She's had a year to mentally prepare for the end of The Ellen Show, but understandably, that didn't make the recording of the final episode any easier for the host. After announcing last year that season 19 would be her last, she's had a memorable final year - spreading laughter and entertaining us the way she does the best. However, after recording her last episode on April 29, the comedian turned talk show-host took to Twitter to discuss the emotions of the day.
"Today we taped the final episode of The Ellen Show, which airs on May 26th," she wrote alongside a picture of her sitting on the couch for the final time. The sadness and reflection on her face are evident. Following these tweets, she continued to post her thoughts in two more posts. Reflecting on the time that had passed over the years since she began, she wrote, "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."
Today we taped the final episode of The Ellen Show which airs on May 26th. pic.twitter.com/akuukE3fw8— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) April 29, 2022
Making sure to acknowledge the importance of the audience, both live and at home, she tweeted, "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. 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."
Over its nineteen seasons, The Ellen Show was a place of escapism and happiness for so many across the world. The show managed to rake in some impressive statistics over its running time, including 64 Daytime Emmys, 4,000 guests, and 1.5 million live audience members. Ellen also became famous for her incredibly generous giveaways, which are reported to have added up to $450,000,000 since the start in 2003. For the die-hard Ellen fans out there, the team is not going cold-turkey on us. Throughout the summer months, episode re-runs will be played as well as compilation shows. We will miss you, Ellen!