It was the 17 second stare on live TV that has everyone asking: what's up with Al Roker?
The Today show weatherman's bizarre face freeze has gone viral, leading to this provocative headline on thehollywoodgossip.com; "Is Al Roker Trying to Sabotage The Today Show?"
It happened after Today co-hosts Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie did an awkward little dance together.
Lauer said, "There has to be a certain amount of distance between the bodies."
Guthrie said, "Like they say in Catholic school, leave room for the Holy Ghost."
That's when Roker looked directly into the camera and held his goofy expression for a full 17 seconds.
You may remember that Roker, close friends with Ann Curry who was recently dumped from the show, already created an uproar last week when he seemed to dis Lauer with this comment:
"Which is different in our tradition, which is to throw one of us under the bus," said Roker.
Roker later explained his 17 second stare, saying, "I don't know, it happens all the time. It was a brain freeze. The director was egging me on and I just....how long can I hold this pose?"
But then he seemed to direct a new zinger at his co-hosts.
Guthrie said, "You know what? You could have a second career at a wax museum. You really held that pose."
"Well, we are in a wax museum," said Roker.
Roker's bizarre staredown comes as the latest post-Olympics morning show ratings have Good Morning America back at No. 1 with 4.6 million viewers to the Today show's 4.4 million.
All of the Good Morning America hosts appeared together on CNN's Piers Morgan show Thursday.
Robin Roberts said, "We don't take joy in what's happening in other places. We are colleagues, and we're friends, and we enjoy each other, and that comes through the screen each and every morning."