The TV-star spent a whopping 15 years at the helm of the breakfast show and is remembered not only for his journalistic integrity but his off-the-cuff behaviour.
Perhaps one of his best known moments was when he tried to tell the Dalai Lama a joke but it got lost in translation.
Or there was the time that Karl had to excuse himself from his Today show hosting duties after he became a giggling mess after accidentally touching then co-host Lisa Wilkinson’s impressively long pussy bow.
“That shirt just goes on … Oops sorry,” said Karl as he grabbed the long tie hanging from Lisa’s neck, but accidentally ended up grabbing her lap.
“He only touched my pussy bow,” said Lisa. “It’s okay. But my pussy bow goes all the way to the floor so it’s a good thing you didn’t touch it all the way to the floor.”
Karl’s friend and Today show entertainment reporter Richard Wilkins summed up the loveable larrikin after he departed the show last December.
“He is a fantastic, intuitive and intelligent journalist. I describe him as an intoxicating mix of world’s best broadcaster and naughty schoolboy,” Wilkins said.
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