History Series / Ellen

11th Jan '16 9:11:12 AM Prfnoff
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'''''Ellen''''' (originally titled ''These Friends Of Mine'') is a U.S. television sitcom that ran on the Creator/{{ABC}} network from March 29, 1994 to July 22, 1998. It starred EllenDeGeneres as the main character. Notably, she used it to "come out" publicly.

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'''''Ellen''''' ''Ellen'' (originally titled ''These Friends Of Mine'') is a U.S. television sitcom that ran on the Creator/{{ABC}} network from March 29, 1994 to July 22, 1998. It starred EllenDeGeneres Creator/EllenDeGeneres as the main character. Notably, she used it to "come out" publicly.
10th Nov '15 7:48:33 PM Berrenta
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* CharacterTitle: The main character is Ellen Morgan.


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* ProtagonistTitle: The main character is Ellen Morgan.
7th Oct '15 9:29:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Crossover}}: In 1997, ABC [[ExecutiveMeddling forced]] a crossover stunt on this and the other Wednesday night sitcoms - ''TheDrewCareyShow'', ''{{Coach}}'' and ''GraceUnderFire''. Titled "Viva Las Vegas," the idea was that characters from the four shows would be in UsefulNotes/LasVegas for different reasons and encounter each other. Only a couple characters from each series did this, however, and they amounted to [[TheCameo cameos]] at best. This series' contribution was "Secrets & Ellen." Notably, Ellen herself didn't support doing this, so her character did no crossing over. Paige and Spence went to Vegas instead.

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* {{Crossover}}: In 1997, ABC [[ExecutiveMeddling forced]] a crossover stunt on this and the other Wednesday night sitcoms - ''TheDrewCareyShow'', ''{{Coach}}'' ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'', ''Series/{{Coach}}'' and ''GraceUnderFire''.''Series/GraceUnderFire''. Titled "Viva Las Vegas," the idea was that characters from the four shows would be in UsefulNotes/LasVegas for different reasons and encounter each other. Only a couple characters from each series did this, however, and they amounted to [[TheCameo cameos]] at best. This series' contribution was "Secrets & Ellen." Notably, Ellen herself didn't support doing this, so her character did no crossing over. Paige and Spence went to Vegas instead.
24th Jul '15 7:37:31 PM djbj
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* CrowningMomentofAwesome: YMMV, but Ellen saying "I'm Gay" into the loudspeaker at the airport. The entire season had been building up to that moment and the audience naturally went wild.
** Even better when her date gets a toaster oven from Melissa Etheridge. (see BrickJoke above)
2nd Jun '15 7:21:53 PM Alvin
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* ActorAllusion: Happened lots of times:
** Co-star Joely Fisher's sister Carrie Fisher guests stars in "The Movie Show." And later, their father Eddie Fisher also appears in "The Parent Trap."
** Season four is laden with allusions to Ellen Degeneres' rumored (and then confirmed) homosexuality.
*** The scene where Ellen comes out features a therapist played OprahWinfrey, whose show Degeneres came out on.
** In "Joe's Kept Secret" Ellen tells Florence Henderson's character that she's a "lovely lady. And one day this lady will meet a fellow. And I know this is much more than a hunch." These are paraphrases from ''TheBradyBunch'' opening song, starring Henderson as Carol Brady.
** In "Secrets & Ellen" Paige asks Wayne Newton (playing a doctor) if anyone had ever told him he looks like... Wayne Newton.
31st May '15 10:54:46 AM rjung
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* {{Crossover}}: In 1997, ABC [[ExecutiveMeddling forced]] a crossover stunt on this and the other Wednesday night sitcoms - ''TheDrewCareyShow'', ''{{Coach}}'' and ''GraceUnderFire''. Titled "Viva Las Vegas," the idea was that characters from the four shows would be in Las Vegas for different reasons and encounter each other. Only a couple characters from each series did this, however, and they amounted to [[TheCameo cameos]] at best. This series' contribution was "Secrets & Ellen." Notably, Ellen herself didn't support doing this, so her character did no crossing over. Paige and Spence went to Vegas instead.

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* {{Crossover}}: In 1997, ABC [[ExecutiveMeddling forced]] a crossover stunt on this and the other Wednesday night sitcoms - ''TheDrewCareyShow'', ''{{Coach}}'' and ''GraceUnderFire''. Titled "Viva Las Vegas," the idea was that characters from the four shows would be in Las Vegas UsefulNotes/LasVegas for different reasons and encounter each other. Only a couple characters from each series did this, however, and they amounted to [[TheCameo cameos]] at best. This series' contribution was "Secrets & Ellen." Notably, Ellen herself didn't support doing this, so her character did no crossing over. Paige and Spence went to Vegas instead.
24th May '15 11:19:29 PM SeanMurrayI
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* BankToaster: Referenced/parodied during the famous coming out episode. When Ellen's lesbian friend Susan casually comments on how she thought Ellen was gay, the (still-closeted) Ellen hilariously freaks out and accuses Susan of trying to "recruit" her.
--> '''Susan:''' I'll have to call up national headquarters and tell them I lost you. Damn, just one more and I would've gotten that toaster oven!
16th Apr '15 1:12:53 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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''Ellen'' (originally titled ''These Friends Of Mine'') is a U.S. television sitcom that ran on the Creator/{{ABC}} network from March 29, 1994 to July 22, 1998. It starred EllenDegeneres as the main character. Degeneres used it to "come out" publicly.

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''Ellen'' '''''Ellen''''' (originally titled ''These Friends Of Mine'') is a U.S. television sitcom that ran on the Creator/{{ABC}} network from March 29, 1994 to July 22, 1998. It starred EllenDegeneres EllenDeGeneres as the main character. Degeneres Notably, she used it to "come out" publicly.
6th Nov '14 8:49:52 PM DrOO7
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** In the coming-out episode, Ellen jumps on her cute date, presumably trying to convince herself that she's straight. They fall onto the bed. . .and the scene fades back in to find her lamenting, "I'm sorry, this has never happened to me before", with him trying to reassure her, "It's okay, it happens to everyone." Basically a GenderFlip of a man not being able to perform and his partner trying to console him while hiding her disappointment.
15th Aug '14 6:28:40 PM SnowBrian
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* AndStarring: The first 3 seasons has "And Arye Gross as Adam"

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* AndStarring: The first 3 seasons has "And Arye Gross as Adam"received the "and" credit during the first 3 seasons.
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