John Travolta Shows Oprah How to Shimmy Like Edna from Hairspray

Aired on 05/16/2007 | CC tv-pg
The musical comedy Hairspray is all about how a love for dance can break down long-standing barriers. In the 2007 remake of John Waters’ cult classic, John Travolta plays Edna Turnblad, the agoraphobic mother of Tracy Turnblad. By the end of the film, Edna, who is deeply ashamed of her obesity, shows that she’s quite light on her feet. Here, in a vintage Oprah Show interview, John leads Oprah in a Hairspray-inspired shimmy.

Original airdate: May 16, 2007