Episodes (22)

Guys or Dolls
S05E01 · Guys or Dolls

Sep 24, 1997

While on a double date with Spence, Paige and a dim-witted lesbian friend of Paige's, Ellen runs into her former boyfriend Dan, who's now the owner of the restaurant they are eating at. Dan is taken aback by Ellen's personal revelation to him, but accepts it. But Ellen doesn't know what to think when she still feels herself attracted to him.

Social Climber
S05E02 · Social Climber

Oct 01, 1997

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

S05E03 · Roommates

Oct 08, 1997

While shopping with Paige at a local supermarket, Ellen meets two neighborhood women who want to introduce her to their friend who is looking for a roommate. With Spence finally moving out of her house into a place of his own, Ellen agrees to meet with the woman. But due to Audrey and Barrett's interpretation of what "roommate" means, Ellen mistakenly thinks this is a person she is being set up with. Later that evening, Paige, still haven't fully accepted Ellen's new lifestyle, becomes uncomfortable and jealous when the woman, Sherry, arrives and hits it off with ...

Gay Yellow Pages
S05E04 · Gay Yellow Pages

Oct 15, 1997

Ellen hires a gay plumber from a gay yellow pages phone book she was given to by Peter to fix the plumbing of her house in preparation for a party for the gay social crowd. But the man leaves Ellen with an even bigger leaky sink to remember him by, prompting Ellen to ask her long-term family plumber, Tony, to come to her rescue while dealing with the party guests in the next room.

Just Coffee?
S05E05 · Just Coffee?

Oct 29, 1997

Ellen meets Laurie Manning, her openly lesbian mortgage broker whom she asks out for coffee. But Ellen later gets confused on where she stands when Laurie brings along a woman friend of hers during an outing at the movies. Meanwhile, Joe opens his new coffee shop, called Cup Of Joe, which he tells Ellen that he had told his uncle that he would name it after him.

G.I. Ellen
S05E06 · G.I. Ellen

Nov 05, 1997

Ellen attends her father's annual Civil War re-enactment outing with her father playing General Grant. Ellen wants to play a solder, which brings out hostility from the other men and the sadistic drill instructor, Sgt. Timko, who plans to give her a hard time. Things take a turn when Ellen suspects her father, Harold, is having an affair with Betsy, a field re-enactment nurse, who fixes more than just fake chest wounds.

Public Display of Affection
S05E07 · Public Display of Affection

Nov 12, 1997

Ellen faces her toughest challenge when she finally gets to meet Laurie's 12-year-old daughter, Holly, on a movie date who suddenly becomes angry after seeing that Ellen and her mother will only hold hands in private than in public. Also, Laurie finally gets to meet Ellen's eccentric parents, Lois and Harold, at Ellen's house for dinner.

S05E08 · Emma

Nov 19, 1997

While attending a Hollywood social party with Paige, Ellen spots British actress Emma Thompson making out with another woman and afterward convinces Paige to hire her as Emma's personal assistant while she's in town to film a movie and to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. Ellen then convinces Emma to "come out," to the public, against Paige's protest. But Emma soon reveals to Ellen that it's not the only sordid secret that she hides of her past. At the banquet, Sean Penn appears with a surprise revelation of his own.

Like a Virgin
S05E09 · Like a Virgin

Nov 26, 1997

Laurie invites Ellen over at her apartment to spend a romantic night together. So, Laurie sends her daughter, Holly, away and fixes of her apartment nicely which prompts the very nervous Ellen to make a run for it in fear of this new sexual experience and leaving a bewildered Laurie in the cold. Meanwhile, Peter looks after Ellen's parents house while they are away and has trouble with the sensitive alarm system and their barking dog, while Paige, Spence, and Audrey help paint Ellen's new house.

All Ellen, All the Time
S05E10 · All Ellen, All the Time

Dec 03, 1997

Ellen gets another job as an assistant to radio talk-show host Chuck, who repeatedly makes passes at her. When she keeps rebuking him, he leaves in a huff and she's stuck alone and on-the-air at the station for the entire rainy day with nothing but her irrepressible wit and a Janis Joplin record.

Break Up
S05E11 · Break Up

Dec 17, 1997

Ellen and Laurie go out to spend their one-month anniversary together where complications arise when Laurie misinterprets Ellen's gift as a sign of moving in together, where as Ellen is not prepared to move that fast. Meanwhile, Ellen's father, Harold, tries to get more closer to Laurie's daughter, Holly, by taking her out to his miniature train shop.

Womyn Fest
S05E12 · Womyn Fest

Jan 07, 1998

Ellen, Paige, and Audrey go to Berkeley for the weekend annual Women Festival and watch Sarah McLaughlin and the Indigo Girls perform. While there, Ellen finds conflicting emotions after visiting a fortune teller who tells her about her future if it will be without Laurie, and a possible relationship with a waitress, named Jean, that they met on the way to the festival. Meanwhile, Paige ponders a commitment to Spence who stays home, and decides to end her romance with him.

The Funeral
S05E13 · The Funeral

Jan 14, 1998

Ellen tries to figure out what Laurie is up to on a Saturday after she keeps ignoring questions Ellen asks her during a school show fair for Holly's science project. When Laurie finally tells Ellen about her father passing away, Ellen convinces Laurie to attend the funeral in order to come to terms with her family who shunned her for coming out years ago.

Escape from L.A.
S05E14 · Escape from L.A.

Jan 28, 1998

Laurie takes Ellen on a weekend getaway to San Diego where problems arise between them when Laurie's instinct to be organized clashes with Ellen's natural neurotic instinct for spontaneity leading to both of them wanting some space from each other.

Ellen in Focus
S05E15 · Ellen in Focus

Feb 11, 1998

Paige and Ellen scheme to have Ellen infiltrate a focus group slated to evaluate a new TV show that Paige developed involving a tall and short cop, and Joe gets in on the act as well. In the meeting room, Ellen successfully convinces the rest of the people present to support the new show for it's first run. But everything changes when Paige meets with Ellen and asks her to support a new show that her boss wants too.

S05E16 · Neighbors

Feb 18, 1998

Ellen gets off on the wrong foot with her new neighbors, a immigrant couple from India, named the Patels, when a variety of circumstances conspire to make Ellen look like a fool in front of them which includes Ellen and Paige trying to fix Ellen's leaky roof with a Twister mat, and Ellen struggling with Joe's inflatable doll. But the final humiliation comes when Ellen gets stuck outside her house dressed in a chicken costume before she goes out for the evening with Paige for Joe's birthday party.

It's a Gay, Gay, Gay, Gay World!
S05E17 · It's a Gay, Gay, Gay, Gay World!

Feb 25, 1998

While shopping with Ellen at a local hardware store, Spence gets a whiff of an experimental bug spray which sends him into a dream world where homosexuality is the dominant sexuality and heterosexuality is the oppressed minority. Ellen and Peter then discover Spence to be a closeted "straight" man in a mostly-gay world where Joe is attempting to win his affections, and Paige is a "butch" type involved with Audrey.

S05E18 · Hospital

Mar 04, 1998

Ellen races to the hospital after learning that Laurie was in a serious car accident. While in the waiting room waiting for news on Laurie and waiting for her mother, Lois, to show up with Laurie's daughter, Holly, Ellen chats up a conversation with a strange woman which becomes increasingly heated and tense after Ellen learns that the woman is Karen, Laurie's former girlfriend.

Ellen: A Hollywood Tribute: Part 1
S05E19 · Ellen: A Hollywood Tribute: Part 1

May 13, 1998

A "mockumentary" hosted by Linda Ellerbee as a tribute to the 75-year career of Ellen. It traces her start as a vaudevillian, ventriloquist and hostess of a 1950s game show called "Who's the Commie?" to spoofs of 'I Love Lucy', 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' and 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show'. Also featured are interviews with celebrities Jennifer Aniston, Glenn Close, Woody Harrelson, Helen Hunt, Ted Danson, Phil Donahue, Tim Conway, and many others.

Ellen: A Hollywood Tribute: Part 2
S05E20 · Ellen: A Hollywood Tribute: Part 2

May 13, 1998

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

When Ellen Talks, People Listen
S05E21 · When Ellen Talks, People Listen

Jul 15, 1998

Disheartened by too much negative response and mistrust in L.A., Ellen's espousal of neighborly behavior inspires listeners of her radio program to be good to one another, including one do-gooder, named Trevor, who catches Paige's eye, as well as increasing business for Joe's coffee shop. But Ellen sees this good deed self-destructing when Trevor begins to annoy Paige with his obsessive kindness, and the people beginning to question the need to do good.

S05E22 · Vows

Jul 22, 1998

When Ellen's parents, Lois and Harold, decide to renew their wedding vows, Ellen, Paige, and Laurie get thrown into an almost frantic way of planning the wedding to make everything perfect from trying on wedding dresses to Ellen journeying to the po' side of town to find a stripper for Harold's bachelor party. In the midst of all the chaos, Ellen feels she must take the next step in her relationship with Laurie: marriage. But Ellen does not expect the reaction Laurie gives when asked about true commitment.


Ellen Season 5 (1997) is released on Sep 24, 1997 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 Apple iTunes and Amazon Video.

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).

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Ellen, Эллен, These Friends of Mine


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Black-Marlens Company, Touchstone Television


James Collins
TIME Magazine
The problem with Ellen has always been that DeGeneres is better than the show, and that's still true. If only it were more clever and less narrow.
by rottentomatoes, Aug 22, 2019
Ken Tucker
Entertainment Weekly
It's often said that you can't be funny if you're also trying to promote a social or political agenda... But Ellen, now in its fifth season, keeps getting funnier.
by rottentomatoes, Aug 21, 2019

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