Kathy Griffin-Anderson Cooper New Year's Eve: Did she just say...?

Who’da thunk staying home watching TV on New Year’s Eve would be so moderately entertaining? I watched a bit of the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve (so is that it? is Dick Clark retiring?), but it was the Anderson Cooper-Kathy Griffin festivities on CNN that kept me up past midnight — CHICAGO time. For better or worse, they had a refreshing element of complete unpredictablity. Here are the highlights:

  • Kathy Griffin’s on-air, "is this mike still on?" response to one of her many Times Square hecklers (NSFW clip below). You just know somewhere an exasperated old man in a suit is shaking his head saying, "I TOLD them she was too smutty…"
  • Kathy queries Anderson, "What are you wearing?" and he pretends he doesn’t understand the question even though he fights her off when she tries to remove the tape covering the label on his fitted coat.
  • Anderson admits he can’t properly pronounce double Ts, especially embarrassing as he lives in "Manhadden."
  • During his live, upside-down-stripper booty-smacking-performance, Lil Wayne gives a "shout out to Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin" (which Anderson and Kathy abruptly interrupt before he is finished — seven second delay perhaps?).
  • Anderson throws down a challenge to Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann, saying he could "take" both of them in an arm wrestle.
  • Sean Callebs dislikes New Orleans on New Year’s, likes chucking beads at the "belligerent" Bourbon Street masses.
  • Coolio: "I think at the end of the day I’m gonna go down as one of the top 10 performers ever to live. In hip hop." He just freaks me out.

Anyone else catch this? What else was on  last night? And what did Lil Wayne have to say to Anderson and Kathy?

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  • Brian Monette

    I think Kathy has a good thing there being after Anderson. Hey anderson give a wink and let the love flow.

  • Westerner

    Yeah, Kathy and Anderson were entertaining alright — entertainingly embarassing! I’m sure Kathy turned more than a few heads with her “dicks” comment … if there was a 7 second delay, don’t ya think they would have caught that?! Hello, Kathy… you’re on LIVE television and there are millions of people watching… maybe you might want to be sure the live feed has stopped before you mouth off… Overall, however, Kathy and Anderson are cute, but their banter was ridiculous and mostly irrelevant to the new year’s eve festivities. Bottom line, they were palatable, but CNN’s coverage was terrible; again, millions of people are watching and all we get is footage of Times Square emptying out after the ball has dropped, people standing around not doing much of anything on Bourbon St and in Florida, and a bunch of bands most people have never heard of in a bunch of towns no one wants to visit! Sure, that’s cutting edge, CNN! Yeah right. Ok, I’ll step off my soap box. Happy New Year!

  • ROFL

    I saw that live lol “knock dicks out of your mouth” cnn is gunna get fined by the fcc.

  • Ralph

    Fcc fine ” I dare you mother****** I double dog dare you”

  • JJ

    Oh man, I meant to watch Anderson and Kathy but got sucked in by that stunt crap on ESPN instead. Thanks for the highlights!

  • Stuart Duncan

    Kathy Griffin would be better off in a job where “slut like” remarks are the norm, possibly a porn telephone line could use her kind of dialog, but not on CNN, where millions of people are enjoying watching New Year with their children. I don’t have any problem with slutty comments in the right kind of program – but get a life Kathy you’re not really cute on the air – try being professional like Anderson.

    • lolo

      Kathy Griffen is so unpleasant – why do you have her on the show on such an important night for so many people… where she interrupts Anderson all the time
      and makes silly silly unpleasant blah blahs….I will never watch CNN again on such a night especially if she is on…is this what your network wants to say to us…don’t you want to find some beauty once in awhile…give it a break….wow terrible.! Anderson don’t you want to share with someone else that night…

  • Lindsay

    Before this I liked both kathy and anderson… now I LOVE them… Its goos to see Anderson thrown off his guard a bit. And CNN is cable so they get more leeway on the obsenities they can throw out… But if the FCC does manage to somehow slap CNN with a fine it couldn’t touch the absolute hilarity of the broadcast. I never thought I would laugh so damn hard while watching CNN. Great Job Kathy and Anderson! Ridiculous, Raunchy, Obnoxious, senseless and the absolute perfect way to get rid of 2008 and ring in a new year that will hopefully be filled with much more humor than 2008.

  • ze el

    Would it be rude to ask Kathy Griffin if she is the love child of Joan Rivers AND Don Rickles? (for your amusement and compliment ONLY). Also, does Anderson Cooper prefer New Year’s in N.O.? Shall we expect him at “Oceana” next New Year’s Eve here? (We’ll be WAITING…no, just kidding…W-E-L-L half-way).

  • Will

    Kathy/Anderson are comedy GOLD. He is the perfect uh… “straight man” to her hilarity. I hope this becomes an annual tradition on CNN.

  • Paul

    Get a life Stuart Duncan. If you want family friendly programming don’t watch a known raunchy comic for God’s sake. Turn on ABC. They’re just broadcasting Dick Clark in a coma.

  • michael

    Absolutely LOVE Kathy Griffin!! Her and Anderson together are hilarious.

  • Jeff

    Oh my gosh Kathy said “dicks” on national TV at about 12:50 in the morning. All I can say is go for it girl and just be yourself in spite of what others may say. I enjoyed Anderson and Kathy and I can see that they enjoyed it as well.

  • joanna

    they hosted together again?!?! two yrs in a row, hmm, interesting, interesting. guess that means i should have watched some of the coverage — instead me and my friends rang in the new year watching “mrs. doubtfire” ahaha!

  • Amanda

    Can NOT stand that woman!

  • c crawford

    I love AC and Kathy. It was wonderful to see Anderson really laugh. Anderson you can take on some of the most important people in the world, but at times, Kathy rendered you speachless. You two have great chimistry, hope this becomes an annual New Years event. What fun tonight.. you were great together. Hey, we all know that you never know what to expext from Ms Griffin, thats why we love her. She dares to say what we all think, but are too afraid to say.

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