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If you're a regular viewer of Anderson Cooper 360, then you know his RidicuList segment. It's the few moments in the show when Cooper takes off his hard-news anchor hat, and covers lighter stories in a playful and cheeky way. But on Wednesday's broadcast, Cooper got downright… giggly. Watch here:
Commenting on the news that French actor Gerard Depardieu urinated on the floor of a Cityjet flight from Paris to Dublin, Cooper looked into the teleprompter and tried to read his commentary, which was peppered with potty-related humor and puns. Distracted by some off-camera crew members who were laughing, Cooper tried valiantly to keep a straight face while reciting lines like, "He's probably used to being…Pampered." And "I'd go as far as to say he Depends on it."
But eventually, the sort of potty humor that takes down fourth grade boys got to Cooper as well. "The line that eventually sent the anchor over the edge was when he stated that the flight's cleaning crew should be happy that the actor hadn't made an even bigger mess: "They should thank their lucky stars it wasn't Depar...Two." After delivering this pun, he just bowed his head and started to giggle uncontrollably. "Sorry, this has actually never happened to me," Cooper squeaked. "You always see this sort of thing on YouTube, and you never think it could happen to you.”
This is the same guy who waded through waist-deep water to deliver sobering reports from post-Katrina New Orleans? Who flew to Tokyo to cover the aftermath of the Japanese tsunami?
Yep. Apparently no matter how serious and professional you are, you can still be felled by a good potty joke.