The BEST Episodes of The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 16, 2021

Network: NBC

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.

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Jennifer Love Hewitt

#1 - Jennifer Love Hewitt

Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 21, 2009

star 10.00
28 votes
Taylor Swift

#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!

star 10.00
1 votes
Eddie Murphy, David Thibault

#3 - Eddie Murphy, David Thibault

Season 11 - Episode 75 - Aired Dec 23, 2013

star 10.00
28 votes
Ellen's Season 12 Premiere

#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

star 10.00
28 votes
Ricky Gervais, Darius Rucker, Bethany Mota

#5 - Ricky Gervais, Darius Rucker, Bethany Mota

Season 12 - Episode 137 - Aired Apr 7, 2015

star 10.00
1 votes
Ellen's Favorite Moments

#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.

star 10.00
1 votes
One Direction

#7 - One Direction

Season 13 - Episode 52 - Aired Nov 18, 2015

Interview and outdoor concert performance by One Direction ; martial artist Jesse-Jane McParland.

star 9.25
4 votes
Cast of 'Scandal'

#8 - Cast of 'Scandal'

Season 15 - Episode 113 - Aired Feb 28, 2018

star 9.25
4 votes
Paris Hilton/Jill Scott

#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.

star 9.00
1 votes
Farrah Fawcett/Andy Richter

#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."

star 9.00
1 votes
Simon Cowell, Diana Nyad

#11 - Simon Cowell, Diana Nyad

Season 11 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 10, 2013

star 9.00
3 votes
Robin Williams, DJ Ellie Kemper

#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!

star 9.00
2 votes
The Funny & Talented Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting

#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.

star 9.00
2 votes
Kevin Costner, Kiesza

#14 - Kevin Costner, Kiesza

Season 12 - Episode 90 - Aired Jan 27, 2015

star 9.00
1 votes
Michael Keaton, Rosamund Pike

#15 - Michael Keaton, Rosamund Pike

Season 12 - Episode 102 - Aired Feb 12, 2015

star 9.00
1 votes
Selena Gomez, P!nk (2)

#16 - Selena Gomez, P!nk (2)

Season 12 - Episode 126 - Aired Mar 23, 2015

star 9.00
1 votes
Kristen Wiig, My Morning Jacket

#17 - Kristen Wiig, My Morning Jacket

Season 12 - Episode 158 - Aired May 7, 2015

star 9.00
1 votes
Timothee Chalamet, Sarah Hyland

#18 - Timothee Chalamet, Sarah Hyland

Season 16 - Episode 81 - Aired Jan 11, 2019

Timothée Chalamet ("Beautiful Boy"); Sarah Hyland ("Modern Family").

star 9.00
1 votes
Will Smith, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott

#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.

star 9.00
2 votes
Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, Margot Robbie, Midland

#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.

star 9.00
2 votes
Tom Hanks, Black Friday Giveaways with Chrissy Teigen

#21 - Tom Hanks, Black Friday Giveaways with Chrissy Teigen

Season 17 - Episode 57 - Aired Nov 26, 2019

star 9.00
3 votes
Dakota Johnson, Zack Gottsagen, Kevin the Cashier at Michael’s

#22 - Dakota Johnson, Zack Gottsagen, Kevin the Cashier at Michael’s

Season 17 - Episode 58 - Aired Nov 27, 2019

star 9.00
2 votes
Taylor Swift

#23 - Taylor Swift

Season 12 - Episode 36 - Aired Oct 27, 2014

star 8.80
5 votes
The Incredible Celine Dion

#24 - The Incredible Celine Dion

Season 11 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 11, 2013

star 8.75
4 votes
Cardi B, Thomas Middleditch, Bazzi

#25 - Cardi B, Thomas Middleditch, Bazzi

Season 15 - Episode 139 - Aired Apr 19, 2018

star 8.75
4 votes