The Ellen DeGeneres Show aired its 1,000th episode today and Oprah Winfrey appeared, via satellite, to congratulate the host. She also formally announced that DeGeneres will share O magazine’s December holiday-themed cover. Watch Oprah’s appearance after the jump. (I bet it’s not the first time that dog has tasted champagne.) But first, giggle your way through the “best of” Ellen montage below. (How have I never seen that snake?!)

Nominate any moments they may have missed after the jump. I have embedded two interviews I think you would have enjoyed, just incase you missed them…