No ‘Favorite Things’ For OprahPublished by Michael Arceneaux on Monday, November 30, 2009 at 2:00 am.
It truly is the beginning of the end for The Oprah Winfrey Show.
A Harpo staff member has confirmed that the viewer-favorite episode Oprah’s “Favorite Things” won’t air this year.
The employee offered no explanation as to why they have no “plans this season” to air the episode. I’m going with the “to make her fans suffer” as the answer.
Oprah’s “Favorite Things” is the annual segment typically aired between after Thanksgiving where audiences are rewarded Oprah’s favorite products – like books, CDs, clothes, cosmetics, foods, laptops, cameras, and all sorts of high-end labels.
In light of the recession, last year producers featured “next to nothing” items, highlighting various do-it-yourself (even though you probably don’t want to) products. Yes, Oprah cared about the broke folks even though she makes more in a second than most do their entire lives. That’s why it’s only right that she keep the tradition going – especially when the tradition has proven to be such a ratings winner.
It’s been Oprah’s highest rated episode since it began in 2002.