After Biden's Latest Gaffe, NBC's Roker Again Implores VP to Co-Host 'Today' Show

On Thursday's NBC Today, Al Roker's self-described "bromance" with Vice President Joe Biden continued as the morning show weatherman pleaded: "Mr. Vice President, once again, we beseech you, please come to the third hour, Today's Take, and co-host our show....right here, Vice President Biden, we want you here." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]

The invitation was prompted by Biden's latest gaffe, which Roker giddily explained to viewers: "Our favorite....My man. In an effort to congratulate the new Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Vice President Joe Biden placed a phone call to Marty Walsh....Except he called the wrong Marty Walsh. He said, reportedly, 'Oh, you son of a gun, Marty, you did it!'"

It was actually the second time Roker called for Biden to co-host Today, the first time being on July 30: "To have Joe Biden doing our Today's Take would be absolutely awesome....Oh, man, I would give good money for that." View the video below:

A sampling of Roker's ongoing infatuation with the Vice President:

NBC's Al Roker Yells Like a Groupie at Obama and Biden During Inaugural Parade

NBC's Roker on Inaugural Yelling at Obama and Biden: A 'Pretty Special' Moment

NBC's Al Roker Pals Around With Biden, Jokes About Their 'Bromance'

On Thursday, news reader Natalie Morales declared Biden's stumble to be "the best story of the morning." Co-host Willie Geist agreed: "Oh, this is so good....It's such a Biden."

Over on CBS This Morning, co-host Norah O'Donnell similarly laughed off Biden's ineptitude: "Vice President Joe Biden got his telephone lines crossed this week, but it turned into a good joke....It's a great story."


Here is a portion of the November 7 exchange on Today:

9:04AM ET

AL ROKER: Our favorite.

WILLIE GEIST: This is your guy.

ROKER: My man...

NATALIE MORALES: This is the best story of the morning.

ROKER: My man...

MORALES: Your man.

GEIST: Oh, this is so good.

ROKER: ...in an effort to congratulate the new Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Vice President Joe Biden placed a phone call to Marty Walsh.

[ON-SCREEN HEADLINE: Sorry, Wrong Number...; Biden Calls to Congratulate New Boston Mayor]

GEIST: Oh, good., congratulations.

MORALES: Right, right, but...

ROKER: Except he called the wrong Marty Walsh.

MORALES: In his Biden – do your Biden voice here.

ROKER: He said, reportedly, "Oh, you son of a gun, Marty, you did it!" But he actually called Marty Walsh, a former aid to U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy, who is now the president of a government relations firm in Boston.

MORALES: Who happened to know the Marty Walsh...

ROKER: Right, at the time...

MORALES: ...who is the now Mayor-elect of Boston.

ROKER: ...the wrong Marty Walsh is sitting on the couch with his wife at home watching election results. Meanwhile, the other one, who had just been elected Boston mayor was celebrating at this victory. But, what the heck?

MORALES: It's hilarious.

GEIST: It's such a Biden.

MORALES: But you know what? You know there's somebody placing that call for Biden.

ROKER: I don't think so.

MORALES: Of course there is.

ROKER: I don't think so.

GEIST: I think Joe's scrolling through it.

MORALES: They're gonna be like, "Hey, put Marty Walsh on the line."

ROKER: I see – no, no. I see...

MORALES: No, no, no. He didn't just pick up the phone.

ROKER: I see Joe Biden going down – he's picking up his own phone.

GEIST: Going through contacts.

ROKER: And that's why, Mr. Vice President, once again, we beseech you, please come to the third hour, Today's Take, and co-host our show.

MORALES: Yes, yes.

GEIST: Right here.

MORALES: We would love it.

ROKER: Right here, right here, Vice President Biden...

MORALES: There's only one...

ROKER: ...we want you here.

GEIST: For the full hour.

MORALES: ...one Al Roker, too. So, he'll come for you.

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Kyle Drennen
Kyle Drennen
Kyle Drennen is a News Analyst for MRC