Al Roker Missed His Early-Morning Talk Show Because His Phone Alarm Failed

It's no sharting, but it's something.

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For the first time in his career, weather guru Al Roker overslept because his phone alarm didn't go off and he didn't have a backup. He missed hosting his show, Wake Up With Al, at 6 a.m. on the Weather Channel.

After 39 years, it happened. I overslept and missed a show. Missed #WUWA. But will be on time for @today

Al Roker

@alroker

After 39 years, it happened. I overslept and missed a show. Missed #WUWA. But will be on time for @today

He did make it in time for his gig on the Today show.

Morning, Sleepyhead. Overslept and missed #wuwa Here on time for TODAY

Al Roker

@alroker

Morning, Sleepyhead. Overslept and missed #wuwa Here on time for TODAY

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.@alroker joking this morning that he's going to change #WUWA to, "Al Wake Up!!!" #oversleeping

TODAY

@todayshow

.@alroker joking this morning that he's going to change #WUWA to, "Al Wake Up!!!" #oversleeping

Today show host Matt Lauer rose to the occasion.

Matt Lauer

@MLauer

Rip van Roker.

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