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: January 28, 1998
Ellen and Laurie take a vacation, and Laurie's instinct for organization clashes with Ellen's spontaneity. Laurie: Lisa Darr. Ellen: Ellen DeGeneres. John and Sue: Tim DeKay, Candy Brown Houston.