No ‘Favorite Things’ For Oprah

Published 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.


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Monica Holland said on November 30th, 2009

It may not be a sign of the end. It may just be a sign of sensitivity. During this recession it would be pretty insensitive to showcase a boat load of products that few people can afford and even a fewer number would sacrifice to buy. Just a thought!

q said on November 30th, 2009

the ‘favorite things’ should only be done if the TV viewers can get the items. the audience is seeing Oprah in person and thus shouldn’t get anything, just the viewers who are giving Oprah good ratings.

Bob G said on December 1st, 2009

Not being a big Oprah fan, I still have to say that in this case, she is kind of damned if she do and damned if she don’t. If she does, she is accused of insensitivity to people out of work or whatever, and buying an audience (that’s what I have said in past years). And if she decides not to do it, then everyone complains because they didn’t get anything in her stocking.

Ah the problems and pain of being a billionaire

jamielynn said on December 8th, 2009

look we all know that oprah is the most may be loved pepole in thw world but its some who real cannot stain her and maybe there right oprah is seating on so much money is a dam miss and people like me and othere trying and see is sending all that money on them dam dogs she may look nices but here employees left her ass and making there fan suffer haveing to here her lyes may be a part of it