There’s been a lot of Joan Rivers nostalgia in recent days — and rightfully so. As the iconic comedian remains hospitalized, many have taken to the internet to commemorate her impact on the entertainment world.

The most recent video making the rounds is Joan’s touching 1986 Tonight Show interview. Although she made the appearance to tout a newly-penned book, Joan spent much of her couch time regaling Johnny Carson with stories of her humble career beginnings.

Bottom line: this is definitely a must-see for Joan’s fans, as well as those who’ve been asking, “Why is she such a big deal?”;

Trust us: she’s a very big deal.