Oprah Winfrey’s Ultimate Favorite Things Part two. Most audience members were upset that they missed the giveaways on part one of Oprah Winfrey’s Ultimate Favorite Things Part 1. The show had been filmed earlier in the day and many audience members saw Part 1 members leaving with their arms loaded with Oprah Winfrey’s Ultimate Favorite Things. However, the upset audience members were shocked when Oprah Winfrey’s Ultimate Favorite Things Part 2 was announced.
The audience erupted when Oprah announced it was Oprah Winfrey’s Ultimate Favorite Things-Part 2!. She got the audience good. Everyone was in shock. “I gotch! I gotch! I gocha!” she sang as the audience finally settled down. “I played you like a fiddle.” Since it was the farewell season and since it was the last Oprah Winfrey’s Ultimate Favorite Things ever, she expanded it to two shows to the shock of the audience.
The first gift was an IPad. She thinks it is the best invention of the century so far and challenged Apple to using their 90 years to top it. The IPads also included apps for her O Magazine and Scrabble for IPad. It is a “trifecta favorite thing!”
UGG Classic boots in sparkle and the “It bag of the season” a Madison Patent Large Sophia satchel by Coach was presented to all the members of the audience in the first round of the show.
It is crazy that Oprah Winfrey provides all of her Ultimate Favorite Things to her audience members. It must be one of the most sought after tickets and is usually only by invitation that a person can go to her Ultimate Favorite Things show.
Members of the audience were hand selected and rewarded for their giving and for being loyal viewers for all her years.
Next Oprah gave leggings and a cashmere sweater as part of Oprah Winfrey’s Ultimate Favorite Things. Next was Hope in a Jar. She said it was the moisturizers she uses daily and is by Philosophy. The company even created a special box which includes Oprah’s picture from when she was young in honor of her final show.
Next up, Nordstrom gift cards for lingerie department and a visit to the bra specialists to the tune of a $500 gift certificate for a lingerer splurge. Nordstrom told the audience to “Bring a friend” and the audience received not one, but two gift certificates for $500 each.
The Herb Savor by Prepara where fresh herbs last for weeks. She gave them to everyone “Whether you want them or not” and “You will love them.”
Centerville Pie Company Chicken Pie offered by Harry and David and you can put them in your freezer and always have something good for dinner.
A customer favorite is Garrett’s popcorn from Chicago. Limited edition tin filled with cheese and caramel of popcorn and you can now order Garrett’s popcorn online.
Le Creuset cookware that was custom designed for Oprah’s Ultimate Favorite Things includes cast iron pots and pans named appropriately “The Oprah Set.” The ten piece set also includes stainless steel cookware which the audience received in the color of their choice.
Miracle Body Jeans by Miraclesuit were next on the Oprah Winfrey Ultimate Favorite Things List. These special jeans have a panel that takes off ten pounds off your figure instantly slimming you.
Sophie Jewelry Box by Pottery Barn was the next Oprah Winfrey Favorite Thing to come out. Inside the jewelry box was a pair of Jessica Leigh diamond earrings by with more than 100 diamonds each and retail for almost $2,000.
DonorsChoose.org. Class room wish lists are placed online by teachers and generous people fulfill the wish lists. Bing is giving a $100 to DonorsChoose.org to help the teachers with the classroom wish lists.
Williams-Sonoma croissants were brought out next. You let them rise over night and bake them the next morning. Holiday Talbott Teas assortment with ten different flavors complete with a tea set.
“The Book of Awakening” by Mark Nepo was next on Oprah Winfrey’s Ultimate Favorite Things. She does a lesson a day and wants those in her audience to do a lesson a day to help the world become a better place.
Josh Groban Illumination and Johnny Mathis new albums were given as well as a first ever Christmas duet by the stars. It was great to watch Oprah Winfrey also tear up in the audience as she watched the two men perform on stage.
And last but not least, was the very last of Oprah Winfrey’s Ultimate Favorite Things and the biggest of both shows. Every audience member received a brand new 2012 redesigned Volkswagen beetle. No one has seen the newly redesigned beetle yet. The audience will be the first to own one in the world when they make their debuts next year. Since it will not be revealed until May 2011, the audience got a sneak peak at the design. The audience received their keys, but will not receive the cars until next year, which is probably a great thing considering the taxes the audience members will have to pay on all their free gifts.
For her last Oprah Winfrey’s Ultimate Favorite Things, it was not about the gifts, it was about her message to her audience. It was about understanding hope and magical things can happen to you when you least expect it.