Tuesday, May 27, 2008

WWOD (What Would Oprah Do?)

I was flipping channels a few days ago and happened to alight on what looked like a new episode of Family Feud. Did you know it's now hosted by Seinfeld's Mr. Peterman? I didn't.

Anyway, the response to the survey question was rather odd. The question was something along the lines of "What person has most affected the world for good?"

When I tuned in, the only answer on the board was Ben Franklin--I wouldn't have thought of him--with something like 7 votes.

Given, perhaps, my Catholic upbringing and the current religious influence on the public discourse, the first name that popped into my head was Jesus. It seemed like a gimme.

The family in control of the board guessed Mother Theresa. Nope, not up there. And a couple more names that I can't remember, and they weren't on the board either.

The game switched to the rival family, and they said Martin Luther King Jr.--who was the #1 response, with something like 28 people in the survey giving that answer.

The rival family won, so Mr. Peterman started to reveal the other names.

As well as I can remember--and I think I might be missing one name--the results were in the neighborhood of:

Martin Luther King Jr.: 28
Oprah: 8
Bill Clinton: 8
Ben Franklin: 7
Jesus: 6

Oh, sure, getting beaten by Oprah is understandable, but Ben Franklin? That's really gotta rankle.



God Is My Codependent said...

"Benjamin Franklin: The only President of the United States, who was never President of the United States."

Jim Donahue said...

Wasn't that Oprah?

ChefNick said...


Your posts are always so hilarious. His name is John O Hurley, I think.

Just laughing and laughing here