It was a show like none other. Oprah Winfrey, ready to hang up her talk show hat after 25 seasons, is going out with a bang. Forget the vacation to Australia that she gifted to her season 25 premiere audience. This year, after a 2 year hiatus, Oprah’s Favorite Things was over the top.
On Friday’s show, Winfrey came out in a plain black dress and began doing a show on mediation- until she ripped off the dress tor reveal a sparkly red gown and exclaimed “Meditate on this!”
The stunned audience heard the sound of jingle bells as fake snow began falling on them.
It was Day 1 of Oprah’s Favorite Things- and boy did she dole out some doozies- everything from diamond earrings to a 7-day Caribbean cruise.
But wait, there’s more!
On Monday’s show, Winfrey’s audience was downright disappointed (one lady even admitted she was “pissed”) because they knew they had missed the hottest ticket in town- Oprah’s Favorite Things episode – by one day. Indeed, as this audience filed into Oprah’s studio, they saw the first audience leaving with all their loot. Talk about a bummer!
So while Oprah chitchatted with Audience #2, sympathizing with them over just missing out on the hottest ticket in town, she surprised them with the shocking news: they were getting Favorite Things too!
And not just any Favorite Things. Indeed, it’s Audience #1 that should be pissed now. Because the day 2 audience really had the hottest ticket in town.
Day 2 of Oprah’s Favorite Things featured the greatest gifts of all. Gifts like glittery Ugg boots, a patent leather Coach handbag and….a brand new 2012 VW Beetle!
Yessir, the Day 2 audience made out like bandits!
Not that we shouldn’t all be happy for them. It’s the holiday season, after all.
Winfrey made it clear, though. This would be the last Favorite Things Show she ever does.
Oprah’s Favorite Things List- Day 1
“Course in Weight Loss: 21 spiritual lessons for surrendering your weight forever” by Marianne Williamson
Andre Walker hair care products
Baker’s Edge lasagna and brownie trays with Ghiradelli brownie mix
Beecher’s “World’s Best” macaroni and cheese
Breville panini press from Williams-Sonoma
“Decoded” by Jay Z (book)
Elfa Customizable Closet System from The Container Store
Membership to Netflix (5 years)
Judith Ripka Eclipse Earrings
$100 gift card for Kiva
Kyocera Advanced Ceramic knife 2 piece knife gift set
Lafco House and Home Collection Candle Set
Limited edition “25th Anniversary” Oprah watch by Philip Stein
Ralph Lauren Cashmere Sweater & Cashmere Blanket
Lululemon relaxed fit pants
Nike running shoes (4 pairs)
Nikon digital camera
7-day cruise on the Allure of the Seas from Royal Caribbean International
Round-trip flight on United Airlines
A “25th Anniversary” Oprah shirt
Sony Bravia 52-inch 3D television and blu-ray player
“The Beginning” The Black Eyed Peas CD
Tory Burch “Silver Anniversary” tote bag and flat shoes
Oprah’s Favorite Things List- Day 2
Ugg sparkle boots
A Coach handbag
Magaschoni unic and leggings
Hope in a Jar moisturizer by Philosophy
Nordstrom lingerie gift cards ($1000 worth)
Prepara Herb Saver
Chicken pot pie from Centerville Pie Company
Garrett Popcorn Shops “Oprah’s Favorite Things” tin
Le Creuset cookware
Pottery Barn ewelry box
Diamond earrings -Dana Rebecca Designs
A $100 gift card for DonorsChoose.org
Mini croissants from Williams-Sonoma
Talbott Teas holiday assortment
The Book of Awakening, a book by Mark Nepo
“Illuminations”Josh Groban CD
“Let It Be Me” -Johnny Mathis CD
A 2012 Volkswagen Beetle (May 2011 delivery)
The Oprah Winfrey Show, “Oprah’s Ultimate Favorite Things”, November 19th and November 22, 2010