While Twitter didn't exist 25 years ago when Oprah Winfrey first stepped on to her talk show stage, it does now. And thank Oprah, it does. On her finale episode, which strangely ended on a Wednesday (Hint: the last day of sweeps. Oprah didn't become queen for nothing.), she extolled upon us the most important lessons of her life. From what we can tell, there wasn't an
dry eye in the house.
Of course, we don't bemoan her that unadulterated time to give us the best "Aha" moments of her 25 years. After all, she earned it. But, that's where Twitter comes in. We combed the Twitter-sphere for what the celebrities thought about the queen's final episode and we couldn't be more pleased by the cross-section of reactions ranging from touched, thankful, and downright annoyed.
Here's what some celebs tweeted about Oprah's final episode:
"'Never missed a day in 25 years' - and that's y she is all she is" -- Rosie O'Donnell
"The end of an incredible run...congrats, @Oprah, for changing the world!" -- Katie Couric
"Holy s**tballs, u guys weren't kidding. Oprah was her own final guest. I sent her that script as a joke. I didn't think she'd really do it." -- Kathy Griffin
"This Oprah show is better than 5 years in church. (or temple)... That was about as brilliant a farewell as could be imagined. She left as strong as she came, and there will never be another Oprah!" -- Andy Cohen, "Watch What Happens: Live"
"Watching the @Oprah finale. I hope her departure is not going to cause a lot of adultery. What else can one do at 4 pm?" -- Joy Behar, "The View"
"Last Oprah show is on Sad. Will miss her Was thrilled to attend a taping!" -- Jill Zarin, "The Real Housewives of New York City"
"I miss both Oprah and Osama. Is there a way to pair them up for something?" -- Michael Ian Black, "Backwash"
"@Oprah, [executive producer] @SheriSalata filled with love with tears of joy running down my face. graceful, graceful beyond words. Love, Nate -- Nate Berkus, "The Nate Berkus Show"
"Last Oprah show "Until we meet again" Oprah Winfrey #Quote (@Oprah! Thank you!)" -- Ricky Martin
"Oprah Winfrey is so powerful that she had the Rapture postponed until after her final show airs..." -- Joan Rivers
"@Oprah! Congratulations on your last @TheOprahShow. You have been a tour de force on American television for over 25 years. Thank you" -- Martha Stewart
"A shout out to @Oprah on the final show today. Thank you for letting so many know that they are indeed important. What a gift!" -- Carson Kressley, "Carson Nation"
"Apparently Oprah is responsible for life on our planet as we know it." -- Kevin Nealon, "Weeds"
What would you like to say about Oprah's final show?
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