Katie Couric went on a date with Larry King more than two decades ago.
Right. King was still dating when he was 86.
Couric said on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Thursday she went on an awkward date with fellow talk show host Larry King, according to Us magazine.
"He picks me up from my apartment, and he was driving a Lincoln town car," the 56-year-old Couric said. "We go to this Italian restaurant. They put us right next to each other like they do all the men and their 'nieces,' and he ordered veal poached in chicken stock because he had just had a quadruple bypass, which was hot."
Couric said King, who is 23 years her senior, asked her out when they were both living in Washington, D.C. and she was just 30 years old. At the time, she was open to going out on dates with anyone because she believed they could be learning experiences, regardless of outcome.
It's a good thing she never went out with Ted Bundy.
"We're driving home and I see we're going over Memorial Bridge and that's not the way back to my apartment," she told Kimmel. "So I said, 'Larry, where are we going?' He goes, 'My place.' And I was like, 'Oh, mother of God. Oh God.'"
Cue creepy music.
"We walk in and it's covered with proclamations like 'Larry King Day' and keys to every city in the country. That was sexy," she said. "So we sat there and what can I say? He lunged. ... the whole situation was out of a bad Lifetime movie."
Couric (who married Jay Monahan in 1989, he died of cancer in 1998) said she ended the evening cordially.
"I said, 'Larry, you are such a nice man, but I would like to meet someone a little closer to my age,'" she said.
"Yeah, someone not from the Paleolithic era," Kimmel said.
According to Us, King, now 79, told Kimmel about the date in 2009, but in his version of the story was obviously less creepy. King said they couldn't go back to Couric's place because her roommate, Wendy Walker (who later became King's executive producer) was home.
"Nothing happened with Katie and I," he told Kimmel.