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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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Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 14 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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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 is a neurotic, 30-something, bookstore employee who tries to get by life in dealing with her various friends who include the outgoing redhead Paige, insecure photographer Adam, her unsure-of-himself cousin Spence, coffee shop guy Joe Farrell, the critical and obnoxious Audrey, and most challenging of all, Ellen also has to contend being around her annoying and overbearing parents Lois and Harold. Written by Anonymous

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(109 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Audrey was dramatically re-written when she became a major cast member. In the first season, she was in only one episode, as a character, with whom Ellen was long-time friends, but didn't like, because she was always pessimistic and complaining. But by the end of the second season, she was portrayed as increasingly chipper, upbeat, and constantly optimistic. See more »

Quotes

Ellen: Stray dogs, hungry people. Come on people, the solution is obvious.
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Written by Sharleen Spiteri and Johnny McElhone
Performed by Texas
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Great show that went out with a whimper
7 September 2001 | by NSJ0309-1See all my reviews

This was one of the funniest shows I had ever seen until the last season. The characters were hilarious, the was an amazing chemistry between the whole cast, and the scripts were well written. In the last season, however, it went from being a show about Ellen and her friends, to a show about Ellen being gay, and *nothing* else! This not only took away from the show's dynamic, but it completely alienated almost all of her audience. I think it was a poor choice to focus only on her sexuality. I hope that her new CBS show is more like the first three years of her old one.


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