The Ellen DeGeneres Show

The BEST episodes of The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Every episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The Ellen DeGeneres Show!

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.

Last Updated: 5/30/2022Network: Syndication
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Jennifer Love Hewitt
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10.00
28 votes

#1 - Jennifer Love Hewitt

Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/21/2009

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Taylor Swift
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10.00
1 votes

#2 - Taylor Swift

Season 8 - Episode 157 - Aired 5/11/2011

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!

Eddie Murphy, David Thibault
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10.00
28 votes

#3 - Eddie Murphy, David Thibault

Season 11 - Episode 75 - Aired 12/23/2013

Ricky Gervais, Darius Rucker, Bethany Mota
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10.00
1 votes

#4 - Ricky Gervais, Darius Rucker, Bethany Mota

Season 12 - Episode 137 - Aired 4/7/2015

Kevin Hart
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10.00
1 votes

#5 - Kevin Hart

Season 19 - Episode 105 - Aired 2/10/2022

Kevin Hart ("Real Husbands of Hollywood").

Ellen's Season 12 Premiere
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9.49
37 votes

#6 - Ellen's Season 12 Premiere

Season 12 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/8/2014

Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams; a man with ALS; Maroon 5 performs

Paris Hilton/Jill Scott
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9.00
1 votes

#7 - Paris Hilton/Jill Scott

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/14/2004

The official title of this episode should be shortened to "Paris Hilton/Jill Scott" as Mr. Reiner never appeared in this episode as scheduled.

Farrah Fawcett/Andy Richter
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9.00
1 votes

#8 - Farrah Fawcett/Andy Richter

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/15/2004

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."

Michelle Obama
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9.00
3 votes

#9 - Michelle Obama

Season 16 - Episode 53 - Aired 11/15/2018

Connie Britton ("Dirty John"); a 9-year-old rapper tests some of the hottest toys of the year and performs; a Powerball winner tells how she plans to use the money.

Timothee Chalamet, Sarah Hyland
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9.00
1 votes

#10 - Timothee Chalamet, Sarah Hyland

Season 16 - Episode 81 - Aired 1/11/2019

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

Cardi B, Thomas Middleditch, Bazzi
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8.75
4 votes

#11 - Cardi B, Thomas Middleditch, Bazzi

Season 15 - Episode 139 - Aired 4/19/2018

Jim Parsons, Sean “Diddy” Combs
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8.75
4 votes

#12 - Jim Parsons, Sean “Diddy” Combs

Season 15 - Episode 171 - Aired 6/5/2018

Ellen's Funny Ladies
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8.67
3 votes

#13 - Ellen's Funny Ladies

Season 12 - Episode 179 - Aired 6/10/2015

This Wednesday, Ellen's got the girls who run the world! Hilarity cannot be contained when Ellen invites some of the funniest women in Hollywood to the show. These talented leading ladies are here to chat, tell stories, sing songs, play games, and test the scent of perfume on fresh hunks… the range of imagination is limitless when SOFIA VERGARA, MELISSA McCARTHY, LENA DUNHAM, KRISTEN WIIG, WANDA SYKES, CHELSEA HANDLER and KYM DOUGLAS are here!

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Julie Bowen, James Charles
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8.67
12 votes

#14 - Julie Bowen, James Charles

Season 14 - Episode 47 - Aired 11/9/2016

John Krasinski, Greta Gerwig
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8.67
3 votes

#15 - John Krasinski, Greta Gerwig

Season 15 - Episode 101 - Aired 2/12/2018

John Krasinski ("A Quiet Place").

Michael B. Jordan, Cirque du Soleil's 'Luzia'
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8.57
7 votes

#16 - Michael B. Jordan, Cirque du Soleil's 'Luzia'

Season 15 - Episode 97 - Aired 2/6/2018

Michael B. Jordan ("Black Panther"); Average Andy with the cast of Cirque du Soleil's "Luzia"; Ellen surprises sisters who help people in need.

Series Premiere
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8.55
11 votes

#17 - Series Premiere

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/8/2003

James Corden, Florence and the Machine
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8.50
6 votes

#18 - James Corden, Florence and the Machine

Season 13 - Episode 31 - Aired 10/20/2015

James Corden ("The Late Late Show with James Corden" (2015); Florence Welch. Also: Florence and the Machine perform.

Zac Efron, Lauren Cohan
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8.50
2 votes

#19 - Zac Efron, Lauren Cohan

Season 13 - Episode 85 - Aired 1/20/2016

Zac Efron (Dirty Grandpa (2016)); Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead (2010) and The Boy (2016)); a teen hero.

David Duchovny, Brielle
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8.50
4 votes

#20 - David Duchovny, Brielle

Season 13 - Episode 107 - Aired 2/22/2016

Justin Theroux, 'DWTS' – Erika Jayne
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8.50
4 votes

#21 - Justin Theroux, 'DWTS' – Erika Jayne

Season 14 - Episode 132 - Aired 4/10/2017

Jennifer Lawrence, Laverne Cox, Meghan Trainor
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8.50
2 votes

#22 - Jennifer Lawrence, Laverne Cox, Meghan Trainor

Season 15 - Episode 115 - Aired 3/2/2018

Ellentube Special, featuring Jon Dorenbos, Kristen Bell, Lauren Pomerantz, Adam Levine
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8.50
2 votes

#23 - Ellentube Special, featuring Jon Dorenbos, Kristen Bell, Lauren Pomerantz, Adam Levine

Season 17 - Episode 31 - Aired 10/21/2019

Season 4 premiere of "Momsplaining," with Kristen Bell and guest star Jennifer Garner; "Let Me in so You Can Win," with Jon Dorenbos; "Not Great With Lauren," with Lauren Pomerantz; prank with Adam Levine; "tWitch, Please... Help Me Dance."

Greta Thunberg, Garth Brooks
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8.50
2 votes

#24 - Greta Thunberg, Garth Brooks

Season 17 - Episode 40 - Aired 11/1/2019

Lizzo and Andy Lassner attend Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios; Ellen welcomes teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg (book "No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference") and a viral-video family; Garth Brooks chats and performs.

Steve Harvey; Harry Mack; Charlotte Day Wilson
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8.50
2 votes

#25 - Steve Harvey; Harry Mack; Charlotte Day Wilson

Season 19 - Episode 88 - Aired 1/18/2022

Steve Harvey ("Judge Steve Harvey"); freestyle rapper Harry Mack; Charlotte Day Wilson performs.

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