Oprah Winfrey may have made her fortune and founded her empire based on her ability to talk, but a clip making the rounds lately is proving that sometimes the best Oprah moments are the ones where she doesn’t say anything at all. It turns out Oprah’s got a classic case of “loud face.”
Let’s set the stage for you. Oprah was interviewing a woman who had won a million dollars with a recipe. Obviously, Oprah had to taste this if the dish was worth a million bucks! The reigning queen of all media stood on set talking to the woman for a few moments before popping a bite of chicken into her mouth. The pause and silence say everything you need to know before she composes herself to talk about it.
Things got awkward.
I often think about the time Oprah did a cooking segment with a woman whose chicken recipe won $1 million, and Oprah's jaw dropped when she tasted it and realized the lady didn't even add seasoning pic.twitter.com/rfs7PS1Jc3
— Spencer Althouse (@SpencerAlthouse) December 9, 2018
The conversation about the lack of seasoning totally didn’t help the situation any but, before we all jump on this poor, very clearly embarrassed woman, there are a few facts you need to know. First of all, the recipe wasn’t for the chicken itself. The winning recipe was for a stuffing made with the chicken as just one of the ingredients. It also featured some spinach, Pillsbury Dunkables waffle sticks, maple syrup and a whole lot more. Tasting just the chicken outside of the rest of the recipe was probably not how the woman intended things to go down. Later on in the segment, Oprah does get to try everything together as intended and she does tell her viewers she really likes it.
None of that undoes this glorious 30 seconds of television history, though, where the frustration of all of Oprah’s seasoning-loving ancestors was written across her face for millions of viewers.
Twitter can’t get enough. And, before you ask, of COURSE “the caucasity” jokes got thrown around.
This is the look of “something is horribly wrong here” mixed with “how do I get out of this gracefully?”
— Intimacy Chronicles (@BelievePrayLov1) December 9, 2018
The lady after the show.. pic.twitter.com/bW0N06Fzjx
— Wakandan Royalty (@henny_s) December 10, 2018
Invaded like 80% of the world for spices and now don't even use them in the food. pic.twitter.com/qJFEJvZjhJ
— Trin (@Intense_XEnergy) December 9, 2018
She definitely said No twice. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😭😭😭😭😭
— zamundan-wakandan immigrant (@yvahn) December 9, 2018
you can literally see this woman’s soul leave her body lol pic.twitter.com/AZ2RUuJDgk
— dream ghoul (@TheDreamGhoul) December 9, 2018
She was having none of it. Chewing that one piece like it was gum, looking for some flavor.
— Lindsey (@asimpledroid) December 9, 2018
Probably my family. I am permanently banned from cooking because once I added herbs to the stuffing.😂
They said it was too "ethnic." But I took it from the Barefoot Contessa's website.🙃
— Marisa Tacoma (@MarisaTacoma) December 9, 2018
Oprah deserves an Oscar for all of the subtle shade that she’s thrown throughout the years. I love her.
— Alyssa (@KosherTaurus) December 9, 2018
While she was thinking of how to respond with out hurting her feelings in front of millions of people
— Minority Report (@M1norityReport) December 9, 2018
When she said, “nooo, there’s no salt and pepper to it. But you can add it yourself,” my reaction was not shock. For Susan looks every bit like someone who believes S&P is optional. pic.twitter.com/LpBuGA9O05
— Your Legal Soapiness (@Sudsssy) December 9, 2018
I mean, who has a million dollars to give away for unseasoned chicken. LOL
— Isa (@QueenOfTacosTX) December 9, 2018
That is THE million dollar question! It was just bones and saw dust!
— Toni Y. Long (@ToniLongEsq) December 9, 2018
oprah can't even pretend to be impressed lol
— Craig Bro Dude (@CraigSJ) December 9, 2018
Watching Oprah chew for time is seriously one of the funniest things we have seen in a while. We’ll just be here watching this on loop if you need us.