TIME WARP: Barbara Walters Talks ‘Sleepover Dates’ With Betty White
With the news that Barbara Walters is retiring in 2014 after more than 50 years of must-see interviews, spanning the Shah of Iran to Pippa Middleton and One Direction, we couldn’t not show you this 1986 episode of The Barbara Walters Special.
In matching lion-mane perms and shoulder pads galore, Barbara and Betty White talk The Golden Girls (“The women are still alive, and attractive, and sexually attractive” Barbara says), cocktail-hour needlepoint, and Betty’s (strange) bedfellows.
Here’s to you, Barbara — you’ll always be on our most fascinating list.
Watch Barbara’s razor-sharp interviewing skills and Betty’s Bea Arthur impression below, starting at the 4:10 mark: