Al Roker's 'Dateline' interview clip goes viral
Clip reveals 'Today' weatherman pooped his pants at White House
Al Roker has been working the talk show circuit lately to promote his new book, as all writers do. But while the "Today" weatherman was jockeying for extra press, he was surprised to find it via a "Dateline" clip in which he talked about accidentally pooping his pants at the White House over a decade ago.
In March 2002, Roker was at the White House shortly after having gastric bypass surgery. He felt the needs to fart but turns out, underestimated the urge.
"I probably went off and ate something I wasn't supposed to," he recounted on "Dateline" on Jan. 6. "And as I'm walking to the press room, [I'm thinking] 'Well, I gotta pass a little gas here. I'm walking by myself. Who's gonna know?' Only a little something extra came out... I pooped my pants."
A panicked Roker ditched his dirty dirty drawers in a nearby bathroom and went commando for the rest of the day, lesson learned.
The admission clip went viral Monday. With a social media flare over Roker "sharting" himself, the hashtag #NeverTrustAFart was trending and poop aficionado Johnny Knoxville has invited Roker to shart in the next "Jackass" installment.
"I'm just kind of amazed that this is such a big deal," Roker said of all the hubbub on Tuesday's "Today."
American loves potty humor, so the viral trend really shouldn't be a surprise, but Roker, who lost more than a 100 pounds after getting his stomach stapled, had serious intent when he shared the story.
"I put that in the book, 'Never Goin' Back,' because I wanted people to realize that there are consequences to gastric bypass surgery, or any kind of gastric surgery," he explained. "Some of them embarrassing, others can be life threatening or fatal."
The good-natured daytime vet revealed on "Today" that he has been invited back to the White House since his incident, but quipped that after the story going viral, "It could be rescinded."
"Today" airs weekday mornings on NBC.
"Dateline" airs Friday and Sunday nights on NBC.
Dear Al, there are some things even for 15 minutes of fame you DON'T do or repeat......shting yourself is one of the un-manly things you don't expose......despite what they say men have certain dignities of self respect which we keep to our selves no matter what........Man up get a grip and respect yourself more you are in poor shape believe it or not.......well Big Boy your legacy is now set for life, here comes Mr. shty........
Network news continues to sink to the bottom of the barrel. Can one imagine Dave Garroway turning over and over and over in his grave at the thought of something this crude being spoken by a once-well-loved Today personality?
Many people go through unpleasant surgeries, treatments, and we wish them well. What we do not want are crude and personal comments that should be kept for a chosen personal moment, not spouted off on national TV.
For good reasons, including Al's conduct, I have not watched those silly a.m. shows in years. Time can be spent in much more productive ways.
Hmmm... If the truth be known, Mr. Roker might not be the first person to have experienced a "SURPRISE" at the White House. Meaning that a Surprise is a fart with a lump in it.
I can imagine that a visit to the White House, especially at the invitation of the President, might cause most people to be a tad more than nervous. Such anxiety and stress might cause an uproar in one's bowels.
It is well known that an extra dose of adrenaline can cause near instant shitting. You've heard the term, "Being scared shitless" haven't you? Well, that involves adrenaline and one's bowels. Intense fear or excitement can cause an overdose of adrenaline, and nearly instantaneous
diarrhea. Clearly, a result where one cannot run or hide. Trust me on that one - been there done that.
Mr. Roker is a better man than most, because he actually admitted what happened and is willing to talk about it.
I find it interesting that somebody dug up this eleven year old clip to post on the internet. I think it's cool that he is open enough to talk about and tell us about his experience. Thank God I'm not that overweight to require this sort of procedure.
This is good information for those have ran out of options and considering this procedure. At least they won't go into this blindly.
TMI AL why would you tell this story to anyone! Didn't you know or didn't they tell you that this kinda thing happens.