Sooner or later earlier than she turns 81 on Saturday, The View‘s viewers members and co-hosts started celebrating Behar from the second she walked out onstage. Followers had been standing and cheering as upbeat music performed. There was additionally an enormous “Blissful Birthday Pleasure” signal hanging up within the again.
However Behar seemed to be depressing the entire time. “It is Pleasure’s birthday,” stated co-host Sara Haines as everybody applauded extra.
Behar then buried her head into her arms, saying, “Oh, my God!”
“I do know you hate to speak about your birthday,” Ana Navarro chimed in. “However, ‘At the moment is your birthday!'”
As Behar urged everybody “simply do the present,” Sunny Hostin famous that Behar “doesn’t look excited.”
“I am unable to get excited. I am simply glad I’m alive, okay?” Behar added. “You understand, you get to some extent the place you get up within the morning saying, ‘I am nonetheless right here, my God!'”
Behar’s birthday was introduced up just a few occasions throughout the hour-long program. Visitor Anne Hathaway showered her with flowers whereas Haines, Navarro, Hostin and Alyssa Farah Griffin later auctioned off private gadgets with the birthday lady for charity in a makeshift ‘tag sale’ — a favourite of Behar’s.
The episode ended with celebratory cannolis for the viewers and a cannoli cake for the co-hosts from Veniero’s Pastry. “They have been round because the 12 months I used to be born, 1894!” Behar joked. “Please test them out as a result of they ship nationwide and I do not wish to be the one one indulging immediately. Cannoli cream is the very best!”
Final 12 months, whereas approaching her milestone eightieth birthday, Behar informed PEOPLE that she had no intentions of slowing down her profession as she heads into a brand new decade of life.
“I simply signed a contract so I will be right here for some time,” she stated. “I’ve no plans to retire.”
“It is actually, you recognize, one thing that is a vital present in some ways,” she stated of the daytime discuss present, particularly. “Typically I do not imagine that, as I have been right here because the starting, however we are the most-watched present in daytime. Most-watched!”
Behar concluded, “I am completely happy to be part of it. So no, I am not going wherever. I am having a superb time.”
When she celebrated her eightieth birthday on The View final 12 months, the commentator wore the identical chocolate brown swimsuit she wore on the discuss present 18 years in the past in 2004. Behar defined that she’s stored the designer ensemble in her closet as a result of it nonetheless “sparks pleasure.”
“I believed that was a swimsuit you stole from my closet — ‘trigger now Pleasure steals my garments!” Navarro stated on the time. “However I needed to ask, do you are feeling higher about your self immediately or 20 years in the past?”
As Hostin marveled that her co-host appeared “precisely the identical,” Behar disagreed and stated: “I look youthful.”
However not a lot has modified in any other case, Behar stated. “I am a bit of grouchier. Noises annoy me extra,” she mused. “I’ve at all times been a bit of grouchy, it is my persona. I imagine that negativity is humorous, frankly. Positivity is just not humorous.”
In an April 2020 episode of The View, the comic, who’s been on the present since its 1997 premiere, denied rumors that she was contemplating retirement and shared that she had no plans of strolling away from her gig.
“They’re at all times speaking about me leaving the present, however I’m not leaving the present. Rumors of my retirement have been vastly exaggerated,” she stated.
“Right here’s the factor, what am I going to do? This pandemic has modified the sport!” she joked, referencing the 2020 coronavirus outbreak. “At one level you assume, ‘Gee, I may retire and take a cruise around the globe.’ I gained’t even watch reruns of Love Boat at this level. So the place am I going to go? What am I going to do? I must be on tv.”
Behar additionally teased that her conservative rivals want her to maintain espousing liberal concepts.
“Let’s not overlook that I present employment for right-wing media,” she stated. “I’m a job creator over at Breitbart. Every little thing I say seems over at Breitbart! I don’t see how I may go away!”