Kathy Griffin’s worst New Year’s Eve moments

Taylor Bigler Entertainment Editor
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For some inexplicable reason, and for the fourth year in a row, comedienne Kathy Griffin was invited to ring in the new year as co-host with Anderson Cooper on CNN’s annual New Year’s Eve special.

And for the fourth year in a row, the fiery-haired funny lady will undoubtedly say a four letter word, or make an inappropriate innuendo. So parents, if you’re letting your kids stay up until midnight, you might want to cover their ears whenever Griffin is on screen.

Her outlandish statements get tamer throughout the years, but here are Griffin’s worst NYE moments:


When a group of off-screen audience members started heckling Griffin, instead of ignoring them she replied: “I don’t go to your job and knock the dicks out of your mouth.”


As Cooper went through the biggest moments of 2009, he showed a photo of the infamous “Balloon Boy” who gained notoreity after his parents faked his disappearance in a hot air balloon. Griffin said: “Wait — Falcon? Fuckin’? Falcon? How do you say it?”


In her least offensive moment, Griffin made an innuendo that made Cooper blush: “Let’s talk about the ball dropping … No the other ball.”