'I'm not drunk!': Don Lemon sings, holds puppies, gets 'lady lit' for NYE

Ringing in another year of on-air shenanigans, CNN’s Don Lemon brought a mix of work and play to the network’s New Year’s Eve coverage from New Orleans.

His entertaining antics once again sent the #DrunkDonLemon hashtag into overdrive on Twitter, where users posted footage of the anchor singing, dancing, cradling puppies and tossing back drinks while reporting live.

“Everyone wants to see Don Lemon get lady lit!” he told co-host Brooke Baldwin.

“What number are we on?” she asked as he slurped from a plastic cup and gave Tito’s a shoutout. Lemon admitted he’d stopped counting.

“Don Lemon fried out here,” one Twitter user wrote, along with two laughing emojis. Another gave him props for “living his best life.”

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 09: Don Lemon (L) and John Berman attend the CNN The Seventies Launch Party at Marquee on June 9, 2015 in New York City. 25520_224.JPG (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - MAY 13: (L-R) Wolf Blitzer, Don Lemon and Anderson Cooper attends the Turner Upfront 2015 at Madison Square Garden on May 13, 2015 in New York City. 25201_002_DK_0765.JPG (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Turner)
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - MAY 13: Don Lemon attends the Turner Upfront 2015 at Madison Square Garden on May 13, 2015 in New York City. 25201_002_DK_0872.JPG (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Turner)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 13: (L-R) Erin Burnett, Michaela Pereira, Don Lemon and Alisyn Camerota attend the Turner Upfront 2015 at Madison Square Garden on May 13, 2015 in New York City. 25201_002_DK_1423.JPG (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Turner)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 08: Don Lemon attends 'The 35 Most Powerful People In Media' celebrated by The Hollywoood Reporter at Four Seasons Restaurant on April 8, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 25: Journalist Don Lemon attends the 101st Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on April 25, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Don Lemon arrives at the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) annual dinner in Washington, DC, on April 25, 2015. AFP PHOTO/NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Don Lemon, host, CNN attends the 2014 ADCOLOR Awards After Party Sponsored By BET Networks And Beats Music at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on September 20, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for ADCOLOR Awards)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Sarah Kate Ellis, President and CEO, GLAAD, and Don Lemon, host, CNN, attend the 2014 ADCOLOR Awards After Party sponsored by BET Networks and Beats Music at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on September 20, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for ADCOLOR Awards)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Don Lemon, host, CNN, speaks onstage at the 2014 ADCOLOR Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on September 20, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for ADCOLOR Awards)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 16: Journalist Don Lemon speaks during ADCOLOR Live! 2014 at One Time Warner Center on June 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for ADCOLOR Awards)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: TV news journalist Don Lemon speaks on stage at Housing Works Groundbreaker Awards Dinner at The Metropolitan Pavillion on April 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for Housing Works)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Journalist Don Lemon speaks on stage the ADCOLOR Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on September 21, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AdColor)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Journalist Don Lemon and actor Nick Cannon attend the ADCOLOR Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on September 21, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for AdColor)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 27: TV personality Don Lemon attends Trevor Live: An Evening Benefiting the Trevor Project at Capitale on June 27, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
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At one point, recalling his namesake hashtag, Lemon shouted, “Make it trend! Make it trend! #DrunkDonLemon!”

“I’m not drunk, but whatever,” he added, promptly changing topics as he turned to Baldwin and asked, “So listen, do you like Mexico?”

New Orleans’ local paper, The Times-Picayune, trolled Lemon over his drinking, wondering as he began his broadcast, “Is that a beer already @donlemon?”

Check out the highlights below:

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Don Lemon out here living his best life. It ain’t even 2019 where he’s at.😂😂😂 https://t.co/4oH3KppaMw
Don Lemon fried out here 😂😂 https://t.co/9s1ejQB8qC
Is that a beer already @donlemon? https://t.co/kYMAtrMq3A
The only thing better than #DrunkDonLemon is Drunk Don Lemon with puppies. #CNNNYE #lol https://t.co/YwhMKpwMwA
“I’m not drunk...Do you like Mexico?” I’m literally dying 😂🤣 #DrunkDonLemon #CNNNYE https://t.co/4ghBTslSN5
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  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
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