Oprah’s Favorite Things — Recession Friendly Edition!

My wife told me about Oprah’s Favorite Things today, and I must warn anyone in the Chicagoland area– beware 250 steaming mad suburbanites.

Today, Oprah totally stiffed them.

Oprah’s been giving away thousands of dollars in merchandise to Oprah’s audience members for years. You get tickets to Oprah, and you hope and pray she just happens to be giving away her favorite things, because it’s one awesome haul. Sometimes you get a car. Sometimes you get a refrigerator with a TV in it. Sometimes you get a Kindle.

What did Oprah’s fans get today? “Recession gifts,” or ideas for homemade knick-knacks! Can you imagine it? You think you’ve hit the lottery, and instead you get a book-club book and a free Christmas music download. I’d be in a murderous rage! You send off for tickets 2 years in advance and you show up and it’s Oprah’s Favorite Things and everything can be bought at the dollar store!

You know those women are walking around town with an excuse to stab someone with a fork.

Hey, Oprah, if it’s a recession, here’s an idea– don’t stiff your fans! This would be the year they really NEED a new fridge with a TV built into it, or maybe just a new fridge? Or how about something energy efficient, like an energy-star low-water using dishwasher? How about a power strip that powers down energy-leech items? Some power tools? Even a new computer would be cool– jazz them up with a $400 laptop! But pretending you’re recession-friendly with this kind of show is the ultimate in cynicism– especially when your 2002 and 2003 favorite things (in economic slowdown years) were fabulous.

And, for God’s sake, Oprah– we hear Christmas music in the elevator, at school, on hold, on the radio, at the mall, at Church– does giving away Christmas music constitute a gift, or just a little bit extra torture for the people who are inflicted with a media-sponsored secular, desensitized Christmas? (Bear in mind this is all free promotion for all of these artists on this CD.)

Don’t think Oprah’s being nice or showing something good here. This is just her putting people into the “sacrifice” mentality that Obama’s going to need to pass his tax increases. We all have to sacrifice, and it starts with the people who had waited over a year to get on the Oprah show with a hope that they are lucky enough to receive Oprah’s favorite things. Not Oprah’s favorite 2nd grade craft ideas.

(Welcome Hot Air readers!)


12 Responses to “Oprah’s Favorite Things — Recession Friendly Edition!”

  1. 1 heartlandgranny
    November 26, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    Ha Ha Ha. Ho Ho Ho. I love it. She is leaving TV so she stiffed the whiteies. ROFL
    I love it. Obama is going to make her ambassador of Peace to Europe. Ha Ha Ha. That
    should be a hoot. I wonder how many security guards she gets? What a goofball. Oh my.
    She’s getting even with the audience that left her by stiffing those who stayed. I love it.
    Maybe these moron women will finally wake up to the fraud called Oprah. LOL What a Maroon!

  2. 2 Dee2008
    November 27, 2008 at 8:02 am

    The first time I saw a Favorite Things show was the last time I watched Oprah. It was a shameless display of greed and materialism, making the members of the audience look shallow and grasping. Maybe Oprah gave up being Queen of Something for Nothing to make way for the new regent–Spread the Wealth Obama.

  3. 3 juana
    November 27, 2008 at 9:20 am

    What Oprah does for her audience is a PR stunt to elevate herself and the tears she sheds are as fake as her eyelashes. Oprah is very much like obama while appearing to care, they just don’t. its all about power and control

  4. 4 jack
    November 27, 2008 at 9:45 am

    This will be typical “spread the wealth” senario under the One.

  5. 5 Carolynn
    November 27, 2008 at 10:13 am

    Oprah is the second richest women in the world – WTF? Obama thinks wealth is going to be creating from the “bottom up” as he says. What a joke! Could a poor person give away a parking lot full of cars?

    Maybe Oprah know’s that Obama is about to raise he taxes and her capital gains tax and allow her business to be unionized with Card Check. I think she is “preserving her reserves”.

  6. 6 Jennifer
    November 27, 2008 at 10:30 am

    Well, that’s ok….I boycotted her! 😛 I guess that works out just fine!

  7. November 27, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    It just dawns on me that giving gifts to the studio audience without disclosing it to the viewing audience is an act of Bribery and Fraud. The giving of gifts to studio audience members MUST be disclosed to those viewing the show since the act of giving gifts will undoubtedly make for a happier, more interested audience.

    This increase in interest by the audience helps keep the show popular because every time the show cuts to an audience member the odds have been increased that they will be attentively interested. The audience, if they are paid shills, MUST be exposed as such since they help keep the show interesting.

    FCC anybody?


  8. 8 Matt R.
    November 27, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    I think we are missing the obvious here.

    How much do want to bet she gave all her liquidity to Obama?

    Her company & investments tanked. How much do you want to bet she’s overleveraged?

  9. 9 241shopaholic
    November 28, 2008 at 9:36 am

    Ok i will give it to you, her 2.5 billion dollar fortune may only be sitting at about 1 billion after the economic mess and Obama’s campaign. But its a billion more than the rest of America has at this point and time. Her concept that she doesnt want to promote spending makes no sense- a) because people watch the show to see the joy on the audience’s faces when they receive luxuries they would never afford.
    b) People need to spend in this time of recession in order to rebound from the mess they got themselves into, mind you it has to be legitimate spending- not borrowed credit.

    If she was a smart women she would have made everyone in the audience big shot CEO’s from companies who have been exposed and are at the brink of bankruptcy and shown them some frugal gift ideas…. that would have been entertaining at least!

  10. 10 John A. Davison
    November 29, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    Just remember it was Oprah that named Obama “The One.”

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