Re: Oprah: Good Guest
- From: memory705@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: 2 Dec 2005 13:00:42 -0800
Brad Hill wrote:
> I was wrong about this show, and Dave was perfect. Oprah took the right
> tack in refusing to acknowledge any difficulties between them, and I
> can't think of a more healing and funny gift than the photo. She did
> piss me off now and then, particularly the "Nobody would describe you
> as sweet" remark.
Oh please, that was the funniest part. I can't believe anyone would
be offended by that, because the whole point of their chemistry is that
they are such opposites and Oprah is the touchy-feely one and Dave is
supposed to be anything but. In a way saying Dave wasn't sweet was a
complement because it implies he doesn't kiss celebrity ass.
Also, her "I can't believe you're this serious"
> business. In both cases Oprah revealed that she really doesn't know
> Dave or his work. When Dave was effusively complimenting her, and
> denigrating his own career, she could have stepped up with some praise
> about the 9/17 show or Dave's holiday visits to war zones. She is
> probably unaware of such stuff, or, at least, uable to turn her
> attention away from herself.
Oprah NEVER watches TV. She doesn't even allow a TV in her bedroom so
she certainly doesn't watch TV late at night, especially since she gets
up early. Also Oprah's a big believer that when someone gives you a
complement, you should justt take it in and enjoy it. She's always
lecturing guests on her show about this. If she had complemented Dave
every time he complemented her it would have been way too mushy.
> Pat, to balance your telling moment, I'll point out the telling moment
> on the TMS, which filmed Oprah's arrival from the 53rd Street fire
> escape. She emerged from a car, heard the cheers of her fans,
> and--seemingly unable to resist--rushed over to a barricade ... to the
> spot where the media were clustered. She logged her sound bytes, then
> scurried into the theater.
> All in all, despite Oprah being Oprah, I thought the show was
> rewarding, interesting, and a fabulous showcase for Dave. The walk down
> Broadway was utterly inspired and glorious. That was a Hollywood moment
> in the heart of Manhattan. Dave has never staged a more glamorous scene
> in his career.
Yes that was a very nice touch, and a great way to end the interview.
A creative way to take advantage of the fact that her musical was right
across the street.
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