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(upbeat music) Ooh-ooh! Ooh-ooh! Ooh-ooh! Ooh-ooh! Ooh-ooh! ♪ How you doin’ ♪ Woo! Thank you for watching us today. (audience cheers) Say hello to my cohost, my studio audience. (audience cheers) How you doin’? How you doin’? I’m doin’ okay, let’s get started. It’s time for Hot Topics. (audience cheers)
(rhythmic music) So, all right, there’s a rumor going around and I so want it to be true. (laughs) They say that “Desperate Housewives” might be coming back to TV. (audience cheers) You know, weird, and hate me if you want, but I don’t even mind Felicity Huffman in this one once she gets outta jail, you know what I’m saying? Now, look, here’s the plot though. Gabrielle Solis, you know, Eva Longoria, friend to show, she returns to Wisteria Lane and she’s hiding a troubling, terrible secret. (audience exclaims) Now, in our meeting, my guess that the secret is that Wilona, what’s her name? Which one? Juanita.
Juanita. Juanita, Demi Lovato’s sister, who played Gabrielle Solis’ daughter on the show, I think that she, (laughs). (audience exclaims) You remember her, she was all kinds of laughter, right? My guess is that Eva Longoria’s character, Gabrielle, is going to tell her husband that Juanita is not really his child. (audience exclaims)
You know what I’m saying? ‘Cause Gabrielle always used to say, you know, I was a model, I was ripping the runway and doing all kinda other stuff and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, uh-huh. Probably caught it with one of them poppies one late night. (audience laughs) And they just passed her off as, God, I forget his name, Mr. Solis. Ricardo Chavira. Ricardo, but in–
Carlos Solis. Carlos Solis, right? Who, by the way, said Felicity Huffman and all the racism on the show was an open secret. He called it white privilege, we already did that story though. Yeah, yeah, he was glad that the show was over and he wouldn’t be surprised if she got off, this is Felicity Huffman, and white privilege. Anyway, so. So anywho. The terrible secret to me is gonna be that Juanita is not Carlos’, but, all of her friends have moved away. All right, so she’ll be living there by herself. So instead of befriending the old friends, ’cause they’re all gone, one of ’em’s dead, and one of them, Nicollette Sheridan’s dead. Remember she got electrocuted right in the middle of Wisteria Lane? (audience exclaims) Okay, and then do you remember a house landed on another and all we could see are the calves and the feet, and then dead? I don’t know who that was, but look. Gabrielle’s gonna be living there by herself. And, well, I guess maybe Carlos will be there too. But she’s gonna befriend a whole new cast of housewives. Now see, I’m open for it, I’m open for this. (audience applauds) Last time Eva was here, we talked about it on the couch and I asked her, I said, “Would you ever go back?” And she said she certainly would, she certainly would. And I think that she’s interesting enough that we can do without the other cast members. Vanessa Williams will be doing pop-bys, or something like that. That’s fine, I mean, she was late to the party anyway. So we didn’t really get a chance to really know her. She wasn’t really part of that six years that we watched that show endlessly, you know? (audience applauds) And then, and Marcia Cross, the redhead, she’s agreed to do cameos, why not? Remember how anal retentive she was on the show? About everything? (laughs) So there’s no word on whether Teri Hatcher is gonna be a part of it, but why wouldn’t she? We haven’t seen Teri, Teri, we haven’t seen you in a very, very long time. And I know you don’t have a publicist, you answer your own emails. If they email you this, oh, yeah, she’s a smart girl. Why waste money on publicists and all kinda people you have to split your money with? Suzanne, you remember that about her, right?
I remember. Yeah, we used to email her directly. Be like, wanna come? And then she’d email right back. And then get on the phone like just a regular girl who’s like with a regular job. In the meantime, she was the queen of Wisteria Lane, being all regular. She didn’t stop that whole publicity thing because Housewives was over. She was doing it even before that. Smart girl, smart. (audience applauds) Anyway, I would like this to be true because I’ve not invested in a series like this since they were on. I mean, religiously, religiously. I watch a little Grey’s and I watch a little Love and Hip Hop, and even the Housewives. You know, eh. But this show right here, this was my tried and true investment. Kevin and Kevin knew, leave me alone on Sunday nights. I’d go into my mom room, all set up all girly-like. Click that TV on and close the door, mm-hmm. Anyway, all right, so here’s something going on. ‘Cause we, as women, we demand equal pay and equal this and equal that. Well, you know what? There’s just a few things, can we just leave it up to the men? You bossy bitches, (audience laughs)
can we just please? Okay. The Olympic skier, Lindsey Vonn, you remember she was with Tiger Woods and now she’s not with him anymore? Well she’s got this boyfriend, and she proposed to him on Christmas Day. (audience exclaims) And she gave him an engagement ring. (audience exclaims) Now I’m gonna tell you something right now. There is no way in hell, you know what I’m saying? (audience applauds)
No, no. I mean, I get it, I get it. We want the equal pay, we wanna be bus drivers and cops and garbage men. We gotta pay alimony and stuff, you know what I’m saying? There’s stuff we have to do as women if we want everything to be equal. But there are a few things. Like, even though I can’t stand a period, can’t stand a menopause, but you don’t have that, men. (audience applauds) And no matter what you try to do to your boobs, you never had the originals. (audience exclaims)
Right? Right? All right, cohost, and please, just stand in your own truth, nobody’s gonna jump you. Clap if you’re fine a woman proposing to man with a ring. (audience members applaud) Okay. So the majority of us are just old-fashion in that way. (audience applauds)
Yes, yes, yes. You’re wondering who the man is, aren’t you? Okay. Well he’s a hockey player, he plays for the NHL. He plays, as a matter of fact, for the Jersey Devils, I believe, right? The Jersey Devils. How many black people are in hockey? (laughs) 2.5. My uncle was one of the first black people to play in the NHL and that was back in like, the 1800s. It was in the early 1900s, I told you that, I don’t even wanna talk about this. No, I’ve never heard this before. Oh, excuse me?
Yeah. That’s my business. (Norman laughs) But my uncle played in the NHL back in the day. After an overwhelming amount of racism and stuff, he dropped out and went on with his life. Couldn’t sleep in the hotel with the other guys. Couldn’t ride on the same bus. Yeah, that was more than 40 years ago, he’s old. He’s old. Hi, uncle. (audience laughs) All right, so. Clap if you’ve ever been to a fat farm. (few audience members applaud) A few of you fatties, did it work? Did it work? It worked? Lemme see, stand up. (audience cheers)
Okay. The thing about a fat farm is that they were invented way back in the day, they called ’em fat farms. Now they call them health retreats. You can’t say anything politically correct. It’s a fat farm, okay? That’s where you go and you roll tires all day. That’s where you feed you cucumbers. That’s where they have all kinds of people doing psychological tests on you to figure out why it is that you’re fat. They always comes back to the mother. (audience laughs)
(laughs) It always does. Why it is that you’re fat. You swim, you bike. Ugh, you have to have lights out at a certain amount of time ’cause part of losing weight is getting your serious sleep. Just the whole bit. Well anyway, guess who’s going to a fat farm? Ooh! Rob Kardashian. (audience cheers) Well. I kinda don’t mind this for Rob. I don’t mind this for Rob, but according to “People” magazine, Rob is thinking of going away to what they’re calling a weight-loss camp, fat farm. (audience laughs) So he can get healthier for this three-year-old daughter, Dream. Aw. Beautiful idea. Too bad he’s not doing it for himself first though, you know what I’m saying? But that’s what the shrinks are there for, you discover self-love, and then once you eat there, you are on your own, that’s where you gain all the weight back. See? See? The last photo that we saw of Rob out, ’cause he’s been avoiding having a picture taken. There he is in the green. He clearly looks like, his weight looks good there. I don’t know who that is with him, but his weight looks really good there. But I guess he’s been eating himself back into conundrum, so he’s going to go. And this is the thing, in our meeting, they were saying, well, why does he have to go away? He can have nutritionists and workout people and the best food and the best sleep and everything just coming right to the compound in Calabasas where he lives. Why would he go away? And I said, because there’s camaraderie with like-minded people. You know what I mean? First of all, he doesn’t want the Kardashian machine around him. He doesn’t wanna face his family looking at him every day, like, how much did you lose? I bought you a new scale. I bought my measuring rod. Let’s wrap it around your waist. So I like this for him. He’ll make new friends. Like, regular people, not regular, because I’m sure the place he’s gonna go is gonna be really expensive, so everybody already starts off the top being rich. So that’s a common thing. And then the fat, and then just the weight. I like it, you build friends for lives in place. Hey, did you girls build friends for lives there? Yes.
You did? See? Nice, nice.
(audience applauds) Yeah, yeah. I like it. Paris Hilton has a new man and I like this one for her. (audience exclaims) Now look, she’s dated a few different people, okay, a few dozens of people (audience laughs)
in her 38 years. But right now she’s dating an entrepreneur, his name is Carter Reum. Well, no, no, no, no, hold on, he’s not a party boy. Carter is Ivy League. He’s 38 like she’s 38. He’s a graduate of Columbia University. And Harvard School of Business. (audience exclaims) I like it. He also co-founded a liquor brand. (laughs) Come on, you all. It’s called VEEV Spirits and he also has an investment firm called M13. And here they were out the night of the Golden Globes. She’s endlessly beautiful, right? No matter what you say, and he looks good with her. They’re both 38. This is the first relationship that she’s had since she broke it off with that guy, Chris Zylka back in 2018, but remember, Chris was only like, 18 himself. Remember, she brought him here. Suzanne, you remember. He sat in the front row. Yeah, sat in the front row.
He was so young. Real young, but she likes it like that. She likes it like that ’cause young boys are easy to boss around. You know what I mean? But when it’s time to get serious and have kids, and she’s always said she wants to be a mom and stuff and be married and have a family. So 38, time’s a-tickin’. And her sister, Nicky, got married. Nicky Hilton Rothschild, okay? Nicky is now married to a Rothschild. And so, you know, time is ticking for Paris Hilton and good luck, Paris, yeah. (audience applauds) My foot is asleep, all the way asleep, damn. (audience laughs) Look, I know you all don’t like when I talk about Mama June, but you wanna know what? This story is not gonna end well. (audience laughs)
Now, I know, I know you don’t like it, but when you get your show, you talk about what you want, okay? (audience laughs and applauds) Me and the Hot Topics bureau are very curious about Mama June and we all unanimously agreed that none of this is gonna end well. At all. Okay. So Mama June and her boyfriend, Geno, they were kicked out of their hotel, they were unable to pay. I’m catching you up to speed, right? It’s not like they’re staying at the Waldorf Astoria or something like that, okay? They’re staying, you know, follow the Red Roof, get in there, you know. (audience laughs) Anyway, according to TMZ, Mama June and Geno and some of their friends were staying at a hotel in Georgia and when it came time to pay the almost $2,000 bill, Mama June said, well this is all I have. So they kicked them out. I’m surprised they didn’t arrest them, though. If they were black, they would’ve been arrested. (audience applauds)
Yeah. So they kicked them all the way out of the hotel and then they went up there, thank you, TMZ, for these delicious evidence. I don’t know what I’m looking at. (audience exclaims)
Uh-huh, uh-huh. Show that first picture of the carpet, okay? (audience exclaims)
Okay, okay. Look, look, look, now looky here. Suzanne? Horrifying. This is horrifying.
I don’t know what that is right there.
I’m horrified. I don’t know whether that’s a can or a vile. I don’t whether this is a joint or a line. And I don’t know whether this is baby powder or… (audience murmurs) A Colombian special, I don’t know. (audience laughs)
Look, look. I guess these are all Doritos, I don’t know. (audience laughs) And I don’t know what that is right there. And I don’t know what that is right there. And is that a hubcap? (laughs) Is that a hubcap? (audience laughs) Just a mess, okay, all right, okay, okay? Well this is very, very terrible. Because today is, today is Honey Boo Boo’s older sister, Pumpkin’s 20th birthday. Happy birthday, Pumpkin. Pumpkin– (audience applauds) Pumpkin is married. Pumpkin has children. Pumpkin, I was asked during our meeting, should she go to court and file for sole custody of, no, no, not yes, no, ’cause when you file for sole custody, they come into your house. Now, look, I’m living on the up and up, you’re not gonna come in my house, government. (audience laughs)
Okay? If I wanna smoke a joint with my husband after one o’clock in the morning, you know what I’m saying, and I have a prescription, then get outta here. You know what I’m saying?
(audience applauds) You know what I’m saying. No. It’s clear that Honey Boo Boo doesn’t have anyplace else to go and she’s stress eating. Honey Boo Boo’s only 14 years old. She’s in high school dealing with this, June and bum Geno. And you, Pumpkin, don’t ask for custody of your sister. Just take the custody, you know. There’s always another room in your house, there’s always a seat at your dinner table. Have her register in the school system where you all live and go to school. And before you know it, Honey Boo Boo will be off to college and hopefully she’ll get a good ol’ full scholarship to the university of wherever they live. (audience applauds) And move out, live in the dorm, and go on with her life. Just terrible, there’s somebody else’s birthday today too, I forgot who. R. Kelly’s birthday. (audience exclaims) I don’t have a story about him. You all see everything unfold on that part one, part two, and part 10. Quite frankly, I’ve seen it all, I’m just waiting for Faith and Biggie, that comes on the 10th. (audience cheers)
The 10th. Yeah, I think it’s– The 10th, yup.
Saturday, yeah. That whole series is a good one, just the R. Kelly one bores me to death because it’s rehashing everything that I said on the radio, but you all are late to the party, so you watch. (audience laughs) In the meantime, it’s time for Celebrity Lookalike. Hit it. (audience cheers)
(upbeat funky music) Okay. (audience applauds rhythmically) Boof, you stay right where you are. Don’t move. (audience laughs) Our first celebrity lookalike comes from Ian R., who watches the Wendy Show on KBVU in Eureka, California. Ian thinks that he looks like Sting. So here’s the real Sting, okay, okay, Ian. Ooh, but, you know, Sting is really good-looking and believes in the tantric sex. Oh.
Yeah, uh-huh, uh-huh, oh yes, oh yes. Look, look. And now let’s take a look at Ian. Oh. (audience applauds)
Oh, okay. Our next celebrity lookalike comes from Abby L., who watches the Wendy Show on WJBK in Detroit, Michigan. Abby thinks he looks like, oh, a man named Abby. (audience laughs) Well Abby thinks he looks like Keegan-Michael Key. Here’s the real Keegan. He’s funny. Okay, and here’s Abby. Yup, yup.
(audience applauds) Our final celebrity lookalike (laughs) comes from Antonio P., who watches the Wendy Show on WJCL in Savannah, Georgia. And Antonio thinks he looks like my DJ Boof. (audience laughs) So let’s see the picture of DJ Boof. (audience exclaims) Boof, that’s when we’re at the movies. Yeah.
I recognize my Yankees fitted over there in the corner. Mm-hmm.
There it is over there. What’d we go see again? “Bombshell”
“Bombshell”, right. And we left early.
Yeah. (audience laughs) Anyway, and here’s Antonio. Yup. (audience applauds)
(Wendy laughs) If you or someone you know looks like a celebrity, sharing is funny! Go to wendyshow.com. And we’ve got more great show for you, everybody. Suzanne Somers is here. So grab a snack and come on back. (upbeat music)
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(upbeat music) Ooh-ooh! Hi, Allen.
Ooh-ooh! Ooh-ooh! Looks really handsome too. All right, our first guest is an actress, a businesswoman, an author, and a longtime friend to this show, including my radio show.
Yeah. She’s got a new book, your 27th book? 27th book. Okay, well this one’s called, “A New Way to Age”. (audience cheers)
It’s in stores now. Please welcome our old friend, Suzanne Somers. (audience cheers) Allen looks really handsome over there. I got Allen all juiced up on testosterone. I give him his shot every Tuesday. We found the perfect spot right here, like that. So don’t call us on Wednesday, it’s really a great day. (Suzanne laughs)
(audience murmurs) Well, first of all–
That’s my fractured hip. Yes, we’re gonna talk about this, okay. So Suzanne is preset because she fractured her hip, but that’s because you have sex twice a day. Oh, well, on most days (laughs). I mean, I read about that. (audience cheers) I was asked in some interview, “Is it true you and your husband have sex twice a day?” I said, “Yeah, but I sleep through the first one”. (all laugh) Let’s give you some Shoe Cam. Just basic, nice, what are those, Manolos? I recognize the–
Yeah, Manolo Blahnik. Yeah, yup, yeah.
(audience cheers) Perfect, perfect. You know what’s perfect about them? They have toe cleavage and just the right– Height.
Arch. And just the right height. ‘Cause you know if you get them in the five inch– No.
You tip forward, especially with boobs like yours, you tip forward. (audience laughs) They’re just too high, so these are perfect. And this is how, I bought these shoes, not these shoes, but these shoes, in the early ’80s. See what I’m saying? You buy good and you wear it forever. But here’s what, at that time, they were $565. And at that time, that was like spending $2,500 now. And I’m in my dressing room, I thought, oh, Allen’s gonna think I’m so stupid for spending so much money on a pair of plain shoes, so I– And all I wanna do is do you in them. Yeah, right, well, yeah, I walked out in my bra and underpants and I said, “How do you like my new shoes?” (laughs) He’s like, what, what, what? He said, “Great legs”, and I went, “That’s the commercial!” And if you’ve ever seen the ThighMaster commercial, it starts on those shoes, the camera works its way up my legs, I got to write off the shoes, and we sold 10 million ThighMasters. (audience cheers) Why not? At 73 years old, there’s one thing that Suzanne believes in and that’s growing old gracefully.
Gracefully. And so you’re still wearing your heels, you’re still having the sex. You and Allen have been married for 100 years. I’ve been with him for 50 years. You guys are such a good-looking couple. (audience applauds)
Now, here’s the thing. On Hot Topics a few weeks ago, we discovered a topless photo of you in the weeds. I loved it.
(Suzanne laughs) Thank you. But I heard that people were coming for you because they said you’re too old, you’re a grandmother and a mother and why are you posing? Haters are gonna hate. I’m trying to say to people it ain’t over. (audience cheers)
Yeah. You wanna know something interesting? So I’ve had breast cancer. And there are two boobs there, right, and they’re real. Because when they removed this breast, they left, to be graphic, the nipple and skin. And I didn’t want an implant in there, I said something better will come along. 10 years later, I heard about this doctor in Japan, Dr. Kotaro Yoshimura, who had successfully regrown the breast of over 400 Japanese women who had breast cancer, using their stem cells and their fat. So I called him, ’cause I cold call people, and he happened to know who I was and he was aware of my books.
Right. I was able to convince him to come over to Los Angeles to teach Dr. Aronowitz how he did that. I applied for what’s called an IRB, which allows me to open a clinical trial, ’cause it was illegal to regrow your breast. And when it came through, we went in that day, they took fat from my stomach, boohoo. (audience laughs)
And spun out the stem cells, got rid of the weak ones, took the strong ones, and put that into that congealed fat. And like with a turkey baster, injected it into this breast and regrew this breast to be the exact size of the other, but it’s me and it’s real. I wish you could all feel it. (laughs) (audience applauds) Wow. For about a year, I felt like electrical zippers, and that was the blood vessels growing. It’s the most phenomenal thing. He was able to do 1,000 of them, and now they’ve closed the clinical trial. What?
Wait a minute. Yeah, right, dumb, right. I’m not finished. But I just wanted you to see on that, my 73rd birthday suit, I have two breasts and they’re quite beautiful.
Where was that taken? Was that on your property? Yes, we have 93 acres in Palm Springs. Yeah, rich, very rich. But I started out very poor and very, I’m uneducated and all that, but you know, you know. I know.
You know. That’s what’s great about America, you can come from nothing, and if you’ve got a great idea and you’re a little lucky. (audience applauds)
Yeah. And a little lucky. So were you guys taking a walk on the property or something?
Yeah, we’re taking a walk and I went–
Now were you naked– No.
For the walk? Well, no, I mean, I’ve done that. I mean, until drones came along. Drones have wrecked everything. But I saw, I said, “Oh look, “this grass is the same color as my hair”. So I leaned down to put my hair with the grass, then I thought, look a lot better without a shirt on. (audience laughs)
Right. And then Allen took his phone and he took the picture. Uh-huh. And then you put it up on Instagram. Yeah. (laughs) (audience applauds)
And broke it. You broke the internet with that one. I think 168 million. So Courtney Cox is Suzanne’s neighbor. Yes. Which, and I love how you describe what she does on Sundays. Tell them what she does.
She’s a gatherer. Courtney Cox, everybody likes Courtney. And she gathers people, and you walk in and you go, wow, that’s Ed Sheeran, huh? And it’s always like that. And the girls are there a lot, and Jennifer’s there a lot. And Sundays.
Sunday. It’s a Sunday afternoon, what a wonderful thing. And she has this chef and makes all this, she’s more vegetarian than me. By the way, do you know that vegetarians, that’s in this book, don’t live as long? And do you know why?
No. ‘Cause everybody thinks meat is bad. Meat is not bad, meat is where you get all your amino acids. And when you look at somebody’s face that the skin is tight and everything, what you’re looking at is amino acids. So I just want you to know that. Back to Courtney. (laughs)
(audience applauds) So do you eat occasional beef? Oh, yeah.
Do you eat pork? Do you like bacon?
I eat all of it. I just eat organic and grass-fed. I don’t any chemicals, and that’s what this is about. Do you eat raw, like, do you like a tartare? No, scares me. I’m not a sushi girl either. Mm!
No. I remember I took a cooking class and I opened a salmon and there’s a bunch of worms in them, it’s like– Oh God, oh God, Suzanne, okay, I’m done.
I don’t know, I can’t get that out of my mind.
I’m done. Are you still besties with, I know you are, Barry Manilow?
Of course. You’re a gatherer too.
I’m a gatherer too. Her best friend is Barry Manilow. (laughs) You always say that. (audience applauds) And I remember, it was like two years, last time I saw you, he hadn’t come out of the closet. Right.
But two years ago, he came out of the closet.
Yeah. And I was like, is this a revelation? Yeah, you weren’t surprised, were you? No!
No, no. Were you surprised that it took him so long? No, I think he wanted to. There’s an era. It’s like for young gays now, it’s no big deal. I live in Palm Springs, it’s a gay town, it’s no big deal. But there was a generation. I remember when I was on “Three’s Company”, I had to hire comedy writers to write my specials and things. They were all in the closet, big, dark secret. And I think that was just that era. So thank God that’s over. (audience applauds)
Yeah. Do you know another great friend of mine is a guy by the name of Rick Grenell, who’s now the ambassador to Germany. He’s the first openly gay diplomat. And what he’s doing, this guy’s gonna change the world. He just held a conference at the United Nations to decriminalize homosexuality, because in 68 countries around the world, being gay is illegal. And so you need somebody like this guy out there who’s fearless, who’s great-looking, he’s young, and get these initiatives going. (audience applauds)
And so wait, one more thing. One more thing, one more thing. I love that you’re putting out a line of cosmetics. Just because you have nothing better to do. (laughs) No, but I wanted them for me. Yeah, exactly, but now you’re gonna make them available to everybody? Yeah, if you look at your skin under a microscope, what we know as pores, you have beautiful pores by the way. But if you look at them under the microscope, they look like big holes. So now imagine taking chemical cream and putting that over, yeah. And so that’s all gonna drip into your bloodstream. And once chemicals are in your bloodstream. Here’s what I love, okay, you wanna know. The GI tract, it’s the length of a tennis court. Do you ever smoke weed? Yeah. Occasionally? Well my first date with Allen, he gave me a pot brownie. Perfect. And I’d never been to a man’s hotel room before, and I went. And it was a Japanese suite.
Threw you down on the bed. Well there was no bed. Oh, threw you against the wall, even better. A tatami mat on, no, he was slow and gentle. A tatami mat on the floor with cracked Dungeness crab, okay? And so I went in, I was like nervous, and I went into the bathroom and he had a bottle of sake heating in the bathroom sink. Perfect.
And I thought, oh, he’s so done this before. (audience laughs)
Oh my God. And then I came out and I sat down to have cracked crab, I guess, and he hands me dessert, and I thought, how weird to have dessert first. It’s the pot brownie.
And I said, “Yuck, “it tastes like dirt”, he goes, “It’s a pot brownie”, kinda matter of fact, and I thought, I’m just all-in tonight, and I was. (all laugh) Always a pleasure to see you. You too. Thank you for being here. Pick up a copy of Suzanne’s latest book, it’s called “A New Way to Age”. This will change your life.
It’s in stores now.
I’m not kidding. Up next, meet a fifth grader who opened up his very own clothing store. Don’t go far. (audience cheers)
(upbeat music) Ooh-ooh! (audience cheers)
(upbeat music) So I saw this young man on the news over our two-week vacation. Everyone have a seat. And I knew that I had to meet him. He’s only 11 years old, his name is Obocho, and he’s CEO and owner of his own business. (audience cheers) This is his mom, Sasha, this is her only child and she’s raising him by herself in Brooklyn, New York. (audience cheers) Obocho? Yes. And your skin is beautiful, by the way. Thank you. You must be very well. Yes. So tell everybody a little something about your store. Well, my store is called Obocho’s Closet. I sell affordable clothes and shoes for newborns to 12 years old. And I’ve noticed in the community that a lot of people, a lot of families spend a lot of money on their children’s clothes and shoes. You bring ’em in, he cleans ’em up, puts ’em out there. So you don’t have to bring new stuff, you bring the stuff that your kids have already used. Yes.
Yes. Now, Obocho, how’d you get that idea? I already know, it’s comical, go ahead. Well, on April 27th, 2018, the movie, “Avengers: Infinity War” came out. And I wanted eight toys, but my mom, she just couldn’t afford it after paying all the bills. So on that day, I had a dream to sell all the clothes and shoes that didn’t fit me in order to get the money for the toys that I wanted. (audience cheers) So now, Sasha, everybody, is the proud mother, you have limited work time now, because now the boy’s business is taking off. Yes.
We were talking over the phone with that.
Yes. She can’t work like, three jobs like you would normally do.
Yes, yes, yes. Right, go ahead, tell them about your deal. Okay, so I’m super proud of Obocho because this is his, this idea is all his. And I’m supporting him 1,001%. And I wanted to see how serious he was about his business, so I asked him, “Are you sure you wanna do this?” He said, “Yes”, so I immediately put him in small business classes at the school. (audience applauds) Sasha’s arranged her hours, so that when he gets out of school, they’ve also put a desk for him to quietly do his homework while you steam out the clothes, and then you help along with the clothes. So they’re both operating out of the store while you come in and you get your surprises. By the way, I have a surprise for you, Obocho, okay? Okay.
All right. Come on over, there you go. (audience cheers) Oh my God! A whole basket of superheroes. It’s nice that you’re so smart and you’re so entrepreneurial, but you also have to remember you’re just a child, so make sure you always have children’s fun, okay? Okay. Now, upstairs in your dressing room, you’re gonna find a little something something in an envelope from our show to your store, okay? (audience cheers) We’ll be right back. Good job. Thank you. (audience cheers)
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(upbeat music) Ooh-ooh! Welcome back, it’s time for Ask Wendy. Everybody have a seat except for you, come on over. Hi, Wendy, my name’s Destiny, how you doin’?
How you doin’? Where you from? I’m from Baltimore, go Ravens. What do you do?
I’m a nurse. Okay, how can I help? Okay, so my mom has been selling, well she doesn’t sell, she makes these sugar cookies that she’s been making since before I was born, okay? And her friend text her, asked her for the recipe. And she text her the recipe, and then the next day, her friend is opening this business on Facebook, and she’s selling them. Oh well.
With her recipe. Oh well.
Yeah. And my mom won’t say, she’s too shy to say anything, so. Is your mom still friends with this woman? Yes, yeah. All right, so– So should I say something?
With all due respect, your mom’s a sucker. (audience exclaims) You better talk to your mother. Your mother is supposed to, first of all, there’s no lawsuit that can happen, you know what I’m saying, your mom– It’s like a little small business. Doesn’t matter, the point is that she’s making money off a recipe that your mother’s been making since before you were born. Yeah, she needs a cut or something. She doesn’t want a cut, she doesn’t wanna go into business with this woman. What she wants to do is call her up and give her a good hard read, not you, her. And you script it out for your mother, okay? You tell your mother to get a backbone this one time and then block her number, never talk to her again. Okay.
Okay? All right, good. (audience applauds) Wow, that’s a lot of nerve. Come on over, how you doin’? How you doin’, Wendy? You having a good time? I am having an amazing time. Thank you, how can I help you? My name is Sherri and my son is in college. He came home on New Year’s Day. Here we go.
Yeah. I was really happy to see him. He wants to be a dentist, he’s a biology major and he said, I don’t wanna be a biology major. He’s dropping his major. He wants to be a computer science major. Okay.
I’m devastated. Why? I want him to have a lucrative career, I want him to be successful. And he can’t do that with computer science? He can, he can, but the idea of being dentist just– You want a doctor in the family.
Warm my heart. Yes, Wendy.
I know, I get it. Well he can get his PhD in computers. And then he’ll be a doctor. You know what I mean?
(audience applauds) Be happy that he still enjoys school, that he’s not dropping out, and that he didn’t major in something else, like maybe art, you know what I’m saying? There’s nothing wrong with majoring in art, I’m just saying you don’t need to go to a four-year education to discover art. Good for you mom, stop complaining.
Thank you, okay. All right. Up next, everybody, we’re gonna play What the Flick? Don’t go far. (upbeat music)
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(adventurous music) All right. Everyone have a seat, we’re gonna play What the Flick? Let’s meet our player, what’s your name, where you from? Hi, I’m Cynthia McAllister from Cincinnati, Ohio. How you doin’, Wendy? How you doin’, Cynthia? And happy birthday.
Yay, thank you. This is my dream come true for my birthday, to see you, Wendy. Really?
Since radio days, I’ve loved you. Are you having a good time?
I’m having the best. Aw, good.
My daughter’s here. Okay, it doesn’t mean you’re gonna win something though. I know, but I already won, I’m seeing you. (audience applauds)
Thank you, Cynthia. Okay. What the Flick? Here’s the picture number one, don’t help her. Come on, this is so easy. Damn it, girl. All right, we ready? Yes. Oh, I’m not sure if I remember. I’m just playing, y’all, I’m just playing. Who is it, what is it? (vocalizing) It’s “Grease”! Yes.
(bell dings) (audience cheers) Okay, here’s your second photo. Now this is easy as well, now come on now. Ooh, I got one, okay. ♪ War, huh, good God, y’all ♪ ♪ What is it good for, absolutely nothing ♪ ♪ Tell me, tell me, tell me ♪ What’s the movie, Cynthia? I don’t know, I don’t know. It was just in my head, guys. Come on, come on.
No. Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker in “Rush Hour”! (bell dings) Dinner for two at Serendipity. There you go, we’ll be right back. Thank you, Wendy! (upbeat music)
(audience cheers) Ooh-ooh! This whole little group right here, they’re from Brooklyn, where are you from, okay? The tickets are free, people are here from all over the world, including this man back here who’s, get up. (audience laughs) Show them what you were doing. (audience cheers) Tickets are free, go to wendyshow.com. We’ll be right back. (upbeat music) Tomorrow my friend, Tiffany Haddish is here. I’ve got you covered with the Hot Topics. I love you for watching today and I’ll see you next time on Wendy. (audience cheers)
(upbeat music) Ooh-ooh! Ooh-ooh! ♪ How you doin’ ♪ Ooh-ooh! How you doin’? (coughs) Nice. (triumphant music)