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The Funniest Comedy Central Roast Moments

The Comedy Central roasts are instant classics for several reasons, not the least of which is that it's a chance for some of the biggest names in the comedy and entertainment industry to rip the almighty h*ll out of their friends. This list of the funniest Comedy Central Roast moments includes some truly memorable skewerings. Whether it's Norm Macdonald's (squeaky clean) roasting of Bob Saget, Bea Arthur reciting filth from Pam Anderson's literary masterpiece or Betty White discussing sex with William Shatner, these clips represent some of the most hilarious, nasty, totally inappropriate moments from Comedy Central's always entertaining celebrity roasts.

And really, nasty is the idea. Roasts aren't done to make the roastee feel all warm and squishy inside (well, maybe the warm part). They can get really personal, really quickly. That's what makes them so interesting!

With the Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen almost upon us, I thought I'd take a moment or two to compile my favorite bits from the Comedy Central Roasts. This is an OpenList, so if I missed your favorite moment, feel free to add it (and while you're at it, vote for your favorites, too)!

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    Greg Giraldo Roasts David Hasselhoff

    Comedian Greg Giraldo was a regular on the Comedy Central roasts, including the Roast of David Hasselhoff, which originally aired on the network on August 15, 2010. Weeks later, Giraldo died. This is his final appearance. And it's classic Giraldo. He totally kills it, particularly with the Gary Coleman joke. Giraldo will be missed.

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    Bea Arthur Roasts Pamela Anderson

    'Baywatch' beauty, animal rights champion and sex tape star Pamela Anderson's Comedy Central roast aired on August 14, 2005. Roasters included Sarah Silverman (who waxes poetic about then-boyfriend - and Roastmaster - Jimmy Kimmel's privates), Courtney Love (I still say she was trashed) and Bea Arthur. Bea Damn Arthur. She gives a deadpan reading of Anderson's great work of fiction, 2004's 'Star,' that is awesomely NSFW.

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    Norm Macdonald Roasts Bob Saget

    Comedy Central roasts always have those moments - those times when the audience seems downright divided about whether to laugh or scratch heads. This is one of those times. Norm Macdonald's roasting of Bob Saget is one for the ages. The Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget originally aired on August 16, 2008. Yes, sweet, totally innocent Danny Tanner. And Norm went with that. For those who got it? This was one of the best moments from ANY Comedy Central roast, ever.

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    Betty White Roasts William Shatner

    The Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner (which aired on August 20, 2006) is an instant classic - and it's hard to pick just one favorite video. Roasters included George Takei (making out with Jeffrey Ross), Lisa Lampanelli and Andy Dick. But it was Betty White who provided the biggest laughs (to me), as she recounts her sexual exploits with Shatner. In great detail. Right before the roast started.

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    Seth MacFarlane Roasts Donald Trump

    Seth MacFarlane is set to be the "Roastmaster General" of Charlie Sheen's upcoming Comedy Central Roast - and here's one reason why he earns the title time and time again. Behold, the funny that is Seth MacFarlane, as he rips Donald Trump a new one (calling him "the second worst tragedy ever to hit New York City," among other things) during his roast in March of 2011.

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    Whitney Cummings Roasts Joan Rivers

    Actress Whitney Cummings offers a few choice comments about Joan Rivers' vagina during Rivers' Comedy Central Roast on August 9, 2009. Rivers' roast also featured the likes of Kathy Griffin, Carl Reiner, Gilbert Gottfried and "Roastmaster General" Jeffrey Ross.

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