Bill Hader truly loves Dateline NBC and its star correspondent, Keith Morrison.

Hader knows years-old stories from Dateline verbatim, and says in this clip for Sunday Today, that he would walk the halls of Saturday Night Live just slipping into Morrison’s voice before the SNL writers decided why not try to turn it into a sketch. NBC finally brought the two together. Morrison told Hader that the bit probably extended his TV reporting career by a few years, while Hader just laughs and geeks out. It’s great fun. Roll the clip!

And here’s a classic Hader as Morrison sketch from SNL in 2011: