Joan Rivers: Quicklist of Her Movies, Shows on Netflix and Hulu

Watch her in "The Muppets Take Manhattan," "Spaceballs" and more.

September 05, 2014, 12:47 PM
PHOTO: Miss Piggy and Joan Rivers are seen here in the Muppet Movie.
Miss Piggy and Joan Rivers are seen here in the Muppet Movie.

— -- When a comic legend like Joan Rivers dies, most people want to celebrate her work.

Rivers, 81, was active in comedy for more than five decades, so there's a lot out there on sites like Netflix.

Here's a quicklist of some titles you might want to check out this weekend that truly show how game-changing Rivers was.

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On Netflix:

"Spaceballs (1987)" - In this "Star Wars" spoof, Rivers played Dot Matrix.

"Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (2010)" - The description of the 2010 documentary states, "This all-access documentary chronicles a year in the life of legendary comedian Joan Rivers while revisiting the dramatic highs and lows of her past."

"Joan Rivers: Don't Start with Me (2012)" - See how funny Rivers was in this stand-up special.

"Intern (2000)" - Joan had some acting chops as well as a funny bone. In this movie, she plays Dolly Bellows, a fashion icon, while a young intern tries to navigate the world of high fashion at a hip magazine.

"The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)" - In one of her most famous roles, Rivers is hilarious working with the likes of Miss Piggy when the Muppets invade the Big City.

On Hulu:

"That Show with Joan Rivers (1968)" - Hulu has all 65 episodes ready for binge watching! See Joan at her best and at a time when no one else was even close to as original as this comedic icon.

Various Episodes - Hulu also has Rivers on "The Graham Norton Show," "Good Morning America" and "Dr. Oz."

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