Ellen DeGeneres: The Beginning

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Joel Gallen
Production: HBO Video
  Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations.
66 min

by mimicking things...

So who needs the directions

on the back of a shampoo bottle?

And it is not bad enough

there are directions,

there is a

0800 number on the back.

In case the directions are

too vague for you.

Rinse and repeat,

but how many times?

To be the only thing to be more pathetic

than calling the 0800 number

is working at the 0800 number.

Alright, let's go through this again,

shall we?


I am gonna stop you,...

did you wet your hair first?

You're welcome...

That's my job.

Thank you...

Thank you for holding?

It's about the size of a quarter

in the palm of your hand?

No, can't be two dimes and a nickel...

No, can't be three nickels and a dime.

what, cause it can't spread out

that way... that's why...

then you just rinse and repeat...

Oh my...

How old are you?

You should repeat seven more times then.

What a fascinating story...

What did you survive on?

Nuts and berries or what?

Wolves? MY GOODNESS...

And they just nuzzled you?! Aaaw...

No, I can't help you

with the conditioner,

you're gonna have to call

that line on your own.

I'm fascinated by animals...

all of nature fascinates me..

You ever watch ants?

You have the kind of time like me?

It's for a while there.

It's interesting,

because if you watch them...

they're always in that long

single-file line, if you notice that...

They're always in that single-file line,

they don't have to be...

There are no lanes painted for them

they were forced to stay in...

They can go anywhere on the ground

that they wanna go,

but they stay in the line.

Don't you think,

there has got to be the one ant,

that asshole ant in the back,

just filled with road rage back there,

just... "Common, let's go!"

You've ever noticed,

sometimes an ant will pick up a dead ant

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Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen Lee DeGeneres ( də-JEN-ər-əs; born January 26, 1958) is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, producer, and LGBT activist. DeGeneres starred in the popular sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998 and has hosted her syndicated TV talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, since 2003. Her stand-up career started in the early 1980s, and included a 1986 appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. As a film actress, DeGeneres starred in Mr. Wrong (1996), EDtv (1999), and The Love Letter (1999), and provided the voice of Dory in the Pixar animated films Finding Nemo (2003) and Finding Dory (2016); for Nemo, she was awarded the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress, the first time an actress won a Saturn Award for a voice performance. In 2010, she was a judge on American Idol for its ninth season. She starred in two television sitcoms, Ellen from 1994 to 1998, and The Ellen Show from 2001 to 2002. During the fourth season of Ellen in 1997, she came out as a lesbian in an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Her character, Ellen Morgan, also came out to a therapist played by Winfrey, and the series went on to explore various LGBT issues, including the coming-out process. This made her the first openly lesbian actress to play an openly lesbian character on television. In 2008, she married her longtime girlfriend Portia de Rossi. DeGeneres has hosted the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, and the Primetime Emmys. She has authored four books and started her own record company, Eleveneleven, as well as a production company, A Very Good Production. She also launched a lifestyle brand, ED Ellen DeGeneres, which comprises a collection of apparel, accessories, home, baby, and pet items. She has won 30 Emmys, 20 People's Choice Awards (more than any other person), and numerous other awards for her work and charitable efforts. In 2016, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. more…

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