Aug. 7, 2013 at 8:09 AM ET
Tuesday marked a milestone for Al: He missed his first show in 39 years, after staying up late with his son and sleeping through his alarm.
To make sure Al doesn't make a habit of oversleeping, fellow early risers Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer made a surprise visit to his "Wake Up With Al" show on The Weather Channel this morning to check up on (or poke more fun at) their friend. This time, Al was right where he should be.
Hopefully Matt and Savannah showed their colleague a little understanding: Judging by yesterday's reaction on Twitter, Al's far from the only one to accidentally catch a few more zzz's.