Queen Latifah Channels Oprah Winfrey for Halloween (Video)

The syndicated talk show host takes a page out of the media maven’s playbook

Queen Latifah is playing dress up on the Halloween episode of her syndicated talk show. And, she’s wise to take a cue from Oprah Winfrey — one of the great women of all time who she’ll honor on Thursday’s episode.

“The #QLShow ‘Halloween Fit for a Queen’ celebration had to include the “Queen of Talk” @Oprah!” Latifah wrote on Twitter.

She can only hope to have the same staying power in her second stab at daytime TV that Oprah Winfrey enjoyed for two decades.

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Whoever sourced the costume for Latifah should get a raise. She adapts “final season Winfrey” with the curly wig and red power suit. But, that’s not all. She also reenacts the famous “You have a car” giveaway in which the talk show maven gave each audience member a new ride.

She even warns the audience not to shake their boxes and, of course, Winfrey’s extended bellow.

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In the spirit of Winfrey’s famous ratings gimmick, the preview stops just as her audience opens their box… But, you don’t have to tune in to find out if it’s a trick or a treat: Anything less than a car is a trick.

Watch the video above.