May 9th, 2011
01:35 PM ET
With the announcement that Paula Abdul will be joining her old friend Simon Cowell at the judges table on "The X Factor," we have our fingers crossed that she'll serve up some more of the wacky that we became accustomed to on "American Idol" and her short-lived reality show on Bravo, "Hey Paula."
Here are just a few of her best-worst moments:
Paula gets ahead of herself – Poor Jason Castro. It was bad enough that he had to listen to Paula babble on and on during his semi-finals performance, but once he made it on to the live show during season 7 she really flubbed.
In a now infamous moment, Paula offered up critiques of two of Castro's performances. Problem was, Castro had only sung one song at that point in the show. Oops!
"Imagine" that – David Archuleta was a cute-as can-be teen when he was trying to make it onto season 7 of "Idol." So much so that Paula wanted to take him home – sort of.
“David, you are ridiculous," she said after Archuleta's rendition of the John Lennon classic, "Imagine." "I wanted to squish you, squeeze your head off, and dangle you from my rear-view mirror.”
Smelly Paula – It wasn't on very long, but "Hey Paula" offered so much to love.
Not only were we treated to Paula freaking out because her assistant forgot to pack her comfy sweatsuit for a flight or breaking down in the makeup chair, but we also got a glimpse of Paula, the entrepreneur.
Who could forget her meeting with the very fine folks of Firmenich, Inc. as they helped her develop her first fragrance.
She sniffed, she moaned, she appeared to nod off before growling and pretending to bite the arm of one of the employees who offered up a scent sample. At one point, Paula refers to herself as a "mad scientist" as she generally acted pretty goofy. Her assistant chalked it up to Paula being "tired."
Say what Paula? – In 2007, Paula appeared a bit discombobulated during an interview with a Fox Seattle affiliate to promote season 6 of "American Idol."
She rocked, she giggled and she flailed her arms as the anchors chalked it up to "a audio problem." They quickly cut away, but things didn't get much better when they returned to her. We weren't sure what questions she was answering, but Abdul later said there was some confusion as to who she was talking to because there were so many interviews scheduled for that day.
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