Well, it finally happened. After 39 years of alarm clock obedience, Al Roker screwed up and slept in.
On Tuesday morning, Roker, for unknown reasons, missed his wake-up call. Though he was able to get it together and make it in on time for "Today," he missed his pre-"Today" show "Wake Up with Al" ("We've changed the name to 'Al, Wake Up!'" Roker said). Fortunately, he wasn't running so late that he couldn't tweet about it.
"After 39 years, it happened. I overslept and missed a show. Missed #WUWA. But will be on time for @today," he wrote. Several of his fellow early morning news anchors tweeted their sympathies.
Roker then followed that up with a Vine from the "Today" show set:
And then his fellow anchors made fun of him:
Yes, that's right: Matt Lauer caused a mild Twitter-panic with his "Rip van Roker" tweet, with many mis-reading it and believing that Roker wasn't just resting, but resting in peace.
(Full disclosure: this reporter also overslept on Tuesday)