I've no doubt that some other smart studio exec will snap her up. Oprah, are you listening?
I ,for one, am a bonafide Martha groupie. When I had wee ones at home and felt overwhelmed by the magnitude of making and keeping a home...there was Martha, calm and collected and just a bit stand-offish. She was like the perfect Home Ec. teacher. The home arts were no laughing matter , but if you paid attention she could help you with everything from making the perfect cake
to vegetable gardening
to organizing your kitchen.
Who knows, maybe they'll bring back the old show's format, remember? No audience, just Martha...baking, gardening, decorating, getting out stubborn stains, showing us exactly how to fold a fitted sheet. I much prefer her in that setting. I could never buy into Martha being chatty and engaging. Just like your favorite teacher, you wouldn't want to get too close. It ruins the mystique of it all.No I liked Martha by herself, taking me on field trips to dairy farms and museums, inviting me into her kitchen at Turkey Hill while she whipped up a sweet perfection, smiling, cordial and just a bit aloof. That was Martha at her best.