Six years ago, Oprah Winfrey told her studio audience “Everybody gets a car!” and created a meme and a mantra all in one, her generosity only overshadowed by the insanity of three hundred people screaming and crying as they were notified of their new rides. Well, now that it’s Oprah’s farewell season she clearly has to one-up herself. On today’s show, Oprah tells her studio audience she has a surprise trip in store for them, and she ends up sending them on a trip halfway around the world to Australia. Oh, and John Travolta was there too, stepping out of a mock Quantas plane in Oprah’s studio to share in the joy (no word on whether he’ll actually pilot the screaming hordes there himself).
That’s pretty insane, even by Oprah’s standards. An 8-day trip overseas, fully paid for, is a dream come true for pretty much anyone. Sure beats a dumb old car that requires gas and washing! And this is just the first day of the season, too – we can’t imagine how things will escalate from here. Birkin bags? Private islands? HAVING GAYLE KING LEAVE THE OUTGOING MESSAGE ON EVERYONE’S VOICEMAIL?? God, can you imagine? We’re insanely jealous of the “loyal viewers” tapped to attend this taping and anyone else who plans to go this season.
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