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Al Roker

Search & Destroy Mission

Against 'Today' Show

8/23/2012 7:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Al Roker is doing everything he can to undermine the "Today" show ... trashing the anchors, sabotaging live moments ... and it seems to be a part of a plan to avenge the firing of his bestest friend in the world, Ann Curry.

Roker went on the offensive again this morning ... trying to fire off another zinger at Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie during a live segment ... but this time the quip was more of a misfire.

Al was trying to explain why he pulled a weird frozen face for 17 confusing seconds during a live segment last week ... and when Savannah tried to joke about Roker being a perfect fit for a wax museum, Al shot back ... "We ARE in a wax museum, so it all works out pretty well."

Not funny, but it's obvious Al -- who is SUPER TIGHT with Ann -- is so desperate to rip the show ... he's firing off zingers, even if they don't really zing.

It's just the latest in a string of anti-Lauer behavior, which began after Matt railroaded Ann Curry off the show simply because he didn't like her. Last week, Roker accused his colleagues of throwing people "under the bus."

So, we gotta ask ...

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nan    

Every anchor this show has ever had thought they were the most important piece of the show,,Bryant Gumbal, Katie Couric and Matt Lauer also..Once they leave people usually forget about them..Matt, imo, would be no diffident..
I got tired of watching this show because of Matt and his co anchor, his ego..
I thought Ann Curry showed a lot of grace and dignity under really uncomfortable cir***stances, which only makes Matt look even worse.
I dont watch them any more .

702 days ago
17.

Mary    

If he wants to keep his job, Al better watch out. Bad managers do everything they can to protect themselves and blame others for their bad decisions. They might try to get rid of him to save their jobs.

702 days ago
18.

DaveT    

Ann Curry wouldn't care if any of you were fired.
Not one bit.
Wouldn't even flinch.

702 days ago
19.

Selebraties Suck    

NBC and Al Roker have RUINED the Weather Channel.

They never show the damn weather anymore.

702 days ago
20.

Cathy    

Good for Al. Someone needs to tell the truth on that show. I was a loyal Today Show viewer until Ann was booted off. Haven't watched the show since.Lauer needs to go. Can't stand him.

702 days ago
21.

Meggie24    

Looks like a mini-stroke to me.

702 days ago
22.

sotiredofthis    

And, GOOD FOR HIM! At least he has the balls to do it. Unlike, no "male fortitude" Lauer and all his concubinistic cohorts. Today is YESTERDAY and on the way to being total history!

702 days ago
23.

pl    

so many people are suddenly against the Today show now. Ann deserved to be removed from that position. If you don't like the show, just don't watch. All this trashing is childish. People are way over analyzing and overthinking every little move now. Al has always been goofy like that. Move on past this story please.

702 days ago
24.

Nina    

...Al's got balls. Give ti to them Al! Ann didn't deserve any of this, Savannah is boringand Matt just looks like an insincere turd.

702 days ago
25.

jen    

GO AL!!!!! screw laurer he's a dic.....and the next awesome news is brad pitt and angelina stated they will give an interview...BUT ONLY IN ANN CURRY DOES IT......awesome....team AL-ANN

702 days ago
26.

buzz kill    

He was a lot nicer when he was fat. :-)

702 days ago
27.

barcag    

Whether people believe in what Al is doing is right or wrong. Gotta give the man credit for standing up for his believes, which is rare in this day and age; most would sell out for the almighty dollar.

702 days ago
28.

pam    

This is sad, I remember when Al and Matt were good friends, golfed together etc. Roker your in a business that can replace you and probably are shopping around , my point is what do you expect? The public did not like Ann Curry, sorry I did not. She looked hunched over and if she was the one America wanted to see and did not get along with Matt , she would have done the same thing.Besides, if they had really wanted Ann as co-anchor they would never have brought Vera over. She signed for how long she wanted, made a bunch of money and said Goodbye, she had intended to that all along. Al is acting childish and that is what bothers me, stop acting like your in a caring business where everyone just gets paid a few bucks, between you al and your wife your sitting well .... watch out, your not all that funny.

702 days ago
29.

Laura    

I LOVE It! Bahahahahahaha...

702 days ago
30.

Lala    

TMZ leave Mr. Roker alone. This is going to backfire and Lauer will hone in on him. Geez

702 days ago
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