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Rivers: "I've been sitting in a taxi outside NBC with the meter running since 1987"

Fashion Police host Joan Rivers returned to The Tonight Show after a 25 year ban.

The 80-year-old comedian was banned from the popular show by Johnny Carson in the 1980s after she left her stint as a permanent guest host to work for a competing program.

When asked by current host Jimmy Fallon what it was like to be back in the NBC studio, Rivers said: “It’s about time! I’ve been sitting in a taxi outside NBC with the meter running since 1987.”

Joan, who was on the show to promote, Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? added: “It’s so amazing to be coming back. The thing is, you walk in and a lot of the same people are here. The elevator man, who used to flirt with me… He’s still flirting! [But], he was having a stroke. It’s very exciting. It’s fabulous to be back.”

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