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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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firebaby    

tmz non story quota for the day: check!

686 days ago
2.

alex    

happy to see at least one person on that programme has a moral compass

686 days ago
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writenow    

Good going Al, except it's not about the anchors. Ted Turner was right. The NEWS should be the star. Speaking of news....look what most reporters missed about scary Todd Akin.
">How could reporters all miss this?

686 days ago
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Bob    

Actually, I think you may have it wrong, TMZ. I think it wasn't a dig, but Roker was referring to the fact that the Today show cast has replicas in Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum. There were a couple of segments on it last year, including one where the real Al posed with his wax castmates, then surprised tourists.

686 days ago
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Sandy    

Matt Lauer did railroad Ann Curry off the show, he is such a major a******!!! He wouldn't resign unless they fired Ann!!!!

686 days ago
6.

Machelle    

Good for Al, I have
a lot more respect
for people that fight
for what's right and
stick up for their
friends than the
ones that ride the
fence!

686 days ago
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jca    

Matt Lauer is done, stick a fork in him. Al Roker is a riot! LOVE that look on his face. Savannah Guthrie is a d*uche-HAG and needs to be fired as well. I'm SURE Today Show has lost many loyal viewers by now. I'd rather watch Josh Elliot on GMA!

686 days ago
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twinsies    

I can see his contract not getting renewed when the time comes. I'll take his job.

686 days ago
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LCS27    

The Dark Avenger!

686 days ago
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greatneck    

Thank you Al, enogh is plenty... Lauer is sooo played out.. Time to, throw him under the bus. sadly, maybe at your own, expense... so be prepaRED,, HEH, FOOD CHANNEL, WEATHER, MOVE ON WITH YOUR HEAD HELD HI!!!!...

686 days ago
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Jay W.     

"Screw the Today Show."

686 days ago
12.

Kari    

Well someone should voice their concern and discontent about Ann Curry's firing because she WAS thrown under the bus! The good news is that I think most of us now see Matt Lauer as the cruel and vindictive man that he really is. Today's ratings are down - way down - and Good Morning America's ratings were #1 last week, I believe. I tried watching the Today show last week and it has lost its luster for me. Good Morning America is much more fun and upbeat - what one looks for in a morning show. Glad to see that Karma (with a capital K) is visiting Today, especially Matt Lauer. And speaking of Matt, isn't it time for him to retire and go away? He's turned into a crotchety old coot!

686 days ago
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bozzman    

ann curry looked like a crazy bum most mornings. and al roker is the unfunniest "funny guy" ever on tv. fire al too!

686 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

Mr Potato Head knows how to rock the boat. Good for him.

686 days ago
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Mindy    

Al is right. And he is real, funny & exciting to watch - Matt can suck it!

686 days ago
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