What’s the big deal with Anderson Cooper’s laughing fit? We saw this video of him trying to deliver the story about Gerard Depardieu peeing on the floor of an airplane and his own copywriter’s puns completely cracked Anderson up on the air. We found his helpless giggling absolutely charming (UNLIKE Depardieu’s revolting behavior) and we just had to laugh along with him. Yet people are criticizing Anderson for being “unprofessional” or worse “giggling like a schoolgirl.” It reminds us that for years women have suffered in silence while men insult each other by comparing each other to a woman or calling each other feminine. As if a female comparison is the most horrible insult one can hurl. Gays have made it socially incorrect to use them as unfavorable comparisons – how about including the female sex in that? Anderson Cooper was not giggling like a girl – he was laughing like anyone else might under the circumstances.

Posted by Janet on August 18, 2011

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  1. By yoyo
    On August 18, 2011 at

    What I can’t understand is how people like Gerard get away with such deplorable behavior. Anyone else (infamous) would have been jailed once the flight landed. Unless it’s a medical condition, there’s no excuse & that was a lack of respect to fellow passengers. As for Anderson? Like yawning & farting,sometimes you can’t hold back the giggles.

  2. By Hilary
    On August 18, 2011 at

    I think this video is delightful, but Janet, he IS giggling just like a little girl!

  3. By Maureen
    On August 18, 2011 at

    You’re right, Janet, I’m sick of men insulting each other by calling each other women. Modern Family beautifully and briefly addressed this when Ed O’Neill’s character, Jay, did that to his brother. Jay’s wife, Gloria, says, “That is funny because women are inferior.” I’m going to use that line the next time someone does that in front of me.

  4. By Palermo
    On August 18, 2011 at

    Well that was five minutes of my life I’ll never get back. Yes he was giggling like a little girl, it was stupid and unprofessional, but then the whole schtick was. I have never found potty humor funny in the slightest. They spent way too long on this, it really wasn’t clever. And Gerard D is a gross pig.

  5. By The J-Man
    On August 18, 2011 at

    Had this been a 60-second riff, extended a few seconds by Anderson’s laughter, it would have been fine. But the news judgment of Cooper and his producers is what’s really laughable. Four friggin’ minutes devoted to a drunk actor who relieved himself on a plane? Ugh.

  6. By Leo
    On August 18, 2011 at

    With Anderson’s usual seriousness of reporting,
    it is easy to forget that he is the son of Gloria Vanderbilt. He is usually so professional showing up during the days of Hurricane Katrina and other disasters with first rate reporting and Not being afraid to show his human side. If reporting about Gerard Depardieu and “his main squeeze” brought out a light side on his show, I will think of the times when Anderson was more responsible for hard News stories, and he came through. Anderson was probably reading the prompter for the first time, and was totally unprepared for his on air laugh out loud moment in News history!!

  7. By forrest gump
    On August 18, 2011 at

    his mother is directing his steps.

  8. By georgie
    On August 18, 2011 at

    Depardieu is a disgusting pig. I wish he would have pulled his pee stunt in Texas instead of France, where they molly-coddle bad behavior.

  9. By Indy
    On August 19, 2011 at

    I bet many times he giggles when he is in a uh um compromising position w/ his current fag lover.

  10. By Denise
    On August 19, 2011 at

    Palermo, I lost my 5 minutes yesterday when I watched that video. Anderson Cooper is no comedian and hopefully, he won’t quit his day job. It was like watching my 13 year old son giggling at stupid YouTube videos.

    Had Gerard known he would get this much free publicity, he would have peed on the floor of a plane a long time ago.

  11. By Casonia Logenberry...On Hell's kitchen your ass is always kicked off for some reason! Hot in that kitchen? Pressure Pushes People to Certain Level? Who is going to Blow up?
    On August 19, 2011 at

    He looks so happy and careful and on top of the world and it is very refreshing and a breath of fresh air and wonderful to see him Cheerful.

  12. By Kitty
    On August 19, 2011 at

    Thank goodness I didn’t waste my time watching it, but there is a very good reason if he does giggle like a schoolgirl-he would love to be one!

  13. By crtb
    On August 19, 2011 at

    Why all the hate? It’s wonderful to see and hear a person to laugh out loud! It’s infectious and makes the watcher laugh also.

  14. By Leo
    On August 19, 2011 at

    I know that we all take things in different ways, but I will take the approach that there may have been 1 lonely person out there in the world today who saw that video of Anderson, and it may have turned their blues into a ray of sunshine. Sometimes to see someone else laugh at something can be therapeutic for others. So many times when 1 person laugh out loud, it make others want to laugh!!

  15. By hollywoodwhoreclub
    On August 19, 2011 at

    Since no one really watches Anderson’s show, why does it really matter?

  16. By Selene
    On August 19, 2011 at

    AMEN JANET !! This is your best post ever!

  17. By Leo
    On August 19, 2011 at

    @ Walt:

    Maybe Gerard showed such bad behavior is because he No longer has a pot to *piss in!!

  18. By Leo
    On August 20, 2011 at


    Thank you *again for sharing with your readers that totally unexpected style of reporting by journalist Anderson Cooper. Laugh On!!

  19. By HJ
    On August 20, 2011 at

    What’s up with the f’ word posts? Is this a gay bashing site and I missed that?

    This piece made me so glad I don’t watch TV anymore. I agree with the other posters who feel four minutes of puns devoted to lewd behavior by an out of work actor is just ridiculous.
    Seeing Cooper laugh like that made it worth my time. Totally cute.

  20. By chris
    On August 20, 2011 at

    You would think that with all the hype and love he gets from the biz he’d have better ratings.

  21. By Monitor Favor Blog
    On August 21, 2011 at

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    [...] ding the female sex in that? Anderson Cooper was not giggling like a girl – he [...]…

  22. By Sunny
    On August 26, 2011 at

    Shut up Janet. He IS giggling like a little girl and it is unfavorable because he is a boy. But it makes me smile and that girl giggle is now my ringtone. As far as the gay men. YOU ARE STILL MEN SO STOP ACTING LIKE WOMEN.


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