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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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seenitall    

That was great!!!.. LOL... Love Al Roper!!..

696 days ago
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jaimez24    

i think al roker is awesome as **** for doing that!!!! matt isn't cool anymore and is just old!!! idk is it just me?? i think so!!! so right on al roker you gained a new fan!!! oh and to do it how he did!!! haha matt's just like...ahhh mr. roker....dumbass!!!

696 days ago
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DizzKid    

Nice one Roker! :D

696 days ago
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Renee    

Oh snap!!!! You go Al !!!!!

696 days ago
125.

monique    

good going al! somebody needs to put that big headed jerk in his place

696 days ago
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YouDontSay    

Hell yeah AL!

696 days ago
127.

TJ    

that was great.

696 days ago
128.

lynn    

Al Roker, you are my hero. Matt deserved that and lots more. Ann fans keep writing to NBC!

696 days ago
129.

trisha2    

heard it , lov'd it! Way to go Al Roker!...you're the Man! Now get'em to kick Matt under the bus!

695 days ago
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trisha2    

ps..and his side kick...

695 days ago
131.

Johnbrnc    

OMG... Al!!! What were you thinking??? Look out for that bus buddy

695 days ago
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Straight Talkin Texan    

Sometimes these "Like" and "Hate" buttons work, and sometimes they don't. (And yes, I've left the page and then gone back to it. That works sometimes.) Anyway, SO frustrating.

695 days ago
133.

palermo    

Glad somebody spoke up in her defense! I never watch that show now, Lauer is obnoxious

695 days ago
134.

meatballs    

hey we all have our favorites!! Mine is MATT!!!! i stopped watching because i could not stand Ann's insincerity...so there you go, we are all entitled to like who we like....al is getting on my nerves.

695 days ago
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meatballs    

we all have our favorites. MATT LAUER is mine. i think he is quick, witty and pretty smart. i actually stopped watching because of Anne's insincerity and nauseating sweet voice. we are all entitled to liking who we like....al is getting on my nerves now.... GO MATT!!!!

695 days ago
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