Whoopi Goldberg and a visibly annoyed Joy Behar went back and forth on Thursday’s episode of The View over Behar doing a faceplant on the set last year.
The ladies at the table were talking about Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell freezing up mid-speech during a live press conference on Wednesday — the 81-year-old Republican leader would later announce that he was ok.
At one point, Behar, who is 80, brought up her fall on the set, asking Goldberg, “Remember when I fell on stage?”
“I do remember. I wasn’t even going to bring it up because it scared us so badly,” Goldberg replied.
The response appeared to annoy Behar, who asked, “Why… my tush missed the seat, that’s all. I was trying, and I went down.”
“No, no. That wasn’t all. You didn’t see what we saw,” Goldberg explained. “We saw you trying to figure out how not to fall onto the floor, and that was scary because you don’t know whether to catch you and annoy you.”
Behar shot back, “But the chairs were moving! It was like a ride at Coney Island!”
Goldberg and cohosts Sara Haines and Alyssa Farah Griffin had a good laugh over the line, as did guest host Rachel Lindsay, but Behar seemed to take offense as if being mocked when Goldberg agreed rather sarcastically that the chair was moving.
“You act like it’s not true,” she said, adding that the chair was “swirling” and that the set now has new chairs because of that.
Goldberg pounced on the observation to gripe about the new chairs not fitting her behind and made it clear that it was because of Behar that the change was made.
“My behind doesn’t fit in this chair, as I’ve mentioned, many times,” she said. “The other one, my butt fit on, but it was not good for you — so, we give what we can.”
Behar took the fall in March 2022, faceplanting in front of a live audience while the intro music was still playing and the fans were cheering the on-set arrival of the cohosts. Her fellow harpies rushed to her aid as she thrashed about on the floor. Goldberg did say at the time while twirling a seat, “These chairs move — you touch it and you’re on the ground.”
“Who do I sue? Who do I sue?” an uninjured Behar jokingly inquired, trying to brush off the embarrassing episode.
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