Ellen: Day 9 Government Shutdown
Ellen kicked off her show by sharing that it was day 9 of the government shutdown. She said, “All I know is if Betty White is still working, our government should be working too.”
She went on to say that because of the shutdown, all the national museums are closed and their doors are locked. She said she wanted to share “security footage” of what was currently going on inside the shut-down museum. She then played a clip from Night At The Museum in which all the different gallery pieces come to life.
Ellen TV: Museum of Natural History & Museum of American History
Ellen said because of the shutdown, schools had to cancel field trips. She said she wanted to teach kids what they would’ve learned if they had been able to go on those field trips to different museums.
She showed a diorama from the Museum of Natural History, depicting the cave men. Ellen joked that it showed the first Geico commercial. She then showed another diorama from the Museum of American History showing the very first car to drive across the country. “He was not trying to drive cross-country,” Ellen joked. “He just refused to ask for directions.” That one got all the women in the audience cheering!
She showed another photograph of one of the Easter Island heads from the Museum of American History. She said one of the reasons they call it the East Island head is because “it’s made by Cadbury and there’s caramel inside.”
Lastly, she showed a statue from the National Gallery of Art of an undressed woman. “After posing like this for 8 hours,” she joked. “She realized her robe was right next to her the whole time.”
Ellen: Shemar Moore Guest DJ
Shemar Moore was Ellen’s guest DJ for the show. Ellen shared a picture of him from his Instagram that showed him standing shirtless next to his bike.
He explained that his mother has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis for 15 years, so he’s going to ride his bike 100 miles with about 3,000 other people this Saturday. He said he’s going to ride through the mountains of Santa Barbara and raise money that will help to hopefully find a cure for those suffering from the disease.
Ellen: Shemar Moor Kissing Booth
Ellen wanted to give an example of how nice Shemar Moore is to her audience every time he comes.
She showed a clip from January 28, 2011 where he kissed one of the women in her audience, and then again January 23, 2012 when he kissed another audience member. And let me just say, we’re not talking about a simple, quick peck kiss either!
Ellen: Breast Cancer Research Foundation Shemar Moore Kiss Auction
Ellen wanted to give another audience member the chance those lucky two women got, so she turned the DJ booth into a kissing booth. She said that also, because it was breast cancer awareness month, she wanted the audience to bid on it. The kiss went to the highest bidder and all the money would go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. She started the bidding at $50.
The bid quickly shot up to $200, and Ellen began to add more incentives. She said a 12 day stay the the Palm Springs Resort would be included if the bidding hit $400. If it hit $500, she would throw in an iPad mini. The vacation, iPad mini, and kiss from Shemar Moore was sold to a woman who bid $600.
She came walking down the steps very shyly and awkwardly, quietly saying she was “so married and so Christian”. They shared a handshake, then a hug, and then Shemar Moore grabbed his hat and put it on her. He then just went for the kiss as she raised her hands above her head.
It was awkward to watch, but incredibly hilarious, and all for a good cause!