Better than Rosie? Better than Oprah?-The Caroline Rhea Show(2002-2003)
As of the previous comment that was listed on IMDb as saying that Caroline Rhea's talk show was better than Rosie O'Donnell's? First off,lets face some facts here. In 2002,when production of the syndicated "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" ended,she traded in her daytime crown for a hermit-like hostess who basically replaced her. What the producers did was handpicked the actress-comedian from the TV-series "Sabrina,The Teenage Witch",to assume her duties as a talk show host. And what better person to succeed her in this quest? Caroline Rhea..... Yes,the little-midget-hermit of an comedian/actress to fill the void that was previously left by Rosie O'Donnell. When "The Caroline Rhea Show",premiered in syndication in September of 2002,the actress-comedian didn't know what to expect when the producers(from Rosie's show)picked her....but what she didn't know was that with the essential job duties of hosting a syndicated national talk show was also came some of the sibling's overalls.
Hosting from a nearly identical set(which was basically the same exact set and all the fixings from The Rosie O'Donnell Show),Caroline Rhea inherited the belief that if it ain't broke,don't try to fix it. But things did break-and far as the show was it was really falling apart quickly in the ratings as the viewers notice a quick downhill too within the first three months it aired. Plus,she had the overall audacity to think that she was better than Oprah Winfrey,or in another perspective better than Rosie herself. In other words,Caroline Rhea didn't know how to play or survive in the talk show game,and within a year lost. And lost big time. Her analytical skills as a talk show host too were pathetic as hell,which goes to show that even a once great comedian should have never jumped the gun to go toward the talk show format ever,and with Caroline Rhea she was the worst thing since Pat Sajak did the opposite on interviewing guests on a talk show format. Some of the repulsive if annoying questions she would asked guests on the show which such unprofessional consquence as "So,were you ever a Boy Scout?" Caroline Rhea's dimensional stint as a talk show host and her dimension was cancelled after a few months,when the audience realized that meant she shouldn't. It would have been a whole lot better if she would have stayed in prime-time with Melissa Joan Hart on "Sabrina" than trying to outdo herself as a talk show host. Nowadays,this actress is even a "bigger loser" than she has ever been and not as funny as a comedian as she used to be neither.
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