Should acquaintances be forgotten and never remembered?
Not if you’re Kathy Griffin.
In what has become a bitter New Year’s Eve tradition, Griffin resurfaced on Saturday a clip of Bravo honcho Andy Cohen pretending not to know her after replacing her as CNN’s New Year’s Eve co-anchor in 2017.
“Ah. Every year someone sends me this clip on New Year’s Eve,” Griffin, 62, wrote in the caption.
“This guy has been my boss for years. Deciding if I work at Bravo. Can you imagine seeing your ex-boss like this on TMZ? Ouch! Anyway, I can’t wait to see Miley and more tonight.” Lee.”
On Saturday, The Post reached out to a Cohen representative for comment.
In the October 2017 clip, which garnered 13,000 likes on Griffin’s ‘gram in a few hours on Saturday, a TMZ reporter grills Cohen about a ball drop gig with Anderson Cooper.
“Did you talk to Kathy during this time? Did you let her run for a bit before you accepted?” the reporter asked him, to which Cohen replied, “Who?”
“Kathy Griffin!” the interviewer repeated, to which he responded, “Who?”
“I didn’t know her,” said Cohen, 54.
When the reporter tried to clarify who he was referring to by “Kathy Griffin” — describing her as a “former host” — he couldn’t believe the talk show host wouldn’t admit he knew his former colleague. Cohen claimed he had no idea why it was news to him, smirking at the camera.
At the time, the “Watch What Happens Live” host admitted he was trying — and failing — to impress Mariah Carey.
Griffin co-hosted CNN’s New Years Eve Gala for nearly a decade before being taken off the air in 2017.
The outspoken comedian has been fired after a photo of her holding a prosthetic head resembling Donald Trump circulated online. Griffin lost several celebrity friends, including Cohen.
She has since called Cohen “one of the worst bosses I’ve ever had” and claimed he “treated me like a dog”. While on Bravo from 2005 to 2013, Griffin held a number of roles, including starring in the reality series “My Life on the D-List” and hosting her own talk show, “Kathy.”
Earlier this year, she continued to complain, revealing that she “hated” Cohen and Cooper’s ring in 2022.
Over the past few years, Cooper and Cohen have shot upside down in the air, obliterated at the stroke of midnight. But the duo will reportedly start drying out a night early in January — and they won’t be drinking during the broadcast, which is usually full of drunken gibberish.
“We don’t drink, but we do have a drink,” Cohen told Page Six this week.
As for Griffin, she vowed to see her favorite couple this year: Dolly Parton and Miley Cyrus. The iconic duo will kick off New Year’s Eve on NBC and Peacock — and country superstar Parton promises it will be “legendary.”