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Watch: Joan Rivers, back on ‘Tonight Show’ after 26 years, cracks Holocaust, genitalia jokes

It’s been 26 years since Joan Rivers has been on “The Tonight Show,” and in the meantime, it seems, she’s been working diligently on Holocaust and vagina jokes.

Rivers technically returned to the show for the first time since being banned by Johnny Carson nearly three decades ago for Jimmy Fallon’s inaugural episode. But that was just a cameo.  Last Thursday night, she actually sat down with the new host, who cringed for a significant part of the seven-minute chat.

It wasn’t all jaw-droppingly shocking, though. Tamer moments included Fallon producing a photo of a young, pre-plasticized Rivers from her second-ever “Tonight Show” visit and Rivers talking about ideas she pitched to the “Tonight Show” during her ban, including “a Jewish religious show called ‘700 Club And That’s My Final Offer.” Not a penny more!

Check out the whole thing here.

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