Talk about a freeze frame!
In the middle of the Wednesday, March 24, episode of The View, a discussion between the cohosts — who have been broadcasting at home for several months due to the pandemic — about Equal Pay Day came to a sudden pause after Whoopi Goldberg realized Joy Behar's screen was frozen.
"Today is equal pay day. How many more years do we need to say that we need equal pay?" Goldberg questioned before giving Behar the chance to share her thoughts on the issue. "How much longer do you think this is going to take and is this real?
"I'll give it to you first Joy," Goldberg said before noticing the technical malfunction. "She's frozen!" Goldberg exclaimed before asking: "Joy, can you hear me?" Sara Haines and Meghan McCain immediately began cracking up on the live episode after realizing what was occurring.
"We don't have to pay Joy today," Haines quipped, while Goldberg questioned: "Is she totally frozen?" Meanwhile, McCain couldn't stop laughing amid the chaotic moment.
Rather than trying to focus on their previous topic, Goldberg said, "Let's just talk about the fact that she's frozen," before Haines realized that Hostin's screen was also not working.
"Sunny, are you frozen?" Goldberg questioned. "Oh my god, Sunny's frozen too! It's just Sarah and Meghan and I."
As the technical difficulties went from bad to worse, McCain, who seemed to be in disbelief, chimed in stating: "I think Sunny's frozen. I'm not frozen. Oh no," before laughing at herself.
Goldberg instructed Haines and McCain to move their "arms so people really know that you're really there." All three hosts began flailing their hands around while hysterically laughing.
"I'm here," McCain stated as she swung her hands up and down and Haines moved her body from side to side.
This wasn't the first technical incident that caused the hosts to pause their segment. As OK! previously reported, the morning talk show came to another hilarious halt during the Wednesday, February 10, episode when Goldberg noticed that Behar's microphone had fallen down her shirt. The two were discussing couples therapy when Behar's mic began to sound as if it were echoing.
"I have to tell you I think your mic is in your breasts," the comedian interrupted Behar. "I think your mic is down in your breasts." The 78-year-old immediately reached down her shirt as her fellow co-hosts burst into laughter. After struggling to fish the mic out, Behar called for her husband, Steve Janowitz, to help out.