Top 5 Craziest Oprah Guests

Oprah Winfrey, the former diva of daytime TV, skyrocketed past the ranks of talk shows with chair throwing, couch jumping, baby-daddy announcements and out-of-control teens to rule the airways with a charisma that’s hard not to respect. Along with coveted guests such as Sydney Poitier and John F. Kennedy Jr., Oprah also had a handful of characters on her show that kept viewers glued to the TV as they watched the proverbial train wreck happen.

5 Alien Abductees

During the first season of “The Oprah Show,” Winfrey interviewed a group of women who claimed they were abducted by aliens. The guests discussed how the aliens took them aboard spaceships and examined them. It wasn’t long before more victims of extraterrestrial kidnappings came forward.

4 Witches

A year after the movie “The Witches of Eastwick” premiered in theaters in 1987, Oprah invited real witches from the U.S. to be on her show. The individuals, who sometimes prefer the terms “wiccans” or “pagans,” donned their Elvira-like makeup and dark apparel, and shared that they wanted to set the record straight because the media didn’t portray them accurately. The witches assured the audience and the viewers at home that they only use their psychic abilities for their art, religion and science—not to do evil.

3 Thomas Beatie

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Oprah invited Thomas and Nancy Beatie to be on her show in 2008 because the couple was expecting their first child. What made these guests unique is that Thomas was the one who was pregnant. Thomas Beatie is a transgender individual who was born female and lived as a woman named Tracy for 24 years. During the interview, Thomas told Oprah, “I’m a person, and I have the right to have my own biological child.” Kudos to anyone who wants to suffer through labor pains.

2 Ninja Turtles

In 1990, Oprah sat down with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for a show that catered to their most die-hard fans. Audience members got to ask Raphael, Donatello, Michelangelo and Leonardo pressing questions about their favorite type of pizza and the like. Unfortunately, Master Splinter, April O’Neal and Shredder were unavailable. During the show, the Ninja Turtles performed the song “Pizza Power” as Oprah danced along for a cowabunga time.

1 James Frey

James Frey, the author of “A Million Little Pieces,” won his initial fame when Oprah gushed over his memoir during an interview about the book and the author’s life. Frey later revealed that he embellished and lied throughout the novel. Before inviting Frey back for an on-air tongue lashing and “Oh, no you didn’t” glares in 2006, the author’s camp argued that Frey merely fictionalized the memoir with his own emotional truths, so it made no sense that Oprah would take Frey so literally. That’s what Oprah gets for thinking that autobiographies are supposed to be true.

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