4. Comedian Kathy Griffin got a little too edgy during CNN's 2009 New Year's Eve live show with Anderson Cooper. Talking about some of the year's most outlandish news stories, the discussion turned to the Balloon Boy saga. Cooper showed Griffin a picture of Falcon Heene, the little boy who'd caused a national sensation when his father launched him into the air in a Mylar balloon. Griffin's reaction: "Wait -- Falcon? F**kin'? Falcon? How do you say it?"
Cooper refused to play along. He shook his head and said, "You're terrible," before resuming his banter. Both CNN and Griffin issued apologies after the broadcast, Griffin's more tongue-in-cheek's than the network's. "Like every other serious reporter covering the now infamous balloon boy hoax, I struggled to pronounce his name 'Falcon' correctly and have gotten a kick out of how many ways I've heard it pronounced by other serious reporters," she said in a statement. "Just add me to that list and Happy New Year!"
5. Joe Scarborough might have amped up his coffee intake after slipping up on his MSNBC morning talk show. In November 2008, he uttered "f**k" in its entirety when he meant to only use the first letter of the word. After his co-host pointed out his flub, Scarborough stopped the show to apologize.
Perhaps Scarborough knew he was going to be in trouble with more than just the FCC. He had to face his wife when he got home.
ABC News' Luchina Fisher contributed to this story.