Ellen: College Game
Ellen send Andy to Cal State to find out what college students have learned in college. Each student had five seconds to answer Andy’s question. One person said how not to procrastinate, another said “I love you, mom,” and another said she loved being in a sorority.
Then Andy asked someone who was taking a nap, who couldn’t answer. Then a rock climbing student said he learned in college that “a lot of things we learned about the brain are completely wrong.” Andy asked a middle-aged man who said he hadn’t been in college in 40 years. He said he thought Cal State was a great institution and a number of other things. Andy kept interrupting him because he thought it was awkward. He thought the man was a senior.
Ellen: Twitch Surprise
DJ Twitch had a surprise for Ellen. It was the dancers from So You Think You Can Dance. They launched into a huge dance routine on Ellen’s stage, completely surprising her. Twitch joined them on stage, doing his trademark twitch dance. It was obvious that everyone was incredibly talented and their performance was incredible.
Ellen: Dress Like A Badly Dressed Dad Contest
Ellen asked students at Oregon State University to show up dressed like a Badly Dressed Dad. Jeannie, her correspondent on the ground, couldn’t choose a winner of the contest, so Ellen had them all go out searching for several hidden boxes throughout the college.
Ellen: Father’s Day Challenge
When the students returned from their hunt, Jeannie said that this contest was sponsored by JC Penney, which has brands like Adidas, Jack Nicholas, and Nike, that are perfect for any dad. Ellen asked if they were paying her to say that. “Yes, they are,” she said, laughing. Five students found five of the boxes. The first student, Audrey, said that if she won the $10,000, she would buy her parents a vacation. She ended up winning $3,000.
Then there was Brittany, who wanted to give the money to someone in the College of Business to help pay for their tuition. She won $1,000. Next there was Gino, who wanted to use the money to visit her mom and pay off his student loans. He got $500. The next person, whose story we didn’t get to hear, won the $10,000, and the last person won $500. Everyone in the audience got a $100 gift card for JC Penney.