Scott is best known for his TV work as the weatherman on The Today Show
on NBC. He went into semi-retirement in 1996 and was succeeded by Al
Roker. He continues to appear twice a week on the long-running morning
show to wish centenarians a happy birthday. He is also the commercial
voice of Smucker’s jellies which sponsors the birthday tributes on the
Today Show. A younger Willard Scott is also remembered as being
the creator and original portrayer of Ronald McDonald.