Oprah and Jenny need your–yes, your!–help!

A reader informs me of a plaintive, heartfelt request from Oprah for help in developing the television show of her new protege Jenny McCarthy:

You’ve seen it all over the news…Jenny McCarthy, one of America’s funniest and coolest moms and Harpo is giving her, her own show.

Here is where YOU come in.

What would you like to see featured on Jenny’s show? What would you like for her to talk about? What are you and your friends buzzing about?

Any topics you’d like for her to tackle? Are there any questions that you have — that you would love for her to answer?

If so — we definitely want to hear from you!

Write to us and tell us exactly what you’d like to see Jenny do.

I think this is a perfect opportunity for a little skeptical activism. My first thought was to suggest things I didn’t want Jenny to do, such as stories about “recovered” autistics whose parents attribute their improvement to various biomedical woo, scare stories about teh vaccines and teh autism–oh, no!–or any show with her consigliere, obnoxious and ignorant blowhard J. B. Handley.

But that’s too easy. If Jenny McCarthy show there must be, what would you tell her you want to see?

Personally, I want to see her try to argue with scientists who know what they’re talking about when it comes to vaccine science and autism. In fact, I’d love to see her try to debate them under fair conditions with a moderator who won’t let her yell over her opponent or mindlessly repeat the same antivaccine line over and over and over. I’d like to see her have parents on her show who don’t blame their children’s autism on vaccines and are willing to argue the point. (Kevin Leitch, anyone?) I’d like to see McCarthy observe how the scientists and physicians she castigates actually do their work. I’d like to see Jenny schooled in the scientific method at a very simple, grade school level, because that’s where she is when it comes to understanding how to do science. I’d like…aw, hell. None of these ideas will make it past the Oprah-tron censors. Nonetheless, I plan on posting some of these suggestions to Oprah’s web form, on the off chance that she and Jenny might see them.

I urge you to do the same and copy and paste your suggestions into the comments here, to be recorded for posterity (or as long as I keep blogging, which ever is shorter). Come on, let’s hear it!