Anderson Cooper Teams up with Andy Cohen & Hilariously Flips out 2 Questions into 'Millionaire'

Olowokandi Fiyin
Jun 07, 2020
06:00 A.M.

Besties Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen team up to play "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" and hilariously have a banter just two questions into the show.


Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen showed the rest of the world the funny side of their friendship on Thursday's episode of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" With Jimmy Kimmel.

Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen at SiriusXM Studios on January 13, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images

Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen at SiriusXM Studios on January 13, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images

As recalled by ET Online, Cooper was invited to take the hot seat with Kimmel and chose his "bestie" Cohen as his back-up.

Cohen talked about his 25-year friendship with Cooper during an interview calling him "an incredibly loyal and caring and sensitive and great friend."


According to the rules of the game, Cohen would serve as a friend who would help the contestants with as many questions as possible.

When asked by the host why he chose to bring the "Bravo" host, the newsman explained that he was told to bring an expert and opted for Cohen. Explaining his decision, he said:

"He knows a lot that I don't know. He knows pop culture backwards and forwards and he knows also a little about sports, and I know nothing about sports."


While it seemed Cooper chose a formidable partner, the reverse was the case as the guys got into a playful brawl at the $4,000 question.

As seen in a section of the show shared on YouTube, the question asked was: "what is the only U.S. state that borders the Atlantic Ocean and spans two time zones?" with four states ― Florida, Maine, Virginia, and New York ― listed as possible answers.


That was when the two buddies got into a hilarious argument when they couldn't settle on an answer. Initially, the CNN newsman went for Florida, but Cohen countered him, suggesting Georgia, even though it was part of the listed options.

Disappointed by his partner's suggestion, Cooper continued to brainstorm for the right answer after admitting that he was bad at geography, but Cohen didn't back down as he pressured him to give up. Taking a jab at Cohen, Cooper said:

"I can't believe I didn't pick somebody who knows about geography!"

Luckily, Cooper was able to trust his instinct and settle for Florida, which was the right answer. Many fans appreciated the sweet moment between the guys and took to Twitter to talk about it.

One user described the duo as "one of the best things to ever happen on primetime TV," while another noted that they have "good chemistry."


There is no doubt that Cooper and Cohen have an admirable friendship as Insider reports that the former revealed that his newborn son is wearing hand-me-downs previously worn by Cohen's son.

He made this revelation during an appearance on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," explaining that since he hated shopping and doesn't like to spend money, his best friend stepped in and gave baby Wyatt all of his son, Ben's former clothes.


USA Today recalls that Cohen talked about his 25-year friendship with Cooper during an interview calling him "an incredibly loyal and caring and sensitive and great friend." The pair have stood by each other through good and bad times, and it is lovely what they share.

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