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Senior field producer Rita Thompson has worked for The Oprah Show for 16 years and says her all-time favorite shoot was when Oprah and Gayle traveled back in time to the 1600s.

"We shot it on location somewhere in the backwoods of Maine," she says. ???And you two had dressed up like colonists, and you were shocked to find out that the women back in that time did not wear underwear."

Rita says Oprah was a good sport about the adventure. "I think somebody gave you a couple of leaves as a substitute for toilet tissue," Rita says.

It wasn't until Gayle heard the pitter-patter of tiny feet in the attic that they decided enough was enough. "That was the deal breaker," Rita says. "But that was a great shoot."
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FROM: Oprah Show Producers' Most Unforgettable Moments
Published on April 18, 2011

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