I appreciate Shemar Moore's, well, assets, but damn, when Susan Lucci is practically mouthing 'help' to the cameras, you know she's in dire straits. Instead of that tribute, we should have had Erika Slezak and Lucci come out and be honoured with clips. And then say a few words about what they plan to do in the future. They could even have had Genie Francis join them. I know she's on CBS now and her show isn't being cancelled, but they are the 3 grand dames of soap operas, and it would have been awesome to see them all together.
I think that if there were any daytime fans left, that show killed them. It's almost a relief that the soap genre is dying because it means we might not have any more of this awful show.
I would have liked it a lot better if they had panned to different soap stars in the audience. Although the stars themselves are probably glad that didn't happen so that we couldn't see the look of utter disdain on their faces.
And let me get something straight...Because Oprah loved Celine, Celine was able to become Celine? I didn't get that but maybe we weren't supposed to take it so literally. But if you're going to spend that long on a tribute, can't you make sure the honoree shows up?
Gladys Knight sounded rough. But at least we didn't have to endure Dionne Warwick singing that song.
And I just want to say again, because I think it's important every once in a while: Oprah was a talk show host. A nice lady, a generous lady, and smart in some ways, but: A talk show host. Not a philosopher, not a politician, not a writer. A talk show host. And there's a place for talk show hosts. But not the place that Oprah is currently occupying.
Edited by Jaclynovascotia, Jun 20, 2011 @ 12:48 PM.