It Is Good To Be The King Gayle King Oprah Pal

It's Good To Be The King...Gayle King Oprah's Best Friend, That Is - Don't Get Me Started!

Now I really don't begrudge anyone anything that luck happens to dump in their lap and the same goes for Ms. Gayle King, Oprah's best friend. She's very lucky that her best gal pal is one of the most influential and richest people in their world. It's a little like picking your parents in a way. She knew Oprah before she was a mega-billionaire so she may or may not have known just how big a star she was "hitching her star to" but nonetheless, her horse has come in and she's reaping the benefits. It's good to be the king...Gayle King Oprah's best friend, that is - Don't Get Me Started!

It has occurred to me on more than one occasion that I do not have the friends that could turn into another Oprah and put me on their payroll (damn it all to hell). Everyone knows that these "friends" (or more likely sycophants and leeches) usually just make sure that the Perrier is the right temperature and the crust is off the bread but sometimes, just sometimes, they get put in positions that really they have no business being in and yet no one seems to care because, after all, they are so and so's best friend. (Let me just say, I'm ready, willing and able - billionaires, apply here - I'm fun to be around on a regular basis at parties and very creative!)

Well, I'm not picking on Gayle King but honestly what are her qualifications? And more importantly, where do I sign up? All you have to do is watch a few shows that Gayle is on with Oprah and you begin to see the whole dynamic. Gayle is basically Oprah's bitch. Oprah can make fun of Gayle, tell her how wrong or stupid she is and yet Gayle sits there with a smile on her face like Oliver from the musical, saying, "Please sir, I want some more!" But come on, wouldn't you? Don't bite the hand that feeds you, right?

Recently I heard that Gayle King was one of the people being considered as a replacement on The View. Here's the problem with that one, Gayle is one of the dullest people I've ever watched on television. She has nothing to offer (except that she's Oprah's pal). I can't even imagine her being able to do the show without referencing Oprah every few minutes and having Oprah call in on an earpiece to tell her what to say.

I watched the road trip they took and this more than anything proved that Gayle is Oprah's baby sister that takes a sibling beating at least once an hour. While Oprah looks disgusted and hurls insults at Gayle, Gayle pouts and tries (unsuccessfully) to deflect the taunts. But I guess if it works for them, who am I to say?

Well, what I'd like Gayle to say to Oprah are things like, "Yes, you're the boss of me but you don't own me, bosswoman." I'd like Gayle to tell Oprah not to sing with every musical guest that is on the show while she keeps looking at the camera to see if they're getting a shot of her singing along with the musical guest. Gayle could tell her that that bushy, all thrown up on the top of her head hairstyle looks like shit. And she could let Oprah know that having middle aged white women scream at the top of their lungs because they're getting a nail file and the latest sunglasses from some company that is supposedly "Oprah's favorite" is more than a little annoying for the home viewers. If Gayle did these things, perhaps she would be more interesting and could become a serious contender to break out on her own (after the considerable leg up from her pal).

But no, I fear we're doomed to watch segments of Gayle trying to find the perfect burger across the country while Oprah makes fun of her love of food (as if Oprah doesn't love her a good burger) and belittle her on national television so that Oprah can seem like the funnier and prettier one. In a way it's a little like watching Ethel and Lucy. It's widely known now that it was in Lucy's contract to make sure that Ethel (Vivian Vance) never had nicer clothes or hair than Lucy. Ethel was contractually supposed to be frumpier at all times. This didn't make the show work better, just made Lucy feel better about herself (just as I suspect it does for Oprah). Of course the difference here is that Vivian Vance was a scream. If you ever doubt it, watch the episode where they visit Ethel Mae Potter's home town in New Mexico to see the brilliance that was Vivian Vance.

Unfortunately, I don't see that kind of brilliance coming from Gayle King. But then again, does she really need to produce anything to be the straight man for Oprah's comedy act? I guess it works for them and obviously for millions of women and men who watch them both but if Oprah ever decided to do a reality show she should consider doing Who Wants To Be Gayle King. People would line up for miles and miles to get a crack at dethroning King. Because after all, it's good to be the king...Gayle King Oprah's best friend, that is - Don't Get Me Started!

 

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Carmen Hall 9 years ago

Oprah is the lucky one to have a friend that stick to her all those years and they remind friends for a long time.  Do you think its easy to have a friend like Oprah.  Properly not, because people like you are alway judging if.  Leave them alone and maybe you can get a friend who will love you as much.  But don't guarantee it.  


binta nah jalloh 9 years ago

I have never had a best friend, i always thought all the people i knew or went to school with was better them me and they was too good to my best friend. I think oprah and gayle love each orther very much, and they respect each order very much. keep it on girls.


zepce,bosna 9 years ago

Oprah is one great women and a great friend,so it is not difficult to be her friend!Only evil people think that they are not the best friends in real life!GO GIRLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


CANDY AND DANA EMIL 8 years ago

ENJOYED THE ARTICLE VERY MUCH. I DO AGREE WITH YOU I'M SHURE IT WOULD BE HARD TO BE BFF'S WITH OPRAH. SHE IS A VERY BUSY LOVED AND ADMIRED WOMAN WHO IS USE TO GETTING EVERYTHING HER WAY. I'M SHURE SHE PROBALLY DOES'NT MEAN TO BE UNBEARABLE BUT I'M SHURE AT TIMES GAYLE WANTS TO RING HER NECK. SHE PROBALLY HAS TO REMEMBER, SHE IS THE BOSS AND I DO HAVE TO KEEP MY JOB. EITHER WAY IT GOES I THINK BOTH OF THE LADIES ARE VERY SMART AND INTELLAGENT WEMEN WE CAN ALL LEARN FROM. LETS NOT HATE ON THEM AND BE PROUD THAT WE HAVE A SMART BLACK WOMEN WHO CAN BE AN EXAMPLE FOR THE YOUNGER GENERATION COMING UP THAT WANT TO BE JOURNALIST OR TALK SHOW HOST. GO OPRAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


susan 8 years ago

Although I like Gayle, and she is a journalist in her own right, having had legitimate shows and a career of her own when she met Oprah on one of them, she does not have that "It" factor that Oprah has. I have tried to see it, but she just does not have it. She does tend to be boring in how she speaks, what she wears, etc. Oprah, being the dear friend that she is, has tried so hard to connect Gayle with stardom. She happens to be doing just fine,though. I would have to say that I, and any of you guys out there would do the same thing for your friend, so I cannot blame Oprah one bit. Everyone else does it, why can't she. And one other thing, I hate when people accuse them of being lesbians. Why can;t people be best friends without being accused of being lovers? Leave them alone.


Twiggy 8 years ago

I've had a best friend since I was 5 yrs old and we're still friends today but we have never called each other 4 times a day as adults, however, we did a whole lot more than that when we were kids. I do find it strange that they are always quoting each other behaving like lovers. I say if it acts like a duck and quacks lika a duck, it's a duck:)


devoted watcher 8 years ago

i use to like watching the ophra show but recently she is becoming very boring i know she has a big heart but now all she does is talk about weight loss which is not a bad thing or some kind of medical issue is she trying to educate the whole wiorld and yes every time she goes some were gayle king is there why not have steadmen with he suppose to be her boufriend i feel she talks more about gale then any one is there some thing we should know about the two of them


Karen 8 years ago

I think they're lesbian lovers.


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moonlake 7 years ago from America

Actually I like Gayle but Oprah is not my favorite person. I agree Gayle does much more because of Oprah.

Lately I turn Oprah completely off.


True Blue 7 years ago

i resent having to watch Gayle King on almost every other episode of the OWS and I am sure Oprahs friends and business associates resent having to have Gayle included in everything. Gayle has failed at all of her endeavors but yet Oprah makes the world pay attention to Gayle who is boring, unattractive and mediocre. I think Gayle is the user and Oprah pays dearly for that friendship with money, jobs and gifts for Gayle and her children. If Gayle were a true friend there would be no price tag attached to their relationship.


jaismine 6 years ago

Oprah and Gayle are the cutest friends i think they are the closet 2 friends that stars ever could have they are the 2 most best friends ever because they have been close to each other for like years and thats something most people would not do.


Marina 5 years ago

I think Oprah is a wonderful human being and she and Gail are closest of friends -nothing wrong with that. 100% sure they are not gay at all. Oprah is 'n sharp intelegent and loving person - I admire her because of her good talent as talk show host - she never bores me. I live in South Africa and we also have her talk show here - I don't miss it for anything. My dream is to meet Oprah and have a cup of tea with her and just talk for a while. Oprah has a wonderfull personality and she can also cry a tear when someone is telling a sad story. It does not matter whether she and Gail is gay or not - her heart will always remain the the same. God bless Oprah!


Linda C. 5 years ago

I like Gayle Kings talk show, but she dresses so cheap. The plastic jewelery and different colored dresses, but all designed the same. Why not a skirt and blouse and just regular shoes with not so flashy junk jewelery, then she would look elegant, she is pretty and seems to be very nice and caring.


Geogemin 5 years ago

I find Gale King annoying! She constantly interrupts the people she is interviewing. Please someone tell her that especially is NOT pronounced ekspecially ......


sandra Browne 4 years ago

I really think some of your are jealous of the friendhsip between the two wounderul ladies. Leave them alone. if all friendhsip were like Opera and Gayle the world would be a better place. Lo9ve you Gale and Opera. Continue to to be the best you can


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somelikeitscott 4 years ago from Las Vegas Author

If you love her, for Gods sake learn to spell her name, she is not a classical work of music, her name is, "Oprah" - thanks!

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