"The good news is, that now I will have time to get Botox," Walters joked in her closing remarks. "But now that I'm no longer going to be on the air, I don't need Botox."
Walters' final show featured appearances from Hillary Rodham Clinton, Michael Douglas and
Fans were most excited to see the reunion of all 11 current and former "View" co-hosts around an extra-large table.
At one point Walters even joked it seemed more like an obituary for her than a retirement party.
But in her closing remarks, Walters recounted what 50 years on TV was like. She recalled interviews with the king of Saudi Arabia, the president of Syria, the Dalai Lama, the heads of Egypt and Israel, every U.S. president and first lady from the Nixons to Obamas, Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, Clint Eastwood, Bette Davis and Angelina Jolie.
"Finally, how proud when I see all the young women making and reporting the news," Walters said. "If I did anything to make that happen, that's my legacy.
"Who knows what the future brings," she said mysteriously. "Maybe instead of goodbye, I should say a bientot, which in French means, 'See you later.'"