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. CarolO

    Watching news of the fiscal cliff was more entertaining that watching these two.

    January 1, 2013 at 9:19 am |
  2. Rick herring

    I think Kathy got a little out of hand

    January 1, 2013 at 8:56 am |
  3. Cindy

    I think Kathy;s behavior and yours were disgusting. Don't you people realize children were watching the show too! I expected more from a professional news agancy!

    January 1, 2013 at 8:17 am |
  4. Verner Drost

    It has been our tradition for some time now to tune in to CNN on New Years Eve and count down the year. Unfortunately this year we had to turn it off, Kathy Griffin just went way to far with the sexual comments. Ruined a good show for us.

    January 1, 2013 at 8:02 am |
  5. Stephanie Kline Morehouse

    We've had a great time hanging out with you tonight!

    January 1, 2013 at 3:27 am |
  6. lanna

    Anderson was great as usual, I love him and his shows. Kathy drove me nuts.

    January 1, 2013 at 2:57 am |
  7. jo

    Anderson, I'd watch your show if you will promise never to have Kathy Griffin on your shows ever again. She brings down your ratings. Seriously.

    January 1, 2013 at 2:37 am |
  8. Joseph Fino

    Really? This is a terrible matchup! Ranks right up there with Honey Boo Boo! AC CAN DO BETTER THAN THIS AND IF YOU CAN'T THEN STICK TO THE NEWS! Griffin is a terrible co-host, she has no style or class!

    January 1, 2013 at 2:23 am |
  9. Alice Hultberg

    Without a doubt___Anderson is wounderfull, looking like he would r ather be anywhere Kathy was not. She just makes me Sick! She is anything but a lady and he could not get a word in. What a hard time I had keeping CNN on, only because of Anderson.Please do not do this again year.

    January 1, 2013 at 2:21 am |
  10. Janine E.

    Mr. Cooper you survived another NYE (barely) I hope you have a happy 2013.

    January 1, 2013 at 2:01 am |
  11. Rita Hamlet

    Please get rid of Kathy Griffin. She makes this show unwatchable. Anderson Cooper is wonderful. She is offensive and annoying.

    January 1, 2013 at 1:39 am |
  12. Krassimira Figg

    Happy New Year to both of you!!
    I love you so much,you are amazing!!

    January 1, 2013 at 1:36 am |
  13. Ruth Hankinson

    I said thank you Anderson and Kathy for making my New Year's Eve very enjoyable.

    January 1, 2013 at 1:28 am |
  14. Ruth Hankinson

    Happy New Year to Anderson and Kathy from Calgary, Alberta Canada.

    You make my New Years very Happy every year. I wish you Love, Joy and all good things for 2013. God Bless both of you. I heard Kathy say, "I'll love you forever". Wonderful, you two are a joy to listen to. bye, bye.

    January 1, 2013 at 1:24 am |
    • Ruth Hankinson

      Happy New Year to everyone

      January 1, 2013 at 1:31 am |
  15. Marc Hufford

    Kathy Griffin is like Portlandia without the humor

    January 1, 2013 at 1:20 am |
  16. A Hewitt

    This is THE WORST THING ON TV EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She is NOT FUNNY AT ALL and the chemistry STINKS.

    January 1, 2013 at 1:18 am |
  17. jan

    I don't think Kathy rises to the standard of CNN.

    January 1, 2013 at 1:02 am |
  18. Keith Flannigan

    Mr. Cooper
    You have always conducted yourself as a true professional. I am shocked that you could not find a co-host that is as professional. There were thousands of children staying up with their parents to watch the apple drop. Griffins conduct was not only appalling it was embarrassing for me as a parent to watch. I then had to explain to my daughter why a internationally acclaimed journalist would be on National Television discussing if you had an erection and Ms. Kardashians virgina with this fowl mouthed women. Could a company as large as CNN not find a professional co-host for such an important event. My embarrassment before my child must pale in comparison to how you must have felt as a professional.

    Best Regards

    Keith Flannigan, PhD, CMAS

    January 1, 2013 at 1:00 am |
  19. James B

    No swearing?Are you kidding me!? Well, how about less rude, crude, and inappropriate commentary from Kathy Griffin as I think your station would do better off just to get rid of her and Anderson Copper is not much better because doesn't have to encourage it. In fact, this household lost a lot of respect for him just by what we saw tonight. I mean, practically everything come out of Kathy Griffin's mouth was SMUT and pardon me but people don't tune in to hear that. We tuned into see the show, not some poorly put together rude and crude comedy act displaying nothing short of sheer stupidity. It would have been nice to see the performers on stage than to have to hear chitter-chatter or meaningless dribble the entire time! In fact, I think from now on we'll be watching another channel on New Years Eve and maybe even more on a daily basis in terms of our news source throughout the year too, because no one should sacrifice their morals, reputation or character for ratings – and I am talking about you CNN!

    January 1, 2013 at 12:57 am |
  20. Carol Watson

    I never miss a show of Andersons no matter where he is I watched tonight as long as I could and was totally shocked that they didnt cut to another city and not come back its bad enough listening to Kathys mouth only to stay on cnn which I love but she went way too far tonight after 12am not once but over and over she wont quit until someone laughs and tonight no one I know was laughing if someone doesnt stop her cnn will lose a lot of viewers I LOVE ANDERSON

    January 1, 2013 at 12:54 am |
  21. Michael J.

    What a stupid show this was. I miss Dick Clark. He, at least, had class.

    January 1, 2013 at 12:52 am |
  22. barb and tom bodner

    Have to say Happy New Year to everyone from the frozen north of Winnipeg right now we are at -33 Celsius have a great year everyone hope 2013 brings happiness and health to all!

    January 1, 2013 at 12:45 am |
  23. Kathleen

    I think Kathy Griffin was degrading towards Anderson Cooper. She is not an assett to the show

    January 1, 2013 at 12:44 am |
  24. barb and tom bodner

    happy new year to you both you are the best, great to see you have so much fun

    January 1, 2013 at 12:43 am |
  25. Becky in Iowa

    This woman is vile and not funny at all. Why do you keep pairing them up? She is so far beneath him.

    January 1, 2013 at 12:42 am |
  26. Laural Wood

    You have gone in the gutter with Kathy Griffin. My husband and I could not believe Anderson Cooper would be a part of her kind of humor. I will not be watching anymore of CNN or 360. That made me sick. I am not a prude or a nut, just a person that thinks a news network is no place for trash. Leave that to FOX and X rated cable. You have made a big mistake not getting the hook out for her.

    January 1, 2013 at 12:34 am |
  27. Vern

    Why why why does Anderson subject himself and us to Kathy Griffin year after year?! I'm thankful for the tv remote control.

    January 1, 2013 at 12:34 am |
  28. jan

    Please no more Kathy. Anderson you deserve better.

    January 1, 2013 at 12:34 am |
  29. AzRob

    Kathy Griffin is a disgusting big mouth who is not even slightly funny. Lose her, Anderson.

    January 1, 2013 at 12:33 am |
  30. D.C. Frey

    Not sure what is going on with Kathy tonight ...was not funny or appropriate. Would have liked to see some of the sights and sounds of Time Square and the performances and not listen to her chattering nonsense.

    January 1, 2013 at 12:33 am |
  31. Linda Beal

    Kahy Griffin on Anderson Cooper/New Years Eve show was repulsive. She needs to grow up.

    January 1, 2013 at 12:31 am |
  32. Lewis W. Bennett

    The new Lucy and Ricky, but funnier! Love you both!

    January 1, 2013 at 12:30 am |
  33. Marc Hufford

    Kathy its 9:37 in Washington State do you think your right for kids. Yes kids still exist.

    January 1, 2013 at 12:30 am |
  34. Phill

    Anderson & Katy,

    The two of you are no longer funny... I actually am embarrassed for you. Rude is not always funny...

    January 1, 2013 at 12:29 am |
  35. sam

    Get Kathy off the air, she is vulgar

    January 1, 2013 at 12:24 am |
  36. Dave

    Memo to CNN – PARK KATHY!!!!!!!! Her SICK act must stop. She is an embarassment to CNN and everybody. Get rid of her.

    January 1, 2013 at 12:23 am |
  37. Julia

    This is such bad commentary. Anderson and Kathy lee are just not funny. As a Canadian always switched over to watch the channel to see the ball drop in New York. Wow also bad. Honey boo boo and her family are silly guests. Band tv all around...Kathy lee is making Joan rivers look great. Love her and she is serious funny, Kathy lee take some lessons

    December 31, 2012 at 11:58 pm |
  38. Debbie S.

    I love Anderson Cooper, but Kathy Griffin is horrible on this New Year's Eve show. Why aren't you cutting to the performers? It is really boring watching them just talk to each other for all this time. Kathy is just stupid and whining about Taylor Swift and I think she is trying to be funny, but it isn't funny and she just comes off as whining! Please don't have them do this again. Again – this is boring and stupid. Cut to the performers so we can see the entertainment – I cannot fly to NY to be there nor would I because it is cold and too crowded. Not everyone can come so let us see the shows on TV and stop the horrible commentary that is going on tonight!!!!!!! Horrible coverage – don't know what you were thinking!

    December 31, 2012 at 11:55 pm |
  39. Stephanie R.

    My mother died this year, in March. Watching Kathy and Anderson together was our NYE tradition & I'm keeping it going this year without her, still laughing at Anderson giggling at all of Kathy's outrageous statements. Lol! If I could get a shout out for Maria Flores, that would be amazing! Love you both!

    December 31, 2012 at 11:51 pm |
  40. Laura Porter

    Kathy gets it right! Anderson tries to tame her! Good Luck! Love them!

    December 31, 2012 at 11:45 pm |
  41. Manumi Gordon

    20 more minutes ! Happy New year to Nicky and our daughter Sophia, i love you guys ! xoxo

    December 31, 2012 at 11:40 pm |
  42. Penny Schamberger

    Anderson & Kathy are a hoot. They need a show together!

    December 31, 2012 at 11:28 pm |
  43. Eduardo

    Watching Kathy and Anderson… am loving the show! Their friendship is so clear and honest and it makes watching them fun! Thanks very much!!

    December 31, 2012 at 11:25 pm |
  44. LeiLanni Lewis

    I am loving your New Years eve show as usual, you two are the best ever. Love you both, great entertainment to usher in the New Year.

    December 31, 2012 at 11:19 pm |
  45. noura abuzahra

    Happy New Year to my family/ friends!! p.s. i luv u Anderson Cooper.... RAWR RAWR 😛

    December 31, 2012 at 11:18 pm |
  46. Jo Ann Gribben

    We watch Kathy & Anderson every year. Love them. Hi Charlie!

    December 31, 2012 at 11:12 pm |
  47. Shannon Meeker

    I totally LOVE the 2 of you....You both just make my New Years Eve.....Keep up the great job

    December 31, 2012 at 11:02 pm |
  48. steve

    I'm numb......Everything's been there done that.

    December 31, 2012 at 11:01 pm |
  49. Jamie Lapointe

    Hi Anderson and Kathy, so glad your having a blast and making this a great New Years everywhere. My partner and I are enjoying our 25th year in 2013. Life is great.

    December 31, 2012 at 10:59 pm |
  50. Jo Ann Gribben

    Watching Kathy & Anderson every year! Love their banter!

    December 31, 2012 at 10:53 pm |
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