"Meet the Ancients Episode 1: Oprah Winfrey" is the first episode of Meet the Ancients.
Oprah Winfrey begins another episode of her talk show, but is repeatedly interrupted by the studio audience cheering. Eventually, after a short break where the audience is instructed to put on their brainwashing helmets, Oprah announces that Ronald McDonald will be their guest for the show. They discuss the secrets to McDonalds' success ("Mostly sex") and his rivalry with Burger King, which he initally attempts to be ignorant of before being reminded of several misdeeds, such as urinating in the soda machines, threatening to bomb Burger King headquarters, and kill the King's mother and force his sister to watch iCarly reruns, only the latter of which Ronald denies, claiming "those charges were never proven!" Oprah gives him a gift certificate to Bath & Body Works, and Ronald invites her to join his team, which she agrees to do if a book deal is involved.
- First appearance of Oprah Winfrey.
- The trailer for this episode was released on the same day as a teaser for season 3, making this the first time two unrelated videos have been released the same day.
- Oprah's mannerisms are inspired by the Oprah caricature from MadTV; sound clips of "Oprah" saying "we have a great show for you today!" and yelling "Okay, shut up!" from the MadTV skits can be heard.
- Oprah mentions the Nickelodeon children's series iCarly.
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|Episode 1||"Meet the Ancients Episode 1: Oprah Winfrey"||June 26, 2009||Episode 3||"Meet the Ancients Episode 3: Bill Gates"||July 24, 2009|
|Episode 2||"Meet the Ancients Episode 2: Steve Jobs"||July 10, 2009||Episode 4||"Meet the Ancients Episode 4: Reggie Fils-Aime"||August 7, 2009|