Sometimes Oprah Winfrey just can’t help herself. One of her most famous moments was when she kicked off the 19th season of her talk show by giving everyone in her audience a new car. “You get a car!” became a catchphrase that’s been associated with her since.
While she didn’t go quite that far during her appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” she did leave one audience member speechless.
“You, you in the blue. You right there. You. Come up here a minute,” Winfrey told a woman in the audience. Kimmel had no idea what was going on, but Winfrey didn’t care. “I want to say this to you,” she told the woman. “You, you get a car! You get a car!”
“Are you serious?!” the woman, Britney, stammered.
Winfrey could not be stopped. “You get a car!” she shouted again as confetti cannons fired. “You get a car! You … get … a … car!” She even had keys for Britney. But Kimmel was confused, insisting that they didn’t have a car to give away.
And yet, they did. Britney got to drive home in a brand new Ford Fusion Energi Hybrid, donated by Ford. Winfrey Tweeted that she had a blast giving away another car. She said that she sometimes just gets a feeling and has to do a giveaway.
She could be having fun come awards season, too. Her performance in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” is generating early Oscar buzz. The film opens this Friday. “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” meanwhile, airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. ET on ABC.
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