"The Today Show" celebrated the 25th anniversary of the iconic Studio 1A on Thursday, but completely ignored its foul star Matt Lauer, who anchored the weekday morning news show for 20 of those years.
The tribute kicked off with a clip of da-NBC anchors Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel, who are introducing their viewers to the newly built studio and welcoming fans who welcome the Plaza outside.
"The audience is really a cast member," longtime "Today Show" weatherman al roker said in an interview. "They come out in all kinds of weather."
A video montage highlighted some of the show's most memorable moments, including swimming pools, wedding chapels and petting zoos placed in the Plaza as well as the elaborate Halloween costumes hosts carry each year. It also adorned the A-list talent that performed over the years, including Bruno Mars, Cher, Ricky Martin, Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Aerosmith and One Direction.
In a pre-wallpaper tribute to the "Today Show" line, including Roker, Savannah Guthrie, Craig Melvin, Carson Daly, Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager all reflected on the show's history.
But the tribute left many people who asked, "Where in the world is Matt Lauer?"
Others took the opportunity to praise NBC for successfully editing Lauer from his story and scoffing at those who were sad of his absence.
CLICK HERE TO GET FOX NEWS APP  Lauer began his term as co-anchor for "The Today Show" in 1997 and was suddenly fired at the end of 2017, after several allegations of sexual Harassment and assault by current and former NBC employees were made in the wake of the Me Too movement. Kotb was announced as his replacement and she, along with Guthrie, addressed the shocking news to their viewers at that time.
It was reported that Lauer's behavior was known among the top brass by NBC News and that nothing was done. 19659003] NBC News did not respond promptly to Fox News & # 39; comment comments.