On New Year’s Eve, we were devastated to arrive at a party where the television was tuned to Ryan Seacrest’s “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.” Why? Because for the real nail-biting tension, drama and hilarity, we wanted to witness Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper on CNN. We have no idea why Anderson agreed to have Kathy on again (well, we have one idea). It was like watching a high-wire act, with Anderson desperately trying to keep a straight face for hours and Kathy desperately trying to avoid playing the one line of her signature jokes that would ensure she would never be invited back.
Since we were watching Mr. Bill over there on ABC, we missed this late-night gaffe, which occurred after the ball dropped. Griffin, seemingly thinking she’s off the air, tells a heckler, “”Screw you! Why don’t you get a job, buddy? You know what? I don’t go to your job and knock the dicks out of your mouth.” Which is admittedly phenomenal. But it’s not, in fact, our favorite moment from this clip. We actually like better the part where Kathy tells Anderson she’s going to host a reunion episode of the Bad Girl’s Club and Anderson points out that it’s a gig that E-lister Star Jones already performed. In one split second, he manages to play the card Kathy herself amazingly avoided playing all night long, by reaching over to her shoulder and muttering: “Oh, honey.”