After 16 Years, Joy Behar Bids Adieu to 'The View' Friday August 9 on ABC

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August 1st, 2013

Joy Behar

via press release:




A Can’t-Miss Celebration Filled with Surprise Guests, Music and Make-Out Sessions



After 16 unforgettable years on ABC’s “The View,” original co-host Joy Behar bids the show and current hosts Whoopi, Sherri and Barbara farewell, but not until she takes a stroll down memory lane for “This Was Your Life on ‘The View’ Joy Behar,” Friday, August 9 on ABC (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET).


With her friends and family seated in the audience, it’s a spectacular send-off that looks back at some of her most memorable and most talked about moments, everything from walking off during Bill O’Reilly’s appearance, being used as a human barbell by LL Cool J, grilling Senator John McCain, her pop culture quiz with President Obama that left him 50 shades of red, a montage of make-out sessions and trading barbs with a famous drag queen. Special pre-taped goodbye messages from Hollywood celebrities are also sprinkled throughout the celebration.


The hour is filled with a bevy of Behar’s pals, including the show’s master of ceremonies, Mario Cantone; best friend Susie Essman, who talks of their early years on the comedy club circuit; Regis Philbin revealing who really discovered her; former moderator of “The View” Meredith Vieira getting passionate; comedic sparring with Joan Rivers; and Alan Alda recounting how they first met. Legendary singer Tony Bennett serenades Behar with a classic song, as she’s spun ‘round the dance floor by Alda.


But in true “View” fashion, it’s Behar who gets the final word -- and the last laugh -- as she leaves the studio audience in hysterics and show creator Barbara Walters speechless.


  • Riley Cooper

    They just losing everybody on that show.

  • Rob R

    Why isn’t Elizabeth Hesselbeck back for the farewell to Joy?

  • Michael

    How did this **** remain unmurdered after 16 years? Even the super far leftist women I know hate her smug guts. I can only imagine what the people who have to put up with her stupidity for hours a day feel about her.

  • Dant2590

    I hate to see Joy go. She’s such a crazy/funny lady! I LOVE Whoopi, but I think I love Joy just a little bit more. She and Whoopi are really good together. I think she’s going to really be missed.

    I’ll surely TIVO the show, which I’ve been doing since Hasselbecks departure. I’m so glad she’s not scheduled to be back to say bye to Joy. At least we don’t have to hear EH’s screeching voice again.

  • Reine

    Elizabeth should have been there, better off without the View anyway.

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