A few weeks ago Saturday Night Live parodied Oprah, Rhonda Byrne and The Secret.
I heard about the parody when it originally aired, but I never saw it until today (what can I say, I guess I'm a little behind the times).
If you haven't seen it yet, I recommend that you do. Not only is it hilarious, but is also highlights the absurdity and silliness of The Secret as well as Oprah's obsession with it.
There's a part where Oprah and Rhonda interview a citizen in Darfur. This part is especially satirical since Rhonda Byrne claims the citizens of Darfur are attracting the atrocities and genocide being perpetrated on them.
An article in the Washington Post put it this way:
"One recent weekend, [Saturday Night Live] featured a skit about a man in Darfur being interviewed by Winfrey and [Secret author Rhonda] Byrne. They scolded him when he lamented that his people were starving, saying it was all the result of his lousy attitude. That was played for laughs, but later that week I watched Bob Proctor, author of "You Were Born Rich" and one of the "gurus" Byrne quotes most often, being asked on "Nightline" whether the starving children of Darfur had "manifested" -- that is, visualized -- their own misery. In utter seriousness, he replied, "I think the country probably has."
Here's a link to the video:
SNL's Parody of The Secret
Yes, it's a parody, but it speaks volumes about The Secret's foolishness (and stupidity).
I was hoping to get JibJab to parody The Secret (hopefully they'll still do it), but I think SNL did a great job.
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