Thursday, January 6, 2011

Oprah TVeets

I've been offline since last night, but I got on tonight just in time for some incredible hilarity: TV critics live-tweeting an epic Oprah panel at the Television Critics Association press tour. So this special edition of Good TVeets is devoted solely to this legendary moment in TVeeting. All the tweets are after the jump; to read chronologically, you need to start at the bottom.







HitFixDaniel Daniel Fienberg
I want an "Oprah 18:15" t-shirt. RT @sepinwall: Confirmed: the#oprahfilibuster lasted 18 minutes and 15 seconds.

sepinwall Alan Sepinwall
Confirmed: the #oprahfilibuster lasted 18 minutes and 15 seconds.

BastardMachine Tim Goodman
If ever there was a time to drink, that time is now. The drinking lamp is lit!

sepinwall Alan Sepinwall
Getting an exact duration for the Oprah filibuster is taking an appropriately long amount of time.

danielletbd Danielle Turchiano
Also @Oprah announced the one thing she can't get someone to do is go to the gynecologist for her. I bet half the audience would volunteer.

BastardMachine Tim Goodman
Oprah just allowed another question. I just used my Oprah pen to stab myself in the ear.

sepinwall Alan Sepinwall
Bonus time! Oprah just invited an extra question!#somebodytellmykidswhatIlookedlike

BastardMachine Tim Goodman
I think she's choking me like Darth Vader right now. I need air, OWN people! Crank up the air conditioning!

LaceyVRose Lacey Rose
well this has taken a turn for the awkward. oprah is now talking at a gyno appt. #truestory

tvoti Todd VanDerWerff
Two gin-scented tears trickled down the sides of my nose. But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished.

HitFixDaniel Daniel Fienberg
Oprah just made a reference to a gynecologist appointment. Yes. Yes she did. Yes. Yes. She did. #broken

danielletbd Danielle Turchiano
PS after being at this panel I now understand why Piers Morgan's 45 min interview with @Oprah turned into a 2 hour marathon. #TCA#CTAM

sononick Nick Campbell
Those discussing how long Oprah is taking to answer a question during #tca apparently have never seen An Evening with @ThatKevinSmith.

mikeylikestv Michael O'Connell
Oprah says "gynie," not "gyno." #Ladies

BastardMachine Tim Goodman
"Everyday I speak to my own focus group of 700 people." Oh, I bet they love that.

HerQueue Alexa Planje
If I could, I would mass-RT every critic during Oprah's panel promoting OWN. Adult class clowns vs world's richest "teacher." Everyone wins.

JBFlint Joe Flint
Discovery ID just announced new mystery show -- figuring out what question Oprah was just asked.

BastardMachine Tim Goodman
I feel like Oprah is looking at me. I'm looking down so that I'm not struck down. And she said unto us, "Look away." What am I even typing?

TVMcGee Ryan McGee
I'm not there, obviously, but it sounds like Oprah just performed Lucky's speech from "Waiting for Godot" at the #TCAs.

tvoti Todd VanDerWerff
Oprah and I are in the dorm room, and it's 3 a.m., and this is all pretty deep, man. #tca

HitFixDaniel Daniel Fienberg
Don't ask me how, but Oprah has been on the dais longer than OWN has been on TV. #oprahfacts
BastardMachine Tim Goodman
"That's where I am. Loving the recognition of who I am...." Oh, that's it. Where's the bong?
EricIGN Eric Goldman
Oprah is talking about how "self-awareness" and how that doesn't mean she's in love with herself. Self-aware... like Skynet. #TCA
sepinwall Alan Sepinwall
Oprah just alluded to a story she won't be telling us. I am confused.
HitFixDaniel Daniel Fienberg
"There's where I am. Loving the recognition of who I am." -Oprah. Figure that one out, kids. #oprah
sepinwall Alan Sepinwall
That's what the money is for! RT @incogneetus69: Can you just walk out? You are a man, she doesnt control you
BastardMachine Tim Goodman
First Stedman reference! It came at the 7 hour 46 minute mark.
tvoti Todd VanDerWerff
Oprah says, "I am not in love with myself." @HitFixDaniel does a spit take a couple seats away.
ShawnRyanTV Shawn Ryan
Can someone give me an official time for Oprah's monologue at#TCA? I need to know what I'm looking to beat next Tuesday.
sepinwall Alan Sepinwall
"I am not in love with myself." #realOprahquote
HitFixDaniel Daniel Fienberg
Wait. Did Oprah just give us a "THAT'S WHAT THE MONEY'S FOR!"?
KateAurthur Kate Aurthur
Christina Norman: "Last question." Oprah: "I don't want to go."#hotelcalifornia
BastardMachine Tim Goodman
"The only true purpose of money...is to serve a route to love." Whuck? Oh, last question. "I don't want to go," Oprah says.
HitFixDaniel Daniel Fienberg
"Fame is not my impression of myself. It's other people's..." Oprah just blew my mind.
BastardMachine Tim Goodman
Tip: If you're ever with Oprah and she starts talking, pauses, then says, "long story..." - just shoot yourself in the eye.
danielletbd Danielle Turchiano
"Purpose in celebrity is completely lost for me." - @Oprah. Yeah, we'd guess that's right. #OWN #TCA #CTAM
sepinwall Alan Sepinwall
Uh-oh. I think she's got a second filibuster in her. #oprahlikestotalk
danielletbd Danielle Turchiano
I feel like I'm at a college commencement address. This is so much better than Jay Roach's speech at USC 2005! @Oprah #OWN#TCA #CTAM
HitFixDaniel Daniel Fienberg
"The way you feel about words is the way I feel about being able to inspire people." #realoprahquote
BastardMachine Tim Goodman
Sharing ideas with the world is why she was born, Oprah said. Whuck?
sepinwall Alan Sepinwall
DON'T MENTION OPRAH'S DREAMS AGAIN! We're almost free! RT @dloehr: Perhaps it was in a dream.
dloehr David J. Loehr
@sepinwall Perhaps it was in a dream.
sepinwall Alan Sepinwall
Oprah just asked reporter to introduce herself. Reporter notes "We've actually met before." Awk-ward. Oprah: "I. Do. Not. remember."
HitFixDaniel Daniel Fienberg
Oprah has started asking the names of critics. If she disapproves, we must change our names. #oprahfacts
theanticritic Mark O. Estes
I'm not going to lie, I'm a little scared. RT @damianlovestv: I am not in a room with Oprah right now, yet still feel completely empowered.
HerQueue Alexa Planje
@sepinwall @dloehr @BastardMachine Oprah's idolizing audiences have not prepared her for sarcastic golf claps.
BastardMachine Tim Goodman
I will give any critic $100 tonight at the party if they ask Oprah about her dreams again.
TVMcGee Ryan McGee
Tomorrow's headline tonight: "And then lasers came from her eyes, smoting the clappers at #TCA. All praise Mother Oprah!"
danielletbd Danielle Turchiano
"May I sit?" - The reporter as @Oprah begins to answer the question. #TCA #CTAM
danielletbd Danielle Turchiano
.@Oprah just asked a reporter for her name. That reporter can probably die happy now. #TCA #CTAM
LaceyVRose Lacey Rose
"I wish i had brought something. something" -Oprah, again, on not bringing reporters cars. yes Oprah, you and me both.
BastardMachine Tim Goodman
"I have felt the same as every person in this room." You mean vicious and sassy and drained?
sepinwall Alan Sepinwall
My clapping couldn't have been more blatantly sarcastic. RT @BastardMachine: And DONE. Critics clapped. Sarcasm missed. No sarcasm at OWN.
danielletbd Danielle Turchiano
I wish I could take a photo. Not of @Oprah but of the ridiculous amounts of people standing in on this session. #TCA
sepinwall Alan Sepinwall
Will get you an exact time for the Oprah filibuster when this is all done.
sepinwall Alan Sepinwall
Our long national nightmare is over.
danielletbd Danielle Turchiano
.@Oprah has just been diatribing for the past 20 mins or so.#OWN's Christina Norman should be wrapping her up but I think she's scared to.
JBFlint Joe Flint
The Giants should hire Oprah as offensive coordinator. With her in charge, they could have run out the clock and beaten the Eagles!
dloehr David J. Loehr
@HitFixDaniel If you look under your seats, you'll find printed transcripts and a cd with the answers Oprah just gave.
sepinwall Alan Sepinwall
Ron Swanson could have carved another whiskey harp during the Oprah filibuster
tvoti Todd VanDerWerff
Wife suggests over IM that if I take off my shirt, Oprah will stop talking. I'm gonna need at least $250. #tca
BastardMachine Tim Goodman
Fellow critics tweets killing me. Oprah is sooooo gonna keep us out of her party tonight. Heathens! Btw, SHE'S STILL TALKING.
BillBriouxTV Bill Brioux
TCA court reporter transcribing Oprah just exploded

 Daniel Fienberg 

"I will now read you a list of people who have watched OWN since Sunday. Aaron Aaronson..." 
HitFixDaniel Daniel Fienberg
"And, in conclusion, my commute today took 45 minutes. Thanks for asking." #fakeoprahquotes
tvoti Todd VanDerWerff
Oh, I get it. Oprah's interviewing herself. #tca
BastardMachine Tim Goodman
I'm laughing at all these tweets. And I can feel the death stares. I am not "bringing my best self." AND SHE'S STILL TALKING.
JBFlint Joe Flint
I can't remember what question Oprah Winfrey was asked, but the answer is going on fifteen minnutes.
HitFixDaniel Daniel Fienberg
Starting in 2012, OWN will go commercial free, with Oprah talking 24 hours a day. #oprahfacts
elgray Ellen Gray
Mistake we made here: Not asking to be Oprah's guests. Sometimes they get to talk. #tca
sepinwall Alan Sepinwall
My laptop battery has recharged itself by 70% during the Oprah filibuster.
BastardMachine Tim Goodman
Oh, for the love of God, YOU'VE GOT YOUR OWN NETWORK. Let us ask a question!
rcatlin Roger Catlin
You can watch OWN all day, Oprah says, and "there isn't going to be one thing that causes you not to sleep at night." So it's a sleep aid?
KateAurthur Kate Aurthur
We now know the truth: Without commercial breaks, #Oprah would never stop talking. Has she taken a breath? #hostagesituation
BillBriouxTV Bill Brioux
Four newspapers folded since Oprah started talking
EricIGN Eric Goldman
"Everything in the world is about energy" - Guys, I think Oprah is about to talk about the Force! #TCA
BastardMachine Tim Goodman  
She's the Energizer Bunny of aspirational gratefulness and stuff like that. She's a unicorn of positivity. And SHE'S STILL TALKING.
sepinwall Alan Sepinwall
@Zap2itRick @calibadger You might want to have food delivered to the office. I'm setting the over at another hour, minimum.
elgray Ellen Gray
Day 2 of the inspirational Oprah filibuster: Anyone planning to order pizza? #tca
sepinwall Alan Sepinwall
Who knows anymore? Something about dreams? Filibuster's been going on a while. RT @AmyKNelson: the question?
calibadger cali badger
will someone ask oprah is it's ok for me to go home? #tca
thesurfreport Surf Report Di
amen RT @NatalieAbrams: Oprah is filibustering herself #tca
BillBriouxTV Bill Brioux
Oprah's been talking so long Jerry's Kids are getting a cut
BastardMachine Tim Goodman
Still going. This bill will not get passed!
EricIGN Eric Goldman
Oprah's story has gone from touching to insanely long. Did she rehearse a one-woman show before coming here? #TCA
DamianLovesTV damianholbrook
I am not in a room with Oprah right now, yet still feel completely empowered.
BastardMachine Tim Goodman
Oprah just set a TCA record, is in fact still setting it, for longest answer to single question. About dreams, or something.
KateAurthur Kate Aurthur
I find it hard to understand wtf #Oprah is talking about at this press conference. Can someone ask her about "The Secret" or something? #TCA
sepinwall Alan Sepinwall
Reporter asks Oprah a question she says she's never been asked before. She pauses a moment, then begins 10-minutes-and-counting monologue.
BastardMachine Tim Goodman
Someone's phone just rang while Oprah was talking. Oprah's people killed that person. True story.
HitFixDaniel Daniel Fienberg
Dang, reporter or publicist whose phone has rung twice, Oprah is gonna VAPORIZE you. #oprah #tca
danielletbd Danielle Turchiano
WHO'S PHONE WOULD DARE RING DURING OPRAH??? Remember Debra Wilson's Madtv sketch? Just me? Oh... #OWN#TCA #CTAM
Zap2itRick Rick Porter
We're not realy talking about cable television so much anymore.
HitFixDaniel Daniel Fienberg
From what I can tell, Oprah has talked for 20 minutes straight about why we aren't getting cars. So wise... #oprah
BillBriouxTV Bill Brioux
Oprah sure likes to talk
HitFixDaniel Daniel Fienberg
Oprah is so wise. She could explain NBC programming decisions! Oprah is wise. #cult #tca
tvoti Todd VanDerWerff
You guys, I'm feeling a really strong connection to Oprah right now. We're kinda best friends. #tca
BastardMachine Tim Goodman
Ooops, I just laughed at a tweet and Oprah was looking. I am so dead now.
BastardMachine Tim Goodman
"I see myself as a messenger for a message that is greater than myself. And the message is, you can, you can, you can." Can I leave?
Zap2itRick Rick Porter
Oprah mentions "The Color Purple," and suddenly her outfit takes on more meaning for me.
tvoti Todd VanDerWerff
Oprah appreciates good criticism. She probably won't enjoy it when I review her show in a couple of weeks. #tca
mikeylikestv Michael O'Connell
Oprah... here... brain... melting. http://yfrog.com/gyq63bj
HitFixDaniel Daniel Fienberg
Oprah's telling us her definition of spirituality. I can't tell you. I didn't get a car, so I'm keeping that secret. #tca
Variety_StuartL Stuart Levine
Oprah says we're not getting cars. OK, how about a Starbucks gift certificate?
greghernandez Greg Hernandez
Oprah watches commercials on OWN and says things like "Thank you Chevrolet! Thanks Nissan!" #OWN #tca
LaceyVRose Lacey Rose
"Sorry i didn't think of it." -Oprah on *forgetting* to shower us w/ new cars.
BillBriouxTV Bill Brioux
Oprah puts the "Ow" in OWN. Today's OWN press conferences puts the Zzz in TCA
Variety_StuartL Stuart Levine
Oprah takes the stage,.. finally.

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