The Ellen Show

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM Sep 24, 2001 on CBS
8.4
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Ellen Richmond, founder of Homelearn.com, is invited to return to her home town - Clark - to receive the "Spread Your Wings" award for her achievement in being a role model for the city. After crossing the country for 18 hours, Ellen feels like time has never affected the city. Everything remains apparently the same. Her sister Catherine is still getting involved with no-future men, her mother keeps her room exactly the same when she left, and her old high school teacher, Mr. Munn, is still teaching. But at least one thing has changed. Rusty Carnouk, Ellen's prom date, is now a teacher at the high school, and he still thinks he and Ellen might have a future together - even though she's openly gay. Mr. Munn thinks that Ellen must meet Bunny Hopstetter, the p.e. teacher who's also a lesbian. While giving an invitational lecture, Ellen receives a phone call saying her company has gone bankrupt, making her unemployed. Seeing that her life in LA might not be as exciting as she thinks, Ellen decides to stay in Clark, the only place she can honestly call home.moreless

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  • This show started off with a bang of jokes.

    9.2
    This show started off with a bang of jokes, which made me laugh more then I have ever. The show has a awesome idea, a bankrupt big shot ends up having to spend her life in a small town. Ellen DeGeneres played her part the best followed by Cloris Leachmen, then probably Martin Mull. My Favourite Line would have to be when Ellen walks into her old room, "Yeah Mom, didn't have a clue huh?" The show had several jokes that would make anyone laugh out loud. This is probably one of the best pilot episodes I have ever seen!moreless
Jill Talley

Jill Talley

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Jennifer Irwin

Jennifer Irwin

Meg [Saxon]

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Reggie Lee

Reggie Lee

Kwan

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Diane Delano

Diane Delano

Bunny Hopstetter

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