Ellen: Season 4, Episode 23

The Puppy Episode: Part 2 (30 Apr. 1997)

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After a discussion with her therapist, Ellen decides to tell the truth about her true repressed sexual orientation to her friends by inviting them over to her apartment to break the news so... See full summary »

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After a discussion with her therapist, Ellen decides to tell the truth about her true repressed sexual orientation to her friends by inviting them over to her apartment to break the news so she can be at peace. Meanwhile, Ellen's hopes for a relationship with Susan are dashed when she tells Ellen that she's not interested, but gives Ellen further confidence to embrace her newfound life. Written by matt-282

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The show made history when Ellen Degeneres's on-screen character Ellen Morgan came out as gay in the double-episode "The Puppy Episode". It caused wide controversy, particularly as it made it the first time for a sitcom to have a main leading gay character. See more »

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Therapist: Well, Ellen... I am going to say this even though I may be out of line... but good for you. You're gay. So, what are you going to do now?
Ellen Morgan: I'm going to Disneyland!
Therapist: No, I mean do you plan on talking to your friends?
Ellen Morgan: Of course. I'm not gonna stop talking to them just because I'm... Oh, you mean telling them that I'm gay? Oh, no. That's none of their business.
Therapist: Well, do you think you would feel more comfortable talking to your parents?
[Ellen's eyes widen with fear]
Ellen Morgan: All right, you win. I'll talk to ...
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