We warned you against a bunch of "topical" Halloween costumes to avoid because they were going to be played-out and everyone would wear them. Well, Regis and Kelly ignored all our advice and dressed up as every one.
Not exactly all of them, but a whole bunch. It was like watching our nightmares come true on Live with Regis and Kelly. Daytime's dizzy duo do a bunch of really ornate and totally uninspired costumes for Halloween every year. Because it's 2009, they chose the Gosselins, The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Lady Gaga (with a Susan Boyle). If that wasn't bad enough, their producer, Michael Gelman, made a guest appearance as Balloon Boy. Yes, all of those were on the list. For people who are going to put a ton of time, money, and effort into the execution of their costumes—and these are professional-grade turkeys—why not spend a little bit longer on the concepts and make that Mad Men John Deere lawnmower incident come to life?
The only acceptable exception to our list would have been if sometimes guest host Anderson Cooper showed up dressed as his favorite Real Housewife, NeNe Leakes. Now that is a frightening bit of unoriginality that we can endorse!