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Oprah! Let’s do Tiki Tiki Talk! for OWN. Si?

Submitted by on July 7, 2010 – 5:46 am18 Comments

Please click the headline link to see Carrie pandering to Oprah Winfrey and her people.

So, Oprah Winfrey has put out a giant net and is casting for a talk  show host for her new network, OWN. Her site has had a place where you can submit video auditions. Well, I am late. Como siempre. The deadline has passed, but thanks to shamelessness and YouTube, (with tongue planted firmly in cheek) I am submitting my idea for Tiki Tiki Talk! to you, dear reader. And maybe the gods of Google Alerts and Twitter will send the message to La Oprah.

OK, so you’ll see the ideas in the video, but don’t you think America is ready for a talk show with segments such as:

  • Dicho del Dia, to dissect and crack up over things like “sana, sana colita de rana” and “mango bajito.”
  • Chancletaso of the Day, to point out los descarados in our culture and set them on the right path, Abuelita Style.
  • Cooking with Dulce Leche (My TV kitchen would just have a deep fryer, Cuban bread and dulce leche. Only. Guests, like Salma, Pene, Javier, Juanes, Ricky! would be required to come up with creative uses for dulce leche…)
  • Ask the Gringo Husband/Ask the Gringa Wife, a special segment by expert panelists who have survived and thrived in marriages to Latinos to help non-Latinos cope with the oddities and challenges of being married to one of us and out 17,000 relatives. (I have been trying to get my own husband to write this column for Tiki Tiki for a year!)

As I was putting this together, I remembered that at the beginning of my career in print journalism, one of my Tias kept telling me I was crazy to work for a newspaper, that I needed to be on TV…just like Giselle Fernandez . Well, Tia….your dream for me has kinda come true. And, imagine if Oprah really went for it? Ay!

So, enjoy my spoof and fantasy and consider adding your own TV show and segment ideas.

Dream big, gente. It’s the Web. Anything is possible.

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