Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper ring in 2013 on CNN from Times Square.(Photo: CNN)
You can count on Kathy Griffin to push the envelope when she co-hosts CNN's New Year's Eve show from Times Square. And last night was no exception.
This year's special moment had to do with Cooper's "sack."
few minutes into the broadcast, Cooper brought up a Twitter follower's
comments that there could be a drinking game whenever he giggled at
"I'm going to tickle your sack," Griffin declared. "You can say sack (on air). That's not bad."
said: "I don't know what you're talking about. I have no sack of gifts
here. A sack of Christmas presents. I did not bring a sack of Christmas
Cracked Griffin, "You're calling your privates your Christmas presents."
But the witty repartee didn't end there. Just after midnight, Cooper cut to a report
by correspondent Gary Tuchman from Eastport, Maine, where the town's
custom is to kiss an 8-foot sardine after it has dropped from the top of
When the camera came back to Griffin and Cooper, she stooped to kiss his crotch.
"Did you drop something?" he asked.
"No, I was kissing your sardine," she answered.
"I can do it again," Griffin said kneeling. "I can do this all night long."
"No, sweetie," said an uncomfortable Cooper, lifting her back to her feet.
"You know you want to," she said.
"Believe me, I really don't," Cooper said as he once again pulled her upright.