Poor Al Roker.  He's taken on something he probably shouldn't have.  It's World Records Day, and Al is trying to make it 34 straight hours doing the weather on-air.  Things must be getting a little crazy, because there was an inappropriate live mic moment.

I used to work from 8 in the morning until midnight, and sometimes pull the overnight shift until 6am before sleeping on an empty studio floor for 3 hours and doing the whole thing again.  But I was 19 years old!!  There's no way this old man could pull it off.  I guzzle coffee at work until 7pm, but I can still be asleep in bed by 8.  It's a talent.  Or a curse.

Speaking of cursing, I'd think loose lips would sink this ship if I tried for such a record.  Al only gets five minutes per hour to rest.  Otherwise, he's boring us with the weather.  This record should actually be "Longest Background Noise for Doctors Offices and Naps on the Couch".  That's what the Weather Channel is, after all.

Al's problem came with a rare trip to the restroom, where he heeded nature's call, and shared with everyone with earshot.  I'd like to take a moment to tell Al that it may not be a "going" problem.  It may be a "growing" problem.

This vaguely reminds me of a classic Leslie Nielson moment from Naked Gun 2 1/2.




Now let's check in on how Al's doing with his record-breaking attempt.

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