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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

Writer:

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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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 »

Quotes

Ellen DeGeneres: [on cordless phones] The way I see it... if you need both of your hand for whatever you are doing, your brain should be in on it too.
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Featured in 2020 Golden Globe Awards (2020) See more »

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Conga
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Written by The Miami Sound Machine
Performed by Gloria Estefan
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Anne Heche: please keep working
17 August 2000 | by nunculusSee all my reviews

Ellen DeGeneres seems like a very nice person. She may remind you of the most helpful woman at the food co-op or an extremely affable first-grade teacher. She is not, however, what we call real funny. Nor is she a very good joke-teller (her funny parenthetical asides are given GIANT CAPITAL LETTERS). Nor is she what we call especially interesting--her routine here resembles the attempts of a pleasant but not particularly bright person to make chitchatty conversation. Crunchy (but not gnarly) lesbians will have a warm smile. For everyone else, it's kind of like watching someone else's massage.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 July 2000 (USA) See more »

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Home Box Office (HBO) See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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