Oprah’s Favorite Things 2010 is a special episode. But since Oprah’s Favorite Things 2010 will arrive months before the talk show’s final episode, this is an historic occasion as well. For decades, Oprah Winfrey has told the world what her favorite items are, and what our favorite ones should be. But those days are coming to an end in her final season, as she is almost out of giveaway episodes. As such, when the final batch of Oprah’s Favorite Things are revealed, it stands to be a grand finale.
Warning: Spoilers follow
Winfrey’s status as a queen-maker is unprecedented, as everything she plugs on her show becomes a massive hit. She has elevated books and other items into best-sellers for 25 years straight. Yet this is her last season, so the final giveaways are now at hand.
The audience for Oprah’s Favorite Things 2010 is the last one to reach special prizes from Winfrey. Given that, she is already reported to have gone all out, according to ABC 7 Chicago. They tease that Winfrey gives out something “a quarter of a century in the making”, something inspired by rock climbing, and something inspired by her “love sandwich”
Since this is such an historic show, the audience was on edge to find out what they would get. In fact, according to Winfrey herself, she had paramedics on stand-by, in case they got too hysterical. A hallmark of her show is the over-the-top reactions of her viewers in these episodes, yet this outing may have topped them all.
However, this audience wasn’t the only one to get gifts from Winfrey. Oprah’s Favorite Things 2010 also went to those waiting for the next taping, after they thought they were too late. Yet knowing Winfrey, this likely wasn’t the biggest surprise of the day.
The timing of this show is perfect, since holiday shopping season has begun. Whatever is featured in the episode is likely to be an in-demand holiday treat before long. Since this is the holiday season, and since this is the last episode of its kind, today’s items may be in demand until late 2011.
Yet for all the excitement today, the announcement of Oprah’s Favorite Things 2010 is another reminder that the end is near. Her final episode is now months away, and she has already gone all out to make the last season extravagant.
If her Favorite Things are actually bigger and more lavish than ever before, that says something in itself. It also stands to wonder how she can top herself in the next several months – although she will undoubtedly find a way.
ABC 7 Chicago- “Backstage preview of Oprah’s Favorite Things”
Radar Online- “Oprah Winfrey’s Favorite Things Finale Most Lavish One Yet”