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Oprah Winfrey Gives Cars to Audience

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by sarcasm, Sep 13, 2004.

  1. sarcasm

    sarcasm Elite Member

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    CHICAGO - Oprah Winfrey celebrated the premiere of her 19th season by surprising each of her 276 audience members with a new car.

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    "We're calling this our wildest dream season, because this year on the Oprah show, no dream is too wild, no surprise too impossible to pull off," Winfrey said on the show that aired Monday.

    Winfrey said the audience members were chosen because their friends or family had written about their need for a new car. One woman's young son said she drove a car that "looks like she got into a gunfight"; another couple had almost 400,000 miles on their two vehicles.

    Making sure the audience was kept in suspense, Winfrey opened the show by calling 11 people onto the stage. She gave each of them a car — a Pontiac G6.

    She then had gift boxes distributed to the rest of the audience and said one of the boxes contained keys to a 12th car. But when everyone opened the boxes, each had a set of keys.

    "Everybody gets a car! Everybody gets a car! Everybody gets a car!" Winfrey yelled as she jumped up and down on the stage.

    The audience screamed, cried and hugged each other — then followed Winfrey out to the parking lot of her Harpo Studios to see their Pontiacs, all decorated with giant red bows.

    The cars, which retail for $28,000, were donated by Pontiac.

    "A little idea grew into a big idea," Mary Henige of Pontiac told The Associated Press.

    She added that Pontiac will pay for the taxes and the customizing of the cars.

    In other segments on the show, taped Thursday, Winfrey surprised a 20-year-old girl who had spent years in foster care and homeless shelters with a four-year college scholarship, a makeover and $10,000 in clothes. And a family with eight foster children who were going to be kicked out of their house were given $130,000 to buy and repair the home.

    "The Oprah Winfrey Show," which debuted in 1986, is syndicated to 212 domestic markets and 109 countries.

    i dont' care what ya'll think, i gotta find my way to chicago, and get my ass into the audience of the oprah show.
  2. fermentor666

    fermentor666 Veteran Member

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    They were talking about this on sports radio today, of all places. I went to the dentists right when it was airing and the hygeinists were trying to figure out what the surprise was.
  3. 2 blaazed

    2 blaazed New Jack

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    wow...that amazing...shes always been known for hooking her audience up
  4. omar

    omar Junior Member

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    anyone ever see the SNL about the Opera show when they were giving away shit
    man was it funny, best thing since naked girls
  5. Nekro

    Nekro Elite Member

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    Damn, go Oprah.

    Oprah for president in '08!
  6. 23578

    23578 Elite Member

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    That was fucking aweful, 150 screaming middle aged women (it just happened to be on;) ). I thought it was pretty cool what she did for that girl though, she looked pretty hot too afterward, like i'da wish she'd come to my school. well, i'd have to have a school for that but. . .I 'd vote for you O if you'd give me a car.
  7. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

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    thats pretty fucking cool...but I hafta say...I don't think you'd see a car company that could actually sell its cars donating them.


    I'm not really a fan of Pontiacs. the concept version looked cooler.
    I hate that standard Pontiac grille.

  8. Brewster Baker

    Brewster Baker 12oz Loyalist

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  9. Gunm

    Gunm Banned

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    nice....really decent of Oprah to hook it up like that. She's super rich from what i understand
  10. GamblersGrin

    GamblersGrin Elite Member

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    she didnt give the cars away. the car company did. she didnt hook anyone up. then maury is a great man for running dna tests on 12 men to find out who is taquishas babys daddy.
  11. Gunm

    Gunm Banned

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    Oprah is a cunt then:D
  12. fermentor666

    fermentor666 Veteran Member

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    I wonder who is going to pay the taxes on the cars.
  13. sarcasm

    sarcasm Elite Member

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    i think they said the Pontiac dealer/Oprah or whoever would pay all the taxes and even customize them for each person.........

    dude, i thought it was tight that she gave everybody in the audience apple computers before... but dude, cars.... i want a car from oprah
  14. »§ÜGÅR«

    »§ÜGÅR« Senior Member

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    :( dammit. I wish i had known about this.

    oprah really is a generous person tho. I like oprah. :)
  15. StarzAbove

    StarzAbove Veteran Member

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