Thursday's episode of The View kicked off with a problem many workers are all too familiar with while working from home during the coronavirus pandemic: a little technological glitch. As viewers tuned in, a major technical difficulty left just two co-hosts – Whoopi Goldberg and Sara Haines – at the discussion table.
The episode kicked off with Goldberg alluding to the issues, stating, "Hello and welcome to a very unusual View." She quipped that "apparently, there are just two of us here today: Sara Haines and Whoopi Golberg ... until somebody else jumps right in." Haines, meanwhile, added, "Good morning, Whoopi, and then there were two." Rather than delaying, the two standing co-hosts jumped right into the episode.
Thankfully, by the end of the episode the technical difficulties seem to have been fixed, as both Sunny Hostin and Joy Behar made appearances, albeit a little late. Still, the relatable gaffe led to plenty of reactions on social media. Scroll down to see what The View viewers are saying.
Whoopi didn't react to Sunny coming on #TheView— Brooke Parker (@gramfurn) November 19, 2020
During Thursday's episode, the co-hosts discussed the tragic new milestone the United States has reached amid the coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday, the death toll in the country surpassed 250,000.prevnext
WTF 😳 I know its not just gonna be Whoopi and Sara this morning !!! #TheView— Absolut.LIBRA (@LibraAbsolut) November 19, 2020
According to NBC News, there has been a 42% increase in the number of fatalities in the last few weeks. During this time, the U.S. has continued to break daily positive case count records.prevnext
Omg only two hosts on #TheView right now lol— Red Fletcher (@RedFletcher) November 19, 2020
It's just Sara and Whoopi so far! #TheView— Brooke Parker (@gramfurn) November 19, 2020
Thursday's episode also brought up the discussion regarding whether Americans are refusing to take the recommended precautions in an effort to slow the spread of the virus. Along with social distancing and wearing face masks, health experts are suggesting that Americans forgo the typical Thanksgiving dinner and instead celebrate the holiday with only those in their household.prevnext
Wth no one woke up Sunny Joy or Anna #TheView— NOT MY PRESIDENT (@lisa71092753) November 19, 2020
"We are nine months into this pandemic. What the hell is going on?" Goldberg questioned. "People are still not on the same page about all of this. What is happening? It's crazy."prevnext
Glad to see Whoopie and Sarah are here. What's happened to everyone else today? Odd— Three Rivers, USA (@MES15317) November 19, 2020
"This virus has been hijacked as a political message, and that's the problem," Haines said. "Straight out of the gates, the current president, President Trump, and the administration turned this into a political message. The refusing to wear a mask became a rallying cry, and they leaned into it, flagrantly, disregarding all the science."prevnext
#TheView— Joe Stratford (@Joe2CT) November 19, 2020
Sunny didn't punch-in, yet!
The co-hosts also discussed President-elect Joe Biden being brought to tears by an ICU nurse. That nurse recalled holding the hand of patients battling the virus as they pass away. She recalled how some of these patients are "crying out for their family who they can't see."prevnext
That nurse said that as a country, "we need to act quickly to protect our healthcare workers so that we can save as many lives as possible." After hearing her speak, Biden admitted that he was left "emotional."prev