Bob Costas makes return to NBC’s Olympics coverage

Bob Costas made his triumphant return to hosting NBC’s primetime coverage Monday after missing six straight nights due to a nasty bout of pink eye.

He opened the broadcast with a joke: "Welcome to NBC’s primetime coverage on this Monday — I’m Bob Costas, sitting in tonight for Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira."

So, how did he look upon his return?

A lot better than when he last saw him.

Here’s the "new" Bob Costas:

Here’s the "old" Bob Costas: