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lang si ♪ >> happy new year! peace and love. >> take a look at that. as i wish you a happy, happy 2014. live. beautiful fireworks over the mississippi river. here in new orleans. and there in downtown nashville. it has been an amazing 2013. i am so grateful. i am so grateful, as i'm ringing 2014, for all of you for watching, may you have a blessed wonderful 2014. for all of us here at cnn, best wishes for you in the new year. from spy guy scandals to health care chaos! >> we fumbled the rollout on
this health care. >> from an electric car that went zoom to a falling star that went boom! from miley gone mad to canadians gone crazy. >> the stress is largely of my own making. >> ain't nobody got time for that. >> 2013 was a bumpy road. and for the next hour, we'll take a wild ride through the year with our guests from mtv and sirius xm, sway callaway, the one and only miss america and a chef and a restauranteer, record-holding "jeopardy!" champion and author of "because i said so" ken jennings. from cnn's "cross fire," s.e. cupp. van jones and from "new day" michaela pererira. buckle up!
it's ac 360s all the best, all the worse of 2013. welcome. i'm tom foreman. and there is no road map for a year like this one. in politics, international affairs, sports, music, movies, and so much more, it seemed at any moment like we were going to spin completely out of control, but it is fun to look back on. so start your engines. here we go. >> oh, my goodness. i don't even know where to begin. >> 2013 was a roller coaster year. >> oh, my god. >> felt like a lot of things were happening like a tectonic plate was shifting. >> let's start with some of the best big news, especially for the planet's 1 billion catholics, a new pope.
>> the pope's a rock star now. >> benedict bowed out to make room for former nightclub bouncer pope francis, who won the hearts of catholics and non-catholics alike. >> in this age of kim kardashian and anthony wiener. >> it takes one to know one, jackass. >> it was incredible to celebrate humility for a moment. >> i wish republicans would look at the new pope and say, here's a good way to be conservative without making everybody mad. >> suddenly i'm in a see-through dress talking about the pope but it's i'm sure he could put that aside and forgive me. >> so much seemed unforgivable or unforgettable in the world from the train crashes to the raging civil war in syria to the nairobi mall attack and the typhoon that ripped through the philippines. but the worst surprise came closer to home. >> something just blew up -- run! go! >> the boston marathon bombings. >> i'm a new yorker, so it's
very reminiscent of that eerie 9/11 feeling of shock and you can't believe this is happening and why, i think, is always the biggest question. >> the manhunt for the tsarnaev brothers gave few answers. even if it was the worst "rolling stones" cover of the brother. the younger suspect, tousled hair, piercing eyes and all. >> made him feel like a rock star. i thought it was a little bit of sensationalism and it was a way to grab people's attention. >> but that didn't stop the best comeback. >> this is our [ bleep ] city. >> when the boston red sox won the world series, i felt that region needed that boost, that up liftment. and still to this day, i really salute boston. >> there she is! >> worst and best crime story. the escape of three women in cleveland after years of being secretly held captive and tormented in the home of ariel castro. >> i am glad they got the guy
but the victims will never be the same. what a terrible story. >> castro killed himself and the house was torn down. not soon enough for many. >> people just wanted to go over there and stomp on the dirt. you know? to have that kind of thing happening inside an american city is just shocking. >> hannah anderson is a 16-year-old girl who lost her mother and brother. we don't know what she endured before her rescue. >> shocking too were all the headline grabbing abductions and manhunts. the fatal shootings at the u.s. capital, in malls, schools and the d.c. navy yard. >> and i think all of these stories are united by one common principle which is we need to fix our mental health system. healthy happy people don't shoot up a school. healthy, happy people don't shoot up a navy yard. >> the story is what is happening right now in the woods in big bear. the cabin was said to be empty when christopher dorner went in.
>> but the silver lining is when terrible tragedies like this happen, it really unites us more as a country. >> worst bad run. give it to south african athlete oscar pistorius accused of gunning down his girlfriend. he says he is innocent but he is still awaiting his day in court. worst bad breakup, jodi arias. >> i can't speak for the verdict but i can understand why that verdict was made from what i saw. >> for weeks, witnesses told captivating tales of her relationship with travis alexander who she was accused of killing. >> you know, it's really weird. you can't help but notice the girl is a beautiful girl. >> the only thing i remember about the trial is her lawyer tried to get her off by putting glasses on her. your honor, i'm afraid i have glasses now. okay. we move for immediate dismissal. >> guilty. >> the jury couldn't see that. she was found guilty. >> my concern about this true crime stuff is that it tends to
leave people with the impression that america is a much more dangerous place than it is. crime rates are going down. people forget that. >> best crowning achievement. the first appearance of kate and william's royal baby, prince george. >> how about that? nothing like a baby to like reinvigorate a family. what family needs reinvigoration more than the royal family. >> worst unexpected arrival? the meteoroid that exploded over russia. >> omg! did you see that? that video was insane. terrifying! >> holy crap. what? is nasa ready for this? >> best close call, the asteroid that in cosmic terms nearly collided with earth. >> sooner or later, it's got to happen, right? >> it's a big, big universe. >> part of me wants this to happen. it looks amazing in movies.
i'd like to be able to see it but in a nondevastating way. >> this is in a direct path of where the tornado moved through. >> worst devastation. >> is there anybody here? where are you at? we're going to get you. >> that came much closer to the ground from flooding, tornadoes, and many more natural disasters. >> it's kind of, in my opinion, mother nature's way of saying, you better start paying attention or i'm going to continue to slap you around. >> lots of freak weather this year. i guess depending on which news channel you watch, it's either climate change or gay marriage. i got to go climate change here. >> and before we go on to other subjects, best thing north korea did this year, taking dennis rodman off our hands for a while. >> north korea. capturing tourists and throwing missiles around. none of that is as crazy as bringing dennis rodman over there as a representative of american culture. >> and the worse thing? they sent him back.
>> why, obama, are you afraid to talk to dennis rodman? ♪ don't you ever say ♪ i just walked away ♪ i will always want you ♪ i came in like a wrecking ball ♪ we'll also be right back with miley's hot music, "breaking bad's" cool groove and a good kid gone ba when "all the best, all the worst 2013" continues.
we saw some exhilarating highs and some astonishing lows as pop culture tried to make its way through all the events rocking through the world, but the the best artistic shake up came from, of all places, montana. ♪ i came in like a wrecking ball ♪ >> i guess miley cyrus isn't hannah montana anymore? >> i remember twerking taking off this year, sadly. >> she turned in her pg rating, smocking pot on stage. and if victoria wore outfits like miley's, she wouldn't have any secrets. >> well, as embarrassing and uncomfortable as it was to watch miley cyrus twerking, it was that much more embarrassing to have to explain to my mother what twerking was, which may or
may not have included a demonstration. i'm not saying. >> but, hey, it worked. >> hey, look at us, we're talking about it. i don't think people have stopped talking about her since. >> i like miley cyrus. i'm going to say it. i like miley cyrus. everybody's laughing. i'm serious! ♪ i know you want it ♪ you're a good girl >> the music world gave us plenty to talk about, including robin thicke's "blurred lines" which sounded so much like an old marvin gaye hit. ♪ some critics called it the worst blurred line between a tribute and a rip-off. >> there's a blurred line between sampling and using something for inspiration. it's tough. >> i think they may have borrowed the essence of what marvin gaye's music was about. >> i watched the video very
carefully 60 or 70 times and after all that hard work, i've come to the conclusion that the song is not very nice to women. ♪ i got my eyes on you >> no arguing that other artists broke ground some with newer sounds like drake. >> i truly believe that drake is the future of hip hop. because if you saw the crowd he attracts, it's people from every walk of life. ♪ i have to take your hand >> some with classic grooves like pearl jam. >> i really think it was one of their better albums in a long time, so that was exciting for me. ♪ turn the radio up >> and some that combined musical styles with great success like florida georgia line's "cruising." >> that song really was like the summer anthem cruise. i like the nelle version, too. i like the suitable for pop
version with nelle. ♪ dancing through the fire >> right now my favorite song is katy perry "roar." it's constantly being played on my ipod. ♪ hear me roar >> best video, anna kendrick's cover of a carter family hit from 1931. ♪ when i'm gone ♪ when i'm gone ♪ you're gonna miss me when i'm gone ♪ >> worst video of the year, kim kardashian and kanye's "bound 2." although it gets it for the best parody. ♪ everybody's like diamonds on your timepiece jet planes islands tigers on a gold leash ♪ ♪ we don't care >> best song, the crown goes to the 17-year-old phenom from new zealand, lorde who saw "royals" in 2012 but saw it shoot up the charts this year. ♪ we'll never be royals
>> and it's actually that i, as an old person, like, which is great. it makes me feel very hip. ♪ hold on to me >> best run-away success, beyonce's latest album that rewrote the record books for sales. ♪ and the rockets red glare the bombs bursting in air ♪ >> but that didn't keep her from also capturing the, "oh, say can you sing" award for lip-syncing the national anthem. ♪ this is ground control to major tom ♪ the out of this world prize goes to canadian straut astronaut chris hatfield who covered david bowie's "space odyssey" in orbit. ♪ >> and the worst song of 2013, who cares if he was kidding. the fox bit. ♪ what does the fox say
♪ ding ding ding ding ding ♪ what the fox say ♪ pop pop pop pop pop pop ♪ pop pop pop pop pop ♪ what the fox say >> the parody was so bad, it spawned other parody like "saturday night live." ♪ what does my girl say ♪ what does my girl say ♪ who that who that who that ♪ who that who that >> bad taste and animals running amuck were not confined to music in 2013. indeed as we turn our thoughts to television, those two came together to give us the worst idea for a thriller since "snakes on a plane." >> can't just wait here with sharks bearing down on us. >> "sharknado" was a high flying hit for the sci-fi channel even it was a cultural low point.
contrast that with what many fans thought was the best series on network tv, "scandal." >> kerry washington as olivia pope is scandal. oh, man, my number one show. >> there must be some unmet need on the part of a lot of people to have an affair with a president. i don't know why this show works, but it works. >> power is a lot like real estate, it's all about location, location, location. >> worst trend. the overwhelming number of programs playing to that same audience. >> there were like a million of them, these shows trying to make something of these amazing washington stories that you can't write, you can't script because reality is better than fiction when it comes to politics right now. >> politics aside, several shows continued to enjoy strong runs including "american idol," "dancing with the stars" and "the voice." worst idea on that front? the diving competition for "b"
grade celebrities, "splash." crime shows burned up the ratings in all sorts of forms. in reality tv, "duck dynasty" swam on. >> i like a man with a little meat on his bones. >> let me tell you something, you hit the jackpot. >> even if they ended up in hot water by year's end. >> this family is so incredible. such good people. >> "orange is the new black" made a colorful start. and comedies like "the big bang theory" kept laughing all the way to the bank. >> i love "the min dee" project and "modern family" is a good family show. and we don't tend to have any of those so i like that one as well. >> worst way to get a laugh? "family guy" killing off brian, the dog. >> i think that sometimes change for the sake of change is just
folly, my friends. brian is the only rational character on that show. i can relate to that. >> best return from the afterlife, same character. >> you're alive, my friend! >> "the walking dead" is a huge hit and plenty of other shows had successful finishes. >> cooking 100 pounds a week. >> i watch way too much tv but i love "breaking bad." >> "game of thrones." it also roared to a triumphant season finale but give it to dexter for best unexpected ending. >> in spoilers, he becomes a lumberjack. i don't know what they were thinking. and finally, best commercial. we could have given it to van damme and his volvos or the geico camel. >> mike, mike, mike, what day is it, mike? >> hump day! >> but at the last moment, joe boxer rushed in to claim the prize for k-mart with bells on. ♪
>> i can't with that. i can't with those bells. i can't even talk about it. i blush like 18 times just thinking about each of those bells. >> when we return, we will be ringing in the new year with the best in law making. >> i would not like them here or there. i would not like them anywhere. >> and the worst in law breaking. >> have i tried it? probably in one of my drunken stupors. >> as all the best, all the worst runs on.
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but now with winter bearing down again, well let's just say expectations are falling faster than the temperature. >> stand up for your country or do you want to take it down! >> they will say it is the mean old republicans. >> feel like i'm serving in the nation's largest kindergarten. >> harry reid and president obama want a shutdown. >> if you care about politics, this has got to be one of the crappiest years ever. no matter what team you are rooting for, at some point in politics, you just want to put your head on the desk and cried, you know what i mean? >> barack obama's second presidential inauguration brought high hopes for some, but they were short lived. call it the worst disappointment for his own followers. one by one, big issues like immigration, gun control and energy development were pushed aside. >> he set out a big agenda and has not accomplished much of it. and i know he would blame republicans for that.
but, in some sense, he's got to take responsibility for not being able to lead the country or the congress toward the kind of solutions that he's asking for. >> this law is not ready for primetime. >> lost their minds. >> every single member of the republican conference in the senate is prepared to appeal obamacare right now. >> budget issues were a perpetual pain. >> keeping the people's government open is not a -- for me. >> i do not like green eggs and ham. >> i think it comes down to that classic debate of guns versus butter and it's really sad to say we will cut from education, medicare, social security. >> the worst budget blunder, according to most voters, was the government shutdown. >> the democrats didn't want to shut down but once the ball is
rolling it's too big and unwieldy thing to stop. >> hundreds of thousands of workers furloughed. government contractors put out of work. >> why is the federal government spending money to keep veterans out of the memorial? >> with the national parks and monuments fenced off, veterans were left to break in. and even at the national zoo, even the panda cam went dark. >> watching my government barricade national monuments was a particular low point but on the other hand, there was more drinking. so it balanced out. >> i think you had this game of chicken that was being played by both sides all year long. then at some point it's like, wait a minute, these aren't chickens. these are turkeys. no judgment. >> boy, this has been a year. >> politics to me is just a game. it's more of an arm wrestle to see who can win. and when you win, you pat yourself on the chest and the real politicians that are actually doing something to help, i think, are far and few between, personally. >> oddly enough, they didn't
help themselves much either. worst case of tripping over your own feet, the white house's unveiling of the calamitous website, healthcare.gov. >> i guess it was very funny to me that, you know, the republicans spent all of this political capital on this kamikaze move to sabotage obamacare, not knowing that the democrats were already busy doing that. >> that's on me. >> it cost the president momentum, headlines and took the whole country away from considering parts of reform that remain popular, keeping young adults on their parents' policies, no denial of coverage for pre-existing conditions. >> we spent all of our time in this town arguing about the 15% of stuff that we'll never agree on and ignore the 85% of the stuff we already agree on. it's totally nuts. >> the continued turmoil over benghazi and the nsa spying scandal didn't help restore any confidence either. best and worst whistle blower, edward snowden. the federal contractor who went
on the lam and spilled embarrassing secrets about whom the government is keeping tabs on. some call him a traitor and some a patriot. >> well, the first rule of spy club is don't get caught and the idea that the united states is spying on the personal phone and e-mail records of world leaders, including allies, i think was a lot for people to take. >> it all added up to the worst case of plummeting polls. congress watched its already terrible approval rating go into the basement. >> we proved between 2008 and 2012 that you can't win by just making the other guy look bad. we still have to offer alternatives. >> and public faith in president obama also sank to new lows, pretty much on par with the man he replaced and despite late-year cooperation, the fighting generally went on. >> i think in terms of entering an era of goodwill and
bipartisanship, we put the car in reverse and slammed on the gas. >> people, i think, are frustrated with how things are going in d.c. you feel it. people just shake their heads like what is going on? >> still, you had to go outside of washington for the best political scandals of the year and they belong to the mayors. >> the behavior i have engaged in over many years is wrong. >> san diego's bob filner had to give up his seat amid allegations he was grabbing at those of others. >> where do you get the morality to judge me? in new york, one time sexting congressman, anthony weiner. >> now, sadly, we did not win this time. >> lost a bid for the mayor's office. couldn't put his finger on the reason. >> i think entertaining is the best word, but i wish him all the best in his endeavors. >> but the worst mayor on the continent? give it up for toronto's rob ford. >> these allegations are ridiculous.
>> he denied smoking crack. >> i do not use crack cocaine. >> then admitted it. >> yes, i have smoked crack cocaine. >> just a little bit of crack. >> then he ran around like a lost moose in a mall. >> i look at him as i look at most things canadian and just think you're adorable. you know? it sounds bad but even canada doesn't take canada seriously. >> oh! s.e. cupp, i'm going to smack you. and to have this kind of scandal going on when i'm canadian in a group of a bunch of americans. you know they're going to give me the business about it. i always try to tell them i'm from the west coast of canada, that's an important distinction to make. coming up, we'll turn our attention to the most distinctive movies of the year. and those that were just stinkers. >> oh, that's cold.
i'm talking to you. >> "catching fire," the latest course in "the hunger games." >> i'm sorry. i didn't know what to do. >> what were you thinking? >> burned up the box office as the year wound down. >> you will have enough gold to rebuild ten times over! >> "the hobbit" saga once again warmed theaters. and "american hustle" also brought the heat. >> another fire! >> no, danny, not that one, we have to use the big one. >> but all of that could not stop the worst trend in hollywood. >> no, no, get off me! >> remaking classics like "carrie" and "the great gatsby." >> i saw that. terrible. >> gatsby, what gatsby? >> although a lot of fans don't seem to mind. >> great gatsby i loved, actually. >> i saw it on a flight to london. i saw it on the way there and on the way back because i loved it so much. >> next stop, fruitvale station.
>> my favorite movie of 2013 would have to be "fruitvale station." >> get off the train now! >> there were plenty of sequels and returns of favorite characters. "ironman 3" showed his mettle. >> the great ones always return. >> we haven't seen you awhile, america. you haven't changed a bit. >> "the anchorman" kept it classy. and the man of steel came out of the phone booth once again. >> i was very disappointed with "superman." >> can't i just keep pretending i'm your son? >> he is constantly agonizing i never met my real daddy and i can't be on the track team. get your head out of your butt, superman. >> space movies blasted off all year. >> i'm a huge "star trek" fan. i loved the new "star trek" movie that came out. >> no! >> "enders game" also came to play.
>> i can't breathe. i can't breathe. >> and even sandra bullock took flight. >> the movie "gravity" showed us what not to do in space. what i hope never happens to me in space. >> it's completely frozen. >> cold, cold, cold! >> it was a big year for animation with "frozen." "planes," "monsters university." >> guess who's back? >> gru's back in the game. >> and "despicable me 2." >> i am a big fan of animation. and it's weird because i don't have children. >> we are all angry! i am angry! you are angry! but you must show loyalty. >> best and most timely biopic, "mandela." >> i was born a free man, lived with my family in new york until the day i was deceived. >> best message movie it was clearly "12 years a slave."
>> that's a lot of guild for a friday night. so i'm working my way up to that. >> worst movie that still made good money. "now you see me." >> look into my eyes and sleep. >> so bad that morgan freeman who is in it, fell asleep during a promotional interview. >> yeah, that was terrible, too. no, no. terrible. i was excited for that one. it was bad. yeah, it was really bad. >> worst movie almost everyone saw "oz the great and powerful" and the best movie almost no one saw. >> you never said your name. >> mud. >> "mud." we didn't see a lot of sports movies this year which is kind of strange because sports almost always gives us some of the most dramatic moments in the year and 2013 was no exception. in baseball's world series, the red sox crushed the cardinals, even if it did involve the worst fashion choice. >> the facial hair like a team
full of barn storming hobos. >> in basketball's championship, the heat scorched the spurs although the biggest news came from a washington wizard. who did something no active athlete in a major sport has ever done before. >> jason collins coming out of the closet, that was monumental. i think he will open the door for a lot of people who are homosexual. >> in hockey, the blackhawks froze out the bruins to take the stanley cup. and in football, the ravens edged the 49ers to win the super bowl, despite a nerve-racking power failure. it was just a technical problem, but it could have been a sign the nfl was heading into one of the worst seasons ever. >> a lot of bad news. >> the league was haunted with accusations of real crimes, real abuse and real head injuries. >> i don't know what it is, but it seems like there is a concussion every single game you watch. >> the nfl reached a $765
million settlement with players. but it could cost the game even more. participation in youth football appears to be plummeting. >> i think this is the year that 80% of moms in the quiet of their own heart, without telling their husbands or partners, said my kid is not playing football. >> the best return of an old favorite, the new york marathon was washed out in 2012 by superstorm sandy but came back with a record 50,000 plus finishers. >> for marathoners, i'm sure that was a big deal. for me, it was why is my street closed? >> marathons are very inspiring to me. the fact that someone could get up one day and run 26 miles like to me that's like throwing a magic hammer at aliens. >> 115,000 spectators. >> best new sport -- downhill ice cross or full contact skating or whatever you call this insanity from red bull. worst way to lose a close
basketball game with an even closer last second impossible shot. >> mt. vernon is going to hold on and win. hold on one second. oh, my goodness! are they going to count that? >> take your pick. they are all over the internet. best way to get to the corner office in reno in record time. tag along with this wing suit flyer, yolki summer. worst way to wreck a racket. give it to serena williams right before she double faults to lose a big match. ♪ >> best way to get in the game? the dance-off between an usher and a young fan at a pistons game. and worst guy to go to the boards with magnus carlsen, 22 years old, the world's newest chess champ. check him out. hello, ladies! >> in a moment, we'll check out the latest high-tech and internet trends, plus the kid who cleaned up the city, the woman who pranced across the
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entrepreneurs and internet moguls, it was full speed ahead. best breakthrough of the year and it's a high-end one, tesla motors. but after years of talk about wn electric cars, everyone is watching tesla go, go, go. >> i think we hit a tipping point on electric cars. i think 20 years from now, you'll look back, and this will be the year that tesla took off. >> worst breaking point, blackberry, the president still uses one. but the company took a beating. >> i have been a blackberry loyalist for the past six years. i was so loyal i was like, okay, i'm like a captain. i'm going down with the ship. everyone save yourselves. i will be buried with this thing. but it just got too difficult. so i caved and i got this very handsome -- again, it's an iphone. >> worst mixed reviews.
the iphone 5s and 5c, not bad but that is fair praise indeed. >> dick tracey calling hemlock holmes, hemlock holmes. >> go ahead, tracy. >> samsung's brand new galaxy gear. the worst result of all of this, hey, we're even more connected. >> trust me, i know it makes life -- it benefits life in ways but it is affecting human beings in a negative way as well. >> best technology battle, the competition between tablet makers to drive features up and push prices down, all while maybe helping people read more. >> i enjoy physically having a book. it was hard for me to make the transition to e-readers, but now i did and it is so convenient. it's so nice to have multiple books in one device. >> best game played for keeps, the war between play station 4 and xbox 1 for the gaming crowd.
>> on the interweb, i became a fan of pinterest. >> the best app to pass the 100 million active users mark. instagram. >> someone thinks wouldn't it be cool to make that photo you took look old timey. that's a billion dollar idea. amazing. i love that. >> worst trend connected to it, people posting endless pictures of their food. >> it's funny. the dining room is like the red carpet, the paparazzi at the red carpet. i tell people, enjoy your food, please. you know what i mean? >> best invention with no purpose, the robotic cubes came tumbling out of m.i.t. they move and bounce and assemble themselves into all kinds of shapes. and worst invention with a purpose, shreddies. don't ask. best discovery, an ancient
lost lake on mars. that really might have supported life. worst place to get a tan. in july, antarctic dipped to 135 degrees below zero fahrenheit. that's cold enough to freeze your penguins off. and best way to get excited about technology and science? give this one to nick self. >> if you want to play theme music during your speech like a bad ass! we are at georgia tech! we can do that! i am doing that! >> on the internet, technology, practicality and pure goofiness ran ram pantd. sweet brown. >> ain't nobody got time for that. >> she rose to fame as a witness to a fire in 2012 but stayed in the headlines by suing over an autotuned video of herself. worst trend?
all the harlem shakes. ♪ >> yes, that i liked. i liked very much. in particular, the one that the miami heat did. i thought it was great. >> best exercise plan. whether or not it works. joanna rohrbach's prancerizing. >> let's stop talking and do some walking. ♪ >> i am -- i'm going to stand on the side of anti-prancercizing. but baby let your freak flag flow, whatever floats your boat. i'll do me, you do you and i'll choose not to prancercise. >> best use of vine videos. logan paul. raising the goofy college character to an all-time high, six seconds at a time. >> let's go. wrestle. come on, give me some! >> worst case of artistic inflation. a painting that sold for $142.4 million. best artwork on an ipad, kyle lambert's absolutely mind blowing rendererings. no, that is not a photo.
worst flight plan, the stunt flier who buzzed a photographer and wound up online. and got an faa investigation for his efforts. >> oh, my god. best commute, ed drove from new york to los angeles in 28 hours, 50 minutes. that's a record. worst commute. dog on a roomba. that's not a record, but it's really fun to watch. ♪ worst bad habit we need to break, even if it gave us the word of the year. selfie. >> everyone wants to think they look like they do in a mirror. and selfies teach you no, others see you with many more chins than that, you know. >> best judge, the won who gave a woman 30 days after she flipped him off in court. >> i find you in direct contempt. 30 days in the county jail. worst would be criminal, the guy who tried to break into this store and tried to run and, oh, well. >> no.
i love dumb criminal stories. i love dumb criminals. keep at it, dumb criminals. can't way to see more. >> and best crime fighter, 5-year-old miles scott in remission from leukemia, the make-a-wish foundation helped him enjoy a day as bat kid in the streets of san francisco while the whole city played along. >> he really cleaned up the city. i would vote for bat kid, frankly. >> that was amazing. loved seeing an entire city come together for one kid, just to make one kid's day. it was great. love that kid. >> when you consider all that has happened, what would you change going forward? in a moment, our panelists will give us their wishes for all the best, all the worst in the year to come. stick around.
our tour through 2013 is just about done. so let's wrap up, as we always do, by asking our panelists what they wish for the year to come. >> my wish in america for 2014 is that americans become less preoccupied with gossip and gossip loses its value and doesn't matter as much to us. >> what we do has a huge influence around the world globally.
and i think we need to understand that. >> on the trivial side my big hope is that cee lo notwithstanding, guy liner does not become popular. i don't understand the appeal of mascara on guys. >> my wish for 2014, that rob ford gets u.s. citizenship. right? am i right? who doesn't want to see more rob ford? >> i just wish that people would look up from their screens and actually enjoy the world and engage with each other and help each other and be kind to each other. >> america, what i wish for you for 2014 is that we can all link hands and take a big collective cleansing breath and just take a moment to remember who we are. >> and with that, we are done. i'm tom foreman.
on behalf of everyone at "ac360" and cnn, we wish you all of the best and none of the worst in 2014. \s to some it might mean someone who is fantastically athletic or uber talented. what about simple folks who have to be courageous or self-less or inspirational? looking back on this year 2013, who do you feel was truly extraordinary? >> that's what we're going to look at in the next hour. you'll meet every day people who did extraordinary things, people like antoinette tuff. this bookkeeper at a