Congrats Al Roker. You did it!
Al Roker did it. He did the weather forecast for 34 hours straight, no sleep. He could take a five minute break every hour or he could bag a few 5 minute increments to bag them.
Al Roker has raised north of $70,000 via his CrowdRise campaign for the USO.
Congratulations Al Roker! He's now officially the man! #rokerthon Success!
— Matt Lauer (@MLauer) November 14, 2014
All of the anchors made time to visit, including Tamron Hall, who showed up in her pajamas around midnight to kick off the third hour of the weather marathon, bringing her dogs along to keep Al company.
TV icons Alan Alda and Candice Bergen crashed Al's weather report during TODAY on Wednesday to get an update on the day's forecast for New York.
Al is known for his one-liners, and it didn't take him long to get them rolling in the #Rokerthon. Here are some of our favorite Roker-isms:
- 10:29 p.m.: "Are you a penguin?"
- 10:33 p.m.: "You can see how concerned they all are about me. They're all drunk!"
- 10:45 p.m.: "There's no place like Nome. Only 35 minutes in and crickets."
- 11:34 p.m.: "Chicken wings are like the weather — good cold or hot."
- 12:05 a.m.: "I'm sorry, I just napped there."
- 12:50 a.m.: "This fellow from South America is very lonely."
- 1:10 a.m.: “At some point are we going to have to change my batteries?”
- 3:30 a.m.: “That’s it for this edition of #Rokerthon, tweets!”
- 3:47 a.m. "Livestream has a new meaning!"
- 5:18 a.m.: "If I see the groundhog, I'm slapping him."
- 6:04 a.m.: "I am the Liam Neeson of weather"
- 6:53 a.m.: "I forecast lots of jerky!"
- 7:48 a.m.: "We've had a lot of talk of urination today."
- 11:05 a.m.: "It's so cold, none of the temperatures are showing up."
- 12:24 p.m.: "We've literally kicked Kim Kardashian's butt!"
- 1:27 p.m.: "I'm getting a little sloppy here."
- 7:01 p.m.: "I'm sleepwalking. It's amazing. I am so rested right now!"
- 9:59 p.m.: "24 hours will be a psychological boundary."
- 10:33 p.m.: "We have a big cloudy kabuki dancer coming in."
- 11:21 p.m.: "I like to leave my audiences riveted"
- 11:36 p.m.: "I'm hallucinating."
- 1:56 a.m.: "Matt is a huge 1D fan."
- 2:02 a.m.: "We are approaching 28 hours, slowly but surely. Don't call me Shirley."
- 2:34 a.m.: "Do you like walking in the rain? Do you like playing in the rain? I've never liked it."
- 2:40 a.m.: "It's called a coffee cup. But if there's tea in it, is it called a tea cup?"
- 4:11 a.m.: "I'm like the weather. I feel strong. I feel windy. I feel cold."
- 5:42 a.m.: “I think my forecast for everyone should be an increasing chance of bacon”
- 7:16 a.m.: "For 33 hours I’ve been in this room and it smells like it."