A warm and funny slice-of-life sitcom about an L.A. bookstore manager and her acquaintances that began as a `Seinfeld'-like show titled `These Friends of Mine.' The Emmy-winning series hit its high point on April 30, 1997, when its heroine proclaimed her homosexuality in `The Puppy Episode,' an outing that drew 42 million viewers.
First Aired: December 18, 1996
Ellen's attachment to a stray dog upsets her Christmas vacation plans. Ellen: Ellen DeGeneres. Paige: Joely Fisher. Joe: David Anthony Higgins. Spence: Jeremy Piven. Harold: Steven Gilborn. Audrey: Clea Lewis.