12 Classic Joan Rivers TV Appearances

From 'The Ed Sullivan Show' to 'The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon,' here are a dozen unforgettable small-screen Joan moments

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'Celebrity Apprentice' (2009)

In yet another career resurgence, Rivers catapulted herself back into the mainstream by appearing on Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice alongside daughter Melissa. The two made headlines with an epic meltdown when Melissa was fired while "white trash" poker-player rival Annie Duke stayed and Joan stormed off the set, comparing the situation to Nazi Germany amidst a series of bleeped expletives. Rivers would eventually return and go on to win the competition over Duke – introducing her to a whole new set of fans in the process.

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