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When the taping concludes, the show is 69 minutes long. "This show is supposed to be 42 minutes," Leslie says.

After the show, Oprah powwows with Sheri, Leslie and senior supervising producer Tara. "We have a motto in Harpo and that motto is: Feedback is your friend," Oprah says.

Watch what Oprah had to say 

Now, the tape will go into edit. "From time to time, this happens where we are enormously over. We are going to go through segment by segment and take out anything that's not interesting or exciting," Sheri says. "By the time the show airs, no one will ever know that there was a problem with this show."

Leslie says she's learned an important lesson. "I learn something new every time I produce a show. I learned what not to do and what to do," she says. "In this case, it was don't overbook. And I will not do that again."

Watch Sheri make a special Season 25 request of Oprah 

How Oprah celebrated her birthday 

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