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Oprah's 'Favorite Things' episode (2002)
Oprah spotlighted products she deemed noteworthy or gift-worthy in her annual holiday-season "Favorite Things" special. The segment, which debuted in 2002, was famous for its freebies for frenzied audience members, who cheered, screamed and cried as the Queen of Daytime bestowed swag. Featured products ranged from the mundane (popcorn tins and Josh Groban CDs) to the trendy (iPods and Ugg boots) to the extravagant (a brand-new car and a seven-day cruise).
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Photo: Oprah gives away a 2012 Volkswagen Beetle during her 2010 "Oprah's Favorite Things" episode.