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Goodnight, Oprah, And Good Luck

So, as you probably know by now, Oprah has announced that she is leaving her talk show after next season. This morning, she made it official with an on-air announcement in which she explained the reason for her departure. From the New York Times:

“So why walk away and make next season the last? Here is the real reason,” she said, staring into the camera. “I love this show. This show has been my life. And I love it enough to know when it’s time to say goodbye. Twenty-five years feels right in my bones and it feels right in my spirit. It’s the perfect number, the exact right time.”

Huh. So the “real reason” is basically “because.” You are leaving the show because you love it and also because of the number 25? Sure. I mean, you are the boss! Just tell me where to pick up my free car and you won’t hear any more questions from me.

Anyway, the guys and I got together and made you something to show our appreciation for everything that you’ve done over the years:

Yup. Just me and my band showing our love for you on behalf of our moms, who made us do it.

GOODBYE IN 18 LONG MONTHS FROM NOW AND ALSO PROBABLY NOT REALLY BECAUSE YOU WILL STILL HAVE A SHOW ON YOUR OWN CABLE STATION THAT YOU OWN BECAUSE YOU’RE A BILLIONAIRE AND I’M KIND OF NOT SURE WHY THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE SAD BUT I GUESS I WILL PLAY ALONG, OPRAH!