O'Donnell, during Thursday's show, said she had answered an audience member's question during a commercial break the day before and mentioned how she would like to work on FX's "Nip/Tuck." She noted that it filmed during the summer, during "The View" vacation break.
"Don't anybody worry where Rosie's going," she said. "She's right here."
O'Donnell has already had a colorful tenure on the daytime chatfest, with fur flying occasionally during talks with her more conservative co-star, Elisabeth Hasselbeck. But viewers have responded: the show had its highest November audience in its history, up 15 percent over last year, according to Nielsen Media Research.
"The View" creator Barbara Walters said Thursday that she had gotten a phone call from actor Danny DeVito, who appeared drunk during a colorful appearance on the show last week after a night out with pal George Clooney.
DeVito told Walters that he wasn't drunk. Just groggy.
The audience roared.
"Danny, I love ya," O'Donnell said. "It's all right that you were drunk."
Walters said DeVito invited her out the next time he goes drinking with Clooney.
They won't even have to buy booze. Makers of the liquor Limoncello, DeVito's drink of choice that fateful night, were so happy with all the publicity they sent a case over to "The View" in appreciation, Walters said.