Celebrated as one of America's funniest and most popular entertainers, Ellen DeGeneres stars in the fifth and final season of her Emmy AwardŽ-winning ABC sitcom ELLEN, the history-making show that put her at the center of ... more »the comedy map. Universally acclaimed and now officially out of the closet, ELLEN: SEASON 5, finds the beloved 30-something bookstore owner, along with her cadre of loyal friends, goofing it up more than ever. Effortlessly balancing life's obstacles with trademark-inspired buffoonery, each episode boasts a surefire mix of quirky warmth and unbounded hilarity. Aided and abetted as always by Adam (Arye Gross), Spence (Jeremy Piven), Paige (Joely Fisher), Joe (David Anthony Higgins), and Audrey (Clea Lewis), Ellen Morgan (DeGeneres) continues to manage life as Ellen, extricating herself from one absurd situation after the next. Featuring all 22 episodes from its critically acclaimed fifth season, ELLEN: THE COMPLETE SEASON FIVE DVD SET is stuffed with memorable cameos by Sean Penn, Jennifer Aniston, Woody Harrelson, Phil Donahue, Emma Thompson, Anne Heche, Cindy Crawford, Sara McLachlan, Kevin McDonald, David Anthony Higgins, Angie Dickinson, Louis Gossett, Jr., as well as two special tribute episodes and more!« less
"In their ignorance, A&E stripped all closed captions from the DVD's all episodes of this series. (Also no subtitles)"
Good season and Great finale
C. Pencil | 12/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There are lots of memorable moments from this last season of Ellen, but my favorite thing on this set is the two part tribute episode that served as the series' finale. It's hilarious and very clever. It takes you back in time to the 1950's as if Ellen's sitcom had started way back then. It follows Ellen's show through the decades, recreating the look and culture through the years. It's a star filled feature, very well written. One segment has various stars like Helen Hunt auditioning to play the role of "Ellen" before DeGeneres got the role. In the 1970's there is even an Ellen Saturday morning cartoon and breakfast cereal. Genius. Stars like Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Aniston, Tim Conway, Christine Lahti, and Jada Pinkett Smith are especially funny. "
It's a 'must have' finale
Midwest Book Review | Oregon, WI USA | 03/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ellen DeGeneres' comedy sitcom's fifth and final season is captured in this complete video set, which presents the lesbian bookstore owner and her host of funny quirky friends. All 22 episodes from the fifth season are included, making for an uninterrupted set, plus two special tribute episodes. It's a 'must have' finale for prior DeGeneres fans and a fine introduction for newcomers - who likely will want to purchase and view the other seasons available from A&E.
Diane C. Donovan California Bookwatch"
Episodes out of order!
Book Marks | Columbus, OH United States | 07/21/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I really enjoy this DVD and series, but the episodes are out of order! They do not follow the order in which they were aired on television. This is obvious if you watch them in the order they are on the DVD. Check on IMDb for the correct chronological order and the season will make much more sense!"
I love Ellen's DVDs
J. Benz | KA | 06/29/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of my favorite seasons, I have all Ellen DVDs. However, one odd thing about this dvd is that the first volume of the dvd plays pretty much in every dvd player, even in Europe... they're not region code 1, just like all the other Ellen Seasons. But the weirdest thing is that volume 2 and 3 of Season 5 are all of the sudden region code 1 and they don't play on a European DVD Player. Sure I can watch the episodes on a computer but that is kinda annoying and it absolutely doesn't make any sense that in one dvd pack 1 works for Europe and the 2 other ones don't.
Also I would have appreciated if there had been subtitles for people hard of hearing.
So I have to say, I love the Ellen sit-com but the ones that put it on DVD, they kinda screwed up."