Oprah Winfrey Shares Her Secret Mantra on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ (Video)

Letterman can't help but suggest "vodka and pills" as an alternative to relaxation techniques

Oprah Winfrey's return to "The Late Show with David Letterman" on Thursday night was too Zen for comfort.

In Oprah's second-ever visit to the show (the first was December 2005), Dave drilled into her new thing for meditation and mantras — and while Letterman kept insisting that he, too, was into the art of silent reflection, Oprah wasn't buying it.

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But Winfrey was game as ever, parrying Dave's gentle mocking while defending her passion to get more people to meditate — her staff, her fans, anybody who'll listen.

Dave asked what her secret mantra was, and though he finally goaded her into whispering it into his ear, he couldn't help himself: "That’s mine. Honest to God, that’s mine."

Perhaps not surprisingly given the topic, Letterman looked even more relaxed than usual during the friendly, ongoing tête-à-tête that spawned a Super Bowl commercial. But that might have just been the "vodka and pills" — which Dave suggested as another effective relaxation technique.

If none of that makes any sense — it will soon.

Watch the video: