The View is gearing up to celebrate its 3,000th episode later this month, ABC said Monday.
“Nothing is off limits during this one-hour celebration reflecting upon the show’s inception, and featuring a spectacular on-air video retrospective set to include memorable moments, unforgettable guests, show ‘firsts,’ all the past and present co-hosts, ‘surprise guests,’ a moving ‘In Memoriam’ tribute and one big ticket audience giveaway,” ABC said in a statement Monday.
Award-winning writer, producer, actress, and comedienne Tina Fey will be the featured guest on the Sept. 23 milestone episode of the Emmy-winning daytime show. After all, Tina helped popularize “The View” through a series of parodies she created during her tenure as head writer of Saturday Night Live. Her original sketches featured Cheri Oteri as Barbara Walters, Tracy Morgan as Star Jones, Molly Shannon as Meredith Vieira, Ana Gasteyer as Joy Behar, and various celebrities portraying Debbie Matenopoulos.
“I can’t believe we’re about to celebrate 3,000 shows and we’ve had not one moment of drama,” Walters cracked. “I see no sign of us slowing down, especially because there’s so much to talk about, and, boy, do we love to talk.”
Executive Producer Bill Geddie chimed in with: “It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating our 2,999th show,”