History Series / TheOprahWinfreyShow

8th Jun '16 5:02:36 AM DesertDragon
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* TheUnfairSex: In one episode, Oprah brought on a sexuality expert to discuss infidelity. When the expert suggested that women cheat in relationships just as often as men, she received disbelieving catcalls from the normally well-behaved audience. She shot back by asking them who they think the cheating men are sleeping with; is there just [[ReallyGetsAround one single woman]] they all share?
22nd Apr '16 7:11:52 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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** The name being reminiscent of a certain [[Creator/MarxBrothers Marx brother]] was probably an accident.
26th Jan '16 1:37:03 PM Imonlyperfect
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However, there's been some controversy where Oprah is concerned. When Mad Cow Disease fears were at their peak in the '90s, she said that the fears stopped her from eating meat, which caused the beef industry to sue her for defamation. As a result, her show moved to Texas for a month so she could continue filming during the trial. Another such incident was the Book Club endorsement of books that were ''extremely'' dubiou, like James Frey's supposedly-autobiographical ''A Million Little Pieces'': when it turned out that [[BasedOnAGreatBigLie Frey had made it all up]], she had him on and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome tore]] [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech him]] [[JustForPun to pieces]].

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However, there's been some controversy where Oprah is concerned. When Mad Cow Disease fears were at their peak in the '90s, she said that the fears stopped her from eating meat, which caused the beef industry to sue her for defamation. As a result, her show moved to Texas for a month so she could continue filming during the trial. Another such incident was the Book Club endorsement of books that were ''extremely'' dubiou, dubious, like James Frey's supposedly-autobiographical ''A Million Little Pieces'': when it turned out that [[BasedOnAGreatBigLie Frey had made it all up]], she had him on and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome tore]] [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech him]] [[JustForPun to pieces]].
24th Sep '15 3:06:07 PM RainFairy
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However, there's been some controversy where Oprah is concerned. When Mad Cow Disease fears were at their peak in the '90s, she said that the fears stopped her from eating meat, which caused the beef industry to sue her for defamation. As a result, her show moved to Texas for a month so she could continue filming during the trial. Another such incident was the Book Club endorsement of James Frey's supposedly-autobiographical ''A Million Little Pieces''. When it turned out that [[BasedOnAGreatBigLie Frey had made it all up]], she had him on and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome tore him]] [[JustForPun to pieces]].

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However, there's been some controversy where Oprah is concerned. When Mad Cow Disease fears were at their peak in the '90s, she said that the fears stopped her from eating meat, which caused the beef industry to sue her for defamation. As a result, her show moved to Texas for a month so she could continue filming during the trial. Another such incident was the Book Club endorsement of books that were ''extremely'' dubiou, like James Frey's supposedly-autobiographical ''A Million Little Pieces''. When Pieces'': when it turned out that [[BasedOnAGreatBigLie Frey had made it all up]], she had him on and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome tore tore]] [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech him]] [[JustForPun to pieces]].
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* SuperGullible: Oprah was accused of this in regards to the Book Club, where she and her staff apparently did ''no'' research about the authors or the themes in the books. As a result, she sometimes recommended "non-fiction" books that were '''blatantly''' [[BasedOnAGreatBigLie based on lies]] - James Frey's "A little..." NOT being the only case.
-->'''Swallowing The Camel Webmaster''', about this situation: "Nearly every case of literary fraud I’ve covered on this blog (...) has one thing in common with every other case: Oprah Winfrey. I don’t have anything against Oprah, but I gotta say that woman is '''gullible'''. With a capital G. After being burned so many times, you’d think she might consider using just a tiny fraction of her riches to hire a part-time fact-checker who can screen the memoirs and other “true stories” she promotes on the air. If she doesn’t do that soon, I’ll have to assume that she doesn’t mind subjecting millions of her viewers to hoaxes and cons."
5th Jun '15 6:11:21 AM mkmckoy
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This show turned Oprah into a merchandising juggernaut. Whenever she sticks her Book Club sticker on a piece of literature, rest assured that the book in question will [[ColbertBump shoot to the top of the bestseller list]] (though this has caused her some controversy before). She's turned Series/DoctorPhil, [[Series/TheDoctorOzShow Dr. Oz]], Creator/RachaelRay, and Nate Berkus into successful talk show hosts in their own right. Finally, she's had some episodes over the years, including Creator/TomCruise's couch-leaping, the "Weight Wagon" show (where she wheeled out a wagon of fat to demonstrate the weight she had lost), and the infamous episode where everybody in the audience received a new car.

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This show turned Oprah into a merchandising juggernaut. Whenever she sticks her Book Club sticker on a piece of literature, rest assured that the book in question will [[ColbertBump shoot to the top of the bestseller list]] (though this has caused her some controversy before). She's turned Series/DoctorPhil, [[Series/TheDoctorOzShow Dr. Oz]], Creator/RachaelRay, and Nate Berkus into successful talk show hosts in their own right. Finally, she's had some episodes over the years, years that have become iconic TV moments, including Creator/TomCruise's couch-leaping, couch-jumping, the "Weight Wagon" show (where she wheeled out a wagon of fat to demonstrate the weight she had lost), and the infamous episode where everybody in the audience received a new car.



!!This TV show provides examples of the following:

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!!This TV show provides examples of the following:!!You get a trope! And you get a trope! Everybody gets a trope!!
17th May '15 12:38:34 PM Sheady16
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* HideYourGays: Averted when she had an entire audience of gay people.

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* HideYourGays: Averted Inverted when she had an entire audience of gay people.
3rd Apr '15 1:28:30 PM ChaoticNovelist
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This show turned Oprah into a merchandising juggernaut. Whenever she sticks her Book Club sticker on a piece of literature, rest assured that the book in question will [[ColbertBump shoot to the top of the bestseller list]] (though this has caused her some controversy before). She's turned Series/DoctorPhil, [[Series/TheDoctorOzShow Dr. Oz]], Creator/RachaelRay, and Nate Berkus into successful talk show hosts in their own right. Finally, she's had some notable episodes over the years, including Creator/TomCruise's couch-leaping, the "Weight Wagon" show (where she wheeled out a wagon of fat to demonstrate the weight she had lost), and the infamous episode where everybody in the audience received a new car.

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This show turned Oprah into a merchandising juggernaut. Whenever she sticks her Book Club sticker on a piece of literature, rest assured that the book in question will [[ColbertBump shoot to the top of the bestseller list]] (though this has caused her some controversy before). She's turned Series/DoctorPhil, [[Series/TheDoctorOzShow Dr. Oz]], Creator/RachaelRay, and Nate Berkus into successful talk show hosts in their own right. Finally, she's had some notable episodes over the years, including Creator/TomCruise's couch-leaping, the "Weight Wagon" show (where she wheeled out a wagon of fat to demonstrate the weight she had lost), and the infamous episode where everybody in the audience received a new car.



* BleachedUnderpants: ''Oprah'' was much more of a PointAndLaughShow in its early years (much like ''Donahue'', its direct inspiration), but the decision was made to go "upmarket" shortly after a glut of new point-and-laugh shows emerged in [[TheNineties the mid-nineties]], most notably ''Series/TheJerrySpringerShow'' and ''Ricki Lake'', and began to threaten her ratings dominance. It worked; she would survive all of those rivals except for ''Springer'' and ''Maury Povich''.

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* BleachedUnderpants: ''Oprah'' was much more of a PointAndLaughShow in its early years (much like ''Donahue'', its direct inspiration), but the decision was made to go "upmarket" shortly after a glut of new point-and-laugh shows emerged in [[TheNineties the mid-nineties]], most notably such as ''Series/TheJerrySpringerShow'' and ''Ricki Lake'', and began to threaten her ratings dominance. It worked; she would survive all of those rivals except for ''Springer'' and ''Maury Povich''.



* DisproportionateRetribution: Subjective, but what happened to James Frey.



* ReunionShow: The Farewell Season has a lot of these, including a reunion with all of her former competitors (Ricki Lake, Donahue, etc.)
** And, quite notably, Iyanla [=VanZant=], whom she had a massive falling-out with after she became the subject of Oprah's first SpinOff (yes, even before Dr. Phil).

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* ReunionShow: The ReunionShow:
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Farewell Season has a lot of these, including a reunion with all of her former competitors (Ricki Lake, Donahue, etc.)
** And, quite notably, Iyanla [=VanZant=], whom she had a massive falling-out with after she became the subject of Oprah's first SpinOff (yes, even before Dr. Phil).



* [[TrademarkFavoriteFood Trademark Favorite Plant]]: Oprah loves oak trees, so the signature shoes she got from Nike have oak trees on them, and 25 libraries are getting oak trees in addition to new books and furniture.
* {{Troll}}: Anonymous posted a joke on the site's message board saying he was part of a pedophile ring with [[MemeticMutation over nine thousand]] penises all raping children, and she fell for it. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slDAPms8Tvs Witness the lulz.]]
3rd Mar '15 6:46:10 PM RisefromYourGrave
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''The Oprah Winfrey Show'' (1986-2011), which (along with its host) was often called simply ''Oprah'', was one of the most (if not the most) popular and influential daytime talk shows in the history of television, to the point where [[TropeCodifier most people probably think about Oprah when they think of a daytime talk show]]. It's also the longest-running and highest-rated show in that genre. Basically, just about everybody in the United States and no small number of people elsewhere know who Oprah is.

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''The '''''The Oprah Winfrey Show'' (1986-2011), Show''''' (1986--2011), which (along with its host) was often called simply ''Oprah'', '''''Oprah''''', was one of the most (if not the most) popular and influential daytime talk shows in the history of television, to the point where [[TropeCodifier most people probably think about Oprah when they think of a daytime talk show]]. It's also the longest-running and highest-rated show in that genre. Basically, just about everybody in the United States and no small number of people elsewhere know who Oprah is.



* LongRunner: 25 years or so (1986-2011). The last season is one big MilestoneCelebration.

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* LongRunner: 25 years or so (1986-2011). (1986--2011). The last season is was one big MilestoneCelebration.
28th Sep '14 5:35:04 PM Brainbin
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''The Oprah Winfrey Show'' (1986-2011) was one of the most (if not the most) popular and influential daytime talk shows in the history of television, to the point where [[TropeCodifier most people probably think about Oprah when they think of a daytime talk show]]. It's also the longest-running and highest-rated show in that genre. Basically, just about everybody in the United States and no small number of people elsewhere know who Oprah is.

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''The Oprah Winfrey Show'' (1986-2011) (1986-2011), which (along with its host) was often called simply ''Oprah'', was one of the most (if not the most) popular and influential daytime talk shows in the history of television, to the point where [[TropeCodifier most people probably think about Oprah when they think of a daytime talk show]]. It's also the longest-running and highest-rated show in that genre. Basically, just about everybody in the United States and no small number of people elsewhere know who Oprah is.


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* BleachedUnderpants: ''Oprah'' was much more of a PointAndLaughShow in its early years (much like ''Donahue'', its direct inspiration), but the decision was made to go "upmarket" shortly after a glut of new point-and-laugh shows emerged in [[TheNineties the mid-nineties]], most notably ''Series/TheJerrySpringerShow'' and ''Ricki Lake'', and began to threaten her ratings dominance. It worked; she would survive all of those rivals except for ''Springer'' and ''Maury Povich''.
1st Jun '14 5:36:36 PM wuggles
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* ConspicuousConsumption: Not often (which is surprising because Oprah is one of the richest people in America) but she had a three day weekend event to honor famous African-American women throughout history (such as Cicely Tyson, Maya Angelou, Coretta Scott King,etc.), in which each of the women had their own waiter and all of them were given a diamond as a party favor.
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