RUSH ARCHIVE: The question’s been raised on this program a number of times since I’ve been hosting it: “Rush, why is Oprah so popular? What is it about that show?” If you’ve ever watched it, she cries all the time. I mean, the biggest audience is women. The fastest way to a woman’s heart is cry, it’s emotional. It’s a magnet.
RUSH: And there you have it. That’s it. I mean, there’s other reasons, too, but in my estimation when people asked me that was the primary reason. Okay, let’s fast forward to Sunday night on Oprah Winfrey network’s Oprah Prime. The host Oprah Winfrey, The Oprah, was interviewing the singer Pharrell — is that how you pronounce his name, Pharrell, the guy that wears the strange hat, the Canadian Royal, Canadian Mount. (interruption) It’s Pharrell, not Pharrell? It’s Pharrell? It’s Pharrell. Okay. It’s Pharrell.
During the interview Oprah plays a video of people dancing to Pharrell’s song Happy. Pharrell has a song called Happy. I do remember. I guess it was at the Epidemic Awards where Kerry Washington came out and introduced Pharrell. He was so cool, is what she said. So incredibly cool. So here’s Pharrell. He’s on Oprah’s show on Sunday night [talking about] his song Happy and people are dancing to it. And he started crying. He literally started crying. I’m telling you, it’s why it works.