For Dave, getting to be a guest on Oprah is the culmination of a six-year-long pursuit. In 2001, Dave routinely asked some of his most famous guests—Barbara Walters, Martha Stewart, Julia Roberts and Tom Cruise—about their experiences on the show…and for tips about how he could get to be a guest, too.
Dave even started keeping an "Oprah Log." Every day that Oprah didn't call him, Dave would write an entry and read his thoughts on the air. One of Dave's favorite entries in the log is, "Day #20: 11-27-01. Oprah? Nope-rah."
"It was a joke, but I did really, really want to be on," Dave says.
"I always thought if you really wanted to be on, your people know my people, you know how to pick up a phone," Oprah says. "I thought you would have just picked up the phone."
"I wanted to be asked, Oprah," Dave jokes. "Don't you understand that?"