Friday, February 29, 2008

Jamie, Dave, Oprah and Hillary

What do these names have in common? They were all involved or invoked on David Letterman last night.

Dave did repeated bits with Hillary, including one in which she entreated us to check out her website for a Snickerdoodle recipe. I did and there it was. Even if it was Cat Cora’s recipe, I thought that was funny. (It’s not on Hill’s home page anymore.)

Jamie was a guest and talked about Oprah. I didn’t realize Jamie
is on Oprah’s new good works reality show. I am a bit sick of hearing how this show is the first reality show “that’s about what you give instead of what you get”. Of course it is. This is Oprah we’re talking about. I think it’s a great idea, but I just wish that the folks involved didn’t use the exact same words to describe the show. It sounds a little bit like they’ve all drunk the Kool-Aid.

Jamie did cook on The Late Show and he and Dave together were like a modern-day Laurel and Hardy. Jamie was the oh-so-cute straight guy to Dave’s Jerry Lewis-like antics. Jamie cooked away (the recipe is near the bottom of this link), pouring and stirring and tossy-tossing his ingredients, while Dave waded wrist deep in crab lungs. It was funny.

Jamie was also on Oprah today, talking about Big Give. He demonstrated a pizza recipe and some strange cocktail, but at least he didn’t kill anything on the stage. I really didn’t know that Miss Winfrey (Jamie called her Mrs. Winfrey and she corrected him) knew so little about cooking and food. It is kind of amazing. Now if he would just allow the Food Network to publish EVERY recipe he does on his show (only two recipes from each Jamie at Home episode appear online), I’d be happy. That to me would be a Big Give.

5 comments:

Catherine Wilkinson said...

Mrs. Winfrey! That's so funny...wished I would have seen it. I agree with you about the "big give"...there's something about harping on how magnificent your charitable works are, that start to grate on a person....

Emiline said...

Oh, the powerful Oprah Winfrey. She controls all!

Wish I had seen this.

Sue said...

Hi CW,

I must say that I like Oprah. (Do you hear that Miss Winfrey?) Yeah, it can all be a bit much, but don't they say the LESS money one has, the more charitable one is? I guess she could ONLY be buying shoes and land in Hawaii and not all the other good stuff that she does. So it's all good. Right, O?

Em,
You were too busy plotting your boozy contest to be watching Dave or Oprah...

Cynthia said...

I share your sentiment: I am a bit sick of hearing how this show is the first reality show “that’s about what you give instead of what you get”. Of course it is. This is Oprah we’re talking about.

Sue said...

Hi Cyn,
I hear ya!