The Ellen Degeneres Show
Posted Dec 31, 2003 @ 8:03 PM
Posted Jan 1, 2004 @ 4:25 PM
Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 6:25 PM
Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 7:50 PM
Jon Cryer was good too...Ducky!
Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 9:11 PM
I thought it was great neither Ellen nor Steve mentioned Anne Heche. I was wondering if they would. And they had plenty of time to do it, since Steve was given three segments.
Wonder if Anne returns the favor on Friday, when she is supposed to be on "The View". I'm curious to see what, if anything, she will say about her relationship with Ellen. Probably will not say anything negative as Ellen is so popular now - hit talk show, hit movie, hit book. The last I heard of Anne she was doing a movie on TNT. How far they fall.
Edited by Theresa, Jan 5, 2004 @ 9:28 PM.
Posted Jan 6, 2004 @ 12:55 AM
I also loved the "challenges," since I had no idea how multi-talented he was.
The King of Hearts dance was very funny, especially when he and Ellen were climbing all over each other to pick up the loose card.
Posted Jan 6, 2004 @ 10:54 AM
The last I heard of Anne she was doing a movie on TNT. How far they fall.
Actually, Anne Heche is about to appear on BWay, in a revival of Twentieth Century with Alec Baldwin. She last appeared in Proof and from all accounts she was quite good opposite Doogie...errr, I mean Neil Patrick Harris.
Posted Jan 6, 2004 @ 12:15 PM
Sorry I missed Steve Martin. Thankfully, there's Oxygen.
Posted Jan 6, 2004 @ 1:33 PM
I also loved the "challenges," since I had no idea how multi-talented he [Steve Martin] was.
The thought that went through my mind was, "When Steve Martin dies, this entire segment should be shown on every obituary to remind all the world how unbelievably wonderful he was."
Posted Jan 6, 2004 @ 2:48 PM
Heh. I somehow read the "supposed to be on" part of that sentence and thought you meant she was going to be a guest on Ellen's show. Nearly had a seizure, I did.
Wonder if Anne returns the favor on Friday, when she is supposed to be on "The View".
It was nice to have a new show, but sort of irritating that it was so obviously pre-taped.
I also loved the fat reindeer comment.
Posted Jan 6, 2004 @ 7:28 PM
I actually thought the Steve Martin segment was weak and Jon Cryer was actually better. Ellen is great with the monologues and the spontaneity but still needs to brush up on her inteviewing skills. Aside from the clip there was barely a mention of "Cheaper By The Dozen," and she still spends too much time gushing over her guests instead of asking them questions.
Posted Jan 6, 2004 @ 8:35 PM
And I have to say, I think that some people would feel that Ellen's mannerisms would get old after the first month, but I still really like her. I think she's a great host. I hope her show sticks around for a few more years.
Was any other EW subscribers giggling to themselves when Ellen held up the "EW Best of" issue? Ellen's like, number 6 on that very list. Ha!
Posted Jan 7, 2004 @ 8:00 AM
What the hell was Terry Bradshaw smoking before he came onstage? Is he always that...rambunctious?
edited because acting the pants of Macaulay Culkin doesn't make much sense
Edited by swimmerboy, Jan 7, 2004 @ 9:06 AM.
Posted Jan 7, 2004 @ 8:09 AM
I kinda agree about Ellen's interview skills, too. Sometimes after a guest tells a joke or story, she'll just sit there and laugh when she should be asking a follow-up question or otherwise keeping the conversation going. Then we get the dreaded awkward pause. But good interview skills develop over time, and it's not a huge flaw in the first place, so it doesn't really dent my appreciation for her.
Posted Jan 7, 2004 @ 8:33 AM
I loved the Steve Martin interview. Another one for the classic drawer.
Posted Jan 7, 2004 @ 10:05 AM
Then we get the dreaded awkward pause.
I actually like how when things get awkward in an interview, she totally lets them get awkward. Makes me feel better about all the awkward pauses in my own conversations.
Posted Jan 7, 2004 @ 2:28 PM
I hope they haven't done the same thing today, but I suspect they did. (Probably with a varient: "Hey! We have freezing rain over the snow! Now we have a lot of ice. And now, for the next 8 hours, we'll describe just how slippery ice is").
re: Ellen's interview skills. I think she does a pretty good job. It's her first year, after all. As long as she doesn't do any more dating segments for her pa's I'll be pretty happy.
Posted Jan 7, 2004 @ 6:52 PM
Posted Jan 8, 2004 @ 10:35 AM
But did anyone else remember the one with Katie Holmes??!? I was laughing so hard at Ellen. She's so fast sometimes and says what others usually think about.
I'm refering to how Katie was upset because in LA, they don't say "Hi, Katie" at her local starbucks, like they did when she was in NC. Ellen was like is it the same girl and Katie's like, "YEAH". then Ellen was like, well do you know her name? Katie went blank!! It was great because it was so true!!! But it wasn't done in a mean way, it was done in a very honest way.
she's so great.
Posted Jan 8, 2004 @ 1:20 PM
Posted Jan 8, 2004 @ 1:34 PM
Not that there's anything WRONG with that, as I am gay myself.... There were just several instances in which he had flames shooting out of his head (and his nubby little fingers!).
Posted Jan 8, 2004 @ 1:51 PM
Posted Jan 8, 2004 @ 3:58 PM
OT: 10thandPiedmont, you don't happen to work at Outwrite do you?
Posted Jan 8, 2004 @ 7:43 PM
Posted Jan 8, 2004 @ 10:48 PM
I know that the schtick with Houston is never the show's best aspect, but wanted to seen him to Hew-ston to convince them to start pronouncing it House-ston, while he become Hew-ston is positively inane.
Posted Jan 8, 2004 @ 11:11 PM
Jason Bateman next wednesday!
Posted Jan 8, 2004 @ 11:19 PM
You know, I guess there's no chance of her having Steve Irwin as a guest (not that I care), but that was quite a rant. Gentle, but direct and to the point.
Posted Jan 9, 2004 @ 12:53 AM
Heh. I did a little mental happy dance at that, too. Hated that vase. The new flowers line up almost exactly with the flowers on the table, though, which still seems like set-design overkill to me.
I'm glad they got rid of that ugly vase on the set that used to be behind Ellen's head. Little things make me happy.
I couldn't believe she had the much-despised Kelly from King of the Jungle on. Blech. Admittedly, she wasn't bad as a guest, but I hold a grudge.
Edited by queasy, Jan 9, 2004 @ 12:53 AM.
Posted Jan 9, 2004 @ 1:18 AM
Posted Jan 9, 2004 @ 4:03 AM
Tomorrow they'll probably preempt it again to talk about the ice melting. ("Ice, it's slippery, and eventually it melts (when the temperature gets above freezing). And now, we'll discuss how much flooding we may or may not get when the ice ... which we must reiterate is slippery ... melts. But first, we'll go to our news crew outside the studio who will tell us how slippery ice is and at what rate it appears to be melting")
I'm going through some serious Ellen withdrawel here folks. The only new show that's been broadcast here was the one with Steve Martin.