Published January 12, 2009
Mix hundreds of celebrities and their enablers, an open bar, and a three-hour live telecast, and what do you get?
Lots of bleepin' bleeps and off-the-wall moments.
The Golden Globe Awards telecast is always a minefield of gaffes, curse words, political statements, and general stupid statements, and Sunday night's was no different.
As a matter of fact, it may have been one of the bleepiest of them all.
Here then are some of the unforgettable bleeps, oopses, and did-he-just-say-that's of last night's festivities.
As a presenter, while drinking a beer onstage, said: "I can't believe I'm not nominated. What a waste of a campaign. Today is the last time I have sex with 200 middle-age journalists. It was horrible. Really. A lot of them didn't even speak English. Europeans with wispy beards. The men were worse."
While accepting a Golden Globe, Fey gave this admonishment to her award-winning peers, should they go feeling too good about themselves: "They have this thing called the Internet, and you can find a lot of people there who don't like you. I'd like to address some of them now. BabsonLaCrosse, you can suck it."
On missing out on the 1980s, Rogen said that it was cool that he and Mickey Rourke got to get drunk together this year, but had he been around back in the 1980s, "We would have been doing coke together."
When you're watching Tracy Morgan, waiting for him to get bleeped is half the fun. And while
Morgan shocked the crowd when he strode to the podium to accept an award for Tinay Fey, his shockingly bleep-free-speech was maybe the funniest of the night: "Tina Fey and I had an agreement that if Barack Obama won, I would speak for the show from now on. Welcome to post-racial America. I'm the face of post-racial America. Deal with it, Cate Blanchett. We'd like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press. Especially me 'cause the black man can't get no love at the Emmys. I love you, Europe. That's wasssup."
During his acceptance speech after winning best actor for "The Wrestler," Mickey made repeated reference to "balls," said a few bleepable curse words, repeatedly, and was flipped off from the audience by his director, on camera. Then, oddly but sweetly, the once down-and-out actor thanked his pets. "Sometimes when you're alone, all you got is your dog, and they meant the world to me."
Awww. Nothing bleep-able about that.