What gives Anderson Cooper the giggles? Jokes about Gérard Depardieu.
A combination of puns and potty humor reduced the normally stoic CNN host (disclosure: CNN, like TIME, is owned by Time Warner) to a quivering pile of giggles on Wednesday night.
Cooper broke down as he outlined the antics of French actor Gérard Depardieu, who urinated into an empty bottle (and onto the carpet) during a flight on Tuesday. Cooper featured Depardieu after the "thes-pee-in" created "his own jet stream" on a Paris-to-Dublin flight. (For more choice puns, watch the video.)
After the incident, the actor was thrown off the flight and the plane was grounded while crew members spent two hours scrubbing the carpet. The episode may rocket Depardieu to the top of the list of France's most irritating celebrities.