In an effort to compete against Katie Couric's week-long run as a guest co-host on 'Good Morning America,' none other than Sarah Palin joined 'Today' as a co-host during the 8am hour.

Palin first appeared on the morning program as a guest and spoke to Matt Lauer about the 2012 GOP presidential race. Later, she weighed in on a variety of topics, including Oprah Winfrey's struggling OWN network, Jessica Simpson's pregnancy weight gain and the casting of Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic. Sounds more than a little bizarre, doesn't it?

And as the picture below shows, Palin's takeover of 'Today' even seemed to include annexing Lauer's own dressing room. Ouch! Wonder how Lauer felt about that?

What did you think of Palin's appearance on 'Today'? Was it odd to see her in the role of morning show host? Or was she a natural? Check out more highlights below and let us know.