Hello everyone, and welcome to 2016! I hope you had a wonderful time ringing in the New Year with friends and family. Hopefully it included all the standard New Year’s Eve fare, namely: snazzy-looking outfits, stuff that blows up, an array of finger foods and copious pours of champagne. That’s the New Year’s Eve way.
One person who certainly didn’t skimp on the bubbly was CNN anchor Don Lemon, who proceeded to get rip-roaring drunk on national television. What began as your typical, quirky New Year’s Eve coverage with anchors and correspondents showing a bit of their softer side quickly deteriorated into an Animal Housian display of drunken decadence.
Prior to the ball drop, Lemon had already chugged beers and consumed crawfish next to a hot tub. With two minutes to midnight he proceeded to tell co-host Kathy Griffin she had a “nice rack.”
“Six pack over” he posted on his own Twitter account.
It got worse (or better?) from there.
Covering the Central Time festivities from New Orleans’ staple Tipitina’s, Lemon proceeded to conduct a series of sloshed interviews with bar-goers.
“You got married? Why on Earth would you ever do that?”
“I tried to explain to people that the last time I was at Tipitina’s, was uh, when I was at college, and I ended up going home with not a lot of clothes on.”
We reached Peak Don Lemon on January 1st, 2016. Unsurprisingly, social media ate up his inebriated antics. For an anchor that’s often blasted for the sober things he says on air, #DrunkDonLemon may be the best thing that ever happened to his career.
Cheers to you, good sir.