I remember a time when Ellen DeGeneres was America’s second-favorite dancing queen behind ABBA until it came to light that her real favorite type of dance is stomping over her staff’s feelings with mean words. Of course, she immediately began to shimmy her way through the allegations with apologies, but they all fell upon deaf ears and ultimately led to her long-running talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show getting a complete re-tooling in the form of a goodbye! Although she’s still trying to convince us she’s the same lovable, rhythmless dancing fool she was of days passed we no longer buy that act anymore. So in an attempt to get people to watch her sinking ship one last time, Ellen announced one of her final guests will be her very first guest, Jennifer Aniston.
I think that the damage has pretty much been done for Ellen’s show, and unless there will be a segment where Leah Remini comes in and slaps Ellen at least once during these last episodes the ratings will probably continue to go down. However, since she would rather pretend it’s all good than take her show off life support, People reports Ellen’s show announced its final list of guests:
The comedian famously kicked off The Ellen DeGeneres Show back in 2003 by interviewing Friends star Jennifer Aniston. And on Tuesday, it was announced that DeGeneres’ first guest would be her last, with Aniston slated to return for Ellen‘s series finale on May 26.
Joining Aniston to help DeGeneres close her nearly two-decade long chapter will be Pink, who wrote the show’s Emmy Award-winning theme song.
Billie Eilish, a favorite of the show, is slated to appear as well.
For Ellen’s sake, hopefully, her and Jennifer’s last interview won’t be as cringe as their first one.
I’m sure Jen will try to have a moment where she honors Ellen for all of Ellen’s accomplishments, and their friendship…blah blah blah. Honey, we don’t care. Fortunately for Ellen, Jen won’t be the only person coming to her set to try and convince us all she’s still nice (she ain’t) because some of her other final guests include Zac Efron, Kate McKinnon, and former First Lady Michelle Obama, whom I’m sure will probably look into Ellen’s eyes and say “I see your staff went high bitch” because she knows how low Ellen went and was not pleased. Anyway, the final show has already been taped and it will be airing in about two weeks so Ellen had a few words to say about the end of her era on Instagram.
“When we started this show in 2003, the iPhone didn’t exist. Social Media didn’t exist. Gay marriage wasn’t legal. We watched the world change, sometimes for the better, sometimes not,” she shared.
“But whatever was happening, my goal was always for the show to be a place where we could all come together and laugh for an hour,” she added. “Being invited into your lives has been the greatest privilege of my life and has brought me incredible joy. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”
I just hope she doesn’t try to give her audience a positive message at the end of the final episode because everyone in the studio will laugh at her hypocrisy. At this point she should just look into the camera and say “Be kind everyone….or else you’ll end up like me….CANCELLED.”