Uncensored: The New Roseanne Barr
Oprah tells Roseanne not to worry—she isn't mad! "I will assure you, I wasn't even the least bit affected by it," Oprah says. "Lots of people were pissed off at the time, but I really believed and still do believe in Barack Obama—that's why this is America."
However, there is another riff that Roseanne wants to clear up. In 1999, Roseanne had her own talk show and invited Oprah to be a guest. During that show, Roseanne and Oprah had an arm wrestling match for charity. "Okay, I lost," Roseanne says. "But I thought you cheated because I thought I should have won!"
"Why would I cheat about an arm wrestle?" Oprah says. "I thought you were just joking about that. I didn't think you really thought I cheated."
Roseanne says it wasn't until her kids set her straight and she watched the tape again that she realized she lost fair and square. "I'm sorry, I was wrong," she says. "I just wanted to win!"