Gather ’round children and let’s take a trip back in time to 2006 when Oprah Winfrey was still on TV everyday and Bush was still in office. Scratch that last part, just remember the Oprah thing. A guest named Anna Ginsberg, who won the Pillsbury Bake-Off million dollar grand prize, prepared her award winning Chicken and Spinach Stuffing and let’s just say Oprah took a bite of that mess and looked like she wished she could have spit it out. Fast forward to 2018 and the clip has resurfaced, but this time with Oprah’s real reaction.
In an exclusive clip posted to O Magazine‘s website Oprah directly addresses Spencer Althouse, the journalist who brought the clip up once again, by telling him what her intention was behind the moment she wished she invented hot sauce in my bag swag. Here’s the original post from Spencer’s Twitter.
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
You can literally see the moment Anna’s heart breaks into a million pieces while Oprah chews thinking to herself “A million dollars???” But you know what, when you add shit like waffle sticks and pecans to a dish without seasoning you’re just setting yourself up for failure. And now Oprah is giving us all the answer we’ve been awaiting for over a decade! And the verdict is….that shit was tasteless!
“I always wanted anybody who came on the show, no matter what they did, to have a good experience. And I also wanted to stay in my own truth while allowing them to have that good experience. I was having a moment of trying to decide, Do I want her to have a great time? What is my real moment of truth?,” Oprah explains. “Because the truth for me was that I am used to having salt and pepper on my chicken. That’s just the truth. That’s what I was thinking: this chicken needs some salt and pepper.”
Translation; Oprah ain’t NEVER eating anything Anna whips up again unless she takes a trip down the spice aisle at Walmart first. Hell, it’s right next to the Pillsbury aisle right? Stop being lazy Anna. (S/N on more than one occasion while writing this I referred to Anna as Karen. Bad Ben!)
Here’s the whole segment from the episode. Notice how Oprah seems confused at the items Anna was putting together during their segment? The shade is all up and through her reactions, probably because she was thinking “I really don’t want to eat this shit.”