Audience members attending ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ would have been well-advised to bring a truck to the show Friday to haul away all the loot Oprah gave them in the last of her infamous “Oprah’s Favorite Things” shows.
But the audience wasn’t expecting to be on the receiving end of Oprah’s annual giveaway since they’d been told they would be attending a show about meditation. Instead, they got the shock of their lives, coming away with a load of surprise goodies ranging from a seven-day Caribbean cruise all the way down to a T-shirt that read: “Season 25, the Farewell Season.” Their expected hour of peaceful contemplation instantly turned into 60 minutes of non-stop, screaming bedlam.
The list of items on this final edition of “Oprah’s Favorite Things” was too big too fit in just Friday’s show, so the rest of it will be seen on Monday. The cruise was one of the most expensive items on the gift list, along with a watch studded with 85 diamonds. “It’s a diamond wa-a-a-tch!” screamed Oprah when the watches were unveiled.
While most of the items were small, a truck would have come in handy to tote the 52-inch Sony BRAVIA flat-screen 3-D TV (with a complementary Blu-Ray player and a stack of 3-D movies on DVD) that each audience member received. In fact, not only did the studio audience receive the gifts, but another audience group waiting outside to attend the taping of another ‘Oprah’ show, were also included in the giveaway.
Among the nearly 20 items Oprah gave away was a Nikon camera worth $700, Judith Ripka earrings, a cashmere sweater and throw rug from Ralph Lauren, and a Panini press.
The audience was even serenaded by the Black-Eyed Peas. The group’s new CD, “The Beginning,” was also on Oprah’s gift list.
Read the full list below:
+ Diamond Watch with 85 diamonds.
+ Tory Burch Gray Flannel Tote Bag and Reva Ballet flats
+ Nikon D3100 Digital SLR Camera
+ My Favorite Cashmere Placket Sweater and Cashmere Cable Throw designed by Ralph Lauren
+ Judith Ripka Eclipse Earrings
+ Andre Walker Keratin Treatment/Hair Care line
+ Set of 18 Lafco Candles
+ Breville Panini Press from William Sonoma with a recipe card for Winfrey’s “Love Sandwich”
+ Kyocera Ceramic Knife Set
+ Beecher’s World Best Mac & Cheese
+ Baker’s Edge Lasagna and Brownie Pan
+ Book: “A Course in Weight Loss”
+ Book: “Decoded,” by Jay-Z
+ Five-Year Netflix Membership
+ 52″ Sony BRAVIA LX900 Flat Screen 3D TV, Blu-Ray Player and 3-D movies
+ Kiva Gift Card
+ Elfa Closet System from the Container Store
+ O Store — Special Season 25, the Farewell Season T-shirt
+ Relaxed Fit Pant by Lululemon Athletics
+ Nike Free Run+ Shoes
+ Allure of the Seas by Royal Caribbean cruise with flights by United Airlines.
+ The Black Eyed Peas’ CD “The Beginning”