Nellie Andreeva

It has been a wild night at CNN. First, Christine O’Donnell walked out on Piers Morgan in the middle of an interview. Then fellow anchor Anderson Cooper channeled his inner toddler when he giggled for about a minute over a poo-poo joke. The instigator was a RidicuList item about French actor Gerard Depardieu’s alleged public urination on the floor of a plane as it was getting ready for takeoff. Cooper cracked up several times while reading the commentary, oversaturated with pee-related puns, until he lost it after the line that the the airline cleaning crew “should thank their lucky stars this wasn’t DeparTwo.” (For the uninitiated, the last part of Depardieu’s name sounds like the French word “deux”, or No. 2, as in pooping.) Struggling to regain composure after the juvenile and silly joke, Cooper said, “Sorry, this has actually never happened to me. You always see this sort of thing on YouTube, and you never think it could happen to you.”

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