The hosts of “The View” always go all out for Halloween, and this year was no different. On Monday morning’s show, the theme was “iconic TV characters.”
Ahead of Monday’s episode, the show’s official Twitter account teased that the hosts were “getting into character for a television event decades in the making!” It was a fitting hint, as they opened the episode with a skit in black and white, depicting a dinner party at Joy Behar’s house.
Unfortunately, Whoopi Goldberg couldn’t attend, because she was hosting an episode of “The Twilight Zone.” But with that, she confirmed that this year’s costume theme was classic TV show characters. Introducing each host was a set of opening credits.
Sunny Hostin dressed as Queen Charlotte from “Bridgerton,” while Alyssa Farah Griffin showed up as Carrie Bradshaw from “Sex and the City.” According to the host, she was too young to be allowed to actually watch the show, but once she did, she always considered herself a Carrie.
Behar appeared as Peggy Bundy from “Married With Children,” and Ana Navarro dressed as Charo from “The Love Boat.” In explaining her costume, the real Charo showed up to dance alongside Ana and praise the show. She even went so far as to serenade the women.
To round out the group, Sara Haines arrived as Catherine O’Hara’s character Moira Rose from “Schitt’s Creek,” and Goldberg dressed as a handmaid from “The Handmaids Tale.”
Aubrey Plaza and Randall Park were the guests of the day, promoting their shows “The White Lotus” and “Blockbuster” respectively, the latter of which will premiere on Netflix later this week. Naturally, they got in on the costume fun, too.
Plaza dressed as a vampire witch, while Park came as his “Blockbuster” character, Timmy. Upon her entrance, Plaza scolded Behar for having sex “with my ghost,” poking fun at Behar’s claims from the last few weeks.
In 2019, the women of “The View” paid homage to Stephen King, with each host dressing as one of his terrifying characters. In 2020, the hosts opted to forgo costumes, considering they were entirely virtual amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But in 2021, they returned in full force with a “View-sical” theme, in which the women dressed as some of the most iconic characters in Broadway musicals.