'Baba Wawa' Makes SNL Farewell
Walters offers tips on longevity ahead of her retirement
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted May 11, 2014 10:40 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Barbara Walters is stepping down this week after a 50-plus year career, and she stopped by Saturday Night Live last night to tweak the show that's been a pretty persistent thorn in her side, reports ABC. Appearing on "Weekend Update," she told Cecily Strong after a montage of the show spoofing "Baba Wawa" over the years, "What an honor it was to see my groundbreaking career in journalism reduced to a cartoon character with a ridiculous voice." When Strong assured her that "we’re huge fans, and you’ve always been a personal inspiration to me, as a news anchor," Walters quickly set her straight: "Well, but, I’m a real news anchor. Cecily, I’m a serious person"—a point she abandoned when Strong reminded her that she's currently co-host on The View. Check the gallery for the whole clip, as well as other highlights from last night's show.

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May 12, 2014 8:18 PM CDT
The wrinkly ass-kissing of this self important has-been is laughable. She should do a 'Special' called 'The Top 10 People Who Will Be Least Missed When They're Gone,' and interview herself and members of that train-wreck called 'The View.'
TwoSheds
May 11, 2014 7:50 PM CDT
Newser editors must be the only people who still watch this show
heretoday
May 11, 2014 6:27 PM CDT
I am astounded this lady lasted as long as she did. Terrible, grating voice, the camera hates her even with hours of makeup on and she ambushes conservatives. She must have saved somebody's life in the war because she is seriously NON-TV material. Good riddance and don't let the door hit you in the ass. The only problem now is all the stinking eulogies and awards we will be hearing about. If you want to see how an interview should be done watch any of Shatner's Raw Nerve interviews.