As a young, aspiring newswoman in the '70s, Oprah wanted to be Mary Tyler Moore. To help Oprah live out that fantasy just a little bit, her producers recreated the opening to The Mary Tyler Moore Show replacing Miss Mary with Oprah!
The clip was rolled into a show that celebrated some of Oprah's favorite women. That was only the beginning: Mary Tyler Moore had been secretly invited to appear in person! When she walked out on stage, Oprah was absolutely speechless. "I had a happiness headache," she remembers. "My head was pounding after that!"