TODAY’s Al Roker has cut up on stage after jeering at his producer’s on-stage faux pas.
As Al, Sheinelle Jones, and Jacob Soboroff ended a segment about the podcast Letters From Sing Sing, producer Dan Slepian thought it was time for a premature exit.
NBC News producer Dan Slepian made an on-air faux pasNBCAl jumped up and jokingly asked if Dan had ever worked in television beforeNBC
Thinking the hosts were finished, the NBC News producer walked off stage, instead of waiting until they officially went to commercial.
Al was the first to notice and exclaimed: “Dan’s doing a walk-off!”
He continued jeering the frazzled producer as Dan rushed back to his seat.
The beloved weatherman called after him: “Hey Dan! Have you ever done television at all?”
Dan, clearly frazzled, cried out: “I’m the producer! I didn’t know we were done! I’m sorry!”
This caused an uproar on set as Sheinelle couldn’t stop laughing and Jacob hugged Dan in a show of support.
Al then started to mime walking off-set as he joked “Yeah, let’s all just walk off!”
Dan, looking worried, repeated himself as Al went on a tirade.
“I thought we were done!”
Al brought the segment to an end as he joked “Keep walking, everybody! Here we go!”
The show then went to a commercial, with Sheinelle laughing the entire time.
She exclaimed: “That was the most hilarious thing I have ever seen!”
The hosts did finally go to commercial after taking a beat to compose themselves.
ROK AND ROLL
Previously, Al caused a frenzy with his latest look, leading fans to sing praises about his fashion choice.
Fans called out the NBC meteorologist, 68, for a “sharp” new addition to his style, as he headed outside the Today studio to meet fans.
Al’s images, posted to his Instagram page, show him meeting a host of smiling fans in New York City.
The snaps show him beaming with joy as he posed for selfies with his adoring followers, as well as cheering them along with a fist as they waved their banners.
He then joined co-host Savannah Guthrie, 51, and the team as they spoke into microphones for the al fresco segment.
The TV veteran gushed in his caption: “Love hanging with our @todayshow plaza folks and my peeps @savannahguthrie @llamasnbc @jacobsoboroff.”
He had wrapped up against the chill in his smart blue suit and scarf – yet fans were most impressed with his trendy baseball cap.
One wrote: “Hi Al, you look so cute with the cap. Happy to see you and happy your feeling well.”
Another commented on his attire and gushed: “Looking good Al,” complete with a red heart and several fire emojis.
A third then wrote: “We love having you back, so happy you’re doing better!!”
Al recently shared his own health concerns after returning to the show.
The host faced a terrifying health battle as he was hospitalized with blood clots.
Al was hospitalized in November 2022 after blood clots were discovered in his legs and lungs.
The weatherman was released on Thanksgiving Day but was suddenly re-admitted to the hospital just a day later.
Due to his health issues, Al was absent from the morning show from mid-November until he returned in early January.
It meant he was forced to miss festive events such as The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade and the lighting of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree.
Al opened up about his health battles on the show and revealed that he underwent a grueling seven-hour surgery.
He said: “Look, I had two complicating things. I had blood clots, which they think came up after I had Covid in September.
“And then I had this internal bleeding going on, I lost half my blood. They were trying to figure out where it was.”
His wife of more than 20 years, Deborah Roberts, revealed that Al was a “very, very, very sick man.”
The producer apologized for the mistakeNBCAl seems in good shape after suffering health problemsNBC