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Ellen DeGeneres: The Beginning (2000)

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The smart, sassy actress/comedienne's third solo HBO special features material taped in front of a live audience at NYC's Beacon Theater.

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Joel Gallen

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Ellen DeGeneres
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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The smart, sassy actress/comedienne's third solo HBO special features material taped in front of a live audience at NYC's Beacon Theater. In this show, Ellen makes her triumphant return to the irreverent, irresistible humor that launched her career. Written by Anonymous

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 July 2000 (USA) See more »

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Ellen DeGeneres - En arhi... See more »

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Home Box Office (HBO) See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Goofs

According to Ellen, God cited auto-flushing toilets as the most recent miracle, preceded by the George Foreman grill; however, the George Foreman grill was introduced in 1996, while the auto-flushing toilet was first patented in 1949. See more »

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Ellen DeGeneres: Human beings only use ten percent of their brains. Ten percent! Can you imagine how much we could accomplish if we used the other sixty percent?
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Featured in Heroes of Comedy: Women on Top (2003) See more »

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Everyday Is A Winding Road
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Written by Sheryl Crow
Performed by Sheryl Crow
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Welcome Back Ellen
5 August 2002 | by lostintwinpeaksSee all my reviews

Ellen live in the Beacon Theatre, and welcome back Ellen! Good to see you again!

Best moments include the shampoo bottle jokes, and Ellen's interpretative dance routine at the beginning.

Otherwise, standard Ellen fare (and that's no bad thing) with Ellen going off on every possible tangent.

More please!


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