THE Today Show host Al Roker has implied that his co-host, Craig Melvin, is cheap and mocks him with impression on air.
Craig laughed awkwardly about it, but said Al was right.
On Friday’s show, Craig, Al, Sheinelle Jones, and Dylan Dreyer hosted the third hour of Today.
They welcomed Brian Chung, the show’s business and data reporter, to the show.
The hosts took their followers “by the numbers” and let them know how much they would be spending on average this weekend for the Super Bowl, whether at the game or having a party at home.
Craig, 43, started off the segment on the show, and Brian told everyone how much game tickets are and how much people spend on food at the game.
Brian said that last year the average price of a hot dog and beer was $18, which shocked the hosts.
“That’s shameful! $18 for a hot dog and a beer? That is shameful,” Craig said.
“They should throw in the hot dog!”
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When Brian finished up the first slide, Al mocked his co-host and said: “I can see Dell now at the stadium. Daddy, can we have a hot dog? No! I brought this bag of popcorn in here. You eat that and be happy’.”
Dell is Craig’s eight-year-old son.
Dylan and Sheinelle cracked up and Craig pointed to Al, 68, with a smile on his face.
“You know me well,” Craig told his co-host.
Al laughed as the host said: “Eat before you go.”
Craig and Al are known for riffing off of each other on and off air.
Last month, Al hit back at his co-host after Craig made a “mean joke” about a major NFL playoff game.
Craig poked fun at the Jacksonville Jaguars after they lost to the Kansas City Chiefs on January 22.
The Today anchor shared a cartoon on Instagram of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes eating waffles with head coach Andy Reid.
On their table, there was a sign that read: “Reserved championship bound teams ONLY.”
In the background, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence – who was dressed like an employee of the restaurant – looked dejected as he cleared up the chairs.
Craig captioned his post: “Mean but funny,” and added the hashtags, “chiefs” and “chiefs kingdom.”
He shared it after the Chiefs managed to secure a 27-20 victory against the Jaguars that Sunday – despite Patrick hurting his ankle earlier in the game.
Al didn’t seem to appreciate the joke and was quick to comment: “Ouch.”
Fans shared his disapproval and flooded the comments to slam Craig’s “spiteful” and “out-of-character” post.
One wrote: “This seems to just be spiteful. Haven’t seen this before from you, not sure why we are seeing it now.”
Another added: “Out of character for your usual encouraging posts. Surprised you’d post something so mean for a team of young people with a bright future.”
A third posted: “Unnecessary… lost a lot of respect for you.”
Earlier this week, Al accused Craig of “trying to be hip” when he kept using the word “Boo” on air.
The host used the word “boo” several times during a Valentine’s Day cooking segment on Tuesday’s show.
The anchor said that cooking a meal at home for your loved one, who he referred to as “boo”, is an alternative to forking out tens of dollars on a meal at a restaurant.
But, the remark caused his colleagues to start laughing.
Craig’s colleague Sheinelle said: “I can’t let this go, don’t ever say that again.”
Al warned Craig: “This is what happens when you try to be hip.”
The food author Kevin Curry was in the Today studio and rustled up a version of surf and turf.
But, during the segment, Craig continued to use the word boo.
Al, who seemed slightly irritated, asked: “What if boo doesn’t like being called boo?”
Craig was seen grinning from ear to ear throughout the demonstration.
Al referred to the hilarious moment on Instagram and seemed to mock Melvin.
He said: “That time Craig Melvin tried to be hip by calling significant others boo during a cooking segment.”
But, fans were left in hysterics following the hilarious moment.
One said: “That was rich!! We were all cracking up over that.”
A second viewer commented: “I love how they interact with each other. [They] just have fun. Love watching them.”
A third noted that Craig can be a little “goofy” occasionally.