The affable Roker was recently summoned to a meeting with NBC brass and ordered to start thinking before he speaks, following a series of cringe-worthy live gaffes.
Classic Roker-isms that left “Today” producers wincing include when he insulted a woman by asking if her husband was her father, and telling a mother in the crowd on the “Today” plaza on Oct. 15 that her crying baby looked like a “Japanese anime.”
And let’s not forget the time when he famously joked about Ann Curry during a 2012 chat with Olympic rowers who said the crew throws a teammate into the water after a win. Al snorted, “Which is different than our tradition, which is to throw one of us under the bus. But that’s another story.”
Then there was last year’s infamous confession about him soiling his pants at the White House.
A source told Page Six, “He was saying weird things and becoming too idiosyncratic. They asked him to act more like a traditional weatherman.”
The source added, “Al took their comments to heart and is playing ball.”
An NBC rep said, “Al would have had a comment, but it was inappropriate and over-the-top, so we decided we couldn’t release it.”