Oprah and Gayle in colonial garb
No phones. No toilets. Oprah and her best friend, Gayle King, go back to the on 17th century on PBS's reality show Colonial House. What did they get themselves into?

"After 18 years on the air, I thought I had done it all," says Oprah. "Then came a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity I couldn't resist. I was given the chance to travel 400 years back in time. I didn't have a clue what I was in for!"

Oprah and Gayle's trip began with a cross-country flight to the very tip of Maine, followed by a four-hour car ride to the "colony." There, they traded high heels for boots and bonnets... and the adventure began.

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