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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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ManiacalZebra    

GO AL! You tell the egomaniac where to go!

798 days ago
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John    

Can't say Roker isn't witty...

hahhah

798 days ago
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Truth    

AFTER 120 YRS, FAT ASS AL ROKER JUST GROWED UP! KONGRATS!! #TRUTH!!

798 days ago
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Olivia3100    

Love it!!! LOL!!! Bye Al you are awesome!

798 days ago
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BOOGIETHEBOOG    

AL needs to come to GMA

798 days ago
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Montclair Grandma    

Thank you, Al. Your comment was right on!! I think
what NBC did to Ann Curry is terrible. Matt Lauer is
no longer entertaining to watch. NBC should have
kept Ann and gotten rid of Matt.

798 days ago
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Maria    

Team Roker!! Love you for saying that!

798 days ago
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WHAT IN THE WORLD    

YOU DA MAN, AL ROKER! Thanks for having the cajones to speak the truth. Run tell that, Matt "absolutely no cajones" Lauer!

798 days ago
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CoconutScrimp    

Go Al! I'm sure Ann's day was sunny after that calling out Matt!

798 days ago
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Janet    

Still won't watch the show, but I like Al even better now!!

798 days ago
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CaliWriter    

I'm right there with Amber, Hate Matt Lauer, he is a total douche. When they get rid of him I MIGHT think about giving up GMA......but don't hoild me to that, that crew actually gets along and has each others backs unlike Lauer who has only his own for what he can get and that comes across.

798 days ago
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devilgirl    

Good, Lauer has ruined the Today Show. I am not a fan of Curry's insipid crap, BUT she did not deserve to be treated the way she was.

798 days ago
73.

whatsup    

Al Roker for President! I luv you Al. Please continue to stand up for your convictions.

798 days ago
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Dennie    

I now have new found respect for Al Roker. The time for the joke had passed and he still went for the dig, making it more telling. Go Al AND Ann Curry!

798 days ago
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d    

i for one no longer watch the today show because of matt lauer....he had a chance after bryant gumble....he sucked at first but was given a chance. nbc and matt lauer treated ann like a piece of crap. NO MORE TODAY SHOW FOR ME EVER

798 days ago
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