Most people don't ever get to go to see an Oprah Winfrey show.
I've been lucky enough to have gone four times.
That's the good news.
The bad news is the last show I went to had Nadya Suleman as a guest.
For those of you who aren't familiar with her given name, Ms. Suleman is better known as Octomom.
Oprah tickets are extremely difficult to acquire; now even more so that she has announced the show's end.
I didn't want to waste what will possibily be my last visit on someone who's "fame" rests on her ability to carry eight children at the same time.
To say I was pissed would be an understatement.
While I thought Ms. Suleman's interview was nothing more than a carefully orchestrated PR pitch, I will say I was impressed with the fact that she admitted that she made mistakes in the past.
Because if you're going to express regret you might as well work a defacto job pitch into the interview as well.
Regardless of what led her to this point, she has 14 children to support. I truly hope that she's subjugating her needs to those of her children.
Watch today's episode and judge for yourself.
Yet there were things that you won't see that I found very interesting.
- Ms. Winfrey has a very sharp and wicked wit.
- A lovely senior did some salsa dancing for the crowd before the show started.
- The studio is much smaller than you think
- Harpo productions is all about the no phone zone pledge. It was almost a sign on die type of deal.
- The seats in the balcony are much smaller than those on the floor. If you ever get to go, try to sit on the floor.
When Ms. Winfrey finally came out, a young woman next to me started crying. Literally tears of excitement and joy---and she wasn't the only one.
Another young woman named Apple was so excited that her back did not touch the seat the entire time Ms. Winfrey was on stage. She was literally sitting on the edge of her seat.
Perhaps because it's my fourth show that I'm a tad jaded but it's nice to see people (usually women) genuinely excited to attend a taping. Don't get me wrong, I was ever so grateful for the tickets and had a good time but I've never been to what one would consider a good show.
The shows I've been to are about living your best life or something of a similar nature. While getting a giveaway show is one in a million, I'd love to go on a show when a real celebrity is visiting or a bra intervention is happening.
Because as we all know, you can never have enough well fitting bras.
Yet I remain the Oprah show jinx. I can never get a good show.
To underscore my point, let me provide two relevant examples.
From what we were told, Octomom was only supposed to be the first half of the show, the other half was to focus on Nate Berkus' visit to Richard Branson's island.
Ms. Suleman yammered so long that Nate got bumped.
Now I was doubly pissed. I love that Nate Berkus.
And just to twist the knife in my back, the cast of Glee taped before our show.
When I heard that, I just threw up my hands.
I'll be easy to identify---I'll be the woman sitting in the back row with that pissed off look on her face.