Ellen: Season 1 (1994)


Season 1
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Air date: Mar 29, 1994

In the series pilot, Ellen is concerned that Holly might be getting involved with a creep. Holly: Holly Fulger. Adam: Arye Gross. Anita: Maggie Wheeler. Roger: William Bumiller.

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Air date: Mar 30, 1994

A call-waiting snafu causes an awkward incident between Ellen and an acquaintance she'd like to avoid. Holly: Holly Fulger. Nate: Lane Davies. Audrey: Clea Lewis. Ellen: Ellen DeGeneres. Rick: Gregg Germann. Adam: Arye Gross. Anita: Maggie Wheeler.

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Air date: Apr 6, 1994

Ellen, Holly and Adam respond to personal ads, and Ellen finds a great guy---whose kisses aren't so great. Jackson: Tony Carreiro. William: Todd Waring. Adam: Arye Gross. Holly: Holly Fulger.

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Air date: Apr 13, 1994

Ellen lies about her marital and career status at a class reunion, but then she meets an old heartthrob. Joe: Steven Flynn. Bob: Don Lake. Adam: Arye Gross. Rick: Greg Germann. Holly: Holly Fulger. Anita: Maggie Wheeler.

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Air date: Apr 20, 1994

Problems are born when Ellen seeks a promotion by buying a gift for her boss's baby. Maria: Sully Diaz. Adam: Arye Gross. Holly: Holly Fulger. Anita: Maggie Wheeler. Susan: Cristine Rose.

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Air date: Apr 27, 1994

Dating a younger guy makes Ellen insecure about the status of her hipness---or what's left of it. Tim: Peter Krause. Karl: Brian Leckner. Joe: Dave Higgins. Adam: Arye Gross.

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Air date: May 4, 1994

Ellen arranges for Adam to escort her boss (Cristine Rose) to a wedding. Adam: Arye Gross. Joe: Dave Higgins. Holly: Holly Fulger.

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Air date: May 24, 1994

Ellen's cousin visits, but her vacation is spoiled by a flat tire, beach pollution and conterfeit theater tickets. Tracy: Joanna Daniels. Nestor: Dennis Burkley. Officer: Christopher Darga. Roy: Charles Mavich. Ellen: Ellen DeGeneres.

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Air date: Aug 9, 1994

Adam and Ellen get a discount on a refrigerator, but Ellen must move it around town herself after Adam fakes a back injury. Ellen: Ellen DeGeneres. Adam: Arye Gross. Holly: Holly Fulger. Anita: Maggie Wheeler.

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Air date: Aug 23, 1994

Ellen pities a hapless car salesman, who gets fired after she backs out of a deal. Harold: Steven Gilborn. Lois: Alice Hirson. Glenn: John Bowman. Adam: Arye Gross. Holly: Holly Fulger.

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Critic Reviews for Ellen Season 1

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Ellen and her friends aren't exactly yuppies, aren't exactly thirtysomethings and apparently are too old for Generation X. They're not Generation X. They're Generation Zero. They're Generation Dumb.

Aug 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Frenetic, whoopingly funny at times, just plain crass at others, pilot for "These Friends of Mine" tries for yuks from purposeless characters.

Aug 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Part of the problem here is that the people who made These Friends, including creator-writers Carol Black and Neal Marlens, want you not merely to laugh at but to identify - nay, mind-meld - with these characters.

Aug 22, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…

For what it's worth, DeGeneres is blithely likable in this role, and does a better job of being DeGeneres than Seinfeld does being Seinfeld, although Seinfeld is so awful that that's faint praise.

Aug 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Carol Black and Neal Marlens left this new series almost immediately after creating it. This time, though, they didn't leave anything memorable behind.

Aug 22, 2019 | Full Review…

These Friends of Mine could easily become friends of yours. All you have to do is forgive the new ABC sitcom for being a dead-on knockoff of Seinfeld.

Aug 22, 2019 | Full Review…

There is really nothing to dislike about these friends. But there is nothing to rave about, either. The best I can say about this show is I suspect many people won't mind visiting them a second time.

Aug 22, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Yes, DeGeneres herself is sweet and genial and impossible not to like, but these 11 episodes - dating from when the show was called These Friends of Mine... - are like Seinfeld lite... very, very lite.

Aug 21, 2019 | Full Review…

Ellen is never salacious in nature and remains a funny ensemble series that reminds viewrs that even the most ordinary activities can become hilarious if we let ourselves laugh.

Aug 21, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Ellen: Season 1

  • Nov 29, 2020
    Not a 100-percent big fan of Ellen but I liked this TV show.When I say I liked it I liked season 1, season 1 was cool it was Fresh It was hip 3 other shows I liked got cancelled and this look promising, but nobody could compete with friends regardless of whether I didn't like it or not, it was considered to be like friends but it wasn't really but the actress of Janice was in this show the famous Janice from Friends. The actors where promised at least a two season deal but they were screwed and the only character to remain throughout the whole show was Ellen and it really did just become the Ellen show. As I said to season 1 was great and then season 2 onwards its just a show with no structure.

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