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The Ellen DeGeneres Show is an American television talk show hosted by comedian/actress Ellen DeGeneres. Debuting on September 8, 2003, it airs in syndication, including stations owned by NBC Universal. For its first five seasons, the show was taped in Studio 11 at NBC Studios in Burbank, California. After NBC sold its Burbank facility, the show moved to Stage 2 on the nearby Warner Bros. lot. Since the beginning of the sixth season, Ellen has broadcast in high definition. It is scheduled to remain on air through at least the 2013–2014 television season. The show has won 12 Daytime Emmy Awards.
CONCEPT The program combines comedy, celebrity and musical guests and human-interest stories. The program is not characterized as a tabloid talk show, nor does it involve experts giving advice in regards to personal relationships. In the show's third season, Ellen began surprising fans by introducing them to their favorite celebrities.
DANCING Since the show's debut, DeGeneres has segued from her opening monologue by doing a dance. The dancing proved to be extremely popular with viewers, and has since progressed to a segment where DeGeneres dances into the audience, sometimes borrowing a coat or purse from someone's chair, and taking it with her. In September 2009, four major record labels sued the producers of the show for unspecified damages over the dance routine, for allegedly using songs without permission.
RECURRING ELEMENTS "Emmy Nominated." – Ellen says this when she makes a bad joke, saying that even though she makes all these bad jokes, the show still got nominated for an Emmy. "I appreciate it" – Ellen often uses the phrase "I appreciate it" in response to the audience's applause. Also, Ellen frequently thanks the audience by telling them to "take it (the applause) and..."; filling in the end with a phrase such as "mix it up in a Margarita." Mama chair – DeGeneres's mother, Betty, regularly attends the show and was frequently featured on camera, but she stopped appearing regularly early in 2006 because she moved. Her chair was designated the Mama chair, and special privileges are given to the audience member who sits in it. Fireplace – During the third season, Ellen featured a small electric fireplace on the table between her and the guest. Telephone – Ellen uses an old-fashioned, beige telephone to conduct interviews. Sometimes the phone seems to be dialed without Ellen pressing numbers or Ellen will put the phone down and walk around the studio while still talking to the person on the line.
Ellen Underwear – Ellen gives each of her guests underwear that say Ellen on the waistband. Sometimes the guests show them off on the show, or Ellen will show pictures of guests wearing them in other places. Scaring People – Ellen loves to pull pranks, but more specifically, scare people. Sometimes before shows, she'll hide in the bathroom of a guests dressing room, and jump out when they walk inside. She's done the same thing for the public restroom outside the studio. Sometimes, people in weird costumes come out and scare the guests, during the show.
RATINGS The show averages about 2.74 million viewers per episode, according to daytime television ratings, which makes it one of the highest-viewed daytime shows behind The Oprah Winfrey Show and Live with Regis and Kelly.
AWARDS Daytime Emmy Award: Talk Show: 2004–2007 Talk Show Entertainment: 2010 Talk Show Host: 2005–2008 Special Class Writing: 2005–2007 Gensis Awards: Talk Show: 2010