One good rule of thumb is to not really take the mind-numbingly vapid statements made by the different personalities on ABC’s “The View” at face value. Though the clucking hens are fun to mock and occasionally say things just crazy enough to represent what the left is probably thinking, they’re hardly paragons of deep political thinking, even for the left.
Still, they occasionally say things worth taking a look at, if only in the hope that it means they’ll finally be gone and ABC might replace them with someone less infuriating and ridiculous.
Such is the case with crazy Joy Behar, who is probably the woman on the show who is the farthest to the left. She probably even edges out wacky Whoopi Goldberg in that regard.
Joy Behar, you see, gave an interview to Variety way back in 2020, saying that she had a three-year contract with ABC for “The View” and that she might retire as soon as the contract was up, which would be the summer of 2022. Speaking on that in a book released at the time, Behar said:
“I have a three-year contract. But that doesn’t mean I can’t leave if I want to, because they can’t really do anything to me at this point. I don’t see myself staying for more [time]. That’s it! I could be wrong. If I’m as fabulous in  as I am now, I’ll think about. But the chances of that happening…” She paused to reflect. “You know, time marches on. I’m not a kid.”
Reporting on that in a 2020 article, Variety indicated that there’s some dispute over whether it will actually happen, with some at ABC confirming she floated the idea and others saying that she isn’t planning on leaving. As Variety reported:
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Multiple sources on “The View” have confirmed that Behar has been floating a 2022 exit from the show.
A spokesperson from ABC denied that Behar would be leaving. “This is not true,” a network rep said. “Joy was asked what happens at the end of her contract and as she herself made clear in the interview, if she’s ‘as fabulous in  as I am now,’ she will be in her seat at the table.”
If Behar follows through with her plan, she’ll leave “The View” right before she turns 80. Creator Barbara Walters departed the show in 2014, at the age of 84.
That “as fabulous [then] as I am now” line is important because Joy doesn’t appear to be doing too great. Back in March, for example, she pulled a Biden and took a tumble, falling down for all to see in an embarassing incident:
Joy Behar falls on the set of The View pic.twitter.com/BZoucdL7QF
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) March 3, 2022
So, assuming that the reason for her deciding to leave would be health concerns, that could be a sign that she’ll have to consider what she said to Variety those three long years ago and decide just how “fabulous” she really feels right now.
Perhaps she’ll stay and we’ll have more ridiculous comments and smooth-brained statements of hers to mercilessly mock, but it seems she might also soon be gone.