Trivia / The Oprah Winfrey Show

  • Colbert Bump: Arguably the Trope Codifier.
  • Throw It In!: Allegedly, her mother named her "Orpah" but it was written down incorrectly on her birth certificate. For the record, Orpah is a name from the book of Ruth; Orpah and the eponymous Ruth were native Moabite women who married the sons of Naomi.
  • Urban Legends: Being the biggest, she is usually the target of a few. The most common are of her throwing a fashion designer (Tommy Hilfiger or Liz Claiborne) off her show for saying that they don't design their clothes for black people.
  • What Could Have Been: Oprah wanted to wrap up her talk show after twenty years, but Mattie Stepanek talked her into waiting for the twenty-five year mark.