Oprah's biggest on-air mistake? The wagon of fat

Oprah Winfrey showed her audience exactly how much weight she lost.
Oprah Winfrey showed her audience exactly how much weight she lost."The Oprah Winfrey Show" / CBS Television Distribution / Today

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By Ree Hines

In 1988, Oprah Winfrey wheeled out a little red wagon containing 67 pounds of animal fat — the amount of weight she’d then lost — just to show her audience what she’d accomplished. It made for one of daytime television’s most memorable moments. It also made for the talk-show host’s biggest on-air regret.

“Big, big, big, big, big, big, big mistake!” Winfrey recently told Entertainment Tonight. “When I look at that show, I think it was one of the biggest ego trips of my life.”

Fans of the original “Oprah Winfrey Show” will have the opportunity to relive that “mistake” and other classic O moments when “Lifeclasses,” a new series that focuses on the lessons she learned and offered during her show’s 25-year run, premieres Monday, Oct. 10 on OWN.

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