Will Sarah Silverman ever achieve Oprah Winfreyâ€™s level of pop culture domination? Maybe not, but she has achieved search engine domination. Google has released their â€œZeitgeist 2010: How the world searchedâ€ report, offering an interesting glimpse into what people across the world are searching for. On Googleâ€™s list of â€œFastest Rising TV Show Hostsâ€ in the US, Sarah Silverman came out well ahead of Oprah, taking the number one spot.
Silverman bested Oprah hands down in sheer search-i-ness. Oprah Winfrey placed a lackluster fourth behind Conan Oâ€™Brien (#2), and Craig Ferguson (#3). Yes, Craig Ferguson beat out Oprah. He should take those numbers to CBS and see about a raise.
Speaking of Craig Ferguson, the â€œLate Late Showâ€ host beat out fellow CBS colleague, and host of the â€œLate Show,â€ David Letterman. Dave came in tenth after Tyra Banks (#9), and Jay Leno (#8). To be fair, Jay Lenoâ€™s search score may have been bolstered by the whole Conan vs. Jay debacle earlier in the year.
But, enough about everyone else, letâ€™s get back to Sarah Silverman vs. Oprah. How did this happen? How did a woman who wrote a book titled, The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee beat the mighty Oprah? Perhaps a better question would be why didnâ€™t Oprah select Silvermanâ€™s book for her Book Club?
Of course, there are some questions that just canâ€™t be answered.