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previously These Friends of Mine

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by David Buff

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aired from: Mar 1994 to: Jul 1998 109 eps ABC 30 min stereo closed captioned

regulars:

  • Ellen DeGeneres as Ellen Morgan
  • Joely Fisher as Paige Clark [ season 2+ ]
  • David Anthony Higgins as Joe Farrell [ season 2+, recurring character previously ]
  • Clea Lewis as Audrey Penney [ season 3+, recurring character previously ]
  • Jeremy Piven as Spence Kovak [ season 3+ ]
  • Arye Gross as Adam Green [ episodes 1-40, 61, 63 ]
  • Holly Fulger as Holly [ episodes 1-11, 61, 63 ]
  • Maggie Wheeler as Anita [ episodes 1-11, 61, 63 ]

    recurring characters:

  • Alice Hirson as Lois Morgan [ episodes 5+ ]
  • Steven Gilborn as Harold Morgan [ episodes 8+ ]
  • Patrick Bristow as Peter [ episodes 13+ ]
  • Jack Plotnick as Barrett [ episodes 43+ ]

    During the fourth season, the show featured different musical acts singing the theme song or different celebrities just hanging out with Ellen.


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      1st Season 1994 (series is titled These Friends of Mine)

    1. "Pilot"
      gs: William Bumiller [ Roger Koenig ], Matt Landers [ The Photo Clerk ], Giovanni Ribisi [ The Cashier ], Duke Moosekian [ Man in Line ], Lois Viscoli [ Depressed Woman ]

      Ellen, mortified by her new driver's license photo, pulls out all the stops in a desperate attempt to get a decent picture.

      b: 29 Mar 94 pc: 5286 w: Neal Marlens & Carol Black & David Rosenthal d: Neal Marlens
    2. "The Anchor"
      gs: Lane Davies [ Nate ], Greg Germann [ Rick ]

      rc: Audrey

      A guilt-ridden Ellen grovels to win back the friendship of Audrey, an annoying acquaintance she's been trying to dump for years. Meanwhile, Holly puts on a false front to impress a new guy.

      b: 30 Mar 94 pc: C305 w: David Rosenthal d: Rob Schiller
    3. "A Kiss is Still A Kiss"
      gs: Tony Carreiro [ Jackson ], Todd Waring [ William ], Daniel Edward Mora [ Deliveryman ], Tracy Tweed [ Jennifer ], Eliza Coyle [ Karen ], Ann Talman [ Beth ], Jeff Weatherford [ Teddy ]

      rc: Joe

      Ellen answers a personal ad and meets the man of her dreams. But when it comes to kissing, Mr. Right is all wrong.

      b: 6 Apr 94 pc: C311 w: Suzanne Martin d: Andrew D. Weyman
    4. "The Class Reunion"
      gs: Greg Germann [ Rick ], Steven Flynn [ Joe ], Don Lake [ Bob ], John Mueller [ Brad ], Tammara Souza [ Good-Looking Woman ], Michael Chieffo [ Bank Vice President ], Brenda Varda [ The Lawyer ], Jerry Sroka [ The Engineer ], Patty Toy [ The Engineer's Wife ], Ed Crasnick [ Emcee ]

      Anxious to impress her classmates at a reunion, Ellen masquerades as a married cardiologist, which jeopardizes her romance with a former high-school heartthrob.

      b: 13 Apr 94 pc: C306 w: Mark Wilding d: Rob Schiller
    5. "The Promotion"
      gs: Sully Diaz [ Maria ], Cristine Rose [ Susan ], Rosie Taravella [ Clerk ], Gene Weygandt [ Owner ], Patrick Mickler [ Officer ]

      rc: Lois

      Ellen kisses up to her boss, Susan, by buying a gift for her new baby. But she may have to kiss her job goodbye when her disparaging remarks about Susan are overheard on the baby monitor.

      b: 20 Apr 94 pc: C302 w: David Rosenthal d: Rob Schiller
    6. "The Hand That Robs The Cradle"
      gs: Peter Krause [ Tim ], Brian Leckner [ Karl ], Wendle Josepher [ Saleswoman ], Eve Brent [ Lovely Old Woman ], Bryn Erin [ Girl ], Dave Driver [ Customer ]

      rc: Joe

      Ellen feels old and out of it when she starts seeing a younger man. But her attempts to be cool leave her date lukewarm.

      b: 27 Apr 94 pc: C313 w: Mark Driscoll d: Andrew D. Weyman
    7. "The Go-Between"
      gs: Cristine Rose [ Susan ], Ryan Olson [ Student No. 1 ], Jordan Bond [ Student No. 2 ], Julianne Michelle [ Girl ]

      rc: Joe

      When Ellen fans a romantic flame between her boss and Adam, she's the one who may get burned.

      b: 4 May 94 pc: C312 w: Mark Wilding d: Andrew D. Weyman
    8. "The Houseguest"
      gs: Joanna Daniels [ Tracy ], Denise Burkley [ Nestor ], Molly Shannon [ Woman ], Harland Williams [ Ticket Taker ], Jill Talley [ Infomercial Woman ], Jim Cody Williams [ Biker No. 1 ], Christopher Darga [ Officer ], Michael Shamus Wiles [ Bartender ], Charles Mavich [ Roy ], Jan Eddy [ Big Ed ], Linda Gary [ Radio Voice-Over ]

      rc: Joe, Harold

      Ellen's visiting cousin Tracy mistakenly thinks Ellen has intentionally sabotaged her Los Angeles vacation, and flees town with a notorious motorcycle gang - with Ellen in hot pursuit.

      b: 24 May 94 pc: C314 w: Warren Bell & David Rosenthal d: John Bowab
    9. "The Refrigerator"
      gs: Kurt Fuller [ Dr. Collins ], Steve Kehela [ Jeff ], Barry Wiggins [ Herbert ], Lisa Stahl [ Delila ], John Riggi [ Manager ], Lou Bonacki [ Repairman ], Laura Cameron [ Waitress ]

      When Adam insists they buy a refrigerator that won't stay put, Ellen is tempted to give him the deep freeze.

      b: 9 Aug 94 pc: C303 w: Richard Day d: Rob Schiller
    10. "The Soft Touch"
      gs: John Bowman [ Glenn the Car Salesman ], Steven Marcus [ Agitated Man ], Dorian Spencer [ Young Man ], Richard Hicks [ Coffee Drinker ], David Brisbin [ Manager ]

      rc: Joe, Lois, Harold

      Convinced she's responsible for getting a car salesman fired, Ellen hires him to work at Buy the Book. Meanwhile, Ellen's parents unwittingly put the brakes on her plans to buy a new car.

      b: 23 Aug 94 pc: C310 w: Richard Day d: Andrew D. Weyman
    11. "The Boyfriend Stealer"
      gs: Tommy Hinckley [ Steve ], Cristine Rose [ Susan ], Jimmy Danielli [ Customer ]

      rc: Joe

      Things have changed at the bookstore for Ellen. A coffee shop has been added and its manager, Joe, is hired. Technically, Ellen is his boss, but she is uncomfortable in this role and Joe quickly becomes her nemesis. Meanwhile, Holly's boyfriend, Steve, convinces Ellen to get a big pay-per-view-boxing match on cable. When Holly steps away for a moment, Ellen misreads Steve's action and thinks he is hitting on her. To test her theory, Ellen makes a pass at Steve. Steve rejects Ellen but Holly witnesses the incident. Ellen tries to explain her behavior to Holly who, hurt and confused, leaves. The next day, Steve tells Ellen that he now realizes how attractive she is and Ellen is shocked that her suspicions are true. When Ellen tells Holly that Steve really did make a pass at her, Holly doesn't believe her. To prove she is telling the truth, Ellen invites Steve over while Holly listens from the other room.

      b: 30 Aug 94 pc: C309 w: Warren Bell & David Rosenthal d: Andrew D. Weyman

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      2nd Season 1994 (series is re-titled Ellen)

    12. "The Dentist"
      gs: Andrea Parker [ Joanna ], Harley Venton [ Dave ], Blaire Baron [ Waitress ], Martha Thompson [ Sarah ], Brian McGovern [ Romantic Guy ], Alicia Anne [ Pretty Girl ], Robert Grant [ Dr. Garber ]

      Paige refers Ellen to dashing dentist Dr. Dave, and Ellen hopes the professional visit might lead to a personal relationship. But her serious flirtations have unexpected results when a few whiffs of laughing gas unleash her primal instincts. Meanwhile, Adam gnashes his teeth over a woman he dates, dumps, dates again, and wants to dump again.

      b: 21 Sep 94 pc: C315 w: Mark Driscoll d: Tom Cherones
    13. "Saint Ellen"
      gs: Jane Carr [ Glynnis ], Murray Rubinstein [ Bill ], Kymberly Newberry [ Dignified Woman ], Lisa Inouye [ Clipboard Woman ], Kathleen McMartin [ Distressed Woman ], Steven Houska [ Waiter ], Darla Haun [ Beautiful Woman ], Leonard Kelly-Young [ Customer ], John McCafferty [ Barry ]

      rc: Peter

      When Ellen learns that the show-biz party she crashed was for charity, she tries to make amends by going on a volunteering binge. But her obsession with doing good just makes her feel bad.

      b: 28 Sep 94 pc: C316 w: Mark Driscoll d: Tom Cherones
    14. "The Thirty-Minute Man"
      gs: William Ragsdale [ Dan ], Jerry Panacoli [ Richard ], Christine Romeo [ Woman ]

      Ellen flips for a customer whose visits to the bookstore spice up her life. But her rising hopes for romance fall flat when she learns he's a pizza deliveryman who savors his work.

      b: 5 Oct 94 pc: C318 w: Suzanne Martin d: Tom Cherones
    15. "The Note"
      gs: Kenneth Kimmins [ Phil ], Andrea Leithe [ Marion ], Helen Siff [ Sharon ], Chad Einbinder [ Bob ], Paul Marin [ Mr. Phillips ], Gene Poe [ Salesman ], David Richardson [ Ted ]

      Stumbling upon evidence that someone in her reading group dislikes her, a downcast Ellen stoops to spying in order to root out-and win over-the malcontent.

      b: 12 Oct 94 pc: C319 w: David Rosenthal d: ______________
    16. "The Fix-Up"
      gs: Bradley Whitford [ Doug ], Jim Jackson [ Man ], Stephen James Carver [ Detective No. 1 ], Garret Davis [ Detective No. 2 ]

      rc: Lois

      When Ellen's blind date, whom she remembers as a childhood weirdo, turns out to be a perfectly normal guy, she's eager to pursue the relationship. But a series of complications convinces him that she's the one who's strange.

      b: 19 Oct 94 pc: C320 w: : Richard Day d: ______________
    17. "So Funny"
      gs: Kathy Najimy [ Theresa ], Larry Poindexter [ Don ], Mary Otis [ Flight Attendant ], Milt Tarver [ Passenger ]

      Ellen feels threatened by Adam's visiting friend, Theresa, whose humor rivals her own. But when Ellen sees her own jealousy drive her comic competitor away, she literally flies to make amends.

      b: 26 Oct 94 pc: C317 w: Maria Semple d: Tom Cherones
    18. "The Toast"
      gs: Matthew Letscher [ Steven ], Rebecca Staab [ Cindy ], Scott La Rose [ Jack ], Mark L. Taylor [ Charles ], Gill Baker [ Mrs. Thompson ], J. Patrick McCormack [ Reverend Engler ], Ryan Holihan [ Billy ], Nicki Vannice [ Debbie ]

      rc: Lois, Harold

      When Ellen hosts the wedding-rehearsal dinner for her brother and his bride-to-be, she unintentionally causes their breakup. So she doesn't stand on ceremony when it comes to getting them back together-and redeeming herself.

      b: 9 Nov 94 pc: C321 w: Suzanne Martin d: Tom Cherones
    19. "Adam's Birthday"
      gs: Bill Calvert [ Patrick ], Karen Maruyama [ Kate ], Brian Cousins [ Billy ], Patience Cleveland [ Maisie ], Patrick Cranshaw [ Mr. Curran ], Billye Ray Wallace [ Polly ], Chris Douridas [ Chad ], Jaime Hubbard [ Melissa ]

      Convinced that living with Ellen is limiting his potential, Adam moves out, leaving Ellen with limitless possibilities as to what to do with his vacant room.

      b: 16 Nov 94 pc: C322 w: ______________ d: ______________
    20. "The Trainer"
      gs: Harry Shearer [ Ted ]

      To help Paige appease her demanding movie-producer boss, Ellen pretends to be his exercise trainer. But when the boss offers Ellen a development job, Paige has a fit.

      b: 23 Nov 94 pc: C323 w: Holly Hester d: Tom Cherones
    21. "Mrs. Koger"
      gs: Nick Bakay [ Lloyd ], Nita Talbot [ Mrs. Koger ], Marianne Muellerleile [ Edna ], Matt McKenzie [ Officer ], Damian London [ Funeral Director ], Crystal Carson [ Gwen ]

      Ellen refuses to admit she has a problem dealing with conflict. But after she finally expresses her anger, she's sure that the outburst has caused the death of an elderly neighbor.

      b: 30 Nov 94 pc: C324 w: Richard Day d: Tom Cherones
    22. "Ellen's New Friend"
      gs: Angela Dohrmann [ Jessica ], Andrew Shaifer [ Party Guest ]

      rc: Audrey

      Ellen tries to make a new friend without offending the old one who introduced them. Meanwhile, Adam inherits some historical family letters-with hysterical implications.

      b: 7 Dec 94 pc: C325 w: Mark Driscoll d: Tom Cherones
    23. "The Christmas Show"
      gs: Kate Hodge [ Stephanie ], Eric Lutes [ Greg ], Christian Meoli [ Matt ], David Sederholm [ Patrick ], Lisa Harrison [ Bambi ], Pat Lentz [ Joanne ], Jeffrey Alan Chandler [ Cookie Man ], Mark McCracken [ Richard ], Laurel Green [ Lorraine ], Zachary Eginton [ Bud ], Terry Ray [ Applicant No. 1 ], Annie O'Donnell [ Applicant No. 2 ], Gail Shapiro [ Applicant No. 3 ], David Alan Graf [ Applicant No. 4 ], Eric Saiet [ Applicant No. 5 ], Joyce Sylvester [ Cookbook Woman ], Molly David [ Sweet Old Woman ], Jonathan Emerson [ Lucky Customer ]

      Ellen's holidays are bittersweet, thanks to an acerbic new employee and a sugarcoated suitor. Meanwhile, Paige agonizes over what to get her overly sensitive mother for Christmas

      b: 14 Dec 94 pc: C326 w: Suzanne Martin d: Tom Cherones

      NOTE: Connie Stevens, Joely Fisher's real-life mother, provides the off-screen voice of her character's mother.
    24. "Ellen's Improvement"
      gs: Kate Hodge [ Stephanie ], Gregory Paul Martin [ Roger ], Bob Saget [ Himself ], Mary-Kate Olsen [ Herself ], Donna Marie Moore [ Customer ], Peter Kim [ Korean Man ], Kim Kim [ Korean Woman ], Jerome Vered [ Voice of Jerome ], Alex Trebek [ Voice of Himself ]

      Ellen goes on a scholastic kick to expand her cultural horizons, and impresses an attractive college professor along the way. Meanwhile, unlikely lovebirds Joe and Stephanie move in together-at the bookstore.

      b: 4 Jan 95 pc: C327 w: Tracy Newman & Jonathan Stark d: Tom Cherones
    25. "The Apartment Hunt"
      gs: Kate Hodge [ Stephanie ], Ken Olandt [ Juror No. 16 ], Ralph P. Martin [ Tony ], Marcia Mitzman [ Debby ], Joey Slotnick [ Mr. Selman ]

      rc: Audrey

      Ellen is determined to help her annoying friend Audrey find an apartment-far away from Ellen's neighborhood. Meanwhile Paige dates an alternate juror for a high-profile Hollywood trial and Adam tries to catch a newspaper thief.

      b: 11 Jan 95 pc: C328 w: Mark Driscoll d: Tom Cherones
    26. "The Spa"
      gs: Molly Cheek [ Sylvia ], Felicity Waterman [ Lauren ], Kimberly Russell [ Tonya ], Patrick Warburton [ Brent ]

      Paige persuades Ellen to relieve stress at a health spa, but the rigorous regime creates tension between them. Meanwhile, Adam tries to broaden his circle of friends- starting with Joe.

      b: 25 Jan 95 pc: C329 w: Suzanne Martin d: Tom Cherones
    27. "Ballet Class"
      gs: Elaine Hendrix [ Maya ], Spencer Rochefort [ Jerry ], Scott Fowler [ Sam ]

      rc: Lois, Harold, Peter

      Determined to realize a childhood dream, Ellen takes ballet lessons and sets her sights on dancing the lead in her class recital.

      b: 8 Feb 95 pc: C330 w: Richard Day d: Tom Cherones
    28. "Guns 'N Ellen"
      gs: Eric Allan Kramer [ Detective Ryan ], Jamie Marsh [ Jacket-Robber ], David DeLuise [ Hat-Robber ]

      rc: Audrey, Harold

      After her apartment is robbed, Ellen goes on a safety spree. But her obsession with security makes her a model of insecurity.

      b: 15 Feb 95 pc: C331 w: Tracy Newman & Jonathan Stark d: Tom Cherones
    29. "The Sleep Clinic"
      gs: Paxton Whitehead [ Dr. Whitcomb ], Christina Dawson [ Abby ]

      rc: Audrey, Lois

      When Ellen starts losing sleep over her erotic dreams about Adam, she goes into therapy. But Audrey has her own fantasies about Adam, which she vows to make realities.

      b: 22 Feb 95 pc: C332 w: Mark Driscoll d: Tom Cherones
    30. "Gladiators"
      gs: Dan Clark [ Nitro ], Lori Fetrick [ Ice ], Jackie Mari Roberts [ Debbie ], Mike Adamle [ Himself ]

      rc: Audrey

      Ellen reluctantly becomes a contestant on "American Gladiators," then becomes fighting mad when her female combatant, Ice, ruins her budding romance with gladiator Nitro.

      b: 1 Mar 95 pc: C333 w: Richard Day d: David Owen Trainor
    31. "$5,000"
      gs: Dann Florek [ Mr. Woodruff ]

      rc: Peter

      Ellen feels like an angel when she donates her tax refund to charity. But she has a devil of a time recouping the cash when Uncle Sam demands it back.

      b: 22 Mar 95 pc: C334 w: Tracy Newman & Jonathan Stark d: ______________
    32. "Three Strikes"
      gs: Christine Elise [ Rosie ], Chris Young [ Ricky ], Clyde Kusatsu [ The Judge ], Kate Benton [ The Psychotic Woman ], Roger Eschbacher [ The Officer ]

      rc: Lois, Harold

      Ellen joins an animal-rights group, gets thrown in jail and winds up in the custody of her parents.

      b: 29 Mar 95 pc: C335 w: Pamela Eells & Sally Lapiduss d: Tom Cherones
    33. "The Therapy Episode"
      gs: Paxton Whitehead [ Dr. Whitcomb ], Michael White [ The Instructor ], Marceline Hugot [ The Nurse ]

      rc: Lois, Harold

      Ellen feels guilty about lying to her mother. But when her therapist prescribes a dose of total honesty, the truth proves to be more than the family bargained for.

      b: 3 May 95 pc: C336 w: Holly Hester & Mark Driscoll s: Holly Hester d: Tom Cherones
    34. "Thirty Kilo Man (1)"
      gs: William Ragsdale [ Dan ], Patrick Warburton [ Jack ], Dean Fortunato [ The Man ]

      rc: Audrey, Lois, Harold

      Ellen rekindles her sizzling romance with ex-flame Dan, a pizza deliveryman who returns from Rome with a brilliant new career. But she gets cold feet when she suspects his hot venture involves a shady substance.

      b: 10 May 95 pc: C337 w: Suzanne Martin d: Tom Cherones
    35. "Thirty Kilo Man (2)"
      gs: William Ragsdale [ Dan ], Patrick Warburton [ Jack ], Scotch Ellis Loring [ Waiter ]

      rc: Audrey, Lois, Harold

      Ellen's relationship with Dan heats up; Adam caves in to Audrey's burning desire; and Paige feels left out in the cold.

      b: 17 May 95 pc: C338 w: Maria Semple d: Tom Cherones

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      3rd Season 1995

    36. "Shake, Rattle and Rubble"
      gs: Maurice Chasse [ The Neighbor ], Richard Saxton [ The Male Anchor ], Susan Segal [ The Female Anchor ], Rick Fitts [ The Reporter ], Ruth Manning [ The Customer ]

      Ellen's world is turned upside down when an earthquake devastates Buy The Book. Ellen tries to salvage her business, with little help from her friends. Meanwhile, the unexpected arrival of her high-energy cousin shakes up Ellen's relationships and jolts her into speaking up for herself.

      b: 13 Sep 95 pc: C339 w: Eileen Heisler & DeAnn Heline d: Robby Benson
    37. "These Successful Friends of Mine"
      gs: Jim Haynie [ Jake Hilfiger ], Hal Landon Jr. [ Bus Driver ], Rick Hall [ Contractor No. 1 ], Kevin Light [ Contractor No. 2 ], David Wells [ Mousy Man ], Sherlinda Dix [ Lady ], Tommy Bertelsen [ Little Boy ], Paddi Edwards [ Smoking Woman ]

      Ellen feels left in the dust when Paige's and Adam's career paths take an exciting turn. So she embarks on a journey to find her own dream, boarding a bus bound for...Barstow!?

      b: 20 Sep 95 pc: C340 w: Tom Leopold d: Robby Benson
    38. "The Shower Scene"
      gs: Connie Britton [ Heather ], Rachel Davies [ Mrs. Lowrey ], Judy Kain [ Nurse ], Fiona Hale [ the Grandmother ], Sandra Kinder [ Saleslady ], Dailyn Matthews [ Pregnant Woman ], Colleen Wainwright [ Woman ]

      Ellen labors to make amends after accidentally taping over a video of Paige's sister giving birth to twins. Filled with angst, she throws a lavish baby shower to relieve her guilt, but when the guests clamor to see the tape, she's forced to deliver.

      b: 27 Sep 95 pc: C341 w: Dava Savel d: Robby Benson
    39. "The Bridges of L.A. County"
      gs: Christine Taylor [ Karen Lewis ], Kate Williamson [ Mrs. Rodgers ], Brian George [ Ranjit Sudar ], Anthony Clark [ Will Davies ], Paul Bates [ Kenny Burke ]

      Ellen takes a stand for womankind, rewriting the ABCs of dating after Spence's one-night stand with a member of her reading group.

      b: 4 Oct 95 pc: C342 w: Tracy Newman & Jonathan Stark d: Robby Benson
    40. "Hello, I Must Be Going"
      gs: Randy Lowell [ Messianic Man ], K.T. Vogt [ Junker Woman ], Shaun Toub [ Foreign Man ], Jay Johnston [ Transition Guy ], Jamie Kennedy [ Tad ]

      Before moving to England for an exciting job opportunity, Adam makes a surprising personal revelation to Ellen, who must deal with the awkward circumstances when his trip is postponed.

      b: 18 Oct 95 pc: C343 w: Daryl Rowland & Lisa DeBenedictus d: Robby Benson
    41. "Trick or Treat- Who Cares?"
      gs: Anthony Clark [ Will Davies ], Kate Williamson [ Mrs. Rodgers ], Rachel Duncan [ Little Girl ], Ramon Choyce [ Little Boy ], Jimmy Galeotta [ Little Doctor ]

      As Halloween approaches, Ellen's high spirits have no effect on Spence, who is haunted by thoughts of his life. Meanwhile, Paige doesn't have a ghost of a chance of completing her first big assignment without help; and Joe is spooked by Audrey, who thinks she's been hired at Buy the Book.

      b: 1 Nov 95 pc: C344 w: Alex Herschlag d: Robby Benson
    42. "She Ain't Friendly, She's My Mother"
      gs: Beverly Garland [ Evie ], Doris Belack [ Cora ], Bruce Thomas [ Mike Lyons ], Mara Holguin [ Katie ]

      rc: Lois, Harold

      Ellen is elated when her mother, Lois, reveals she's in therapy. But she's not crazy about Lois' idea that mother and daughter become friends.

      b: 8 Nov 95 pc: C345 w: David Flebotte d: Robby Benson
    43. "Salad Days"
      gs: Martha Stewart [ Herself ], Pat Millicano [ Randy ], Stephanie Erb [ Alien Denise ]

      rc: Lois, Peter, Barrett

      Inspired by domestic diva Martha Stewart, Ellen throws an elegant dinner party. But she's the one who's thrown when an unexpected guest arrives.

      b: 15 Nov 95 pc: C346 w: Dava Savel d: Robby Benson
    44. "The Movie Show"
      gs: Carrie Fisher [ Herself / Gina ], Michael Des Barres [ Nigel / Director ], Michael Maynard [ Colin ], Michael Giorgio [ Big Burly Guy / Dolly Grip ], Nancy Serrano [ Saleslady ]

      rc: Barrett

      Ellen is thrilled when Paige's first film project, co-starring Carrie Fisher, shoots at Buy The Book. But Ellen's enthusiasm for show biz is soon outweighed by her disappointment with Paige's show-biz ways.

      b: 22 Nov 95 pc: C348 w: Tracy Newman & Jonathan Stark d: Robby Benson

      NOTE: Carrie Fisher is Joely Fisher's real-life half-sister.
    45. "What's Up, Ex-Doc?"
      gs: Brian Doyle-Murray [ Burt Kovak ], Robert Lance [ Man ]

      Thanks to Ellen's miscommunication, Spence and his equally combative dad have reached a peace settlement. But Ellen is determined to set things straight, even though it will result in father and son resuming their battle of wills.

      b: 29 Nov 95 pc: C347 w: Daryl Rowland & Lisa DeBenedictus d: Robby Benson
    46. "Ellen's Choice"
      gs: Christine Taylor [ Karen ], Anthony Clark [ Will Davies ], Kate Williamson [ Mrs. Rodgers ], Paul Bates [ Kenny ], Brian George [ Ranjit ], Vance DeGeneres [ Erik Matthew Marshall ], Lise Simms [ Lesly ], Bob Glouberman [ Sean ]

      Ellen is thrilled when she's invited to appear on the television program, "Book Chat," hosted by erudite elitist Erik Matthew Marshall. But ecstasy turns to agony when she's forced to decide which three of her five book-club members will join her.

      b: 6 Dec 95 pc: C349 w: Alex Herschlag d: Robby Benson
    47. "Do You Fear What I Fear?"
      gs: Jamie Kennedy [ Tad ]

      rc: Lois, Harold

      Ellen's holiday spirits hit an all-time low-literally-when her parents present her with a Christmas gift meant to last forever: A cemetery burial plot!

      b: 20 Dec 95 pc: C350 w: David Flebotte d: Robby Benson
    48. "Horshack's Law"
      gs: Ron Palillo [ Himself ], Elya Baskin [ Sergei ], Bob McClurg [ The Transient ]

      Ellen is thrilled when Paige invites her to an exclusive birthday party for John Travolta. But their fantasy evening turns into a nightmare thanks to some uninvited guests and an overly sensitive limo driver.

      b: 3 Jan 96 pc: C351 w: Tom Leopold d: Robby Benson
    49. "Morgan, P.I."
      gs: Dan Gauthier [ Detective Matt Liston ], Ron Canada [ Detective Sutterman ], Erik Menyuk [ Jim Hogan ]

      When Buy The Book is robbed, Ellen volunteers to become the bait in a police sting operation designed to catch the "perp."

      b: 10 Jan 96 pc: C352 w: Dava Savel d: Robby Benson
    50. "Oh, Sweet Rapture"
      gs: Wayne Wilderson [ Ronnie Williams ], Kathy Griffin [ Peggy ], Nick Toth [ Earl ]

      It's Ellen to the rescue when Audrey buys a new car that comes with an extended warranty-and an extended family of fanatics.

      b: 24 Jan 96 pc: C353 w: Tracy Newman & Jonathan Stark d: Robby Benson
    51. "Witness"
      gs: Anthony Clark [ Will Davies ], Stephanie Erb [ Denise ], Concetta Tomei [ Professor Bass ], Scott Mosenson [ Josh Patterson ], Bari K. Willerford [ Burly Delivery Guy ]

      Recruited by Spence to play the key witness in a mock trial, Ellen assumes the role of a stripper. But, when she loses her notes, she must do some fancy footwork to help him win the case.

      b: 7 Feb 96 pc: C354 w: Alex Herschlag d: Robby Benson
    52. "Ellen: With Child"
      gs: Dan Gauthier [ Matt ], Ebick Pizzadilli [ Mia ], Don Amendolia [ Mr. Koundakian ]

      Looking after Paige's boyfriend's daughter, Mia, for the weekend, Ellen is proud of the way she communicates with her charge. But when the fourth grader asks Ellen about sex, she's tongue-tied.

      b: 14 Feb 96 pc: C355 w: Daryl Rowland & Lisa DeBenedictus d: Robby Benson
    53. "Lobster Diary"
      gs: Mary Tyler Moore [ Herself ], Paul Dooley [ Thomas Kelsey ], Tricia Leigh Fisher [ Joanie ], Wesley Thompson [ Kevin Brown ], Andy Houts [ Brett Sellman ]

      Ellen is heralded as a hero and honored by actress and animal activist Mary Tyler Moore when she rescues a lobster from a restaurant and tries to set it out to sea. Unfortunately, the elderly lobster has other plans.

      b: 21 Feb 96 pc: C356 w: Tracy Newman & Jonathan Stark d: Robby Benson

      NOTE: Tricia Leigh Fisher is Joely Fisher's real-life sister.
    54. "Two Ring Circus"
      gs: Dan Gauthier [ Matt ], Judith Scarpone [ Sydelle ], Gregory White [ Man ], Bari K. Willerford [ Burly Delivery Guy ]

      rc: Peter, Barrett

      Ellen gets caught in the middle of Paige's and Matt's relationship when Paige's engagement ring gets stuck on Ellen's finger.

      b: 28 Feb 96 pc: C357 w: David Flebotte d: Robby Benson
    55. "A Penney Saved..."
      gs: Carol Kane [ Lily Penney ], Barry Corbin [ Jack Penney ]

      Money problems force Ellen to consider giving Audrey the ax. But when Audrey's rich parents buy a slice of Buy the Book, it's with strings attached.

      b: 13 Mar 96 pc: C358 w: Jennifer Fisher d: Robby Benson
    56. "Too Hip for the Room"
      gs: Charlie Brill [ Del Shapiro ], Mitzi McCall [ Rochelle Shapiro ], Tera Handrickson [ Barb ], Cynthia LaMontagne [ Lesly ], Bodhi Pine Elfman [ Surfer Dude ], Paul Crowder [ Trendy Man ], Elizabeth Keener [ Trendy Woman ], Nicky Danetti [ Cabaret Singer ], Loretta Palazzo [ Guitar Woman ], Abbie Jaye [ Piccolo Woman ], Ruth Carlsson [ Xylophone Woman ], Happy Richard Hall [ Drum Man ]

      Disappointed when Buy the Book isn't voted one of L.A.'s "Top Twenty Hippest Hangs," Ellen hires a lounge act to draw a hipper crowd, and is elated when the group proves popular-until she realizes why.

      b: 20 Mar 96 pc: C359 w: Matt Goldman s: Tom Leopold d: Robby Benson
    57. "Two Mammograms and a Wedding"
      gs: Janeane Garofalo [ Chloe Korban ], Thea Vidale [ Technician ], Mina Kolb [ Weird-Looking Nurse ], Michole White [ Alyssa ], Susan Powell [ Salon Lady ]

      Ellen is afraid Paige's marriage will end their friendship. So, while nervously awaiting a mammogram, she latches onto Chloe, but soon discovers making new friends isn't as easy as it used to be.

      b: 3 Apr 96 pc: C360 w: Dava Savel d: Robby Benson
    58. "Go Girlz"
      gs: Kathy Najimy [ Lorna Irons ], Dan Gauthier [ Matt ], Shae D'Lyn [ Debbie ], Timothy Elwell [ Safetec Guy ], Jonathan Stark [ Gus ]

      rc: Lois, Harold

      Ellen throws a bachelorette party for a despondent Paige, inviting her high-powered studio boss and a psychic aerobics instructor whose dire predictions seem to be coming true.

      b: 1 May 96 pc: C361 w: Daryl Rowland & Lisa DeBenedictus d: Robby Benson
    59. "When the Vow Breaks (1)"
      gs: Connie Britton [ Heather ], Jeff Dunham [ Starky / Gus ], Ron Palillo [ Himself ], Dan Gauthier [ Matt ], Ebick Pizzadilli [ Mia ], Kimmy Robertson [ Brandy ], Greg Collins [ Agent Chamberlain ], Gregory Sierra [ General Colon ]

      rc: Peter, Barrett

      When Paige's wedding day is threatened by comic complications, maid of honor Ellen manages to keep it together. But things nearly fall apart when she stumbles upon an unlikely couple just before the ceremony.

      b: 8 May 96 pc: C362 w: Alex Herschlag & David Flebotte d: Robby Benson
    60. "The Tape"
      gs: Earl Boen [ Hubert ], Elinor Donahue [ Delores ], Brian McNamara [ Jim ], Dan Sachoff [ Brian ]

      Ellen and her friends make a frantic effort to retrieve a racy videotape that winds up in the wrong hands.

      b: 14 May 96 pc: C307 w: David Rosenthal d: Andy Ackerman

      NOTE: Although this episode originally aired during the third season, it was supposed to air sometime during the first season. Therefore, it features the first season cast.
    61. "When the Vow Breaks (2)"
      gs: Connie Britton [ Heather ], Ron Palillo [ Himself ], Dan Gauthier [ Matt ], Ebick Pizzadilli [ Mia ], Kimmy Robertson [ Brandy ], Perry Anzilotti [ Minister ]

      rc: Peter, Barrett

      With Paige's marriage mere moments away, it's up to maid of honor Ellen to decide if things will go off with or without a hitch.

      b: 15 May 96 pc: C363 w: DeAnn Heline & Eileen Heisler d: Robby Benson
    62. "The Mugging"
      gs: Greg Germann [ Rick ], Mariska Hargitay [ Dara ], Willie C. Carpenter [ Officer Wilson ], Dave Florek [ The Officer ], Edward Blanchard [ The Mugger ], Rob Moore [ The Witness ]

      A reluctant Ellen is persuaded to come forward as the witness to a mugging she never saw.

      b: 21 May 96 pc: C304 w: David Rosenthal d: Rob Schiller

      NOTE: Although this episode originally aired during the third season, it was supposed to air sometime during the first season. Therefore, it features the first season cast.

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    63. "Give Me Equity or Give Me Death"
      gs: Nancy Lenehan [ Margaret ], Curtis Armstrong [ Tom ], Larry Hankin [ Larry ], Ray Forchion [ Smitty ]

      rc: Peter, Barrett

      When Ellen decides to put down roots and buy a home of her own, she's unprepared for the price--the cost of her beloved Buy The Book.

      b: 18 Sep 96 pc: C364 w: Dava Savel d: Gil Junger

      NOTE: John Tesh makes an uncredited appearance as himself during the opening sequence.
    64. "A Deer Head for Joe"
      gs: Bruce Campbell [ Ed Billik ], Cara Rose [ Emily ], Sarah Dampf [ Willa ], Gregory A. McKinney [ Officer ], Chris D'Arienzo [ Customer ], Dena Burton [ Thirsty Customer ], Julianna Morgan [ Latte Customer ]

      When her new boss, Ed Billik, decides that Joe must go, Ellen resorts to skullduggery to get the jaundiced java king rehired.

      b: 25 Sep 96 pc: C365 w: Mark Driscoll d: Gil Junger
    65. "Splitsville, Man"
      gs: Bruce Campbell [ Ed Billik ], Nancy Lenehan [ Margaret ], Pat Crawford Brown [ Rose ], John Petlock [ Uncle Jim ], John David Conti [ Tom ]

      rc: Lois, Harold

      When her parents decide to separate, Ellen's the one who's broken up

      b: 2 Oct 96 pc: C366 w: Matt Goldman d: Gil Junger

      NOTE: The Captain & Tennille make an uncredited appearance during the opening sequence.
    66. "The Parent Trap"
      gs: Eddie Fisher [ Himself ], Paxton Whitehead [ Dr. Whitcomb ]

      rc: Lois, Harold, Barrett

      Ellen plots to reunite her parents by recreating their honeymoon transforming her apartment into a 1958 Cuban nightclub complete with headliner Eddie Fisher. And Spence begs Barrett to return as Paige's secretary after he quits.

      b: 16 Oct 96 pc: C368 w: ______________ d: ______________
      NOTE: Eddie Fisher is the real-life father of Joely Fisher. The Tap Dogs make an uncredited appearance during the opening sequence.
    67. "Looking Out for Number One"
      gs: Harriet Sansom Harris [ Claire ], Richard Roat [ The Mortgage Broker ]

      Ellen learns to be honest and direct in therapy, but she's dumb struck when she sees her therapist in a shocking position.

      b: 23 Oct 96 pc: C367 w: David Flebotte d: Gil Junger
    68. "The Bubble Gum Incident"
      gs: Bruce Campbell [ Ed ], Anne Rice [ Herself ], Carol Barbee [ Megan ], Juanita Jennings [ Therapist ], Kaley Cuoco [ Little Ellen ], Ashley Peldon [ Little Paige ], Brittany Paige Bouck [ Head Dolphin ], Romy Rosemont [ The Woman ], Cynthia Madvig [ The Admirer ], Fred Ornstein [ Camp Director ]

      rc: Peter

      Ellen and Paige attend their 25th camp reunion, where Paige seeks revenge on the girl who put gum in her hair, unaware that the culprit was Ellen. Meanwhile, gothic author Anne Rice signs copies of her latest novel at Buy The Book.

      b: 30 Oct 96 pc: C369 w: ______________ d: ______________

      NOTE: Wolfgang Puck makes an uncredited appearance during the opening sequence.
    69. "Harold and Ellen"
      gs: Harvey Korman [ The Therapist ], Anne DeSalvo [ Waitress ]

      rc: Harold, Peter

      Ellen bends over backwards to bond with her father; Paige is bent out of shape when Spence accepts a wedding invitation from an ex-girlfriend; and Joe is bound for New Mexico in search of aliens.

      b: 6 Nov 96 pc: C370 w: Alex Herschlag d: Michael Lembeck

      NOTE: Oscar de la Hoya makes an uncredited appearance during the opening sequence.
    70. "Not So Great Expectations"
      gs: Lyle Waggoner [ Vic ], Trisha Yearwood [ Herself ], Debra Mooney [ Barbara ], Steven Cragg [ Greg ], Lori Heuring [ The Cowgirl ], Julie Janney [ The Receptionist ], Dan Finnerty [ The Doorman ]

      rc: Lois

      Ellen is distraught when her mother starts dating; and follows the couple to a country and western club, intent on breaking them up

      b: 13 Nov 96 pc: C372 w: Ellen Idelson & Rob Lotterstein d: Gil Junger

      NOTE: Devo makes an uncredited appearance during the opening sequence.
    71. "The Pregnancy Test"
      gs: Dana Gould [ Mike ], Marilyn Kagan [ The Therapist ], James K. Ward [ Emcee ]

      A home pregnancy test causes Ellen, Paige and Audrey to rethink their lives. In the meantime, a life-saving experience causes Spence to rethink his.

      b: 20 Nov 96 pc: C371 w: ______________ d: ______________

      NOTE: ZZ Top makes an uncredited appearance during the opening sequence.
    72. "Kiss My Bum"
      gs: Bruce Campbell [ Ed ], Kathleen Noone [ Ferne ], Joe Flaherty [ Perry ], Danny Breen [ The Homeless Guy ], Jeff Feringa [ Edna ]

      rc: Peter, Barrett

      Ellen feels like a turkey when she unwittingly invites a homeless man to Thanksgiving dinner.

      b: 27 Nov 96 pc: C373 w: David Walpert d: Gil Junger
    73. "Bowl, Baby, Bowl"
      gs: Bruce Campbell [ Ed ], Mary Page Keller [ Sarah ], Cara Rose [ Emily ], Sarah Dampf [ Willa ]

      Ellen experiences the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat when she and Ed engage in a not-so-friendly sports competition.

      b: 4 Dec 96 pc: C374 w: Vince DeGeneres d: Lorraine Sevre-Richmond
    74. "Fleas Navidad"
      gs: John Cervenka [ Art ], John Del Regno [ Walter Denbo ], Patrick Harrigan [ Customer No. 1 ], Beth Gargan [ Customer No. 2 ], Nikki [ Vance the Dog ]

      rc: Harold

      Ellen bites off more than she can chew when she rescues an abandoned dog at Christmas time.

      b: 18 Dec 96 pc: C375 w: ______________ d: ______________

      NOTE: Jennifer Holliday makes an uncredited appearance during the opening sequence.
    75. "Alone Again... Naturally"
      gs: Bob Saget [ Himself ], Bruce Campbell [ Ed ], Cara Rose [ Emily ], Sarah Dampf [ Willa ], Esther Scott [ Ruby ], Jonathan Fuller [ The Instructor ], Michael James [ The Guy ], Phillip Bergeron [ Maitre d' ], David Fenner [ Waiter ], Peggy Lane O'Rourke [ Customer ]

      Ellen conquers being alone by doing fun things on her own. Meanwhile, Spence and Joe wreak havoc on Paige's vacant apartment.

      b: 8 Jan 97 pc: C376 w: Mark Wilding d: Alan Myerson

      NOTE: Jann Arden makes an uncredited appearance during the opening sequence.
    76. "Joe's Kept Secret"
      gs: Florence Henderson [ Madeline ], Nancy Lenehan [ Margaret ], Rick Hall [ The Contractor ]

      When Ellen accepts a favor from Joe's wealthy, older girlfriend, the repercussions are relentless.

      b: 15 Jan 97 pc: C377 w: Dava Savel d: John Tracy

      NOTE: Aaron Neville makes an uncredited appearance during the opening sequence.
    77. "Makin' Whoopie"
      gs: Dana Gould [ Mike ], Peter Michael Goetz [ Dr. Haddassi ], Marie-Alise Recasner [ Kim ], Mindy Sterling [ June ], Terrance Washington [ Dale ], Tim Bagley [ The Wine Maker ], Gary Schwartz [ Gary ], Bridget Sienna [ The Nurse ], Michael Hagiwara [ The Doctor ]

      Ellen accompanies Spence to an important party thrown by a surgeon he's trying to impress, but it's Ellen who makes the lasting impression.

      b: 22 Jan 97 pc: C378 w: David Flebotte d: Iris Dugow
      NOTE: Me'Shell Ndegeocello makes an uncredited appearance during the opening sequence.
    78. "Ellen Unplugged"
      gs: Bonnie Raitt [ Herself ], Aaron Neville [ Himself ], David Crosby [ Himself ], Andy Kindler [ Hesh Finkelman ], Derek McGrath [ Stanley Peck ]

      Ellen fulfills an adolescent fantasy when she goes to Rock and Roll Dream Camp.

      b: 5 Feb 97 pc: C379 w: ______________ d: ______________

      NOTE: Rocker Sheryl Crow makes an uncredited appearance in the closing credits of this episode and Queen Latifah makes an uncredited appearance in the opening sequence.
    79. "Ellen's Deaf Comedy Jam"
      gs: Dan Gauthier [ Matt ], Anthony Natale [ Brian ], Deanne Bray [ Juliet ], J. Karen Thomas [ The Operator ], Ken Elks [ Customer ]

      rc: Peter

      Comical confusion ensues when Ellen misinterprets the signs of a handsome deaf actor and his theater troupe; and Spence gets his signals mixed when Paige's former fiancÚ returns to the scene.

      b: 12 Feb 97 pc: C380 w: Jennifer Fisher d: Gil Junger

      NOTE: The Flying Karamazov Brothers make an uncredited appearance in the opening sequence.
    80. "Hello, Dalai"
      gs: Iqbal Theba [ Dalai Rajhavaari ], Judy Nazemetz [ Alice ], Brandon Maggart [ Harry ], Don Yesso [ The Robber ]

      rc: Peter

      Peter confronts Ellen at a spiritual retreat; and a robber at Buy the Book confronts Paige, Spence, Joe and Audrey.

      b: 19 Feb 97 pc: C381 w: Ellen Idelson & Rob Lotterstein d: Gil Junger
    81. "Secrets & Ellen"
      gs: Drew Carey [ Drew Carey ], Brett Butler [ Grace Kelly ], Wayne Newton [ Doctor ], Eileen Heckart [ Grammy ], Read Scot [ Caesar ]

      rc: Lois, Harold

      After a lifetime of white lies, Ellen comes clean with her hard-to-please grandmother. Meanwhile, Paige treats Spence to a Vegas weekend he'll never forget. The problem is, he winds up with amnesia!

      b: 26 Feb 97 pc: C382 w: Peter Tolan d: Gil Junger

      NOTE: This episode was part of ABC's "Vegas Wednesday". All four shows Grace Under Fire, Coach, The Drew Carey Show and this show all featured plots about Las Vegas.
    82. "Reversal of Misfortune"
      gs: Jean Speegle Howard [ Bernadette ], Clive Rosengren [ Mitch ]

      rc: Lois, Harold

      Ellen's eagerness to support her parents' divorce unexpectedly brings the couple closer together.

      b: 4 Mar 97 pc: C383 w: Matt Goldman d: Gil Junger
    83. "The Clip Show Patient"
      gs: Michael Des Barres [ The Patient ], Paulette Braxton [ The Nurse ], Everett Greenbaum [ The Older Man ]

      Volunteering at a hospital, Ellen tries to regale an incapacitated English patient with memories of her past.

      b: 8 Apr 97 pc: C384 w: ______________ d: ______________

      NOTE: The Boogie Knights make an uncredited appearance in the opening sequence.
    84. "The Puppy Episode (1)"
      gs: Laura Dern [ Susan ], Oprah Winfrey [ Therapist ], Steven Eckholdt [ Richard ], Patrick Harrigan [ Waiter ], Melissa Etheridge [ Herself ], Jorja Fox [ The Attractive Woman ], Gina Gershon [ The Cashier ], k.d. lang [ The Singer / Janine ], Demi Moore [ The Sample Lady ], Jenny Shimizu [ The Woman in the Aisle ], Billy Bob Thornton [ The Grocer ], Dwight Yoakam [ The Bag Boy ]

      rc: Peter, Barrett

      Ellen senses a kindred spirit when she meets a gay woman, who enlightens her to her own sexual identity. Confused by this startling self-discovery, Ellen seeks the guidance of a therapist and braces herself for yet another moment of truth-telling her friends about this personal revelation.

      b: 30 Apr 97 pc: C385 w: Ellen DeGeneres d: ______________

      NOTE: Many celebrities appeared in uncredited cameo roles. They are Melissa Etheridge, Jorja Fox, Gina Gershon, k.d. lang, Demi Moore, Jenny Shimizu, Billy Bob Thornton and Dwight Yoakam.

      This episode was originally aired as a one-hour special and Laura Dern was nominated for an Emmy for her performance in this episode.


    85. "The Puppy Episode (2)"
      gs: Laura Dern [ Susan ], Oprah Winfrey [ Therapist ], Steven Eckholdt [ Richard ], Patrick Harrigan [ Waiter ], Melissa Etheridge [ Herself ], Jorja Fox [ The Attractive Woman ], Gina Gershon [ The Cashier ], k.d. lang [ The Singer / Janine ], Demi Moore [ The Sample Lady ], Jenny Shimizu [ The Woman in the Aisle ], Billy Bob Thornton [ The Grocer ], Dwight Yoakam [ The Bag Boy ]

      rc: Peter, Barrett

      Ellen senses a kindred spirit when she meets a gay woman, who enlightens her to her own sexual identity. Confused by this startling self-discovery, Ellen seeks the guidance of a therapist and braces herself for yet another moment of truth-telling her friends about this personal revelation.

      b: 30 Apr 97 pc: C386 w: Ellen DeGeneres d: ______________

      NOTE: Many celebrities appeared in uncredited cameo roles. They are Melissa Etheridge, Jorja Fox, Gina Gershon, k.d. lang, Demi Moore, Jenny Shimizu, Billy Bob Thornton and Dwight Yoakam.

      This episode was originally aired as a one-hour special and Laura Dern was nominated for an Emmy for her performance in this episode.


    86. "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah"
      gs: James Hong [ The Waiter ], Catherine Paolone [ The Mother ], Juliana Morgan [ The Daughter ], Chastity Bono [ The Moderator ], Laraine Newman [ The Over-Supportive Parent ], Dayton Callie [ The Father of the Gay Son ]

      rc: Lois, Harold

      Ellen deals with the ramifications of telling her parents she's gay.

      b: 7 May 97 pc: C387 w: ______________ d: ______________
    87. "Moving On"
      gs: Bruce Campbell [ Ed ], Nancy Lenehan [ Margaret ], Cara Rose [ Emily ], Sarah Dampf [ Willa ], Gena Gilcrease [ The Teacher ], Liza D'Agostino [ Joanne ]

      Ellen experiences personal and professional upheaval when she moves into her new home and has an honest talk with her boss, Ed.

      b: 14 May 97 pc: C388 w: ______________ d: ______________

      NOTE: The Bee Gees make an uncredited appearance in the opening sequence.

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    88. "Guys or Dolls"
      gs: William Ragsdale [ Dan ], Gina Mari [ Carly ], Suzanne Lanza [ Waitress ]

      rc: Peter

      While on a double date with Spence, Paige and a dimwitted lesbian, Ellen runs into former boyfriend Dan. He is taken aback by her personal revelation but accepts it. But Ellen doesn't know what to do when she still finds herself attracted to him.

      b: 24 Sep 97 pc: _________ w: Ric Swartzlander d: Gil Junger
    89. "Social Climber"
      gs: Dedee Pfeiffer [ Lisa ]

      Ellen fakes athletic prowess to impress Lisa, her very attractive "spinning" instructor, but on a mountain-climbing trip--with Spence in tow--she learns that honesty may have been more effective, and less life threatening.

      b: 1 Oct 97 pc: _________ w: Mike Larsen d: Gil Junger
    90. "Roommates"
      gs: Jennifer Grant [ Erin ], Loretta Fox [ Dena ]

      rc: Lois, Harold, Barrett

      Ellen's new neighbors offer to introduce her to a friend who is looking for a "roommate," which according to Audrey and Barrett is code for "girlfriend," but they may be hitting a language barrier. Meanwhile, Paige struggles with her mixed emotions about Ellen's lesbianism.

      b: 8 Oct 97 pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
    91. "Gay Yellow Pages"
      gs: Shawn Christian [ Danny ], John Capodice [ Tony ], Michele Lawrence [ Arianna ], Georgia Ragsdale [ Woman ]

      rc: Peter, Barrett

      Ellen feels pressured to support gay-owned businesses, but a gay plumber nearly sends her housewarming party down the drain.

      b: 15 Oct 97 pc: _________ w: Tod Himmel & Lisa K. Nelson d: Gil Junger
    92. "Just Coffee"
      gs: Lisa Darr [ Laurie ], Deborah Theaker [ Maura ], Steve Moloney [ Bartender ], Constance Zimmer [ Riot Girl ], Martin Charles Warner [ Old Man ]

      Ellen goes on a date with her mortgage broker, but starts to think that she is the only one looking for romance.

      b: 29 Oct 97 pc: _________ w: Maxine Lapiduss d: Gail Mancuso
    93. "G.I. Ellen"
      gs: Louis Gossett Jr. [ Sgt. Timko ], Angie Dickinson [ Betsy ]

      rc: Lois, Harold

      It's all guts and no glory as Ellen accompanies her father to his annual Civil War reenactment but while she endures boot camp with the sadistic Sergeant Timko, Harold seems a little too anxious to have his wounds tended by Betsy, a field nurse.

      b: 5 Nov 97 pc: _________ w: Mike Larsen d: Gil Junger
    94. "Public Display of Affection"
      gs: Lisa Darr [ Laurie ], Kayla Murphy [ Holly ]

      rc: Lois, Harold

      Ellen faces her toughest challenge in a relationship yet: Winning the approval of her new girlfriend's 12-year-old daughter.

      b: 12 Nov 97 pc: _________ w: David Walpert d: Gail Mancuso
    95. "Emma"
      gs: Emma Thompson [ Herself ], Army Archerd [ Himself ], Sean Penn [ Himself ]

      Thanks to friend Paige, Ellen lands a job as personal assistant to actress Emma Thompson and discovers that not only is Thompson gay, but her past contains a truly sordid secret.

      b: 19 Nov 97 pc: _________ w: Lawrence Broch d: Gail Mancuso

      NOTE: Sean Penn was uncredited for his guest appearance.
    96. "Like a Virgin"
      gs: Lisa Darr [ Laurie ], Kayla Murphy [ Holly ]

      rc: Lois, Harold, Peter

      Laurie has prepared for a big romantic evening with flowers, fine wine and a homemade dinner, but she still needs Ellen to stick around for it.

      b: 26 Nov 97 pc: _________ w: Jane Espenson d: Gail Mancuso
    97. "All Ellen, All the Time"
      gs: Kevin McDonald [ Chuck ], Susan Norfleet [ Julie ], Anne Heche [ Woman At Next Table ]

      rc: Lois

      Ellen gets a job at a small, all-talk radio station, but when the Sports Chat host leaves in a huff, she's left to fill the void armed with only her personal charm and irrevocable wit.

      b: 3 Dec 97 pc: _________ w: Ric Swartzlander d: Gil Junger

      NOTE: Anne Heche, Ellen's real-life girlfriend, was uncredited in her cameo role.
    98. "Break Up"
      gs: Lisa Darr [ Laurie ], Kayla Murphy [ Holly ]

      rc: Harold

      Ellen and Laurie hit a crossroads in their relationship on their one-month anniversary after Laurie misinterprets Ellen's offer to move in.

      b: 17 Dec 97 pc: _________ w: Matt Berry d: Gil Junger
    99. "Womyn Fest"
      gs: Sarah McLachlan [ Herself ], Amy Ray [ Herself - The Indigo Girls ], Emily Saliers [ Herself - The Indigo Girls ], Lisa Darr [ Laurie ], Rena Sofer [ Jean ], Rachel Rosenthal [ Tarot Woman ]

      Ellen takes Paige and Audrey to a female's only concert in Berkeley to have a good time after her break up with Laurie. Meanwhile, Paige ponders committment with Spence.

      b: 7 Jan 98 pc: _________ w: Jane Espenson d: Lorraine Sevre-Richmond

      NOTE: The idea for this episode came as a tribute to the Lilith Fair tour, which was started and headlined by McLachlan.
    100. "The Funeral"
      gs: Lisa Darr [ Laurie ], Kayla Murphy [ Holly ], Tyler Layton [ Leah ], Justin Jon Ross [ Lie Detector Kid ]

      rc: Lois, Harold

      When Laurie's father dies suddenly, Ellen must help her make peace with the family that shut her out when she revealed she is a lesbian.

      b: 14 Jan 98 pc: _________ w: Matt Berry d: Gil Junger
    101. "Escape from L.A."

      Ellen and Laurie take their first trip together, to San Diego. However, a problem arises when Ellen wants to party and Laurie wants to stick to her plan.

      b: 28 Jan 98 pc: _________ w: Lisa K. Himmel & Tod Nelson d: Gil Junger
    102. "Ellen in Focus"
      gs: Linda Kash [ Sue ], Leslie Jordan [ Top Studio Executive ], Roger Eschbacher [ Derek ], Steve Fitchpatrick [ Kevin ], Marcia Wright [ Emily ], David Youse [ Clipboard Guy ], Ray Hanis Jr. [ Wesson ], Brett Miller [ Smith ], Priscilla Taylor [ Melanie ]

      Ellen and Joe join a focus group at the request of Paige, so that her new cop show will receive high marks and need minimal changes before airtime.

      b: 11 Feb 98 pc: _________ w: Leif Sandaas d: Gil Junger
    103. "Neighbors"
      gs: Marcelo Tubert [ Mr. Patel ], Jennifer Bolgobin [ Mrs. Patel ]

      Ellen tries to make friends with her neighbors, but they keep catching her in strange coincidences such as Paige and Ellen playing Twister on her roof and Ellen making out with Joe's blow-up doll.

      18 Feb 98 pc: _________ w: Cynthia Greenburg & Charmaine Noel Dixon s: Kit Pongetti d: Gail Mancuso
    104. "It's a Gay, Gay, Gay, Gay World!"
      gs: Harvey Fierstein [ Himself ], Charles Stevenson [ Dad ], Bunny Summers [ Mom ], Jo Farkas [ Mom 2 ], Lee Everett [ Cindy ], Jennifer Palmer [ Straight Woman ]

      rc: Peter

      After Spence sniffs a heavy dose of insecticide, he awakens in a world where being gay is normal, Joe is in love with him and Paige has a buzz cut and tattoos.

      b: 25 Feb 98 pc: _________ w: David Walpert d: Gil Junger
    105. "Hospital"
      gs: Anne Heche [ Karen ], Kayla Murphy [ Holly ], Tyler Layton [ Leah ], Andrew Hill Newman [ Male Nurse ], Cynthia Martells [ Doctor ]

      rc: Lois

      Ellen rushes to the hospital after discovering that Laurie has been in a car accident. While waiting for news on Laurie's condition, Ellen meets a woman in the waiting room, whom she discovers is Laurie's ex-girlfriend and that Holly is her child. Ellen and Karen then share stories about Laurie, until the doctor asks to see immediate family. Karen claims she is Laurie's sister, Leah, but the real Leah shows up and tells Karen to disappear. Karen tells Ellen that she was jealous that Ellen had more going with Laurie in five months than Laurie and Karen did in eleven years. Ellen's mother shows up with Holly and Karen leaves.

      b: 4 Mar 98 pc: _________ w: Matt Berry & Ric Swartzlander d: Gail Mancuso

      NOTE: Anne Heche is Ellen DeGeneres' real-life girlfriend. Supposedly, Ellen was sitting awake in bed, musing aloud, "Who can I get to play this character?" and Anne turned to her and said, "Hello?! Look over here!"
    106. "Ellen: A Hollywood Tribute (1)"
      gs: Bea Arthur [ Herself ], Orson Bean [ Himself ], Richard Benjamin [ Producer ], Glenn Close [ Herself ], Tim Conway [ Himself ], Cindy Crawford [ Herself ], Linda Ellerbee [ Herself ], Helen Hunt [ Herself ], Christine Lahti [ Herself ], Phil Leeds [ Old Comic ], Julianna Margulies [ Herself ], John O'Hurley [ Announcer #2 ], Jada Pinkett [ Herself ], Jim Doughan [ Camera Assistant ], Allan Murray [ Announcer #1 ]

      A parody of the career of Ellen DeGeneres; celebrating her 75 years in show business.

      b: 13 May 98 pc: _________ w: Tim Doyle d: Gil Junger
    107. "Ellen: A Hollywood Tribute (2)"
      gs: Jennifer Aniston [ Herself ], Diahann Carroll [ Herself ], Ted Danson [ Himself ], Phil Donahue [ Himself ], Linda Ellerbee [ Herself ], Woody Harrelson [ Henry ], Kathy Najimy [ Herself ], Mary Steenburgen [ Herself ], Cindy Ambuehl [ Candy ], Steven Anderson [ Bookish Man ], Dion Clinton [ Rodney ], Dan Finnerty [ Man ], Tricia Leigh Fisher [ Megan ], Gene Poe [ Man #1 ], Jazz Raycole [ Angela ], Trent Walker [ Man #2 ]

      rc: Harold, Lois, Peter, Barrett

      A parody of the career of Ellen DeGeneres; celebrating her 75 years in show business.

      b: 13 May 98 pc: _________ w: Tim Doyle d: Gil Junger
    108. "When Ellen Talks, People Listen"
      gs: Judge Reinhold [ Trevor ], Ed Begley, Jr. [ Himself ], Kevin McDonald [ Chuck ], Susan Norfleet [ Julie ], Krissy Carlson [ Girl ], Jane Brucker [ Mimi Samuel ], James Krog [ Peace Corps Guy ], Mike Larsen [ Paper Suit Guy ], Ken Polk [ Man ], Shawn Pyfrom [ Scout ], Amzie Strickland [ Old Woman ], Diana Theodore [ Young Woman ]

      Ellen tries to encourage her radio audience to be nicer, but instead they become more hostile.

      b: 15 Jul 98 pc: _________ w: Mike Larsen d: Gil Junger
    109. "Vows"
      gs: Lisa Darr [ Laurie ], Brian Doyle-Murray [ Burt ], Kathleen Noone [ Ferne ], Jack Kehler [ Manager ], Kiva Dawson [ Cinnamon ], Sirena Irwin [ Cherry-O ], Jon Simmons [ Minister ]

      rc: Lois, Harold

      When Ellen's parents renew their vows, it prompts Ellen to think about taking her relationship with Laurie to the next level: marriage.

      b: 22 Jul 98 pc: _________ w: F.J. Pratt & Dan Cohen d: Lorraine Sevre-Richmond

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