For Barbara Walters’ great big retirement party on The View today, about two dozen female anchors (and Kathie Lee Gifford and Lara Spencer) came out to pay tribute to the lispy, crazy-eyed pioneer queen who paved the way for all of them.
During Barbara’s final show on The View, Hillary Clinton came out to talk about highly important shit like the fetus growing in Chelsea Clinton’s uterus, Michael Douglas came out to talk about that highly important movie he did with Diane Keaton and then the ceiling opened up and the angels sang when The Mighty O flew in to introduce the likes of Connie Chung, Diane Sawyer, Jane Pauley, Katie Couric, Gayle King (Side note: You could almost feel the goosebumps on The Mighty O’s nips when she screamed, GAYLE KING!), Maria Shriver and Kathie Lee Gifford who was only invited because Robin Byrd couldn’t make it and they had a spot to fill. They all said goodbye to Barbara Walters after 58 years of asking hos what kind of tree they would be if they were a tree.
At the end of the show, Barbara spit out a goodbye speech where she said that she’s staying on as executive producer of The View, which means that this goodbye is as final as Cher’s 12th farewell tour. Barbara Walters needs the cameras to breathe, so she’ll be back and her crazy eyes will once again clamp onto the edges of our souls.
But seriously, after a long successful career, Barbara is ending it next to piece of trash Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd’s ugly polyester Peter Pan wig. I guess going out on a low note is still going out.