As Whoopi Goldberg and The Tasmanian Devil’s twin sister, Sherri Shepherd, tried to contain themselves while screaming NOOOOOOOOOOO on the inside, Barbara Walters announced on The View today that Elisabeth Hasselback will terrorize viewers for as long as she wants to. The rumor was that Elisabeth was put on the curb, because test audiences don’t like her and think she’s too right wing. But Gossip Cop says that Barbara denied all of this on today’s show and told everyone to stop singing “ding dong the Hasselcrack is dead,” because the Hasselcrack is very much alive on The View….for now.
“There is a particularly false story that is getting picked up about Elisabeth’s alleged departure, saying we don’t approve of her conservative views. The truth is we love Elisabeth. I like her personally, and she’s a wonderful person. But beyond that, we value and appreciate her point of view. It’s important to us, because Elisabeth helps give the show perspective and balance. And believe me, she’s tougher than she looks. We have no plans for Elisabeth to leave this show. Having said that to all of you, Bill [The View’s producer] and I have always said that when one of you makes the choice to leave [we won’t stop you].”
Translation: “I’m still waiting for that resignation letter, Hasselcrack.”
Barbara also confirmed that Joy Behar is leaving the round table of ridiculousness at the end of this season.
If Hasselcrack did leave The View, guests would have to find another trick to throw side-eyes at and completely ignore. And that somebody would’ve been Sherri Shepherd, so The Tasmanian Lady Devil should be breathing out ten sighs of relief over the fact that the shrieking blond mouse is staying.