The Roker household is officially a margarine-only home now, probably, judging by how Al Roker spent his Thanksgiving morning fighting off a man-sized stick of butter at the Macy’s Day Parade on Thursday.
The “feud” started with Roker approaching the man — dressed from head-to-toe as a stick of butter, complete with the word “butter” spelled out vertically across his body — and imploring him to get out of his shot. It seemed jovial enough.
“I hate to butter you up, but you’ve got to move on, okay? There you go,” Roker said, before playfully shoving the butter guy aside.
“Get out of here ya butter,” he said during another dust up. “I can’t believe it’s not butter!”
Roker’s holiday spirit seemed to dissipate a little later, though, as the butter guy once again ran into his shot as he was darting past parade goers. “Butter you turkeys, butter your hams!” the butter guy appeared to yell towards the camera.
A miffed Roker turned and dryly added: “and that’s why everybody loves clowns. Yeah.”
You can check out a quick compilation of Roker Vs. Butter below:
— Ryan Bloomquist (@ryanbloomquist) November 28, 2019
The rivalry didn’t go unnoticed on Twitter, naturally, with even “Hamilton” mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeting a brief clip of Roker’s shove.
Roker did a shove to a butter pic.twitter.com/O39z1ofAap
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 28, 2019
Al Roker pushing butter away is my 2020 New Years resolution #ThanksgivingParade
— elatticus (@elatticus) November 28, 2019
Al Roker was ready to throw hands with a guy dressed as a stick of butter
— lil jeep evangelista (@StudxmeatMuscle) November 28, 2019
Al Roker can describe his job today as “wearing a helmet and screaming at people who are cosplaying as breakfast” what a country amirite
— Austin L. Ray (@austinlouisray) November 28, 2019
Al Roker just got accosted by an anthropomorphic stick of butter and had to shove him off screen before frantically cutting to commercial
I don’t understand why more people don’t watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
— Lindsay Ellis (@thelindsayellis) November 28, 2019
In related news, this was Roker’s 25th time covering the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Congratulations on your silver anniversary, Al.