Al on 'Frozen Roker' viral video: TODAY director dared me

How's the weather? Frozen, in Al Roker's neck of the woods. 

The weatherman appears to turn into a human statue during TODAY's Aug. 16 show. The video became a YouTube sensation, racking up more than 615,000 hits.

So what happened during those 17 long seconds? Was it performance art or the White Witch's curse? Al offered a (less supernatural) explanation Tuesday.

"Our director was egging me on and then I was like, 'How long can I hold this pose?'" he said.

Apparently, Al plays the "freeze frame" game a lot — it's the just the first time the Internet took notice.

"You could have a second career in a wax museum," Savannah joked.

Julieanne Smolinski is a contributor who thinks the Al Freeze should be a new yoga pose.

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