As the list of celebrity sexual predators increases every day, perhaps the one name that surprised - even shocked - the most people was the recently fired Matt Lauer of  NBC's "Today Show".

But was the Lauer firing really so unexpected? Were there signs along the way that the peacock network's $28 million a year man was headed for disaster?

This short clip from the recently cancelled "Meredith Viera Show" gives more than a little insight into what was ahead for Lauer, as the show's star recalls the day she found a "bag of sex toys" in his office. Perhaps the disgraced anchor's explanation is legit, but the way he deftly handles Viera's challenges to his version of events - by verbally bowling her over - is a brilliant play on Groucho Marx', "Who are you going to believe, me, or your own lying eyes?"