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Ellen 

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Ellen Morgan is a neurotic bookstore owner who deals with life through comedy and extensive rambling.
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1998   1997   1996   1995   1994  
Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 14 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Ellen DeGeneres ...  Ellen Morgan 108 episodes, 1994-1998
David Anthony Higgins ...  Joe Farrell 101 episodes, 1994-1998
Joely Fisher ...  Paige Clark 95 episodes, 1994-1998
Clea Lewis ...  Audrey Penney 79 episodes, 1994-1998
Jeremy Piven ...  Spence Kovak 71 episodes, 1995-1998
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Storyline

Ellen Morgan (Ellen DeGeneres) is a neurotic, thirty-something, bookstore employee who tries to get by life in dealing with her various friends who include the outgoing redhead Paige Clark (Joely Fisher), insecure photographer Adam Green (Arye Gross), her unsure-of-himself cousin Spence Novak (Jeremy Piven), coffee shop guy Joe Farrell (David Anthony Higgins), the critical and obnoxious Audrey Penney (Clea Lewis), and most challenging of all, Ellen also has to contend being around her annoying and overbearing parents Lois (Alice Hirson) and Harold (Steve Gilborn).

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The sitcom Cybill (1995) regularly stole storylines directly from previously aired episodes from this show. Oftentimes, Cybill (1995) even copied everything almost scene-by-scene, such as the episode where Ellen comes home with her friend Adam to a robbery in progress in her apartment, (so does Cybill with Maryanne in tow), takes a self-defense class, buys a male mannequin as crime prevention to sit on her couch, et cetera. They even shamelessly lifted the episode title. This went on for almost the entire run of their series. See more »

Quotes

Ellen: Stray dogs, hungry people. Come on people, the solution is obvious.
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Connections

Featured in MsMojo: Top 10 Lead Comedic Female TV Characters (2016) See more »

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The Promise
Written by Johnny McElhone and Sharleen Spiteri
Performed by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
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Excellent show. Very original and funny, that lady had guts !
7 December 2004 | by dlsurmanSee all my reviews

I loved and miss her show. What a fresh and interesting new comedy. Ellen helped open the eyes of America on gay issues, but did not dwell on it or shove it down our throats. It was down tactfully and with class. Her new talk show is good, but doesn't measure up to the freshness and originality of "Ellen" the sitcom. Anyone who has a problem with her coming out on the show, must be insecure with their own sexuality. She did it in a way that I allowed my kids to watch. It opened up discussions with my kids and made it easy and fun to discuss human sexuality with them. Ellen helped America drop their guard with the gay issues. She provided an excellent comedy that was appropriate for the entire family. Parents who can not talk about sexuality with their kids need help. We love you Ellen !


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

These Friends of Mine See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(109 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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