Monday, March 30, 2009
Please Stop: Oprah & Tyra Show Edition
Dear Oprah & Tyra Show Producers,
Please stop brazenly biting off of each other. Maybe you figured that because Tyra's demographic is teen girls and O's is everyone else with breasts, the copycatting would go unnoticed. It hasn't. You underestimated that tendency thirty-year old women have to cling to their youth.
The show swapping was admirable at first, when in the wake of the Chris Brown/Rihanna thing, you both did shows that aired on the same day, devoted to educating teen girls about domestic violence. Ra ra sisterhood and all that. However, what started as an experiment in daytime talk synergy has creeped way past the ridiculous mark.
You guys are swapping guests and show topics like bodily fluids at a skank slumber party . Tyra does a show on the straight girl turned gay girl phenomenon, Oprah does too. O has Steve Harvey on to tell the straight girls sticking with this guy thing what we're doing wrong, and you'll never guess who was dishing out love and dating do's and don'ts with Tyra the next day. Not cool, guys.
If you're The Tyra Show, you don't want us comparing what your girl does to Oprah. It's so Pier 1 to O's Pottery Barn. Wicker vs. Winfrey? That's never a good idea.