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New Year's Eve fun: Share your favorite film and TV drunk scenes

The ball is set to drop in just a matter of hours, PopWatchers! So I can only imagine that more than a few of you are preparing to channel your inner Frank the Tanks this holiday. (Now I believe it is my duty to warn you that streaking will probably be looked down upon by your respective towns, as well as your respective sober selves when you see the inevitable embarrassing pics.)

And as I begin to line up my own champagne and wine bottles to celebrate the new year, I’m reminded of those in film and on TV who willingly put themselves in humiliating, decidedly non-sober situations purely to make us laugh. Like, for example, Frank the Tank in Old School. But as funny as it was to watch Will Ferrell prance around in the nude after more than a few keg stands, I’d argue that the funniest drunk scene in a movie or TV predates dear ol’ Frank by more than 50 years. I’m talking about, of course, Lucille Ball’s iconic Vitameatavegamin scene from a 1952 episode of I Love Lucy.

Honorable mentions, however, go to Charlie Korsmo in Can’t Hardly Wait, Leslie Mann in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Ari Graynor in Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, and Robert Hays in Airplane, who, I admit, was never really drunk, but had a really unfortunate drinking problem. But that’s just my opinion, PopWatchers. What are your favorite drunk scenes in TV and movies?

Originally posted December 31 2009 — 5:00 PM EST

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