The friend confided to People Magazine:
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We knew it. Al Roker is a robot!
Don't believe us? Check out his major malfunction during last Thursday's broadcast of The Today Show (above).
The television personality's personality turned off for an incredibly awkward 17 seconds during which he simply stared into the camera without moving or blinking.
Maybe he was challenging America to the greatest staring contest ever OR maybe he just revealed NBC's deepest, darkest secret — they don't hire anchors, they build them.
The best part is that Matt Lauer and the gang were busy bantering about being "awkward" seconds before RoboRoker's face turned off for an awkwardly long time.
Needless to say, this video is pretty great, but U know what would make it better? Laser beams coming out of Roker's eyes!
Get on it YouTubers! LOLz!