Al Roker Sleeps In, Misses 'Wake Up With Al': 7 Reasons 'Today's Weatherman Is Just Like Us

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On Tuesday morning, Today's Al Roker became a breaking news story himself when he slept in for the first time in nearly 40 decades, missing Wake Up With Al. That might mean that Today suffered a slow news day, but it also means that some celebrities are indeed just like us. But, over the course of his career, Roker has proved that he's relatable for more than just hitting the snooze button. Read on to find out how the jovial weatherman is just like us. 

Al Had a 100 Percent Chance of Sleeping In

On Tuesday morning, Today's Al Roker became a breaking news story himself when he slept in for the first time in nearly 40 decades, missing Wake Up With Al. That might mean that Today suffered a slow news day, but it also means that some celebrities are indeed just like us. But, over the course of his career, Roker has proved that he's relatable for more than just hitting the snooze button. Read on to find out how the jovial weatherman is just like us. 

He Has Sharted

You know the story: In an interview with NBC's Dateline about his gastric bypass surgery, Roker related an incident at the White House when he "pooped his pants," thanks to his surgery throwing off his digestive system. Hey, we've all been a little drunk. Image: NBC

He's A Spectator

Following the second inauguration of President Barack Obama, Roker was not guaranteed a one-on-one, or even a spot in the press room. Instead, the weatherman was just like us — relegated to standing behind bannisters to watch the president celebrate his second victory. Still, Roker was scrappy, screaming "Mr. President!" until Obama had no choice but to turn around, give Roker a thumbs up, and praise the day's weather. It's still considered the first post-inauguration exclusive interview. 

He Wanted to Be a Cartoonist

Who didn't after reading classics like Peanuts and Calvin and Hobbes every morning? Good thing he decided to become the subject of our second-favorite morning pastime: Making fun of the weatherman. 

He's Braved Bad Weather

Somehow, it feels better having lived through 2005's Hurricane Wilma knowing we have footage of Roker falling down in it

He's Embarrassed Himself Publicly

Just be glad that your personal gaffes aren't on live TV

He Cares About Our Neck of the Woods

Because he knows we can't go to Siri for all of our weather needs. Thanks, Al!

He Loves Conan O'Brien

You're not the only one who stayed up late to watch Late Night With Conan O'Brien. Roker holds the record for Late Night appearances, having sat alongside O'Brien a whopping 30 times. On in the morning and late at night? Maybe Roker does deserve that snooze button after all.