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The Ellen Show 

An Internet executive moves to a small town.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ellen DeGeneres ...  Ellen Richmond 18 episodes, 2001-2002
Jim Gaffigan ...  Rusty Carnouk 18 episodes, 2001-2002
Emily Rutherfurd ...  Catherine Richmond 18 episodes, 2001-2002
Martin Mull ...  Mr. Munn 18 episodes, 2001-2002
Cloris Leachman ...  Dot Richmond 18 episodes, 2001-2002
Kerri Kenney ...  Pam / ... 16 episodes, 2001-2002
Diane Delano ...  Bunny Hopstetter 6 episodes, 2001
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Ellen Richmond decides to trade the stresses of her fast-track, big-city lifestyle for the slower pace of her quieter hometown, where she is known and loved. It remains to be seen, however, whether or not returning to her hometown, a fishbowl of a place, and her eccentric mother, Dot, and scatter-brained sister, Catherine, is the best course of action. At home, Ellen becomes reacquainted with her senior prom date, Rusty, who thinks they can pick up where they left off, and her befuddled high school teacher, Mr. Munn. Though worlds apart from the people who love her, Ellen begins to adjust to a very different way of life. Written by Anonymous

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Ellen's turning small town life into big time laughs!

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Comedy | Romance

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USA

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English

Release Date:

24 September 2001 (USA) See more »

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Ellen, Again See more »

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| (18 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This show received poor enough ratings and audience reaction to justify it being canceled after 13 episodes, leaving 5 episodes unseen. The remaining 6 episodes received their first airing on the Paramount Comedy Channel in the UK, at 2.30pm on weekday afternoons. They were also released on the series' DVD release. See more »

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Sometimes, Rusty teaches Social Studies, and other times Biology. High school teachers usually just teach one subject. See more »

Quotes

Connie Gibson: [Connie, the bus driver, has been fired] You drove right over my heart, and you didn't even signal.
Ellen Richmond: If that isn't a country song... it really should be.
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Referenced in Idol (2006) See more »

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The best show no-one ever saw
14 March 2003 | by SchmeeSee all my reviews

This was a great show, and no matter how much I tried to get people to watch it, I guess my grass roots campaign wasn't quite enough. Canceled. I think that the network really missed the boat on this one. Ellen Degeneres is hands down one of the funniest people alive, and if CBS had promoted this show it would have been a huge success.

What ever happened to giving shows a chance to obtain an audience? Remember that Seinfeld had no audience when it started! Plus, what's with moving the shows around? Even when somebody likes a show they never know when it might be on (I couldn't find the show Norm if my life had depended on it... even with a TVGuide).

The networks have decided to pump up the worthless <garbage> so much to get people to watch them and then they leave good shows to fend for themselves. Something has got to change, or the network shows are going to continue spiraling downward.


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