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Anderson Cooper defends KLG and Hoda (and watches them from the bath)

March 19, 2012 at 12:17 PM ET

Last week, when noted critic Joel McHale visited Kathie Lee and Hoda, the trio declared a truce over a horrifying St. Patrick's Day cocktail. But CNN host Anderson Cooper still had a few choice words for him: step off.

On the March 16 episode of "Anderson Cooper 360" — specifically, during the "Ridiculist" segment — the silver fox declared himself a fourth-hour super fan (he said he likes to watch from the bath! Swoon!) and defended the ladies' rights to remain the most delightful wine-soaked hour on television.

"Like my eyes, they are two national treasures," Cooper said, adding, "Pipe down, haters."

Coop, your Team KLGH bathrobe is in the mail. Watch for yourself below.

Julieanne Smolinski is a TODAY.com contributor. She is treasurer of her local Anderson Cooper fan club.

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