Actress/comedian Whoopi Goldberg stopped by “The Wendy Williams Show” Friday (Nov. 29), where the “View” co-host talked about her fellow round-table ladies, including new co-host Jenny McCarthy.

“I miss Elisabeth a lot, I miss Joy a lot,” says Goldberg. “But I have to tell you, I’m having a great deal of fun with Jenny McCarthy. It took me a minute. It was kind of startling to have started something with two folks and to become tight with them, especially with Lizzie because she and I got along. We talked about interesting stuff. We didn’t always agree, but that’s what friends do. … Then [Jenny] started tickling me. Not tickling-tickling, but … I just find her really sweet and refreshing.”

Whoopi also mentions the incident with “The Talk” ladies, when Sharon Osbourne had some choice words for “The View” on Arsenio Hall.

“It happens. I won’t speak for anybody but me. But I have stepped in it many times. I have said things where you think two minutes later, ‘You know, that was really dumb.’ … Child, please. If I cried every time somebody said something rough about me, I’d be nothing but water,” says Goldberg.

Whoopi also says that she has two “bucket list” items — “I want to do two things — I want to become an ambassador to a country … and the other thing is I’d like to meet this new pope. I’m very interested in Pope Francis.”

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