There's been lots of anticipation for the publication of Ellen's O magazine cover, especially on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Ellen started an "Ellen O Clock" countdown and even dressed up as an O magazine cover for Halloween. "I think that's what threw out my back," she says.

Another highlight of Ellen's Halloween episode was a segment where she wore a mask and frightened people as they entered a bathroom stall. "That was the funniest thing I have ever seen," Oprah says. "I laughed until I cried, and then I thought, if somebody did that to me, I'd be so pissed. But every single time it got funnier and funnier and funnier."

Ellen says segments like that are born from her love of having fun. "I think it's very important to stay childlike, and I think it's very important to still play," she says. "Everybody stops playing when they get older, so that's why I do it."

Oprah got a taste of Ellen's idea of fun at their cover shoot. "It was such a joyous thing, doing the whole shoot," Oprah says.


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