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Al Roker

Did You Just

Call Out Matt Lauer??

8/16/2012 7:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF



081612_roker_today_v2Things just got awkward on live TV ... with Al Roker seemingly calling out Matt Lauer for railroading Ann Curry off of the "Today" show.

Here's what happened -- Al, Matt and Savannah Guthrie were hanging with some Olympic rowers who were talking about some of their post-race traditions ... which includes flinging one of their teammates into the water.

Matt joked... "The tradition here in NY is you throw her in the Hudson River."

That's when Roker quickly chimed in ... "Which is different than OUR tradition ... which is you throw one of us under the bus, but that’s another story."

Cue some awkward laughter from Matt and Savannah.

As we previously reported, Ann believes Matt trashed her behind the scenes of the show ... and pressured NBC to fire her ass because he couldn't stand working with her.   And, as we reported, part of Matt's deal in re-signing with Today was that Ann had to hit the road.

Sources tell us Ann was cool with Al ... and respected him ... and after the comment he made on the show, it seems the feeling is mutual.

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Amber    

Good for Roker! Matt Lauer is a total Douche and I refuse to watch the Today Show because of him!!

769 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

LOLOLOL...... OLE Lauer didn't like that too much. Atta boy AL, speak the truth.

769 days ago
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Gatanegra    

Go Al!!

769 days ago
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Phreaky    

Or maybe it was because, you know... one comment like that and it will be on TMZ within 15 minutes and then major press follows, then ratings increase because people want to see if they'll catch another inside jab....
Just saying...

769 days ago
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oddjob    

My man Al, that was epic! patience paid off as matt gave him the perfect entrance line.

Matt is the biggest tool on tyhe planet!

769 days ago
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verlinda    

You'll be next AL...

769 days ago
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MAYBEITSYOU    

Lol,at least Al is truthful :P

769 days ago
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beth    

I switched to GMA. Today has become unwatchable! Matt makes me gag! He acts like he is a twenty something swaggering stud with his old discontinued azz!

769 days ago
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Jac    

Gooooooo, Al!! Matt thinks he's untouchable. I guarantee you, his days are numbered. The ratings and people are speaking... More people would rather see him go than stay.

769 days ago
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diana    

I AM WITH AL ROKER! BAD WAY TO GET RID OF SOMEONE, AND THE NEW ONE IS THAT GREAT!

769 days ago
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sidithers    

TEAM ROKER
Matt is an arrogant douchebag
I don't watch TheToday Show because of this pinhead a-hole

769 days ago
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really! really?    

Al Roker just made my day!!!! If he had thrown Lauer into the Hudson, he'd have made my week...

769 days ago
13.

stu    

ann=zzzzzzzz

769 days ago
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dollarbuild    

TMZ, Matt re-signed...not resigned. If he had resigned, Ann would still have her Today job.

769 days ago
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jules    

hahaha! AWKWARD!! HAHAHAHHA.. You gotta love Al!

769 days ago
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