Meredith Vieira returned to "The View" on Monday, and Barbara Walters made an interesting observation about the show's former moderator: "I always thought you were a little weird."
Walters explained, "I think you're the only one I know who keeps walking away from jobs." Vieira laughed and recalled that Walters had encouraged her to take the co-hosting job at "Today." She also explained that she recently left the morning show to spend more time with her husband and children.
The co-hosts were in good spirits for Vieira's return to the program with her husband Richard Cohen. Vieira described her job at "Today" as "very grueling" after five years, and said that Walters, who was the show's first female co-host, would know. When Walters said that she was there for fifteen years, Vieira responded, "Show-off."
Vieira was on fire, joking that she and her husband now spend their time "looking at each other, wondering what happened."
Cohen, who is a journalist, also discussed his experience living with multiple sclerosis and other health issues. "You have trouble walking, you fall, but you keep going," Walters described.
"He falls cause he drinks," Vieira joked. "He says it's an 'illness,' but..."
Cohen returned cracks about his wife's old morning routine. "The alarm went off between 2 and 2:30 and then the process of helping Meredith get out of bed began," he recalled. "We had to bring in the heavy equipment in."
Vieira has made a habit lately of returning to her old haunts. She made a surprise cameo on "Today" during the show's annual Halloween episode.