Some of Rivers’ closest friends and confidants pay tribute to her in a special 90-minute Fashion Police episode on Friday, September 19, 2014. Melissa opens the show:
The last four years this set has been home to the funniest, most outrageous voice in comedy. This chair was the place a woman spoke the truth about celebrities and fashion in a way that was hilarious and absolutely 100 percent original. Tonight we want to say goodbye the only way my mom would want us to, by remembering the incredible jokes, the unbelievable guests, and all the moments on set and behind-the-scenes that made Fashion Police must-see television around the globe.
Rivers’ co-stars Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Osbourne and George Kotsiopoulos all talk about Rivers and also show old clips and jokes from previous episodes with celebrity guest stars. Ranic was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 and recalls what Rivers told her:
I came to the set for the first time, she said, ‘You got breast cancer, I heard. You’re gonna be fine. You know that, right? You’re having the surgery. You’re with a great doctor, at a great hospital.’ And you know what, she was right. And didn’t she finish with, ‘You’re gonna get perfect new tits?’