Four minutes into 2022 and about ten minutes before Miley Cyrus suffered a wardrobe error on NBC, Andy Cohen unleashed an incredibly intoxicated 45-second run against outgoing New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.
The Bravo director and his buddy Anderson Cooper were in the middle of hosting CNN’s New Year’s Eve special live from Manhattan’s Times Square when Cohen, after taking a shot of tequila, walked in on the deeply disgusted ex-mayor.
“Seeing Mayor de Blasio do his victory-lap dance after four years with the most shitty period as mayor of New York!” exclaimed Cohen, as Cooper pleaded not to “go beating” and tried to get the dull TV personality to return. “The only thing Democrats and Republicans can agree on is what one terrible mayor he has been. So, sayonara, sigh! 2022! It’s a new year, for guess what? I have a feeling I’ll be standing right here next year, and you know who I’m not going to watch dancing when the city falls apart? YOU!”
“How do you want to start the new year?” a giggling and surprised replied Cooper.
It was, in this author’s humble opinion, the best Cohen has ever done.
The statement came just as Eric Adams was sworn in as New York’s new mayor of Times Square after the ball fell.
“It’s just amazing when New York shows the whole country how we’re coming back,” Adams told the assembled audience. “You know, we went through all our Pearl Harbor moments. It could be the Great Depression, the attack on Pearl Harbor, it could be COVID. But the reality is our city and our country’s resilience, we show the whole globe what we are made of “We are incredible, this is an incredible city, and believe me, we are ready for a big comeback, because this is New York.”