Barbara Walters is retiring from ABC's The View and if people out there were hoping she will just say her goodbyes on air and disappear; they were proven wrong.
She not only popped over at the SNL she ripped herself apart.She made fun of her own journalism style; especially her soft interviewing style.
'I'm a real news anchor,' she said before giving ‘tips’ to become a ‘good television journalist’, ‘Develop a signature voice that no one will forget,' adding that 'the softer the news, the softer the focus on the lens.' To make her points clear she gave examples of how to interview President Obama and the Kardashian family differently.
And oh, the secret of success for a journalist, 'Do not be afraid to ask the tough questions,' ranging from 'If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?'to 'Your place or mine, Brokaw?' making fun of Walters' real-life interview skills.
Last but not the least the gem: 'Nothing brings in the viewers like seeing a celebrity reduced to tears. You may think "I'm feeling really bad for them," but I'm thinking "Ka-ching,"' she said.
This week’s show was hosted by Charlize Theron who had lasted hosted SNL in 2000 and had guests like The Black Keys to Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton.
Saturday Night Live (SNL) launched in 1975; since then it has not only won 40 Emmy Awards, the most for any show in television history, it has also been the most nominated television show in Emmy history with 171 nominations.