"The Oprahcalypse is upon us!" shrieked Andy Cohen when Oprah Winfrey joined the elated talk-show host Thursday on "Watch What Happens Live."
Sipping a vodka tonic in the "WWHL" clubhouse, the American icon fielded questions from the star struck host and callers, played the show's signature games, and laughed along as Cohen rolled footage from "The Oprah Winfrey Show."
Never one to shy away from the hard questions, Cohen asked Oprah for her reaction to her "Lee Daniels' The Butler" co-star Terrence Howard's comment about her "tig ol' bitties." "It really is OK," she insisted, "because they really are big. The other day I went, 'God, are y'all getting bigger?' These are my grandmother's — she's with me." After recounting her childhood horror at being buried in her grandmother's bosom, Oprah provided the punch line to Cohen's summary.
"Not only does she have a bountiful garden, she has bountiful ..."
"Breastseses!" crowed Oprah.
Oprah smells like perfect
Cohen nearly fell on the floor in shock when a caller, after gushing over Oprah, said, "My question is actually for Andy." But it turned out to be the best query of the night: What does Oprah smell like?
After taking a whiff of his legendary guest, Cohen replied, "It's a floral note with a hint of gardenia and bountiful garden." When she explained that she doesn't actually wear perfume, he concluded, "The scent of Oprah just smells perfect."
Oprah's hair retrospective
Cohen's Mazel of the Day segment was devoted to "the eighth wonder of the world": Oprah's hairstyles. Introducing a video montage that spanned decades, Cohen said, "I give you buoyancy, volume, triumph, courage — and that's just the bangs!" His guest gasped and groaned as each stage of her hair-volution flashed on screen.
We'll drink to that!
Our deepest sympathy goes out to those of you suffering a killer hangover from Thursday's "WWHL" drinking game. The Word of the Day (posted on screen, but only revealed to the guest at the end of the show) was "Oprah" — uttered 56 times during the show. Whew!