Aniston gushed on stage with her “idol” and, with Burnett’s permission, the Friends alum tugged on Burnett’s ear in a nod to the legendary comedian’s signature sign-off.
“Kinky!” Burnett joked after the display, asking, “Was it everything you dreamed it would be?”
Aniston replied, “It was everything, everything, thank you.”
“As I said, she’s kinky!” Burnett said.
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Burnett’s ear tug has been a staple throughout her decades-long career. It first appeared during her Carol Burnett Show as a show-closing gesture and was meant to honor her late grandmother, according to Glamour.
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Aniston appeared excited to do the ear-tug honor, while many in the audience seemed in awe of Burnett’s presence — she received a standing ovation the moment she appeared on stage.
The 75th annual Golden Globes were presented live on NBC from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday.