The BEST Episodes of The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 16, 2021
A mix of celebrity interviews, musical performers, audience participation games, and segments spotlighting real people with extraordinary stories and talents, hosted by comedienne Ellen DeGeneres. The Ellen Degeneres Show is filmed at Warner Brothers Studios, 3400 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA.
#1 - Jennifer Love Hewitt
Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 21, 2009
#2 - Taylor Swift
Season 8 - Episode 157 - Aired May 11, 2011
TAYLOR SWIFT is back! The country music superstar is always so sweet and so much fun when she swings by to visit Ellen -- and today she'll give the world premiere performance of her song "The Story of Us." No one will be able to take their eyes off the screen when sexy JON HAMM stops by! He's not just good looking, he's got a great sense of humor, and he's putting it to use in the new comedy, "Bridesmaids." The last time NENE LEAKES was here, she had a lot of strong words for her "Celebrity Apprentice" co-star, Star Jones, who was happy to return the favor last week! Now NeNe is back to update Ellen on everything that's happened since -- and what we can expect in the finale!
#3 - Eddie Murphy, David Thibault
Season 11 - Episode 75 - Aired Dec 23, 2013
#4 - Ellen's Season 12 Premiere
Season 12 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 8, 2014
Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams; a man with ALS; Maroon 5 performs
#5 - Ricky Gervais, Darius Rucker, Bethany Mota
Season 12 - Episode 137 - Aired Apr 7, 2015
#6 - Ellen's Favorite Moments
Season 12 - Episode 178 - Aired Jun 9, 2015
This Tuesday, Ellen's having second helpings of season highlights! Season 12 has been filled with countless hilarious, touching, spontaneous and artistic moments, and Ellen has enjoyed every second of them! Today, she's selected some of her favorites to share with fans! Tune-in to find out which ones she chose.
#7 - One Direction
Season 13 - Episode 52 - Aired Nov 18, 2015
Interview and outdoor concert performance by One Direction ; martial artist Jesse-Jane McParland.
#8 - Cast of 'Scandal'
Season 15 - Episode 113 - Aired Feb 28, 2018
#9 - Paris Hilton/Jill Scott
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 14, 2004
The official title of this episode should be shortened to "Paris Hilton/Jill Scott" as Mr. Reiner never appeared in this episode as scheduled.
#10 - Farrah Fawcett/Andy Richter
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 15, 2004
Former "10" star and legendary actress FARRAH FAWCETT visits to talk about her new film, "The Cookout." Ellen checks out the inventions of the three finalists in the "Craftsman/NSTA Young Inventors Contest." Also, funnyman ANDY RICHTER chats about his new hit Wednesday night FOX sitcom "Quintuplets."
#11 - Simon Cowell, Diana Nyad
Season 11 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 10, 2013
#12 - Robin Williams, DJ Ellie Kemper
Season 11 - Episode 54 - Aired Nov 21, 2013
He's one of the most outrageous, most hysterical, and most adored comedians the world has ever seen -- ROBIN WILLIAMS is here! His roles in movies like "Mrs. Doubtfire,” "Aladdin,” "Jumanji" and "The Birdcage" are nothing short of legendary. He's also shown off his dramatic talents in classic films like "Good Will Hunting" and "Dead Poets Society.” Now, he's starring in the new CBS comedy "The Crazy Ones," and there's no doubt Robin lives up to the title! Every time he's here, he's as unpredictable as he is hilarious, and there's no telling what he'll be up to on "Ellen" today! Then, one of Ellen's favorite people, the adorable ELLIE KEMPER is here! She's starred in blockbuster comedies like "Bridesmaids" and "The Office," and she's ready for her next big role -- as Ellen's guest DJ! Ellen even sent her to DJ school to help get her ready for the big gig. Check out all of her crazy new skills in Ellen's DJ booth! Plus, Ellen's got the inside scoop from one of Hollywood's biggest nights! "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" premiered at the Nokia theatre, and Ellen's correspondents were there to talk to all of the biggest stars! Whether you're Team Gale or Team Peeta, all the stars are Team Ellen this Thursday! You never know who might stop by on the red carpet! This Thursday, Ellen is catching fire!
#13 - The Funny & Talented Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting
Season 12 - Episode 79 - Aired Jan 12, 2015
Kaley Cuoco ("The Wedding Ringer"); 14-year-old John-Robert Rimel performs.
#14 - Kevin Costner, Kiesza
Season 12 - Episode 90 - Aired Jan 27, 2015
#15 - Michael Keaton, Rosamund Pike
Season 12 - Episode 102 - Aired Feb 12, 2015
#16 - Selena Gomez, P!nk (2)
Season 12 - Episode 126 - Aired Mar 23, 2015
#17 - Kristen Wiig, My Morning Jacket
Season 12 - Episode 158 - Aired May 7, 2015
#18 - Timothee Chalamet, Sarah Hyland
Season 16 - Episode 81 - Aired Jan 11, 2019
Timothée Chalamet ("Beautiful Boy"); Sarah Hyland ("Modern Family").
#19 - Will Smith, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott
Season 16 - Episode 163 - Aired May 21, 2019
Will Smith, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott ("Aladdin"); 10 members of the W.A.F.F.L.E. dance crew chat and perform.
#20 - Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, Margot Robbie, Midland
Season 17 - Episode 27 - Aired Oct 15, 2019
Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron and Margot Robbie ("Bombshell"); Midland performs.