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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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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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Comedy | Romance

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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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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Runtime:

(109 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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After Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997), season four, episode nineteen, "New Moon Rising", in which regular character Willow comes out as a lesbian, and chooses to stay with her girlfriend Tara, aired, a group of internet board posters sent "Buffy" Creator Joss Whedon an engraved toaster to thank him for the storyline. This was a reference to season four, episode twenty-two, "The Puppy Episode", (the "coming-out" episode) of this show (a show on which longtime Buffy writer Jane Espenson had also worked) in which there had been a running joke about the LGBT movement awarding every newly outed person a toaster for "joining". See more »

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Ellen: Stray dogs, hungry people. Come on people, the solution is obvious.
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The Ballad of Joxer the Mighty
Song and Score Composed by Joseph LoDuca
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12 December 2001 | by ravnwoodSee all my reviews

It is hard to believe the idea and opportunity that was squandered by the producers of this show. The show started out wonderfully in 1993, entitled "These Friends of Mine." The show was witty and featured Ellen and her kooky friends that lived across the hall from her. (Doesn't this sound familiar?) They had the idea a full year before the premier of "Friends".

When the show returned from hiatus, it was revamped, retitled, and focused on the main character, Ellen. While not as entertaining as the original version, the show coasted along with decent ratings and quite a few laughs.

Somewhere between the shows infancy and maturity, something awful happened. The show took a complete right turn and started focusing on Ellen's lesbianism and gay lifestyle. While I hold nothing against Ellen DeGeneres for coming out, and celebrating the lifestyle she chooses to live, the American viewing public was simply not ready for that kind of focus. Viewers became alienated, and ratings plummeted. I feel that ABC was generous in leaving it on the air as long as they did.

In the end, when the show was canceled, I felt that ABC unjustly took a lot of heat for not supporting what some deemed as a "ground-breaking show". On the contrary, ABC supported the show longer than any other show suffering from such poor ratings. In the end, it was the writers, and the lack of a viewing public that killed this show.


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