TODAY star Al Roker has appeared to fire shots during a spicy on-air chat with his co-stars.

It comes just days after the meteorologist reacted to Craig Melvin’s football joke.


Today star Al Roker appeared to fire shots during a spicy on-air chat on Wednesday[/caption]


It comes just days after Craig Melvin cracked a football joke[/caption]

During Wednesday’s show, the panel discussed a story about the fastest and slowest talking states.

Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb thought New York or Jersey would’ve made the top five before Roker jabbed: “I don’t get that… and Jersey unintelligible.”

Kotb started to laugh but Guthrie and Melvin both said “Wow.”

Roker coyly tried to apologize before Guthrie chipped in: Shots fired by Al Roker.”

Minnesota, Oregon, Iowa, Kansas, and North Dakota were named the top five fastest-speaking states.

It comes just days after Melvin poked a little fun at the Jacksonville Jaguars after they lost to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

He shared a cartoon on Instagram of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes eating waffles with head coach Andy Reid.

A sign that read: “Reserved championship-bound teams ONLY” had been placed on their table.

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who was depicted as a restaurant employee, looked dejected as he cleared up the chairs.

Craig captioned his post: “Mean but funny,” and added the hashtags, “chiefs” and “chiefs kingdom.”

Roker reacted to the banter by simply posting: “Ouch.”

The stars are known for exchanging jokes live on air.

Earlier this month, Melvin had told fans that he had been put on a “cash diet” in a bid to be more careful with money.

He said: “ I could only spend cash for seven days and I actually gained some cash.”

But, Roker jokingly chimed: “Craig doesn’t normally reach in for that wallet.”

He then shouted: “Those T-rex hands,” before imitating the dinosaur.

Guthrie proclaimed that Roker is “back” following his light-hearted jibe at Melvin.


The veteran anchor returned to viewers’ screens on January 6 after he was twice hospitalized with blood clots last year.

His colleague Dylan Dreyer told Hello! that Roker is “back to himself” and has been cracking jokes among his castmates.

She said: “He comes back and you forget it ever happened. He’s such a trooper and he’s better than ever.”

Roker has recently been promoting an upcoming workout segment that’s set to start on February 1.

New York-based walkers are being urged to sign up for the start of the program’s February challenge.

The participants will join the likes of Roker and fitness guru Stephanie Mansour, Today revealed.

Roker shared a link to the website where Americans can sign up for the challenge.


Last week, Roker was seen participating in a workout segment on the show.

He sported ankle and wrist weights during the demonstration.

Mansour revealed that the weights added strength training to a walk.

The weatherman started to march in place and swing his arms back and forth as if he was walking.

He admitted that he was starting to feel it after a while, but showed great strength throughout the nearly eight-minute workout.

Fans have called on Roker to stay healthy as they posted touching messages on his social media feed.

The weatherman seems to be edging towards a full recovery as earlier this month, he was seen enjoying a date night with his wife Deborah Roberts.

And, he and his wife recently took their son Nick back to university after he had returned home for the holidays.

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