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For the past 25 years, Oprah Winfrey has shared pretty much everything with America, from her best friend (Gayle King, of course), to her boyfriend (Stedman Graham, natch), to her adorable pups, to all of her "favorite things." So it's understandable if we feel like we know O pretty well.
But, of course, it's impossible to know everything. With the last ever episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show airing on May 25 (sob!), here is some Oprah trivia you might not know...
Average number of Americans who watch her show each week: Approximately 40 million.
Total number of show episodes: 4,561 as of the finale on May 25.
Most appearance by a celeb guest: Celine Dion, with 27 appearances; Chris Rock finishes a close second with 26.
Total number of "favorite things": 283.
Number of audience members: Approximately 1.3 million over the past 25 years
Largest single audience for a show taping: Approximately 21,000 -- on Michigan Avenue in Chicago for last season's kick-off party. (By the way, it was a blast, except that I never ever want to hear "I Gotta Feeling" by the Black Eyed Peas again. Those of us in the crowd were out there for hours before the taping began to practice a flash mob dance scene that opened the show to that tune, and to get us ready they played the song about a million times. I started out the day liking it, but I Gotta Horrible Feeling when I hear it now.)
Number of Oprah's Book Club picks: 65.
Amount donated to Oprah's Angel Network: More than $80 million. All the money funded charitable projects and grants around the world, including helping to establish 60 schools in 13 countries.
Number of emails Oprah.com receives: Approximately 25,000 a week.
Monday and Tuesday's shows this week were star-studded tributes to Winfrey, with blow-out celebrations (taped last week at the United Center in Chicago) featuring an amazing array of celebs, including Beyonce, Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise and wife Katie Holmes, Madonna, Maria Shriver, Halle Berry and many more A-listers.
To see that much star power in one place was a thrill, even if the audience did have to suffer through a few bars of "I Gotta Feeling." Aretha Franklin singing a powerful version of Amazing Grace, Stevie Wonder reworking Isn't She Lovely for Oprah, and Patti LaBelle and Josh Groban dueting on Over the Rainbow lessened the pain considerably.
Wednesday will be the last original episode of the series after 25 years, and the topic and guest remain a mystery. But bets are that the hour will be a one-on-one with the person best qualified to recap a quarter century of laughs, tears, smiles and ah-ha moments: Oprah herself.