“I thought to myself, what can I do? I am just a young, brash 30-something guy all alone in this cruel world,” Joey continued. “Then I remembered! Aha, I am a comedian and a political activist. I’ll boycott this Oprah Winfrey gal, and force her off the air. I refused to watch the show.” And, so the boycott began.
In earnest, Novick stopped watching the show. Everyday,for twenty-three years. Through the fat Oprah. The thin Oprah. The book club Oprah. The Dr. Phil Oprah. And the Obama Oprah. Did others join him in his boycott?
“Well, I meant to contact others to join me, and it’s been on my ‘To Do’ list. Just never got around to it. That ADD is a real bitch.”
When asked what he is going to do with his “boycott time” now that he has been eminently successful, he answered, “I really don’t know. I might take some time off to not watch other things on TV. Maybe I will use my new found power and influence to force other shows off the air. There’s ‘Jon & Kate Plus Eight’. Maybe continue my plans for the All-Spinoff Cable Network. We’ve got shows planned like ‘Everybody Loves Lurch’ and ‘Honey, It’s The Howells’, and ‘The Granny Clampett Chronicles’.
The Oprah Winfrey Show did not return our calls for comment. EndFragment