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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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schmashe    

Matt Lauer is a whiny little man afraid of strong females. Ergo, Savannah Guthrie. Feeling big now Matt?

713 days ago
32.

Zoe     

Lauer is a spiteful POS. How does that show get any ratings with him there? Go Al!!! Lauer "can't handle the truth" and it was thrown at him LIVE - perfect!!!

713 days ago
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Simoleon82    

Yes...yes he did. and it was awesome. :)

713 days ago
34.

Bonnie    

Good for Al. Matt is such a slimy, self centered, person. Can'tbelieve NBC thinks he is all that and a bag of chips. He must have something on someone over there....

713 days ago
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boricua4669    

-

713 days ago
36.

Harlin's Garage    

Roker called Matt out on the wrong thing.
I think there's something else......

713 days ago
37.

namers    

He didn't say 'throw HER' under the bus; he said, 'one of us.' Too bad, many women in TV have been thrown under the bus of late (GoodDayLA anyone?)

713 days ago
38.

you know who    

Way to go Al. Matt knows he's a piece of @#$%. I too stopped watching the show because of his actions. Matt lacks any loyalty or friendship. I just hope the network smartens up before it's to late, and cut him loose to cover some great story's like maybe alligator catching.

713 days ago
39.

O_o    

...and the ticktockman said - GO HARLEQUIN GOOOOOOOOO! lol

713 days ago
40.

Regina    

Good for him!!!! I always did like Al, now I like him even more now. But If I was him, I would watch it, Matt will come gunning for him now, egotistiical POS

713 days ago
41.

Cindy    

Ha Ha. Al better watch his back, though.

713 days ago
42.

V    

HELL YES AL ROCKER! LOL hahahaha...that made my day. Can't stand Matt Lauer.

713 days ago
43.

Zestyn    

Specimen of amazing television! Matt Kauer gives me the creeps.

713 days ago
44.

Uh    

Matt Lauer may have snookered himself. He's riding high these days, but on a sinking ship. Television is obsolete.He is nothing but a network tool. Won't be long and their won't be a network,

713 days ago
45.

CorkiDeCat    

Never watch it... but this puts Al in a better light then I have gotten from The Soup

713 days ago
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