In September 2010, just days after Oprah surprised her studio audience with a trip of a lifetime to Australia, Jon Stewart arrived for his Oprah Show appearance ready for anything. Jon packed his bags and wheeled them onto the set with him. "I have a bathing suit in here. I have winter clothes," he said. "I have a Revolutionary War hat in case you announce we're going back in time."
While discussing his Rally to Restore Sanity—to be held in Washington, D.C., on October 30, 2010—Oprah asked Jon why he's never invited her to appear on The Daily Show, and Jon graciously extended an invitation. "Let me ask you a question. Will Travolta fly you there?" he says. "And where are you going to take my audience?"
Little did Jon know that Oprah would turn his joke into a reality. During The Daily Show's October 14, 2010, taping, Oprah popped in on-screen with a surprise for Jon's studio audience.