25 Years of Laugh-Out-Loud Moments
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For Oprah, there is one moment that clearly stands out as her most cringe-worthy. It was 1998, and The Oprah Show's 13th season was about to begin. Plans were made to unveil a sleek set design, and a new theme song would be the perfect start to the season. But who would sing it?
Watch the music video for Oprah's "Run On" theme song
To pull off the performance, Oprah took singing lessons and a professional choreographer taught her some moves. "Never mind that I'd never sung a note anywhere outside of church or my shower, and ignore the fact that our last theme song was performed by one of the best signers in the universe, Patti LaBelle," Oprah says. "Did that stop me? Of course not."
When "Run On," the new theme song—and its music video—debuted, Oprah says she heard the truth with her own ears. "I'd been living in a fantasy world, because one thing I now know for sure, I was really out of my lane," she says.
Watch Cee Lo perform his version of "Run On"
"Where were you when I needed a song?" Oprah jokes.
Meet the man behind "the voice" in this backstage interview
Now, Kirstie's taking her moves to the dance floor. She and her dance partner, Maksim “Maks” Chmerkovskiy, are getting rave reviews on ABC's hit reality show, Dancing with the Stars.
Her weight losses and gains have been the subject of many tabloid stories, but Kirstie says she's worked hard to lose some weight and is in a good place now. "I spent the last 10 months working on myself, spiritually," she says.
The chemistry between Kirstie and her new dance partner also helps burn a few calories. "It's like a chemical reaction," Maks says. "It might explode any second—don't be fooled."
Move aside, Jamie Foxx—with Maks around, Kirstie has forgotten all about her old crush on Jamie. "Mr. Foxx, who?" she jokes.
After the show, watch Kirstie and Maks get personal backstage
Whether it's Sarah Jessica Parker losing her shoe on stage, Cybill Shepard baring her bra or Cameron Diaz chatting with Oprah about "gas," one thing is for sure—you never know what's going to happen!
Year after year, Oprah has delighted unsuspecting audience members with the hottest ticket in town: Oprah's Favorite Things! In November 2008, the audience took their seats and couldn't help but notice that the set was decked out for the holidays. Could it be...?
It wasn't. "This year, just bringing real meaning back to the holidays is my favorite thing," Oprah said. "And today we're going to show you how to do that without spending a ton of money."
America was in the throes of the recession, so instead of giving away high-tech electronics, gourmet goodies and designer duds, Oprah decided to show viewers how to have a thrifty holiday—and it didn't go over so well with the audience. "Our little thrifty holiday show would forever be called 'the Favorite Things that weren't,'" Oprah says.
Instead of walking away with bags full of fabulous gifts, the audience got tips on how to create a $2 gratitude box.
It's been three years since that show, and Oprah Show producers still feel bad about disappointing everyone in the audience. To make amends, Oprah has a gift for Laura and Connie.
"As a token of my appreciation for the emotional roller coaster we put you through, we sent along a few of my Favorite Things to the two of you," Oprah says.
"There's a tote by Lands' End, a beach bag," Oprah says. "Our friends at Ugg boots sent along cute and comfy wedges for spring—those are cute. And last but not least, the Kindle 3G!"
Oprah and America's Funniest Home Video and Dancing with the Stars host Tom Bergeron are putting these hilarious moments head-to-head in the first—and last—LOL (or "Lolly") Awards.
Watch all four Lollie nominees and vote for your favorite!
"Who needs an Oscar® or an Emmy® when you can have your own Lolly Award?" Oprah says.