The camaraderie and comic skills of the co-hosts on “The Talk” are well-loved by its loyal daytime audience, so last night, on the January 6 broadcast, when Aisha Tyler, Julie Chen, Sarah Gilbert, Sheryl Underwood, and Sharon Osbourne took the stage to celebrate their moment as Favorite Daytime Team, they displayed another quality that keeps them fan favorites– they don’t take kindly to anyone stealing their thunder, or the microphone! The moment was a keeper for the ages!
Sara Gilbert was originator for the show’s concept, and just as she was stating the friendly talk show’s niche as the “oddballs” among feuding and/or politically-minded rivals, an unknown man from stage left pops into camera frame, and begins babbling about someone’s album, after mumbling his own incoherent name. In a flash, Sheryl Underwood springs and action. Shooing him away from the mic stand, she announces “You ain’t gonna pull no Steve Harvey up in here! No Sir, no sir!” One might remember another name by the initials of K.W. that might be more appropriate, but nonetheless, Underwood motions to security to be done with the intruder, with a forceful shove. Mrs. Osbourne makes her presence known with a kick that she probably wishes could’ve landed in another area of anatomy, and then Sheryl returns the microphone to Sara, prompting, “Back to your speech, girl!” Arms around her shoulders in support, Sara proceeds with her words about being the place for “misfits” in daytime, and Aisha jumps in to remind that “that guy is not in our club.” “Get the #@$* off my stage!” comes a last few choice words from Mrs. O, never one to mind her manners when it comes to out and out rude behavior.
The bold ladies of “The Talk” have trod in some very intimate and brave places never before approached in daytime entertainment. They have stood behind their pledge to speak, and show, personal truths. They went sans make-up a few years ago, as did their guest, Jamie Lee Curtis. They opened their season this year by sharing a deeply personal secret with their viewers, and that has brought free-flowing channels of dialogue, as well as hope, to many fans chained by shame and secrecy, without reason. These women from very different backgrounds constantly inspire by staying girlfriends to each other, and that kind of bond can’t be shaken by any kind of crasher. Here’s hoping that they are celebrating sweet victory, and some pretty stout stage bravery, today. Sisters can do it for themselves.