By Tessa Berenson
December 31, 2014

While everyone is talking about how Seth Rogen angered an entire country to the point of international crisis with his new movie The Interview, it’s worth remembering another of his crass, goofy, pot-heady performances this year: his testimony in front of the United States Congress.

C-SPAN released its top 10 most viewed videos of 2014, and Rogen’s speech at a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on Alzheimer’s disease in February topped the list. The actor managed to trample on any sense of decorum within the first two minutes of his testimony: “You told me you never saw Knocked Up, Chairman, so that’s a little insulting,” he says to Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa). To which Harkin replies, “I want the record to note that I will wager this is the first time in any congressional hearing in history that the words ‘knocked up’ have ever been used.”

The rest of the top 10 clips include everything from brothers Brad and Dallas Woodhouse getting an unexpected call from their mother as guests on Washington Journal to a former college football player testifying about college athletics and academics.

But there are some other 2014 C-SPAN gems that didn’t make the top 10: there’s the infamous fainting intern, that time Rep. John Mica (R-Florida) held up a fake joint during a marijuana policy hearing, or when Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) got upset about missing the end of the World Cup.

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