Can you believe it, girls!? Watch What Happens Live has been on the air for 18 seasons. Andy Cohen has been serving us puns, nonsense, drama, and more since 2009! The decor alone. I mean. Implants, a blue bunny, you name it! The show originated about three years in to Real Housewives of Orange County blowing up and one year into Real Housewives of New York. We were all so innocent back then. Take me back.
Since it’s debut, WWHL has evolved to host all kinds of celebs and bravo-labs alike. There have been appearances made by the Kardashians, LL Cool J, and even Oprah Winfrey! A real who’s who! In the bravo-world, this show can be credited for igniting some real b-roll drama. There have been more than a few drunken Housewives secrets revealed on during this 30-minute late night fiasco. The clubhouse has also been used to host reunions for the less-frequented Bravo shows.
On a recent episode of WWHL Andy was tasked with playing one of his own tacky games. It was called “At-Own It, Baby.” He was asked if there is any question he has asked a guest that he now regrets. Andy harkened back to his interview with goddess Oprah.
During the episode Oprah was Andy’s only guest. She and Andy talked about her historical interviews with people like Whitney Houston. Andy asked Oprah if she got much criticism for that interview, and she responded explaining her role as an interviewer. Oprah described herself as a facilitator, trying to help her guest portray their true story. It was an insightful take, and one Andy nodded along with.
In the end, Andy botched his time with our TV queen. He admitted his greatest WWHL regret came from this interview. He shared, “You know, we were running out of time in the show, and I very flippantly asked Oprah Winfrey if she had ever swam in the lady pond.” Lol, what!? Andy really can’t help himself, can he? Even after all that feel good facilitator chit chat?!
“It sounded so flip,” Andy repeated. “And it just wasn’t the time, and she was taken aback, and maybe that.” Well, I’d say that’s a worthy selection. Mess.
TELL US – CAN YOU THINK OF ANY OTHER CRINGY MOMENTS FACILITATED BY ANDY OVER THE LAST 18 SEASONS? DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE WWHL MEMORY?
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