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Ellen (1994–1998)

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Ellen Morgan is a neurotic bookstore owner who deals with life through comedy and extensive rambling.

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Complete series cast summary:
 Ellen Morgan (109 episodes, 1994-1998)
 Joe Farrell (102 episodes, 1994-1998)
 Paige Clark (96 episodes, 1994-1998)
 Audrey Penney (80 episodes, 1994-1998)
 Spence Kovak (72 episodes, 1995-1998)


Ellen Morgan is a neurotic, 30-something, bookstore employee who tries to get by life in dealing with her various friends whom include the outgoing redhead Paige, insecure photographer Adam, her unsure-of-himself cousin Spence, coffee shop guy Joe Farrell, the critical and obnoxious Audrey, and most challenging of all, Ellen also has to contend being around her annoying and overbearing parents Lois and Harold. Written by Anonymous

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30 March 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

These Friends of Mine  »

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(109 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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The show underwent major changes between the first and third seasons. Though it was always fairly highly rated, test audiences responded more strongly to supporting characters than they did to the main cast. Most of the main cast was dropped in the second season (except Arye Gross) and the character of Audrey, who had previously only been in one episode, became a regular, as did Joe. See more »


Margaret: Ellen, Ellen, where are you?
Ellen: [walks out of a coat closet] Here, I was in the closet.
Margaret: It's big isn't it?
Ellen: Yeah, but I wouldn't want to spend a lot of time in there, entertaining or anything.
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Referenced in The Opposite of Sex (1998) See more »


The Ballad of Joxer the Mighty
Song and Score Composed by Joseph LoDuca
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Pretty Good
8 October 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a pretty good show. Kind of like an updated I Love Lucy. It wasn't one of the best, but I can say that it's four year run, and was funny in a Just Shoot Me kind of way. The show started mediocre in it's first season. The second season was probably it's best, and the third was almost as good. The last season wasn't very good only because they sacrificed humor for the sake of sending their message, but I think ABC should've let Ellen on for another season to see if it shaped back up into a funny show, although, if it had stayed on and continued to not be funny, it may have lost a lot of it's supporters. It's amazing what this show was able what this show was able to do, and Will & Grace, which is one of the best shows on the air now, would obviously never even exist if it wasn't for it.

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