Ellen DeGeneres’ first interview on her eponymous show took place 19 years ago – bringing the show’s beginning and ending to full circle as Jennifer Anniston made her first and last guest appearances. with Ellen
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Jennifer Anniston will be Ellen DeGeneres’ last guest on her talk show before the long series ends.
The Legendary Friends actress will appear on the show’s final episode, which will air on May 26, alongside special guests Billie Eilish and Pink.
This will be Jennifer’s 20th time as a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, 19 years after Ellen first welcomed the 53-year-old as the first guest on set when the show started back on year 2003.
That’s when the comedian announced the series would be her last in 19 seasons, following complaints about a toxic workplace from employees on the show.
On the first episode of Ellen in September 2003, the then 45-year-old presenter was focusing on a new career as a talk show host, with Jennifer as the first interviewee.
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At the time, Jennifer was at the height of her Friends fame, playing Rachel Green in the hit American comedy series, which was airing its 10th and final season.
After being welcomed to the set, Jennifer told her best friend Ellen how great it felt to see her on TV every day: “There’s nothing better than seeing you every day. ?” Before adding: “I mean once a week, you know, great, but now it’s daily.”
Ellen replied, “Yes, thanks, my goal is to do it three or four times a day.”
Jennifer then told the host that she had brought a gift for her, in the form of a welcome mat with a giant red bow on top.
“Look, that’s a welcome mat!” exclaimed Ellen, as the audience cheered, before walking over to the base of her suit to lay down the gift.
Ellen then continued Jennifer’s gift by saying that she also has a present to give her: “I hope you like it,” she said as she handed it to the actress, who has been married for three years. with Hollywood star Brad Pitt – a donkey-shaped cigarette. dispensers.
“And it looks good anywhere,” quipped Jennifer, before adding: “Oh, my husband will love this.”
Announcing her show’s farewell season last year, Ellen posted an image of herself smiling with the words: “19 years, 4,000 guests, 3,000 TV hours, 1,500,000 viewers, 20,000,000 laughs, $450,000,000 awarded, countless lives changed and a season of farewells”
The current season of The Ellen DeGeneres Show kicked off September 13, with the series finale set to air next Thursday (May 26).
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