Al Roker reportedly told to 'tone it down a notch'

Al Roker Told To Take It Down A Notch

Just days after "Roker-thon," where Roker broke the Guinness World Record for the longest weather broadcast, NBC weatherman Al Roker found himself in the middle of a "Roker-vention."

Page Six is reporting that the iconic "Today Show" weatherman has been ordered to think before he speaks after a series of cringe-worthy comments -- including a moment when he told a woman her husband looked like he could be her dad. Roker said he got some bad information, but he still made the moment a tad more awkward than necessary.

A source told the paper that Roker was summoned into a meeting with NBC executives and told to take it down a notch.

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The source said, "He was saying weird things and becoming too idiosyncratic. They asked him to act more like a traditional weatherman."

Just last month, he told a mother her crying infant looked like a "Japanese anime." And who could forget that incredibly awkward moment back in 2012, shortly after it was rumored Matt Lauer had fellow "Today" anchor Ann Curry fired?

The Olympic rowers being interviewed were explaining their tradition of throwing a teammate into the water when Roker interrupted with, "Which is different than our tradition, which is to throw one of us under the bus. But that's another story."

It's said that Roker took the criticism in stride and is playing ball with NBC executives. He probably doesn't have much of a choice unless he wants to be the latest "Today Show" casualty.

Just this week, NBC brass fired their new exec Jamie Horowitz after just three months on the job.

How do you feel about Al Roker being asked to tone it down? Would the show be as fun without Roker's funny asides and unexpected jokes? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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