. this is the scene after wisconsin pulled off a huge upset beating the undefeated kentucky team, ending what could have been a history-making run. >> and after that defeat, foul off the court.
look at this on the streets of lexington, kentucky, more than 30 arrests. meantime, duke beats michigan state, so the stage is now set for monday night's epic national championship battle between two number one seeds. and alex perez is right there in indianapolis with the highlights and a look ahead. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, paula. everyone talking about that upset. everyone talking about that wisconsin nail-biter. you could hear the hearts of kentucky wildcats fans shattering. >> 20-point blue devil victory! >> on, wisconsin, to the championship game. >> reporter: this morning, wisconsin and duke are prepping for the biggest game of the year, monday's ncaa championship game. the first time since 2008, two number one seeds will go head to head. >> the championship. >> a backhand by okafor. >> reporter: duke dismantling underdog michigan state dunking their way to the title game. not even the support of hall of famer magic johnson could help the spartans and stop duke's all-american jahlil okafor and
the blue devils from running away with a 20-point victory. >> okafor. >> and a foul. >> reporter: unlike that landslide, to the historic game of the night, the pursuit of perfection on the hardwood. wisconsin fighting tooth and nail to end kentucky's undefeated season. >> slams it down! >> reporter: the badgers' birthday boy, frank "the tank" kaminsky scoring 20 points. a bigger story, sam dekker hitting the three-point erer while the game was all tied up, 60-60 with less than two minutes on the clock. in a game where every possession felt like it was the determined winner, ultimately someone comes in second. this time, the wildcats sent home. the undefeated season, a distant memory. stunning everyone including badger fans who ran through the street after the win. even "snl" making jokes about the upset. >> it's about a huge bet i made that kentucky would at least cover the spread. now i gotta eat a basketball. >> reporter: but things turned serious overnight in the wildcats' hometown of lexington.
police clashed with fans setting fires and throwing punches. 31 arrests were made but no serious injuries. it's the end of a mad, mad march filled with countless upsets, brackets busted, and dreams crushed. >> michigan state realizing the season is over. >> reporter: and there were also seven arrests made in east lancing, but right now the business focus is on that stadium right there and the big game monday night, wisconsin taking on duke. dan? >> alex perez with what we call in the business a tough assignment. alex, thank you very much. we appreciate it. >> we're going to turn now to the other big story on this easter sunday. here is the shot from inside the popemobile as the pope makes his way through a packed st. peter's square. the man they call the people's pope, kissing children, and even switching hats at one point and abc's alex marquardt is on the story. alex, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. the pope just moments ago wrapping up easter services in rome where the rain appeared not
to dampen anyone's spirits as the pope called on the international community to end human suffering and fighting around the world. ♪ >> reporter: this morning, pope francis celebrating easter mass with a rain-soaked crowd in st. peter's square. the thousands of faithful undeterred by the weather, waving and clamoring for selfies with the pope as he slowly made his way around in the popemobile even handing off his skull cap known as a zucchetto. [ speaking a foreign language ] then speaking from the balcony, calling for an end to the conflicts raging around the world and the persecution of christians. as worshippers from around the world flocked to see francis today, he's gearing up for an historic trip of his own to the u.s. this fall. he'll be the first pontiff to address a joint session of congress and will also be visiting president obama at the white house before speaking at the united nations and holding an outdoor mass in philadelphia. the city's archbishop telling abc's david wright that the
service will be held on philly's most sacred ground. [ playing the theme to "rocky" ] >> the altar for the mass will be up near the philadelphia museum of art. >> reporter: the "rocky" steps? >> the "rocky" steps. that's right. >> reporter: and now he's working on getting into fighting shape. after a pizza delivery to the popemobile, vatican doctors telling pope francis that with his nonstop schedule, lack of exercise, and italian diet, he's getting a little round. their prescription? pasta no more than twice a week. truly painful for anyone who lives in the spaghetti capital of the world. no word yet on what the vatican will be serving for easter lunch. but let's hope that pope francis saved one of those cheat days for today. paula? >> a no-carb diet not in his future. alex, thank you very much. and we do want to shift gears now. and a big week for the boston marathon bombing trial. closing arguments are set for tomorrow. the jury is expected to convict dzhokhar tsarnaev.
and they have to decide whether it's the death penalty or life behind bars. here's tom llamas with more. this week's verdict. >> reporter: this week, the people of boston are one step closer to a court decision in the boston marathon bombings, with closing arguments set to begin tomorrow. the prosecution spent 15 days detailing the attack to jurors using never-before-seen video like this one showing the tsarnaev brothers allegedly launching their plan. watch younger brother, dzhokhar, in the white hat, walking away from the homemade bomb he planted just moments before it detonates. >> it's terrible. it's like i want to wake up and have it not be real. >> reporter: and this surveillance video showing how it all came apart for the alleged terrorists. that's dung meng, the chinese businessman who says he was carjacked by the brothers three days after their attack. watch him escape the mercedes where he says he was being held at gunpoint. running to another gas station across the street where he begged to call 911 saying to dispatchers -- >> they did the explosion, the
marathon explosion. >> reporter: dzhokhar tsarnaev's defense team took a shorter approach. in just six hours, they set out to prove dzhokhar was a puppet, controlled by his older brother, tamerlan. >> that dzhokhar was just following his brother, tamerlan, as opposed to being a jihadist. >> reporter: jurors hearing testimony from an fbi fingerprint analyst who said he found no fingerprints from dzhokhar on possible bombmaking supplies discovered at the tsarnaev family home. although dzhokhar has pleaded not guilty, his defense team looks to build sympathy for the young alleged terrorist in the hopes of sparing him the death penalty. for "good morning america," tom llamas, abc news, new york. >> all this with the 2015 boston marathon coming up in just about two weeks. homegrown terror is an especially pressing issue. right now just this week three american women arrested for allegedly trying to join isis. abc's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz
was recently in turkey -- there she is -- following the steps of three british girls showing how easy it is to cross the border into syria even as a teenager and martha is with us from washington. why are americans and brits such valuable recruits for isis? >> reporter: dan, it's because they have those passports that allow them to travel far more easily. it does not raise as much suspicion. but also in the homegrown area, they know the culture. they know our vulnerabilities. they know targets. so this is a real concern for u.s. officials. >> all right, martha raddatz is going to have much more on this story coming up later this morning on "this week" and she will also be interviewing israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu after the historic nuclear deal with iran. and martha wants to know what questions you would ask netanyahu. you can tweet her @martharaddatz. that's coming up later this morning right here on abc. martha, thanks again. paula, over to you. >> thank you, dan. next to the devastating drought in california and how it could impact the rest of us around the country. residents there are trying to adapt to the historic water emergency dealing with extreme
conditions. and abc's kendis gibson joins us from los angeles with more on its cause and its possible effects. hi, kendis. >> reporter: hi, paula. and good morning to you. i got to tell you, this drought dividing neighbors in this l.a. neighborhood. take a look. this plush green grass here this is a thing of the past. this is probably the landscape of the future out here but beyond the cosmetics for many other californian has is a life critical issue. this is not the way yolanda expected to celebrate easter sunday. a full family living here. >> yes. >> reporter: with no water coming out of the tap. >> yes. >> reporter: for ten months? >> yes. >> reporter: that sounds -- >> horrible. >> reporter: the family of five living nearly a year without water for the basics to do dishes, shower, even flush toilets. >> very hard. live day to day. make it work. >> reporter: hundreds of homes in central california are without water this morning. if you turn on the taps?
>> there's no water. no, no. there's nothing. >> reporter: two years and counting. their wells no longer getting water from nearby mountains. they rely desperately on weekly water deliveries from the city. you're sort of like their lifeline. >> we're their lifeline every tuesday and friday. >> reporter: this could be the stark future for california's 38 million residents. the state in its fourth year of drought. before and after images show how water has disappeared from lakes and other waterways. in just the last few years dormant ski lifts dangling over dry, brown grass. highlighting the problem. the snowpack accounting for a third of the state's water supply, nearly nonexistent this year. >> we're in an historic drought. >> reporter: now, for the first time, forced to cut back. the governor ordering an unprecedented statewide mandatory 25% reduction in water usage meaning more rules about water and ice in restaurants. and less watering of lawns or driveways or face heavy fines. the drought resulting in a strong warning from experts.
with california's farms and vineyards water-deprived, everyone can expect higher beef and wine prices in the months ahead. proof that california a brought is america's difficulty at least in the long run, there is a little bit of hope in the forecast. we're expecting some rain in the next few days but paula and dan, a lot of people out here are praying on this easter sunday that it will be something a little bit short of a biblical downpour. 1234r yeah, kendis thank you very much for that report. that's difficult. no running water for ten months? something you don't see since the early 20th century. >> hard to believe it's happening in america right now. >> it is happening. we want to turn to ron with an update on the tragedy in the french alps. >> good morning to you, paula and dan. sara haines, good morning to you. we're going to begin with the latest on that airline crash in the alps. the search for victims at the site of that germanwings crash has officially now ended. investigators say they have recovered the remains of all 150 people on board that flight and collected all the main evidence from the site.
french officials say dna analysis of the remains, as well as the search for the victims' belongings, will continue. copilot andreas lubitz is believed to have deliberately crashed the plane, the packed airbus into the mountainside. and former cuban president fidel castro has made a surprise and rare public appearance. the pictures published by the official cuban newspaper show castro sitting in a van, wearing a baseball cap and a track suit shaking hands with venezuelan visitors reaching through the window of that vehicle. the snapshots were apparently taken more than two weeks ago. this is the first time in 14 months that the 88-year-old former cuban leader has been seen in public. and a big texas grocery chain is pulling all blue bell ice cream products off of its shelves. grocery giant heb announcing saturday that it will no longer be selling the products due to a listeria scare. bluebell has temporarily shut down its manufacturing plant in oklahoma and recall eded
several products after the foodborne illness has caused three deaths. the houston astros announcing that they will not be selling blue bell ice cream on opening day. and later today, columbia university will release its much anticipated review of "rolling stones" magazine now debunked virginia sexual assault article. they'll be addressing professional ethics raised by the story and the reporting of course the story. the magazine, which actually commissioned the review retracted that story but only after it was published. charlottesville, virginia, police found no evidence to support the claim that the woman was raped at a fraternity party at uva. flames ripped through this new jersey home saturday afternoon. the walls of the house completely buckling, collapsing as fire crews worked from outside trying to get the blaze under control. the family, fortunately, was not home at the time. and finally, easter and passover treats and games are not just for kids anymore. take a look.
across the country, boys and girls are on the hunt for easter eggs waiting to find out what peter cottontail brought them. but this year, kids aren't the only ones getting in on the easter extravaganza. critters at the houston zoo enjoyed an extra sweet easter weekend with their own egg hunt. >> we fill eggs of all sizes with their favorite treats. so for the lions, it was meat. for the orangutans here, it was vegetables. >> reporter: elephants and gorillas at the toledo zoo in ohio took a crack at the holiday hoopla. even otters at the monterey bay aquarium diving into a sea of easter treats. and this lucky pup got in the passover spirit, wagging its tail because he found this at the seder dinner. ♪ animals shower in celebration of this holiday weekend, with these chicks rocking out.
this pup is ready to rumba. and decked out hamsters doing their best bunny hop. and sara will have an exclusive interview with peter cottontail later in this broadcast. looking forward to that. >> only in "pop news." >> a big get there. >> a big get. >> really really cute story, ron. >> thank you, ron. now to the global guessing game over the expected new arrival for the british royal family. >> it could be any day. and a whole lot of folks are betting, betting money on whether baby number two will be a boy or a girl, as well as what the child's name will be, and, sara, one of those names that might be in the running has this story. >> is sara really in the running? >> gosh, i wish. >> it might be. >> do you think? take it from me. it's an amazing name. use it. royal baby fever is back for round two. but will it be a prince or a princess for prince william and duchess kate this time around? that's the big question. drawing big bets across the pond. the countdown is on for the arrival of britain's newest monarch.
with baby number two due this month, william and kate have kept mum about the baby's gender. >> it will definitely be a baby. >> reporter: but that's not stopping people from playing the royal guessing game and placing their bets. >> the royals and betting seem to go hand and hand. everybody likes to bet on the sex of the royal baby, the name of the royal baby. >> reporter: according to british online betting company ladbroke, if the gamblers have it their way, 21-month-old prince george will be getting -- a little sister. the company is saying 82% of betters have their money on a princess. could she be a redhead? seems like a long shot with odds at 5-1. she's more likely to be named alice, which aptly rhymes with palace. william's grandmother the queen had an aunt named princess alice. the name elizabeth coming a close second. and charlotte also a hot favorite. >> it would be fun if we had
princess madonna or something like that. but i think it's very unlikely. >> reporter: but wait, there's an underdog. ladbroke's posting this ad on youtube, a puppy race to predict the child's name, starring the queen's breed of choice, corgi. >> it's a false start. a landslide. alexandra, the winner! >> reporter: as for boys' names, the popular picks include james, arthur, and henry. bookies also taking bets on the baby's birth date. many expecting a stork to visit on april 21st. and just to give my name a fair shot, it does mean princess in hebrew. >> makes sense. do you think the royals pay any attention to this? >> i think they're watching right now. i mean -- >> what is the favorite? >> you know, i think they're really basing it on the corgi run. that's really how they -- >> can they go with a trendy name or anything though? do they always have to follow some kind of -- >> it has to be a stately name,
i would imagine. a name of royalty such as sara or maybe robert. >> robert? >> robert is a very royal name. >> i'm sorry. i was tearing up a little bit. the queen is pregnant? that's amazing. >> not the queen. not the queen. >> oh, they're having baby number two. forgive me. >> that would be an easter miracle. >> it would be. looking forward to seeing what pops out of there and what name they decide on. take a look at the satellite picture. we don't show this a lot. but we've got that pinwheel there, that's an area of low pressure sliding down the west coast and that's what's changing up our weather pattern. good for the west coast. bad for the plains. winter weather advisories up for the sierra nevadas. haven't said that in several weeks. we'll take the snow. not going to be a lot. but above 3,000, 4,000 feet i think we'll see maybe a half a foot to a foot of show. we'll get two punches of energy. first one in san francisco, a bit of a wet easter. the second one comes through during the day tomorrow and in through tomorrow night, and some of that energy will eventually pour into the plains as we get through the latter half of this week. meanwhile, chilly, frost and freeze advisories
across parts of the mid south. it is chilly out there this morning. if you're doing your easter egg hunts or heading out to services, just bring a fashionably pastel sweater perhaps. 37 degrees in louisvilleville. and what would easter morning be without the bouncing rabbit? thank you, dan manza, once again. >> the bunny was jumping on my head. i think i got some fur. by the way, it's kind of chilly
out there. maybe a rabbit fur coat? >> no. >> no, i'm kidding. >> no, no, no. >> enjoy your peeps this morning. >> it's called no. you go there. >> we celebrated animals all through the show until rob recommended wearing rabbits. >> ruined that. >> thank you, rob. appreciate it. >> i thought he was talking about putting a winter coat on again. that's why i thought we were saying no. >> no to both. >> thank you, paula. >> thank you, rob. coming up on "gma," a new tip in the hunt for a missing virginia teen. why were dive teams searching this pond? plus, "gma" investigates why some people using prepaid debit cards are complaining they're having trouble getting access to their tax refunds. and "mad men" mania. how much do you know about the hit show with the final episodes beginning tonight? a pop quiz in "pop news." >> i feel like i know a lot. >> is that ginger ale? >> good luck with this one. "good morning america" is brought to you by trivago.com. the hotel search. hotel, trivago.
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♪ ♪ i open my eyes ♪ leave it to beyonce to surprise us once again. this is her releasing a new video for her song entitled "die with you" on jay z's tidal music streaming service. on the couple's seventh anniversary. she was serenading her hubby on the piano. nothing better than a cappella. >> it's amazing how good she can look on a cell phone video with a backwards baseball hat on. she loves to surprise. visions of tax refunds may be dancing in your heads. what good is it if you can't access your money when you want it? "gma" investigates why major
prepaid debit card company is now on the radar of the better business roe. that's also coming up. we're going to start with new leads in the search for a teenager who went missing while home on spring break. >> no one has seen or heard from a.j. hadsell for more than a month. now dive teams are focusing on a pond in rural virginia. all of this as her father is in jail. gloria riviera joins us from the site of the search this morning. >> reporter: that's right, paula. this pond just behind me recently meticulously searched by divers. but they either came up short, or, if they found any new clues, they're not sharing that information yet. the growing concern is that the more time that passes, the colder the trail gets. a.j. hadsell's grandmother telling us she was a sporty young woman. she loved college. last seen near her parents' home, she seems to have disappeared without a trace. this morning, the desperate search continues for angelica hadsell. the missing 19-year-old virginia
student. >> she's a young lady doing her own thing. >> reporter: a.j., as family and friends call her, was last seen more than a month ago while home for spring break. recently, police starting a new search, in a pochbd 40 miles outside of the college freshman's hometown of norfolk. >> yesterday afternoon, they went down into the ditches. went all around the pond, looking and searching. >> reporter: the family is frustrated with the investigation and is pushing police to investigate people they believe are potential suspects. >> i wish they would give us more insight into what they're actually doing. because to us, it seems like they're doing nothing. >> reporter: a.j.'s father, now behind bars, after he was arrested for breaking into a home two weeks ago. where according to his mother, he was following a tip that a.j. had been seen. police charged him with possession of ammunition by a felon, obstructing justice, and breaking and entering. >> as any father would, if you hear that your daughter may be in a house or being held or some
of her belongings are at a location, any father is going to try to find out. >> reporter: the morning after a.j.'s disappearance, her mother says she received a mysterious text message from her daughter's phone. >> the conversation, in my opinion, was kind of off. i can't say 100% sure that i know that was my daughter i was texting. >> reporter: the norfolk city police telling us that they're not ruling out foul play. and continue to chase every lead, every tip that comes in. so many questions still out there. norfolk city police say they have carried out investigations big and small. every tip they get, they send a search team. of course, now growing concern, the trail getting colder. they say they remain focused on bringing a.j. home. dan? paula? >> gloria, thank you for that. you almost have to agree with the grandmother. i think every father would do the same if his daughter on son were missing. let's go back to ron. for another look at the top
stories we have been tracking on this easter sunday. good morning, ron. >> hi, again. paula, dan, sara, robert. >> ronald. we begin with a big, big, big upset in college basketball. the university of wisconsin ending kentucky's perfect season and now heading to the finals. wisconsin, that is. the badgers beat kentucky in a nail-biter, 71-64. wisconsin will take on duke after duke's blowout win paula michigan state, paula. >> thank you, ron. move on. keep it moving. >> duke will go for its fifth national championship monday night. christians around the world are celebrating easter. tens of thousands of worshippers packed st. peter's square despite a pelting rain. the pope celebrated easter sunday mass. he called for peace in syria and iraq. and pro basketball star paul georges to the nba later today. his first game since breaking his leg last summer. george suffered that horrific injury during a training game
with the u.s. national team. he returns to the pacers, as they try to get one of the remaining eastern division playoff spots. finally, a furious debut for the latest installment of the "fast & furious" franchise. "furious 7" released nationwide on friday. it's expected to rake in 150 million bucks this weekend alone. making it the biggest april day bu in history. the history of the world. actor paul walker, of course, died in a car crash before filming was finished. body doubles and computer-generated imagery were used to complete his scenes. so popular already that one theater is showing "furious 7" around the clock. anytime day or night. >> can't get enough, man. >> it's amazing they were able to finish the movie even though paul walker died. >> most of it was complete, i think. >> one of his brothers, i think, played his double. >> looks a lot like him. hi. >> do you have surprises for us? >> i do. as matter of fact. we start you off with something that we show regularly.
there's the empire state building. beautiful blue skies. 40 degrees. a chilly start to the day on this easter sunday. and passover weekend. from new york city, let's go to the easter cities. shall we? come on. break it out. easter, texas. 76. a thunderstorm possible. egg harbor, new jersey, that might be my favorite. 65. lily, kentucky. 67. basket, pa, bunney, arkansas. 64. and there is our bouncing bunny. careful, because come tomorrow as elmer fudd would say, it is wabbit, i think, the day after easter. things will fire along this front. light rain and snow showers will kind of roll over there today and tonight. later on this week, we change up the weather pattern. we open the gulf of mexico for some moisture and some heat. this hasn't really happened this spring. that will set the stage for a multi-day severe weather event. really beginning tuesday and ramping up as we go towards wednesday and thursday. out west, rain coming in.
we'll take it. an inch or two likely. could see a couple of -- maybe about half a foot, a foot o >> this weather report brought to you by mazda, and our jumping bunny is done for the day. enjoy your easter. >> thank you, bunny. >> you got it. >> thanks, rob. coming up here on "gma," "gma up vest gates" tax return freezes. complaints about the electronic cards some say are holding their money hostage. and muppet remake. is the classic show coming back to tv for the first time in 20 years? >> if you're teasing it, yes. >> almost as old as i am. ♪ it's time to dress up right ♪
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>> but "gma up vest gates" has discovered a recurrent concern. people complaining their own money has been frozen. rebecca jarvis is on the story. >> reporter: for the nearly 17 million americans who don't have bank accounts, prepaid debit cards can be an easy way to get your refund. >> you activate them. and direct the internal revenue service to actually send your deposit specifically to this prepaid card. >> reporter: but we found numerous complaints against green dot. with those unhappy consumers saying it takes too long to access the money on their cards. >> i was expecting this money and had plans to pay my bills. >> reporter: heather riddle, a single mom, was shocked when she received an e-mail that said her green dot card was frozen. >> i had to borrow money from my mother just to feed my children. and this was my money.
>> reporter: heather says it took her nearly a week to access the money, after she verified her identity a step she says she already did when she signed up for the card. "gma investigates" shared these consumers' concerns with the better business bureau. which said it has found similar consumer complaints and confirms to abc news it is now launches its own investigation into dot, removing green dot's rating until the inquiry is complete. green dot telling us the vast majority of refunds deposited into green dot cards are immediately. and for the 10% held for verification, they say we believe our customers underthat we're doing the right things to protect them and our nation's tax system from fraud. >> they freeze money for a little bit in order to make sure that it's not the wrong person. unfortunately, often times, the right person has become the wrong person. >> reporter: experts say
taxpayers should use the card before the refund is transferred. >> do a couple transactions with the card just so we get comfortable with the fact that you are who you're supposed to be. >> reporter: rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> and a little reminder that we should all get our tax returns finished by frill 15th. >> i'm already done. >> of course sara's done already. >> that doesn't surprise me. coming up on "good morning america," major league baseball channeled the baseball movie field of dreams for an out of the park tribute to america's past time. hey, how you doin'? it hurts. this is what it can be like to have shingles, a painful, blistering rash. if you had chicken pox the shingles virus is already inside you. 1 in 3 people will get shingles in their lifetime. i wish that there was something i could do to help. the shingles rash can last up to 30 days. talk to your doctor or pharmacist about your risk.
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we'll start with music. everybody -- ♪ it's time to play the music it's time to -- ♪ it's time to play the music it's time to light the lights ♪ ♪ it's time to meet the muppet the muppet show tonight ♪ >> okay, we're going to keep going? disney and abc are now confirming that there is a "muppet show" revamp. the original show featuring kermit the frog, miss piggy, and fozzie with guests like elton john aired from 1976 to 81. >> i remember it well. absolutely. i identify with animal. i feel like you might -- >> ah! is that animal? >> animal was the drummer. >> i totally can relate. the final season of "mad men" kicks off tonight. in preparation of the big event, i have the theme music playing. you might recognize it. and put together a pop quiz to find out just how mad we all are. jump in with your answers. okay. how many secretaries has don been through?
ron, i know your guess. >> three. >> four. >> five. >> nine. >> nine? >> that's not true. >> that is true. >> it's false. >> it is true. things happen between the seasons that you don't know about. >> apparently. >> and how many people got slapped throughout the series? >> 2,015. >> four. >> you're right. >> nice. >> wow. >> good for you. >> i have seen every episode. >> oh, okay. >> how many punches were thrown? >> ten. >> not a lot. three. >> no, more. >> 15? >> 14. this is kichbd of scary statistic but very true. how many drinks did they have in the office? >> 2,507. >> how many? the office? >> 150. >> 3,000. >> 316. >> you're kidding. in the office. >> in that case, we're going to need a bigger bottle. >> every meeting they start with a drink. >> how many episodes have there been? >> and don retreats to the
office when he's upset and -- >> i was told there would be no math for this job. >> sit back. just in time for baseball's opening day the people at mlb are hitting a home run with this next video. it features players delivering james earl jones' speech from "field of dreams." take a look. >> ray, people will come, ray. >> they'll come to iowa for reasons they can't explain. >> mike trout. >> they'll turn up your driveway. not knowing for sure why they're doing it. >> russell martin. >> they'll arrive at your doorstep. >> children longing for the past. >> of course, we won't mind if you look around. >> only $20 per person. >> i miss james earl jones' voice. because that's iconic. but -- i can't believe ron and paula were naming all the players. #sportnerds. >> no, it gets you in the mood. the boys of spring are coming this week. and we can't have "pop"
without some easter in it, guys. let's talk peeps. here are fun facts. from the peeps people about their beloved easter treats. if you stack 2664 peep bunnies, it would be as tall as the washington monument. if you have ever wondered how many peeps it would take to span the length of the golden gate bridge, more than 43,000. in a straight line. about 98,000 chicks would equal the weight of the liberty bell. and finally, get this. it could take more than 1.3 billion peeps to build the hoover dam. all things we have thought about. >> absolutely. we'll be right back with more "gma." keep it here. thank you for being a sailor, and my daddy. thank you mom, for protecting my future. thank you for being my hero and my dad. military families are thankful for many things. the legacy of usaa auto insurance could be one of them. our world-class service earned usaa the top spot in a study of the most recommended
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with israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu following the storied deal with iran over its nuclear program. martha wants to know what questions you would ask. tweet her with all of your questions. >> she doesn't know we're watching her right now. thanks for joining us this week. we appreciate it. we'll see you soon. >> happy easter.
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