December 26th, 2012
06:00 PM ET

The best of Anderson and Kathy's New Year's Eve show

It’s a tradition like no other, Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin on the platform in Times Square, delivering laughs, and sometimes gasps, to ring in the new year.

The party continues for the sixth year this Monday at 10 p.m. ET with our unique traditions and all the possibilities that come with unscripted air time. Look back at an assortment of our favorite memories in one punchy video, and join us on December 31!

Remember to tweet your New Year's Eve message now or during the show using #CNNNYE for a chance to see your tweet on-air! You can also submit questions for Anderson and Kathy in the comment section below. And follow @AC360 on Twitter or check out the AC360 Facebook page to go behind the scenes on New Year's Eve.

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  1. janet

    I tuned into your show on New Year's Eve because I thought Key West and Eastport, Me quirky NYE celebration would be interesting to watch. I was bored and disgusted. They showed very little of Key West and Eastport which would have been more interesting than watching Kathy blather on and on.

    January 2, 2013 at 5:16 pm |
  2. Robert

    There was a "best"? Way to keep it classy CNN.....way to keep it classy.......

    January 2, 2013 at 3:58 pm |
  3. JustJoe

    It's too bad so many people can't just relax and watch what THEY want. If they don't like this show THAT'S why there are other ones on at the same time. Just because you don't like what I like is not cause to disparage a great show. I am just over fifty (50), straight, white, and have not made midnight on NYE in over 15 years. I started watching this year's show and laughed my way in 2013 – thanks CNN!

    January 2, 2013 at 11:59 am |
  4. Matt

    If the genders were reversed on Kathy's advances, there would be sexual assault or sexual harassment charges. "no" means "no!" Fire her and make a point of equality in the work place.

    January 2, 2013 at 10:30 am |
  5. Vicki

    C'mon Anderson-dump Kathy. Didn't think she'd be back after year 1. Your integrity and professionalism is becoming more and more diminished.

    January 2, 2013 at 9:49 am |
  6. Sue

    How disgusting can CNN get???????? Kathy Griffin was disgusting and Cooper wasn't much better allowing her to do that do you realize that children were allowed to stay up and watch your show! SHAME ON YOU! ARE YOU PEOPLE KIDDING ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm reporting this to the FCC

    January 2, 2013 at 3:12 am |
  7. Dee

    I will no longer watch CNN after last night's disgusting NYE display. Kathy G has some serious problems and your viewing audience should not be subjected to it. I know I won't be.....CNN will no longer be accessed on my TV.

    January 2, 2013 at 1:11 am |
  8. EMI

    I love and respect them! I'm looking forward to watching next year-end show!!

    January 2, 2013 at 12:13 am |
  9. Deb

    Loved the New Year's Eve show! Very funny and not stuffy like all of the others. Please continue the Anderson and Kathy pairing as they are a dynamic duo.

    January 1, 2013 at 11:43 pm |
  10. Michelle H.

    Anderson Cooper, you are better than this! I am no prude but Kathy Griffin's humor was cheap and degrading to you, to CNN and to real, respectable comediennes and entertainers everywhere. I applaud you for not responding to her barrage of baiting and use of cheap humor. I finally switched channels because I could no longer endure your pain. I am enjoying your broadcast tonight much better. Even though the topic is on the House vote (not exactly cheerful) but your reputation is redeemed.

    January 1, 2013 at 10:20 pm |
  11. Karen

    From Canada and oh boy!! Kathy Griffith is disgusting and should never be allowed on air. She was vile and repugnant towards Anderson and someone should have put a stop to her continued on and on and on attempts to sexually embarass Anderson. Get rid of that woman!!! It gives a bad impression and especially on CNN of all places.

    January 1, 2013 at 10:17 pm |
  12. Sandra C.

    Kathy Griffin lost me last night. While I find her occasionally entertaining, I found her behavior last night despicable and disgusting. Is CNN no longer a family station. My husband and I were watching in our playroom with our ten year old. Who in the world could ever have anticipated such a vulgar, foul display. And Anderson Cooper...shame on you for letting this woman degrade you and your reputation. And CNN...you are now complicit. Before, she said the F word on live tv and you let her come back. What are you going to do now?

    January 1, 2013 at 9:46 pm |
  13. eliz

    That was just horrifying. Shameful.

    January 1, 2013 at 9:16 pm |
  14. taylor

    I have a friend that works for CNN but she is embarrassed to tell anybody she works there anymore, tells them she works for turner broadcasting instead.
    I totally understand why.

    January 1, 2013 at 9:05 pm |
  15. elizabeth mcdonald

    i am appalled at the tasteless display on your new years eve show – without any point – this is a news network or ?? –

    January 1, 2013 at 8:30 pm |
    • Karen

      im right in there with you for that. Get rid of tasteless Kathy and there was nothing funny in that whole LONG display of rude vulgar attempts on Anderson. UGH

      January 1, 2013 at 10:11 pm |
  16. Steven Hannestad

    The show was disgusting

    January 1, 2013 at 8:06 pm |
  17. jc

    CNN pls leave Kathy Griffin to the wasteside and stop bringing Anderson down. I expect better judgement from your network. The new year' s show does need her degrading and humiliating antics.

    January 1, 2013 at 8:00 pm |
  18. Chuck

    I never enjoyed watching TV on New Year's Eve as much as last night with Cooper and Griffin.
    Made the 'acts' on all other channels seem so boring.
    Look forward to seeing them next year


    January 1, 2013 at 6:17 pm |
  19. Rhonda McCall

    Seriously? Honey Boo Boo. Tsk, tsk, Anderson. Had to change the channel.

    January 1, 2013 at 5:43 pm |
  20. Amy Asbury

    Kathy Griffin was appalling last night and everyone at our new year's eve party here in the NC mountains on Lake James was equally blown away by her behavior, much less that you allowed it to be rerun again and again. Anderson Cooper's reputation as such an honorable newscaster is tainted by his association with her and CNN's approval of her behavior. What are you thinking???!!!! And that people all over the world were watching America's celebration being all about "going down" on Anderson???!!!! We are not prudes, just American Men and Women who want better representation of our country....where have our ethics and our morals gone??? What a sick, slack, and uncreative way to make people laugh on New Year's Eve? By making a fool of your best newscaster??? This broadcast was embarrassing for our country and most of its citizens I would believe. What does your network stand for? What do your employees have to "do" in order to please the American public??!!!! You are greatly underestimating the intelligence of our sense of humor and asking us to settle for accepting this atrocity as a celebration of our new year???!!!!

    January 1, 2013 at 4:47 pm |
    • taylor

      CNN new years show = failure

      January 1, 2013 at 9:02 pm |
    • TVI

      Here's a suggestion: change the channel.

      January 1, 2013 at 10:03 pm |
  21. Lynn

    Love Anderson Cooper.
    No longer enjoy Kathy Griffin.

    The New Year's Eve TV show was terrible!! Could only tolerate 5 minutes. Did NOT like watching Kathy Griffin humiliate
    & verbally abuse Anderson Cooper. He's a fool to allow it!

    January 1, 2013 at 2:11 pm |
  22. Faye

    Kathy Griffin is disgusting. She acted like trash on the New Year's Eve program and CNN keeps letting her back on. When is it enough???

    January 1, 2013 at 1:38 pm |
  23. Patricia Krohn-pope

    This show was one of the worst shows I had to turn you off..Anderson you have more integrity and professionalism than what I saw last night with Kathy. get a new co-host. I cannot believe CNN thinks this is a dynamic duo. What a disappointment

    January 1, 2013 at 1:04 pm |
  24. Christina

    Best New Years show to watch! My family watches every year – love them both!

    January 1, 2013 at 12:53 pm |
  25. kate aghaghiri

    I do not like Kathy Griffin but I love Anderson Cooper. She is obnoxious and brings down his credibility. I couldn't watch her blathering. 🙁

    January 1, 2013 at 12:30 pm |
  26. Anita Fanic

    I was very dissappointed with your New Years Eve show and will not continue to watch it in the future as long as you have Kathy Griffin on the air. I love Anderson but Kathy needs to go. After the sardine incident she went on and on with her trashy mouth. I felt sorry for Anderson as he kept trying to cover up for her continuous sexual inuendos. It was embarassing and disrespectful. I hope there weren't any young children watching. Is this what the majority of Americans want to see on t.v.? If so, it's a sad future. Anybody else out there feel the same?

    January 1, 2013 at 11:32 am |
  27. Mark in Texas

    I think Kathy Griffin has gone too far this time. She should not be on that platform with A C a year from now. Let someone else take her place for one year. That being said, I would not mind meeting either one of them. A C is a great journalist. Ms. Griffin is probably great at a lot of things.

    January 1, 2013 at 11:23 am |
  28. jerry Price

    Kathy is a disgrace to TV.I hope she will never be put on again.

    January 1, 2013 at 11:11 am |
    • Brandon

      I have been watching CNN for 25 yrs and been a huge fan since coverage of the first Gulf War. However the spectacle on New Years Eve made me question whether CNN still has intergrity. Ratings be damned, have some class and never let that embarrassment happen again!

      January 2, 2013 at 12:56 pm |
  29. cindy

    I thought the Kathy presence was innappropriate for new years eve., She should be on a prime time slime show.
    How discusting?

    January 1, 2013 at 11:04 am |
  30. Karen

    I never liked Kathy G. But even more so now. Your show was crude and disrespectful. Disappointed.

    January 1, 2013 at 10:48 am |
  31. Sloopy

    I absolutely loved Anderson and Kathy last night. I am 43 and it is the first time I have actually enjoyed watching tv to see the ball drop! Great Job!

    January 1, 2013 at 9:41 am |
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