Al Roker's admission to "pooping in his pants" has become a viral video on the Internet.
A weatherman on NBC since 1996, it was not Al Roker's forecast that caught viewers attention during a recent "Dateline" interview. The news anchor admitted to Dr. Nancy Snyderman on Sunday that he had suffered an accident in his pants during a 2002 trip to the White House.
"I probably went off and ate something I wasn't supposed to. And as I'm walking to the press room … I think I got to pass a little gas here. I'm walking by myself, who's going to know? Only a little extra came out," Roker told Snyderman of his experience.
"You pooped your pants?" Snyderman asked, attempting to clarify his statement.
The incident occurred after Roker had undergone gastric bypass surgery. Accidental "poops" are apparently a common side affect when patients aren't careful. But despite the seriousness of the interview and the weatherman's attempt to caution others who have undergone or are considering undergoing such a surgery, many found the story to be humorous.
The clip began going viral on Monday and was later fueled by the Twitter hashtag, #NeverTrustAFart. Several versions of the interview surfaced later on You Tube, many getting thousands of hits.
Fortunately, Roker added that he didn't poop in his pants "horribly." To resolve the situation, he ventured off to find the nearest bathroom.
"I threw out the underwear and just went commando," Roker said, adding that the incident didn't go without lesson. "It told me I have to be very vigilant about what I eat."
"I don't know why on earth he would admit this to anyone?" one user prompted on a Yahoo blog. Most other users agreed, sparking the new topic of "What is the most embarrassing thing that you have ever done?"