Ten years ago, Al Roker underwent gastric bypass surgery which he just revealed to Dateline resulted in him shitting his pants while visiting the White House shortly thereafter. So naturally this became the biggest story on the Internet because it’s a fancy place. Via Buzzfeed:
Al Roker: And as I’m walking to the pressroom, I think I gotta pass a little gas here. So, I’m walking by myself, who’s gonna know, only, a little something extra came out.
Nancy Sniderman: You pooped in your pants.
AR: I pooped in my pants. Not horribly, but enough that I knew.
What happened next can only be described as a triumph of one man’s courage in the face of unfathomable adversity. A Zero Dark Thirty of the anus if you will:
AR: I got to the restroom, threw out the underwear, and just went commando.
NS: What did that tell you?
AR: It told me that I got to be very vigilant as to what I eat.
And so Al Roker became a beacon of vigilance, an impenetrable monolith of edible scrutiny in a world full of questionable burritos and meats on a stick. He became… The Shart Knight. *grabs enchilada by the collar* SWEAR TO ME!