Ellen DeGeneres has become a household name in the last decade or so. The comedian turned talk show host is currently on her 13th season of her daytime show, Ellen. DeGeneres has spent these 13 seasons introducing us to YouTube sensations (who could forget Sophia Grace and Rosie?), helping stars kickoff their careers, interviewing our favorite celebrities and helping inspiring individuals tell their stories. One of her favorite things appears to be helping individuals with their finances by giving them giant checks and brand new Ford vehicles, which is most apparent in her 12 Days of Giveaways prior to Christmas that brings us to tears. On Nov. 12, DeGeneres aired her 2,000th episode of Ellen and it’s no wonder she has produced so many episodes.
Check out this highlight reel of her last 13 seasons from the Nov. 12 show.
DeGeneres is not only a hit with us common folk, but celebrities love her too. Jennifer Aniston and Justin Timberlake were her first and second guests on Ellen. To express their love, they surprised her on her own show in celebration of her accomplishment of airing 2,000 episodes.
However, it doesn’t stop there. Warner Brothers President surprised DeGeneres with the outstanding honor of declaring the stage Ellen is filmed on as “The Ellen Stage.” Needless to say, a few tears were shed.
Check out the clips of DeGeneres’ big surprises here.