Ellen - Complete Season 1

Ellen - Complete Season 1

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Cast: Arye Gross

     
 

What became the first situation comedy with a lesbian lead character, Ellen, started its run as one of many imitators of Friends. This box set collects every episode from that show's first season. Each is presented in the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Supplemental materials…  See more details below

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What became the first situation comedy with a lesbian lead character, Ellen, started its run as one of many imitators of Friends. This box set collects every episode from that show's first season. Each is presented in the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Supplemental materials include commentary from cast members Arye Gross and Holly Fulger on the pilot episode and biographies of the cast.

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Barnes & Noble - Christina Urban
Before she became the darling of the daytime talk show world, stand-up comedian Ellen DeGeneres launched her television career with the ABC sitcom These Friends of Mine, later renamed Ellen in its second year. DeGeneres stars as neurotic bookstore employee Ellen Morgan, whose quirky personality and nonstop babbling often get her into sitcom-style trouble. Friends Adam (Arye Gross), Anita (Maggie Wheeler, recognizable from her role as Janice in Friends), and Holly (Holly Fulger) all put up with Ellen and her escapades. In addition to the original 11 episodes, this Season 1 collection also includes the episodes "The Tape," and "The Mugging," which aired out of order during Season 3. In this and the next two seasons -- before Ellen Morgan came out of the closet in season 4 -- the show featured her routinely dating and losing a succession of boyfriends. In "A Kiss Is Still a Kiss," Ellen answers a personal ad and meets the man of her dreams, only to discover he's a horrible kisser; romance blossoms between Ellen and a former high school hunk in "The Class Reunion"; and she dates a much younger man (Six Feet Under's Peter Krause) in "The Hand That Robs the Cradle." The series pilot introduces Ellen's endearing quirkiness by having her return to the DMV again and again to get the perfect photo for her driver's license. Other highlights include Ellen and Adam's hysterical hunt for the perfect fridge in "The Refrigerator" and the arrival of Ellen's overbearing mother, Lois (Alice Hirson), in "The Promotion." Although These Friends of Mine ranked 13th in the Nielsen ratings for its first year, a retooling took place by the end of the season; the weaker characters of Wheeler and Fulger were eliminated, allowing eventual series regular David Anthony Higgins to shine as bookstore manager Joe.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/28/2004
UPC:
0733961714081
Rating:
NR
Source:
A&E Home Video
Time:
4:59:00

Special Features

Commentary with Holly Fulger and Arye Gross on the pilot episode; Cast biographies; Interactive menus; Scene selections

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