Before yesterday's final episode, which found her rarely taking time to breathe between self-affirmative platitudes, Oprah Winfrey spent the bulk of her last week on air (...for now) in a sort of pantomime. In the two shows before the last, celeb after celeb was trotted out to "surprise" her and she reacted accordingly (even though she was miked and could interject whenever she wanted). It was straight-up silent-movie acting, very strange and endlessly gif-able. You know I had to do this:
Thank you, Oprah. Now, sashay away...a few channels over to OWN.
I'd be remiss if I didn't include parts of Patti LaBelle's performance-cum-freak out that included her kicking off her shoes (it was like she was in the drag of that drag queen in Patti drag at the end of Paris Is Burning):
And also this woman:
More than anything, I think I'll miss the sense of emotional abandon that Oprah tends to incite. Big loss, guys!