Remember the sitcom ELLEN?

  • dominLA

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    Dec 23, 2013 7:03 PM GMT
    OMG i used to love that show... was so silly and funny and got into such an awesome groove... great supporting cast... or ensemble... and then the GAY hit... was such a surreal time

    the 4th season they had at least one joke in each episode poking fun at the gay... she came out at the end of that season... very funny... one i remember at the beginning of an episode had her singing "im so pretty" as she is a mess in the morning in her jammies brushing her teeth in the bathroom... then when she gets to the point in the song "I feel pretty, and witty and gay" she instead realizes the water is off and sings "I feel pretty, and witty and hey where's the water"...

    was all fun... then the coming out puppy episode was like a national phenomenon... so funny to look back today that it was such a big deal especially since the show itself was a minor success not like friends or Seinfeld

    and i remember she said she promised the show would not change because of the GAY but oh it did... it did a lot... i think she was overwhelmed or something

    that whole 5th season was her trying to come to terms with it... dating gay... getting into a monogamous relationship with a woman who had a child... the supporting cast got shoved to the side for these new stories and characters... location changed as she lost her job and new home... was crazy... the show completely changed was like if Seinfeld had decided to have his character get married move to the suburbs and george elaine and kramer visited now and then...


  • jo2hotbod

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    Dec 23, 2013 7:08 PM GMT
    I never watched it
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    Dec 23, 2013 10:07 PM GMT
    They're running those episodes on one of the stations currently. I don't know if you can get them in California but you can certainly get them when you come to the Island (as per your profile).
    And, yes, they're pretty funny.
    I thought what's-his-name was hot.
    Her talk show? That's so bad.
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    Dec 23, 2013 10:16 PM GMT
    ^^ You're probably referring to Jeremy Piven.
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    Dec 23, 2013 10:37 PM GMT
    I like Ellen. Much of TV is such bullshit so there's no real telling from that but she seems real nice. And I loved the coming out scene. I thought that was perfect.

    For some reason though I never found her show very funny. But I hardly ever laughed at Seinfeld either. Maybe I just don't get lesbian humor.
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    Dec 23, 2013 10:51 PM GMT
    Right. Thanks, Erik.
    The part I remember most about her coming out episode is when she told somebody (her father?) that she didn't have a girlfriend yet and he said, "Well, if you don't have a girlfriend, how can you be gay?"
    It really brought home how straight people have no concept of what a gay person really is.