This semester I am taking “History of Television” with Dr. Linder. One of the assigned episodes for this week was an episode of Ellen “The Puppy Episode”. I am so glad Dr. Linder had us watch this show because I love Ellen DeGeneres! My mom and I used to watch her talk show everyday together after school. I didn’t even know that Ellen even had a show before her talk show! I thought she just did a lot of stand-up comedy.
I really enjoyed this episode because it was Ellen’s “coming out” episode. I thought the show did a great job approaching such a taboo topic, and I love how all of Ellen’s friends were so supportive of her. Each one gave her a hug and celebrated her announcement. I think it was a great representation of how all of society should handle this sort of news.
Here is an article where Ellen reflects on this famous episode: http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/PersonOfWeek/ellen-degeneres-reflects-coming-episode-declaring-gay-15/story?id=16281248