George Takei on the variations of “Oh, Myyyy”
Was flipping through the new issue of Entertainment Weekly after dinner last night and came across a charming Q&A with George Takei.
At 77, George is still saying ‘Oh my!’ whenever his signature phrase fits the situation.
He talks about why he so often uses those two words together as he goes through life.’Oh my! I’ve been saying “Oh my!” my entire life,’ he said.
He then offered some examples of when and how he says it.
‘When my nephew’s kid spills milk on my expensive Persian rug, I say “Oh my!” When I see a beautiful sunrise, I say ‘Ohhhhh, my.” When I see a shuttle take off, I’m awestruck: “Oh my.”‘
And then there are his frequent appearances on radio’s The Howard Stern Show.
‘There are many causes for “Oh, my!” There’s a voluptuous young lady with a flimsy blouse onb, and Howard will ask, “Will you take your blouse off?” And I say, “Ohhhhhhh, myyyyy! What a question to ask a lady!”‘
And if the young lady does take her top off, Takei said this is his reaction: ‘OH, MY, OH, MY.
‘Two Oh, mys! Howard’s the one – the rascal! – who made it my signature.’