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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
30 March 1994 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Ellen Morgan is a neurotic bookstore owner who deals with life through comedy and extensive rambling. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 11 wins & 27 nominations See more »
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(17 articles)
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way ahead of its time See more (22 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 72)

Ellen DeGeneres ... Ellen Morgan (109 episodes, 1994-1998)

David Anthony Higgins ... Joe Farrell / ... (102 episodes, 1994-1998)

Joely Fisher ... Paige Clark (96 episodes, 1994-1998)

Clea Lewis ... Audrey Penney (80 episodes, 1994-1998)

Jeremy Piven ... Spence Kovak (72 episodes, 1995-1998)
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Series Directed by
Gil Junger (30 episodes, 1996-1998)
Robby Benson (25 episodes, 1995-1996)
Tom Cherones (23 episodes, 1994-1995)
Gail Mancuso (7 episodes, 1997-1998)
Rob Schiller (5 episodes, 1994-1996)
Andrew D. Weyman (5 episodes, 1994)
Lorraine Sevre-Richmond (3 episodes, 1996-1998)
Alan Myerson (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
D. Owen Trainor (2 episodes, 1995-1997)
 
Series Writing credits
Carol Black (109 episodes, 1994-1998)
Neal Marlens (109 episodes, 1994-1998)
David S. Rosenthal (32 episodes, 1994-1998)
Tracy Newman (11 episodes, 1995-1997)
Jonathan Stark (11 episodes, 1995-1997)
Mark Driscoll (10 episodes, 1994-1997)
Dava Savel (8 episodes, 1995-1997)
Richard Day (7 episodes, 1994-1995)
David Flebotte (7 episodes, 1995-1997)
Alex Herschlag (7 episodes, 1995-1997)
Suzanne Martin (5 episodes, 1994-1995)
David Walpert (5 episodes, 1996-1998)
Lisa DeBenedictis (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
Daryl Rowland (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
Mark Wilding (3 episodes, 1994-1997)
Maria Semple (3 episodes, 1994-1995)
Tom Leopold (3 episodes, 1995-1996)
Matt Berry (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
Mike Larsen (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
Ric Swartzlander (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
Holly Hester (2 episodes, 1994-1995)
Warren Bell (2 episodes, 1994)
Eileen Heisler (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
DeAnn Heline (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
Vance DeGeneres (2 episodes, 1996-1997)
Jennifer Fisher (2 episodes, 1996-1997)
Matt Goldman (2 episodes, 1996-1997)
Ellen Idelson (2 episodes, 1996-1997)
Rob Lotterstein (2 episodes, 1996-1997)
Dan Cohen (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Jane Espenson (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Tod Himmel (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Lisa K. Nelson (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
F.J. Pratt (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Ellen DeGeneres (2 episodes, 1997)
Tim Doyle (2 episodes, 1998)

Series Produced by
Christie Stentz .... associate producer (47 episodes, 1996-1998)
Vic Kaplan .... executive producer (42 episodes, 1995-1998)
Mark Driscoll .... co-producer / executive producer (41 episodes, 1994-1997)
Ellen DeGeneres .... co-executive producer / producer (40 episodes, 1996-1998)
Frank Merwald .... associate producer (36 episodes, 1994-1996)
David S. Rosenthal .... executive producer / co-executive producer / ... (33 episodes, 1994-1996)
Tracy Newman .... producer / co-executive producer / ... (31 episodes, 1994-1997)
Jonathan Stark .... producer / co-executive producer / ... (31 episodes, 1994-1997)
Warren Bell .... executive producer / co-executive producer (30 episodes, 1994-1995)
Tom Leopold .... co-executive producer (27 episodes, 1995-1996)
Mark Grossan .... producer (22 episodes, 1994-1996)
Matt Berry .... supervising producer (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
Richard Day .... producer / supervising producer (21 episodes, 1994-1996)
Dava Savel .... executive producer / co-executive producer (21 episodes, 1995-1997)
Tim Doyle .... executive producer (21 episodes, 1997-1998)
Maxine Lapiduss .... consulting producer (21 episodes, 1997-1998)
Ric Swartzlander .... supervising producer (21 episodes, 1997-1998)
Lawrence Broch .... co-executive producer (20 episodes, 1997-1998)
F.J. Pratt .... producer (20 episodes, 1997-1998)
Dan Cohen .... producer (19 episodes, 1997-1998)
Jan Nash .... supervising producer (18 episodes, 1996-1997)
Gil Junger .... producer (13 episodes, 1997-1998)
Matt Goldman .... consulting producer / co-executive producer (12 episodes, 1996-1997)
Ken Ornstein .... coordinating producer / consulting producer (11 episodes, 1995-1998)
David Flebotte .... co-producer (9 episodes, 1996-1997)
Holly Hester .... co-producer (8 episodes, 1995)
Carol Black .... executive producer (7 episodes, 1994-1996)
Neal Marlens .... executive producer (7 episodes, 1994-1996)
Vicki S. Horwitz .... producer (6 episodes, 1995)
Alex Herschlag .... co-producer (6 episodes, 1996)
Lisa DeBenedictis .... producer (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
Daryl Rowland .... producer (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
Pamela Eells .... co-executive producer / executive producer (3 episodes, 1995)
Sally Lapiduss .... co-executive producer / executive producer (3 episodes, 1995)

Matt Goldman .... co-executive producer (unknown episodes)
Mark Wilding .... co-producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
W.G. Snuffy Walden (21 episodes, 1994-1998)
 
Series Cinematography by
Thomas Marshall (12 episodes, 1994-1996)
Richard Brown (8 episodes, 1995-1998)
 
Series Film Editing by
Dennis C. Vejar (10 episodes, 1994-1996)
Kris Trexler (10 episodes, 1995-1998)
Tony Hayman (2 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Casting by
Lisa London (12 episodes, 1994-1996)
Tammara Billik (8 episodes, 1995-1998)
Brian Chavanne (6 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Production Design by
Bill Brzeski (13 episodes, 1994-1996)
 
Series Art Direction by
Jay Pelissier (7 episodes, 1997-1998)

Bill Brzeski (unknown episodes)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Archie D'Amico (74 episodes, 1995-1998)
Lynda Burbank (12 episodes, 1994-1996)
 
Series Costume Design by
Bambi Breakstone (94 episodes, 1994-1998)
 
Series Makeup Department
Robin LaVigne .... make-up / makeup artist (19 episodes, 1994-1998)
Robert Hallowell II .... hair stylist (13 episodes, 1994-1996)
Karen Kawahara .... makeup: Ellen DeGeneres (7 episodes, 1997-1998)
Kent Nelson .... hair stylist (5 episodes, 1995-1997)
Mitchell Stone .... hair stylist: Ellen DeGeneres (4 episodes, 1997)
Sandra Rubin-Munk .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Production Management
Neil Rapp .... production manager (62 episodes, 1994-1996)
Ken Ornstein .... unit production manager (8 episodes, 1995-1998)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joanne Keene Hall .... second assistant director (109 episodes, 1994-1998)
Michael Looney .... first assistant director (12 episodes, 1994-1996)
Daniel Orozco .... dga trainee (12 episodes, 1995)
Lynn M. McCracken .... first assistant director (7 episodes, 1997-1998)
Jana Spotts .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1997-1998)

José Clemente Hernandez .... dga trainee (unknown episodes)
Lincoln Myers .... dga trainee (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Eric Yount .... construction foreman (109 episodes, 1994-1998)
Conny Boettger .... set designer (60 episodes, 1996-1998)
Tom Craig .... on-set dresser (47 episodes, 1996-1998)
Gary Hidalgo .... paint foreman (47 episodes, 1996-1998)
Scott L. London .... property master (38 episodes, 1994-1998)
Greg Bartkus .... on-set dresser (27 episodes, 1995-1996)
David Needham .... leadman (24 episodes, 1994-1995)
Kelly H'Doubler .... property master (8 episodes, 1995-1998)

Billy Campbell .... on-set dresser (unknown episodes)
Paul Arthur Hartman .... set dresser: 1996-1998 (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Richard Partlow .... foley artist (105 episodes, 1994-1998)
Charles Bruce .... supervising sound editor (19 episodes, 1997-1998)
Marti D. Humphrey .... sound re-recording mixer / re-recording (12 episodes, 1994-1996)
Larry Stephens .... production sound mixer (9 episodes, 1994-1998)
Michael Ballin .... production sound mixer (7 episodes, 1994)
Bill Stephens .... production sound mixer (5 episodes, 1994-1996)

Jeff A. Johnson .... sound (unknown episodes)
Ken Kobett .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Todd Niesen .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
Mike Olman .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Valerie Stulman .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Thomas M. Ficke .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Kevin McGill .... assistant camera (107 episodes, 1994-1998)
John Cicolello .... grip (30 episodes, 1994-1995)
Pascal M. Guillemard .... lighting technician (25 episodes, 1996-1997)
Albert Cicolello .... key grip (12 episodes, 1994-1996)
Drain M. Marshall .... chief lighting technician (12 episodes, 1994-1996)
Gene A. Talvin .... camera operator (12 episodes, 1994-1996)
Jeff Miller .... camera operator (11 episodes, 1994-1996)
Ed Nielson .... camera operator (11 episodes, 1994-1996)
Charles Young .... camera operator (11 episodes, 1994-1996)

Victor Galvis .... electrician (unknown episodes, 1997-1998)
Doug Byers .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Michael R. Marquette .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Robert Schoenhut .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Diana Guthrie .... casting associate (85 episodes, 1995-1998)
John Leamer .... casting assistant (33 episodes, 1994-1996)

Lesli Gelles-Raymond .... casting assistant (unknown episodes)
Justine Hempe .... casting assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Wendy Range Rao .... costume supervisor (13 episodes, 1994-1996)
Brian Cotton .... costumer (11 episodes, 1994-1996)
Melissa Merwin .... costumer (7 episodes, 1994-1996)
Robin Kennedy .... costume supervisor (7 episodes, 1997-1998)
Janis Mekaelian .... key costumer (5 episodes, 1994-1996)
Wendy J. Greiner .... costumer (4 episodes, 1994)
Kathleen Brodbeck .... key costumer (3 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Editorial Department
Marshall Boone .... post-production coordinator (71 episodes, 1995-1998)
Jennifer Vejar .... assistant editor (12 episodes, 1994-1996)

Andy Lichtstein .... colorist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
John McElhone .... composer: theme (4 episodes, 1997)
Sharleen Spiteri .... composer: theme (4 episodes, 1997)
Texas .... performer: theme (4 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Other crew
Dailey Pike .... audience warm-up (76 episodes, 1994-1997)
Nellie Stevens Reed .... production assistant (25 episodes, 1996-1997)
Bud Robertson .... assistant production coordinator (24 episodes, 1994-1995)
Maria Semple .... story editor (24 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jenny Siff .... assistant to executive producer (24 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jane Espenson .... story editor (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
Robert Boles .... production assistant / assistant to producers (15 episodes, 1997-1998)
Scott Sites .... production coordinator (14 episodes, 1994-1996)
Ellen DeGeneres .... executive consultant (13 episodes, 1994-1996)
Kathy Karlin .... assistant to producers (13 episodes, 1994-1996)
Jennifer Melchior .... assistant to producers (13 episodes, 1994-1996)
D. Owen Trainor .... technical coordinator (13 episodes, 1994-1996)
Amy Jo Weinstein .... assistant to producers (13 episodes, 1994-1996)
Mandie Green .... assistant: Ellen Degeneres (13 episodes, 1997)
Jeanne Andrews .... production accountant (12 episodes, 1994-1996)
Keiann Collins .... production assistant (12 episodes, 1994-1996)
Dianne Sullens Hoehing .... script supervisor (12 episodes, 1994-1996)
Cindy Linnick .... production assistant (12 episodes, 1994-1996)
Adam Rosen .... production assistant (12 episodes, 1994-1996)
Keith Wheeler .... production assistant (12 episodes, 1994-1996)
Sam Froelich .... assistant to producers (11 episodes, 1994-1996)
Anji Sawant .... assistant to producers (9 episodes, 1994-1996)
Susan Kong .... first assistant accountant / assistant accountant / ... (9 episodes, 1994)
Tod Himmel .... executive story editor (9 episodes, 1997-1998)
Mike Larsen .... executive story editor (9 episodes, 1997-1998)
Lisa K. Nelson .... executive story editor (9 episodes, 1997-1998)
David Walpert .... story editor (9 episodes, 1997-1998)
David Driver .... production assistant (8 episodes, 1994-1996)
Lorraine Sevre-Richmond .... script supervisor (7 episodes, 1995-1998)
Katrina Edwards .... production coordinator (7 episodes, 1997-1998)
John Yant .... technical coordinator (7 episodes, 1997-1998)
Susan Kydd .... assistant accountant / assistant to producers (6 episodes, 1994-1996)
Michael Becker .... executive consultant (5 episodes, 1994)
Layne Kovach .... assistant to producers (5 episodes, 1994)
Ani Sawant .... assistant to producers (4 episodes, 1994-1996)
Taylor Bryon .... assistant to producers (4 episodes, 1994)
Teddy Tenenbaum .... script coordinator (4 episodes, 1994)
Jean Bock .... assistant to producers (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
Marshall Boone .... assistant to producers (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
Cynthia Greenburg .... assistant to producers (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
Kevin O'Donnell .... assistant to producers (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
Leif Sandaas .... assistant to producers (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
Lynda Tarryk .... assistant to producers (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
David Guilbeau .... craft service / crafts services (2 episodes, 1994-1998)
Patrick Harrigan .... assistant to producers (2 episodes, 1997)
Kit Pongetti .... assistant to producers (2 episodes, 1997)
Kerry A. Vill .... assistant to producers (2 episodes, 1997)

John D. Beck .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Angela Giannoni .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Jennifer S. Hayes .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Leslie Shevick .... assistant to writers / set production assistant (unknown episodes)
Tim Tortora .... accountant (unknown episodes)
 

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Also Known As:
"These Friends of Mine" - USA (first season title)
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Runtime:
USA:30 min (109 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The character of Audrey was dramatically re-written when she became a major cast member. In the first season she was in only one episode, as a character Ellen was long-time friends with but didn't like because she was always pessimistic and complaining. But by the end of the second season she was portrayed as increasingly chipper, upbeat and constantly optimisticSee more »
Quotes:
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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Soundtrack:
The Ballad of Joxer the MightySee more »

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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
way ahead of its time, 5 June 2012
Author: blanche-2 from United States

"Ellen" started out as a pleasant comedy made watchable by the funny and talented Ellen DeGeneres. It ended up a groundbreaking show with tons of humor and probably the best finale in TV history.

The first season of "Ellen," as stated above, was cute. The show was reworked so that in the second season, Ellen had a new group of friends, all of whom could hold their own with her (Joley Fisher, David Anthony Higgins, Jeremy Piven, and Clea Lewis' role was expanded). The show became much funnier and snappier. And in the fourth season, Ellen "came out" to a therapist (Oprah Winfrey) and admitted that the man she had fallen for was named Susan.

The hate mail was unbelievable -- even Winfrey received a ton of hate mail and was verbally attacked on her TV show for even appearing on this pivotal episode. There were also boycotts by groups including, as often mentioned on the show's jokes, the Baptists.

The network didn't laugh and canceled the show. When you think about series such as "Will & Grace," and "Modern Family" on the networks, and all the gay characters on shows like "Six Feet Under" on cable - wow, a lot of doors were opened by Ellen Morgan coming out.

Ellen DeGeneres is a unique talent, with deadpan delivery and a habit of talking nervously and trailing off mid-sentence which is very, very funny. She also has a decent knack for physical comedy. Surrounding herself with a great cast, well-developed characters and scriptwriters, the show was delightful.

In the finale, Ellen Morgan is interviewed as a living legend, and her life is shown going back to the 1920s and takes her up to the "big reveal" on her sitcom - which isn't what you think it's going to be. Hilarious, and so well done.

I don't know what kind of person Ellen is, except that she's an animal lover and has family support -- but everything she does, including her talk show, has an aura of warmth and high spirits. "Ellen" the sitcom was no exception, and if you didn't watch it when it was on the air, check it out. It's still very fresh.

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