There aren’t many memorable TV moments that top Oprah’s car giveaway. “You get a car! You get a car! You get a car!’ I mean, it’s a dream come true, right?
In an interview with ET, the mogul shared what happened on that episode 11 years ago in what has become one of the greatest Oprah gifts of all time.
“I was saying that because people were screaming so loudly they didn’t know what was going on,” she said.
“Prior to that moment, I had said, ‘Open up your boxes. One person has a key.’ So when I looked at the faces of the audience, they go, ‘But I have a key…but she has a key,’ so that’s why I said, ‘You get a car! You get a car!’ to try to clarify, because they all looked so confused. Everybody gets a car!”
Having exuberantly uttered the line 11 times, Ms. Winfrey gave way 276 Pontiac G6 sedans to her audience for an estimated cost of almost $8 million.
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