Gotta Watch: Commencement superstars
Comedian Will Ferrell speaks at the 2003 Harvard commencement ceremony.
May 16th, 2011
11:18 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Commencement superstars

It's that time of year. Recent grads are pouring into the world bright-eyed and full of commencement wisdom. These are a few of our favorite commencement speeches that may or may not contain worthy wisdom but will surely keep your attention.

School of hard knocks – You can bet these Harvard graduates in 2003 remember their graduation day regardless of how hung-over they might have been. When comedian Will Ferrell shows up wearing a boating outfit, it would be hard to forget.

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Serious advice – Our very own Anderson Cooper gives some slightly raunchy advice to Tulane's class of 2010.

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Dr. Oprah – You'd be hard-pressed to find a bigger star than Oprah Winfrey to speak at commencement. We're guessing these 2009 graduates would have gone nuts even if she stood up and read the dictionary. Here's the full speech.

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soundoff (26 Responses)
  1. Frankbink

    I think it is great that the stars come out to wish the kids luck. God knows their degrees are worthless and now they are in upwards of 100 thousand in debt! Have fun working at the mall!

    May 16, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tim W.

      Guessing you're trying to make yourself okay with the fact that you don't have a higher education...

      May 16, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  2. cool kat

    Give me Bill Cosby or even Rush Limbaugh over this bunch of losers.

    May 16, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. DothanDragon

    What, you couldn't remember the great Gilda Radner and her address to the graduating class of Columbia School of Journalism? If it’s not one thing, it’s another, like my mother used to say….

    May 16, 2011 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. gahh

    How many college graduates are working at McDonalds, along with the illegals? I saw a guy on CNN that had over two hundred thousand dollars worth of debt, and was having to share a house with four other people, to get by. He's hoping to have the debt paid off before he retires at 65 or 70. He also said, he can't afford to get married.

    May 16, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. felix

    The best commencement speech that I have ever read was a few years back when Conan addressed Harvard. You can google it. Fantastic!

    May 16, 2011 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. go away 4 good

    Oprah is a lame ass twit. Why people give this bozo any credence tells you how lame they are. 0prah SUCKS and so do her opinions. thought rhe was going to pee heq pants when obama was on

    May 17, 2011 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
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