SNL is notorious for parodying Baba Wawa throughout the years, most famously portrayed by the great Gilda Radner.
But the 84-year-old has always been a good sport about it and she got the last laugh on Saturday when she stepped up to the news desk to give the newbie anchors a bit of advice.
“It is fine to make people smile, but the real money is in making them cry,” Walters said. “Nothing brings in the viewers like seeing a celebrity reduced to tears. You may think, ‘Awww, I’m really feeling bad for them,’ but all I’m thinking is ‘Ka-ching!'”
When SNL performer Cecily Strong remarked that she has looked up to Barbara as a role model for women in journalism, Walters killed it with a hilarious zinger.
“But I’m a real news anchor, Cecily. I’m a serious person.”
Strong was quick to hit back, “Oh, but you’re a co-host on ‘The View.'”
“That’s a fair point,” Walters responded.
Watch the whole bit below:
-Sarah Carroll, 97.1 AMP Radio/Los Angeles