Fenton Bailey writes:
Was I hallucinating or last night did I see the weirdest Oprah show of all? OK, so it was a last minute show cobbled together to replace the postponed Legends Ball postmortem. OK, so the show was about Gayle King finding the best cake in the United States (which by the way is red velvet cake from Doughboys in LA).
Now, Oprah hates surprises, so best friend / girlfriend Gayle decides to surprise her! By taking Tennessee T-cakes to her dad in his barber shop. As Oprah looks on stony-faced. Then Gayle ups the ante by taking T-cakes to whoever now lives in the home where Oprah grew up. And was molested in. Then Gayle wants to see Oprah’s bedroom. Icky! Then Gayle – by now practically shrieking from the sugar rush of cake – asks the man who was sleeping in the room (and had to be woken up) if he could feel anything coming out of the walls. Creepy!
You’d think Oprah would have Freyed her alive. But because they are such special friends Oprah seemed to endure it in a rather frosty way. Meanwhile Gayle, high on frosting, started yammering about how cake is her heroin. There were other careless whispers, I thought, that pointed to the true nature of their relationship, but enough already!
Stay tuned for the Legends Ball!
– Fenton Bailey