In a post 'Oprah' show world, why not a fight club?
February 27th, 2012
04:03 PM ET

In a post 'Oprah' show world, why not a fight club?

Times have changed for Oprah Winfrey: Her long-running talk show is off daytime TV, she's heading up her own network - and she's trying to avoid tweeting to viewers with Nielsen boxes in the process.

To aid in her transition, Jimmy Kimmel offered a few new show ideas for her OWN network on his post-Oscars show last night - and some of those ideas really held some promise.

Exhibit A: Oprah's Book Club Fight Club!


After unsuccessfully pitching the mega media personality ideas for "Oprah Repo's Her Favorite Things" and "The Jimmy and Oprah Celebrity Interview," Kimmel took another swing with his concept for a more action-packed book club.

"Let's be honest, reading is like, the most boring thing in the world," Kimmel said in the skit. "So this show takes your book club and gives it a twist."

The ensuing promo showed Oprah Winfrey getting into fisticuffs over "To Kill a Mockingbird," which is totally understandable, because we'd throw down over Boo Radley too.

Winfrey didn't go for his show pitch, which is too bad. Really, the only thing that we think could best  "Oprah's Book Club Fight Club" would be if Kimmel actually made "Movie: The Movie" happen:


Filed under: Late Night comedy • Oscars 2012 • television

soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Booo

    The skits are funny, but reading is not boring, kids. Youfools!, you should use your prison computer privileges for more enligtening things.

    February 28, 2012 at 6:23 am | Report abuse |
  2. you fools!

    Oprah could always be a stand-in for Aunt Jemima!

    February 27, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  3. TrinityLee

    Oprah and Jimmy are great! I forgot that Oprah actually has acting ability and Jimmy played to role of producer very well. Thanks for the spoof O.J.!

    February 27, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Louie

    This is funny stuff. It's good to see her again and especially spoofing herself.

    February 27, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |

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