Kathy Griffin tells Anderson Cooper on New Year’s Eve: ‘I’m going to tickle your sack’

By Stephen C. Webster
Tuesday, January 1, 2013 9:04 EDT
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CNN's Anderson Cooper fends off advances by comedian Kathy Griffin on New Year's Eve 2013.
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During an unpredictable segment aired on New Year’s Eve, CNN host Anderson Cooper was told by comedian and co-host Kathy Griffin, “I’m going to tickle your sack,” just seconds before she reached for his groin in jest.

“I don’t know what you’re talking about,” Cooper nervously replied. “I have no sack of Christmas presents here. I did not bring a sack of Christmas presents.”

“Do you call your private parts your Christmas presents? Really?” Griffin replied. “That’s typical hot guy. ‘Let’s open up the Christmas presents!’”

In the extended segment, Griffin goes on to repeatedly pretend she’s going to perform oral sex on Cooper. “You don’t know what I’m gonna do!” she said.

“Do you guys want me to get down on my knees?” she asked the crowd repeatedly. “I’m trying to kiss the Christmas presents,” Griffin insisted.

Griffin also tweeted a photo of Cooper earlier in the day wearing no shirt and sporting a shower cap. “[You] will pay for this tweet,” he replied. “I don’t know how or when, but I will remember this.”

This video was published to YouTube on Monday, December 31, 2012. Audio quality is poor.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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