➕an Homage to Talk Show Hosts of Days Gone By➕

Take a walk with me down memory lane as I pay tribute to some of the best and worst talk show hosts America has ever known. Oh, and add yer own if I missed anyone.
  1. Ricki Lake
    Go Ricki, go Ricki
  2. Jenny Jones
    Wasn't someone on her show murdered because they were on her show?
  3. Donahue
    Is he alive?
  4. Sally Jesse Raphael
    The founder of "send my wild teen to boot camp"
  5. Richard Bey
    Quite possibly the worst talk show ever/best, depending on how you look at it.
  6. Leeza
    ❤️ her but her talk show was meh
  7. Caroline Rhea
    So funny! But her talk show....not so much.
  8. Bonnie Hunt
    Where the fuck is she anyway?
  9. Montell
    Apologies to Montell if his show is still on
  10. Carnie Wilson
    Couldn't hold on for one more day, sadly.
  11. Tyra Banks
    An American treasure.
  12. Queen Latifah
    Finally, one thing she can't do exceedingly well.
  13. Pat Sajak
    Yes, he had a talk show. Its existence haunts me to this day.
  14. January Jones (just kidding but wouldn't that be sooo funny??)
    Suggested by   @lenadunham
  15. Chevy Chase
    For years, this was the bar for "train wreck television."
    Suggested by   @angusisley
  16. Oprah
    AND YOU GET A LIST MENTION!!! AND YOU GET A LIST MENTION!!! AND YOU GET A LIST MENTION!!! EVERYONE GETS LIST MENTIONNNNNNNNN!!!
    Suggested by   @donnie
  17. Gayle King
    Because you can't have an Oprah mention without her best friend
    Suggested by   @mallofamanda
  18. Rosie O'Donnell
    before it was the Caroline rhea show
    Suggested by   @shayna
  19. Mort Downey, Jr.
    This guy made teenage me feel like I was hanging out in a smoky NYC bar near Port Authority after last call. I'm pretty sure just watching it gave me future lung cancer or an innate ability to spot members of the Guardian Angels from two blocks away.
    Suggested by   @vp
  20. Gabrielle Carteris
    She left 90210 to be the "smart" Ricki Lake. Was it the smart decision? Only history will decide.
    Suggested by   @SGGinNYC
  21. Tempestt Bledsoe
    Vanessa Huxtable all grown up
    Suggested by   @Abby