Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Oprah May Be the Devil

I have never particularly been a fan of Oprah. This goes back to when I was in college and was an audience member for her show. When the camera's are off she's not very nice.

Also, around that time I worked at Borders Books and would dread every book club announcement. Did you know that book stores are not told of the selection in advance? This is because until she announces her selection she can change her mind. Many of the books she would pick we would only have 1 of on the shelf. After the "big announcement" there would be hundreds of lemmings calling or coming into the store claiming that "Oprah said" they had to read this book and how dare we be out of it.

So you can imagine how long it's been since I'd actually seen an episode. A few mornings ago I was flipping channels and stopped at Oprah's Favorite Things episode. She gives away some pretty cool things. What amazed me however was the audience. There was a man rolling on the floor and sobbing over a Nikon camera. A woman was literally banging her head on the wall and sobbing over a diamond watch.

This, to me, does not seem like a proportional response.

I mean the frenzy this audience worked themselves into over stuff was appalling. Granted it was really cool stuff, but come on! I have never seen anything like it in my life!

I'm sure some of you have seen these episodes. Are they all like this, and what do YOU think of it?


Amanda said...

I'm not really a fan of Oprah and I'm not surprised to hear that she isn't particularly nice. She's always struck me as somewhat insincere. She's like the original celebrity benefactor, but nowadays she does generous things for the power it will earn her, not out of the goodness in her heart. I really don't like the way people cling to her words like she's the messiah or something either. While I have nothing against the US president I really think her endorsement went a long way in his campaign and I'm not sure that's entirely fair.

Anonymous said...

Although I was one of those idiots who selected books based on her orange seal o' approval, I am grateful that she got me reading again. So, for that I tip my hat. For all her craziness and self-absorption; I can't say I wouldn't be the same if I was a BILLIONaire. But I still want to hear about your experience her audience. Gossip, girl, gossip!

Her favorite things episodes give me a headache.

Heidi said...

My ass is still chapped that she took over the Discovery Network...I guess no more doctor G...hello BS TV