The Surprising Rules Audiences Follow on The Ellen Show

The Ellen DeGeneres Show is without a doubt one of the most well-known programs on our screens. Truth be told, since 2003, it has bagged over sixty Daytime Emmys! Ellen has a few rules to ensure the success of her show... Decide for yourself if they are reasonable or not. From a strict dress code to strange eating restrictions, things are about to get bizarre!   

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Should your style sense be too quirky or somewhat gothic, you could be dismissed from The Ellen DeGeneres Show set. That is on the grounds that – as you'd likely anticipate from a show that is about happy moods – individuals are urged to wear their most beautiful and bright ensembles. All-black – and even all-white – clothing is subsequently a major faux pas!  

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The Ellen DeGeneres Show's crowds are continually stirred into a craze by the person in charge of the warm-up. Not a moment passes by without them being approached to move like nobody's watching or challenge and holler like happy fans. However, there is a breaking point for that fun. 

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While fans are told to be as vocal as they can be things change when Ellen and her VIP visitors enter the stage. There will be drama if anyone attempts to make their voices heard while the show is in full swing. Shouting things from below the stage – regardless of how encouraging it is – is another enormous no-no.   

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The art of getting a celebrity autograph might be viewed as pretty outdated these days but if any of Ellen's audience members long for one, they will get a resounding "no."  Believe it or not: DeGeneres doesn't actually sign her name for the crowd and it's audience members at all.   

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In case you're younger than 14 years old, there may be some bad news. The only way you can appreciate the show is by watching it at home. This rule was set in place mainly because of the show's content. While it is always family-friendly, there may be a few slips here and there thus an age limit was determined. 

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In the event that you end up having a pack of your favorite gum with you, get ready to part ways with it. If you try to keep it, odds are you probably won't move beyond the studio entryway. All things considered, it is understandable that gum is disliked for The Ellen DeGeneres Show and any television show in general. 

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Crowds may generally understand what they're going to get when they show up to The Ellen DeGeneres Show set: an initial bit of banter; a few VIP meets; a melodic exhibition/song; and an odd joke or human interest story. Yet, the host apparently still prefers to hold a few components back for the desired level of real shock and surprise. 

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Truth be told, when that crowd first discovers which celebrated stars will join Ellen on the couch, they get very excited because it is legitimately a surprise to them. The official purpose behind keeping the guest stars secret is because the “details change on a daily basis.”

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The Ellen DeGeneres Show is eminent for urging its crowds to flaunt their best dance moves. Indeed, even in the 30-second delays for the ad breaks, fans are advised to shake it off. What's more, even the VIP visitors aren't guarded against the steady requests to dance.   

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In 2017, for instance, Octavia Spencer showed up on the daytime hit show to advance her acclaimed film, Hidden Figures. At that point, subsequent to being met by the host, she wandered into the crowd to appreciate the remainder of the show. And like every other person – Spencer was approached to move along during one of the ad breaks. No special treatment there! 

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If you wanted to share your experience in the audience of an Ellen show, think again. Fans who get an opportunity to be part of the show's crowd might want to snap a memorable photo in these minutes. Unfortunately, The Ellen DeGeneres Show doesn't permit cameras on its premises. 

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That being stated, mobile phone cameras are allowed indoors but prior to entering the show, it must be turned off. The show's FAQ section says fans shouldn't attempt to bring things that they wouldn't normally bring to the airport terminal. So indeed, it's possible to get a couple of photos of the crowd insight, outside of the main venue though! 

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Fans sitting in the front row have extra pressure on them. They must know the present pop hits! Being Ellen DeGeneres' main fan is not enough to get you a prime spot in the crowd. To better your chances, you should be in the know regarding the current U.S. Hot 100. Those sitting in the "Dance Row" should surely know their Drake from their Taylor Swift!  

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Crowd individuals aren't permitted to carry any snacks or refreshments with them into the studio. So regardless of how long the taping of The Ellen DeGeneres Show lasts, ticket holders must keep their hunger at bay. Luckily, however, food is allowed in the lines outside – and there are various cafés near the Warner Bros. studios. 

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However, there can obviously be serious issues in the event that anybody is found to have sneaked in a pack of potato chips or a jar of popcorn. They could be accompanied off the set. So on the off chance that you actually hear the sound of thundering and rumbling stomachs whenever you tune into the daytime television show, you now know why. 

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Ellen's staff doesn't have set arrival times but they encourage crowds to appear early if they want to avoid long lines. Nonetheless, they do state that the doors start to open at around 9 AM. The show likewise says that a few people appear much sooner than 9 AM. These will of course be the die-hard Ellen fans!

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The show can't control that a few people will show up way too early. Be that as it may, in light of the mood of the show, the long hours in line is by all accounts justified. Los Angeles is a city brimming with Ellen fans, so audience members who fly there need to contend with local people for a good seat! 

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Obviously, it's not simply the dancing and the singing that is profoundly planned and arranged on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. So while you may believe that all the applauding and hollering that happens through every scene is genuine and candid. that is not really the situation. Indeed, the crowd is advised precisely when and how to react by an assigned staff member! 

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If you want to expand your odds of getting picked for a game show portion or a massive Ellen giveaway, you may have to down a couple of caffeinated drinks first. Why? Well, producers and staff members continually scour the lines looking for those hopefuls who seem to be the most amped up and excited for their time on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

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What's more, if the group likes what they see, they'll take you to a special spot named the "bungalow." Up to 50 individuals can be welcomed here. “How excited are you?” and “Who is the biggest Ellen fan?” are only a few of the inquiries that you can expect to be asked. Answer well, and you will proceed but if you are not eager enough, it is back to the parking lot for you!  

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You could contend that simply attending The Ellen DeGeneres Show is a reward enough. Yet, the host allegedly ensures that the crowds return home significantly happier and more joyful. One freebie is given to each audience member. However, do not try to take more than one item because you will be punished! 

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Ellen has been in the news lately for many negative headlines and lots of drama linked to her show. One contestant shared her experience as an audience member and expressed that it was not all fun and games. After being a part of a game that involved water, she had to sit backstage in sopping wet clothes... 

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Dana Dimatteo expressed, “Then they just left us there, we waited pretty much the whole show in our soaking wet clothes for someone to bring us dry things to change into. It was really cold and uncomfortable. I didn’t enjoy myself on the show. You have to follow all these rules, you can’t be yourself, you have to clap constantly and laugh at things that aren’t funny.”

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There really are many sides to this daytime hit! Are you a fan of The Ellen Show and will you be hoping for your ticket after learning about these interesting rules? Leave us a comment to let us know what you think!      

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