The Oprah Show Gets a Redo on One of Its Worst Makeovers

Aired on 11/19/2009 | CC tv-pg
Russell Davenport was completely shocked when Oprah called him down from the audience to join her onstage in 2009. Nineteen years before, Russell had been a guest on a previous men's makeover episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show because his wife, Dijanna, wanted to see her husband in anything other than his work shirt and baseball cap.

Dijanna would soon find out that Oprah and her team were still "working out the kinks" of its makeover features. This became glaringly obvious when Russell came out donning rainbow-colored socks, tapered athletic pants and a side bag, which the couple admitted would later become a diaper bag.

Oprah invited Russell back to the show to rectify the "pitiful, pathetic" makeover from 1990, and her team, who had become one of the best in the biz when it came to makeovers, finally gave him the sharp look he deserved.

Original airdate: November 19, 2009