Episodes (11)

S01E01 · Pilot

Mar 29, 1994

Ellen Morgan, a 32-year old, wisecracking, insecure single woman who lives in Los Angeles and works at a bookstore called "Buy the Book," deals with a crisis when she tries to get her awful drivers license photograph changed. Meanwhile, Holly, one of Ellen's friends, is dating a new guy, named Roger, and Ellen fears that he will dump her after Holly sleeps with him. Rounding out the friends are Adam Greene, Ellen's sloppy, sarcastic roommate, and Anita, Adam's one-time, smart mouthed girlfriend.

The Anchor
S01E02 · The Anchor

Mar 30, 1994

Ellen cannot stand Audrey Penny, a terminally annoying and obnoxious friend that she's been trying to dump for years. But when Audrey accidentally overhears Ellen's true feelings towards her over the phone, a guilty Ellen tries to win her back. Meanwhile, Holly puts on a false breast front to impress a new man she is interested in.

A Kiss Is Still a Kiss
S01E03 · A Kiss Is Still a Kiss

Apr 06, 1994

Attempting to freshen up their dating lives, Ellen, Adam, and Holly answer personal dating ads in the newspaper. Holly meets a recently-divorced neurotic man; Adam tries honesty, then exaggeration; and Ellen meets Jackson, the man of her dreams. But Mr. Right is all wrong at kissing and Ellen cannot bring herself to tell him.

The Class Reunion
S01E04 · The Class Reunion

Apr 13, 1994

Ellen goes to her 15-year high school reunion were she poses as a wealthy cardiologist marred to Adam in order to show off to her former classmates, which jeopardizes a romance with a former high school heartthrob she also meets there. Also, Holly feels left out when Anita gets all the attention during the reunion dance, while Adam tries to hook up with a building manager to arrange a move into a rent-controlled apartment.

The Promotion
S01E05 · The Promotion

Apr 20, 1994

At her mother's advice, Ellen tries kissing up to her no-nonsense bookstore boss, Susan, by buying a gift for her newborn baby. But Ellen's job is threatened when she makes disparaging remarks about Susan's baby and her maid overhears this who makes the threat to Adam. Meanwhile, Holly and Anita plan to travel to Mexico to buy some paintings to sell them to a shady art dealer for large sums back in Los Angeles.

The Hand That Robs the Cradle
S01E06 · The Hand That Robs the Cradle

Apr 27, 1994

Ellen begins dating a younger man, named Tim, who makes Ellen feel old and uncomfortable about herself. At the advice from Joe, Ellen sets out, with Holly in tow, to a hip clothing store in an attempt to act cool to the 24-year-old Tim. But Ellen's attempts to be cool leave Tim lukewarm.

The Go-Between
S01E07 · The Go-Between

May 04, 1994

Ellen's boss, Susan, is looking for a date to a family wedding and Adam convinces her to bring him along. But Ellen does not expect both of them to get really intimate. When Susan and Adam individually tell Ellen that they are not right for each other, Ellen tries to play cupid for her boss and roommate.

The Houseguest
S01E08 · The Houseguest

May 24, 1994

Ellen's cousin, Tracy, arrives in town for a visit and that's only the start of incredibly bad troubles that happen to both of them in an attempt to make Tracy's vacation enjoyable. But when Tracy mistakenly thinks that Ellen has sabotaged her vacation, she flees town with a notorious motorcycle gang, and Ellen, Holly, and Adam set out in hot pursuit of them.

The Refrigerator
S01E09 · The Refrigerator

Aug 09, 1994

Anita offers to buy Ellen and Adam a new refrigerator with her employee discount from the merchandise store she works in. But when Anita begins dating the appliance section manager, she, Ellen and Holly have to keep moving the new refrigerator to and from Ellen and Anita's apartment again and again to make it seem Anita owns it which turns into a major hassle. Meanwhile, Adam slightly injures his back in a minor car accident and his ambulance-chasing doctor suggests faking pain for a potential lawsuit against the insurance company.

The Soft Touch
S01E10 · The Soft Touch

Aug 23, 1994

Ellen needs a new car, so Adam gives her some aggressive bargaining tips. Ellen is so good at it that she gets Glenn, the weak-willed car salesman, yelled at by his employer for selling the car so cheep. Afterward, a guilty Ellen hires Glenn at Buy the Book after she mistakenly thinks she got fired. Also, Ellen's overbearing and obnoxious parents, Lois and Harold, put a damper on her plan to buy a new car by revealing they have money problems like her.

The Boyfriend Stealer
S01E11 · The Boyfriend Stealer

Aug 30, 1994

Ellen thinks that Holly's new boyfriend Steve is hitting on her. But Holly, along with everyone else, refuses to believe Ellen's suspicions. Determined to get hard evidence, Ellen plants a microphone on her and tries to get Steve to make a pass at her, but it turns into Ellen having to come on to him, which ruins her plan. Meanwhile, things change at the bookstore when Susan hires "Coffee" Joe Farrell to manage the new coffee shop and he and Ellen don't hit it off.


Ellen Season 1 (1994) is released on Mar 29, 1994 and the latest season 5 of Ellen is released in 1997. Watch Ellen online - the English Comedy TV series from United States. Ellen is directed by Gil Junger,Robby Benson,Tom Cherones,Gail Mancuso and created by Carol Black with Ellen DeGeneres and David Anthony Higgins. Ellen is available online on Amazon Video and Google Play Movies.

Ellen Morgan (Ellen DeGeneres) is a neurotic thirtysomething bookstore owner who tries to get by in life dealing with her various friends, including outgoing redhead Paige Clark (Joely Fisher), insecure photographer Adam Green (Arye Gross), her own unsure-of-himself cousin Spence Kovak (Jeremy Piven), coffee-shop guy Joe Farrell (David Anthony Higgins), and critical and obnoxious Audrey Penney (Clea Lewis). Her biggest challenge is being around her annoying, overbearing parents, Lois (Alice Hirson) and Harold (Steve Gilborn).

As know as:

Ellen, Эллен, These Friends of Mine


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Production Companies:

Black-Marlens Company, Touchstone Television


Tom Shales
Washington Post
Ellen and her friends aren't exactly yuppies, aren't exactly thirtysomethings and apparently are too old for Generation X. They're not Generation X. They're Generation Zero. They're Generation Dumb.
by rottentomatoes, Aug 22, 2019
Tony Scott
Frenetic, whoopingly funny at times, just plain crass at others, pilot for "These Friends of Mine" tries for yuks from purposeless characters.
by rottentomatoes, Aug 22, 2019
Ken Tucker
Entertainment Weekly
Part of the problem here is that the people who made These Friends, including creator-writers Carol Black and Neal Marlens, want you not merely to laugh at but to identify - nay, mind-meld - with these characters.
by rottentomatoes, Aug 22, 2019

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