"I always wanted to do a show featuring screaming split screens and rampant co-host turnover."
Okay, that wasn't Barbara Walters' exact quote explaining her initial vision for ABC Daytime's The View, but it very well could have been! Long before Rosie vs. Elisabeth or Raven-Symone vs. rational thought, Babs was joined around the coffee table by saucy TV journalist Meredith Vieira, vivacious legal eagle Star Jones, wisecracking comedienne Joy Behar and dingy Gen-Xer Debbie Matenopolous.
The original cast (minus Walters) reunited last week to commemorate the talk show's 20th anniversary. Man, was it great to see Mere in that moderator chair again. Check out a clip of the original ladies tackling Presidential Hot Topics below!