Were Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen drunk? Here's why their 'giggly clapping video' on CNN NYE Live went viral

The two caught a break from East Coast celebrations to get goofy on live television, which prompted viewers to question if they were drunk or just happy to be welcoming 2021


                            Were Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen drunk? Here's why their 'giggly clapping video' on CNN NYE Live went viral
Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper (CNN)

New Year's Eves are always full of surprises. But a video of Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen clapping their hands while giggling uncontrollably could easily top the Entertaining Videos of 2020 list. As Andy and Anderson got down to hosting CNN's New Year's Eve Live with Jake Tapper, the two caught a break from East Coast celebrations to get goofy on live television, which prompted viewers to question if they were drunk or just happy to be welcoming 2021.

In the video, shared by actor Judge Reinhold, Andy and Anderson are grinning ear to ear, clapping continuously to a rap of sorts that seems to be about "tiny hands". Within a few hours of posting, the clip clocked over 200K views, 10K likes, and thousands of comments on Twitter, most of which were questions. Fans wondered if Andy and Anderson were in an inebriated state.



 

 

"I watched every episode of Tiger King, Breaking Bad, Better Caul Saul, The Crown, Queens Gambit — yet with two hours left, this is the finest moment of television in 2020," Judge tweeted, under which fans dropped their two cents on the matter. 

"OMG watching these 2 taking shots is the highlight of my 2020! I've never seen Anderson so animated! Thanks Andy and Anderson!" a fan shared, while another wrote: "Watching these two get drunk and giggly is a guilty pleasure once a year."



 

 



 

 

"This has been the best way to end this year. Laughing with @Andy and @andersoncooper. Watching them slowly get drunk. Play drinking games. Reliving 2020 but in a funny way," a user wrote, while another posted: "Watching Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen drunk on live television is probably the best thing there is on new years."



 

 



 

Who performed at CNN's New Year's Eve Live?

Kylie Minogue, Snoop Dogg, Job Bon Jovi, Josh Groban and John Mayer. 

Are Andy and Anderson dating?

Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper attend the Ralph Lauren fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Bethesda Terrace on September 7, 2018, in New York City (Getty Images)

The chemistry these two share is palpable but that's only because they have been best friends for 25 years. Even though Andy and Anderson were set up on a blind date, the latter knew they'd never end up being lovers because Andy apparently broke the cardinal rule minutes within talking to each other. "He was all excited, and he violated my cardinal rule, which is he asked me about my mom within the first minute of talking to me," Anderson recalled during his appearance on 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon', reported Heavy

Andy has been a true friend and been there for each other during the toughest and happiest moments of their lives. Andy even gave Anderson tips on how to raise a child. It wasn't tough given how he's raising one himself. He welcomed his firstborn via surrogate on February 4, 2019, named him Benjamin Allen. 

"I’m excited to go on adventures with him and show him the world,” Cohen shares. “I want to see him running around a big green yard. I want to teach him to swim," Andy told People in an interview arranged days after he welcomed his son. 

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