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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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Mokie    

Al you are the man. Matt you are the tool.

697 days ago
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Meggie24    

HAHAHA! Nicely done Al, nicely done.

697 days ago
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Susan    

Who is more stupid NBC or Matt Lauer?????

697 days ago
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AlwaysOnTimeB    

LMBO!!! #TeamAlRoker!!!!!!!

697 days ago
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deanne    

wow

697 days ago
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CZAR1492    

F U C K M A T T L A U E R

697 days ago
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Amy    

Ha Ha so funny. Good for Al Roker! Let see Matt try and get them to fire Al now...would NEVER happen...suck it Matt Lauer :P

697 days ago
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Nanny    

I agree, Amber. I have always watched GMA because I thought Bryant Gumbel was kind of an "*%hole, but Matt really has him topped!
GO GMA! Especially Josh - ladies, if you have not tuned in and seen that beautiful tall drink of water, you are missing out!

697 days ago
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Lynne    

So let's summarize...Ratings go down...Matt blames Ann...Ann is fired...rating go down even further....geez I thought executives were smarter....get rid of Lauer and I might watch the Today show again....

697 days ago
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Amy    

Matt is lead anchor, I get that...but that does not make him the head of NBC. NBC are fools for allowing him to have so much power and dictate how the Today Show is ran...I liked Ann. Matt comes off as a DB and now a bully :( Yeah ratings went down..no one likes a bully

697 days ago
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lily    

HA!! Good for you Al! Hope you're around next week. When are they going to get rid of Matt? He's an a**hole.

697 days ago
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Laura    

Way to go Al, but beware, you have insulted the Great Lauer and you too shall pay! Bwhahaha (rubbing hands together in sinister fashion)

697 days ago
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RobN    

That's awesome. Gotta wonder what's going to be said after the show.

697 days ago
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schmashe    

The real leading male role on that show is Al Roker. Matt is a whiny little man, afraid of a strong female presence. Ergo...Susanna Guthrie.

697 days ago
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Tracy    

Ha! I caught that this morning. Whoa.

697 days ago
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