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Ellen's commencement speech

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Diabeetus, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    Absolutely hilarious.

  2. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Man, she's good.
  3. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    She didn't give those kids the gay, did she?
  4. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    I believe it's actually spelled "TEH GAYZ"
  5. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Richard Nixon and that Arch fellow don't approve:

  6. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    ellen is simply marvelous. :D 8) 8) :D
  7. ColbertNation

    ColbertNation Member

    I've always been a fan of hers. She's one of those people who is just naturally funny. She gets up on stage and just says what's on her mind, and is funny without even trying.
  8. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    Totally agree ... always loved her stuff, even her old TV shows.
  9. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    She is in New Orleans, I'm quite sure those kids have had plenty exposure to the gay -- and a whole lot of other shit as well.
  10. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Good stuff. I could listen to her talk for hours. And I bet she could talk for huors unscripted and be hilarious through it all.

    My only problem was the obligatory playing of the victim card. Her "coming out" episode had record ratings, yet she claims no one wanted anything to do with her for three years after she came out.

    Never mind the show running for another year and then that big standup tour that led to the HBO Special, and then being picked to host the Emmy's that got cancelled because of 9/11. No one wanted anything to do with her.

    And her talk show has been running for six years now.

    I like her a lot, but she didn't need to play the victim card.

    We all should be such "victims."
  11. Babyjay

    Babyjay Member

    Yeah. Her show stopped being funny. That's why it got canceled.
  12. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Ellen was a strange show. It started out as These Friends of Mine for a season. Then ABC must have realized ensemble wasn't the way to go, so it became Ellen. And replacing Ayre Gross with Jeremy Piven didn't hurt either. But I'd agree with 'Jay that the show for whatever reason lost its mojo after the Puppy Episode (Melissa Etheridge was hilarious at the end of that, offering a free toaster for coming out). It got to the point that ABC wouldn't promote the show anymore. Come to think of it, Roseanne lost its mojo after about half the characters ended up getting teh gay.
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