Ellen/Too Hip for the Room

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Too Hip for the Room
Season 3, Episode 21
Airdate March 20, 1996
Production Number C359
Written by Matt Goldman
Story: Tom Leopold
Directed by Robby Benson
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Too Hip for the Room is the twenty-first episode of the third season of Ellen, and the fifty-sixth episode overall.

Guest Stars: Charlie Brill (Del Shapiro), Mitzi McCall (Rochelle Shapiro), Tera Handrickson (Barb), Cynthia Lamontagne (Lesly), Bodhi Elfman (Surfer Dude), Paul Crowder (Trendy Man), Elizabeth Keener (Trendy Woman), Nicky Danetti (Cabaret Singer), Loretta Palazzo (Guitar Woman), Abbie Jaye (Piccolo Woman), Ruth Carlsson (Xylophone Woman), Happy Richard Hall (Drum Man)


Plot Overview

After a grudge band cancels their appearance at Buy the Book, Ellen is forced to use the runner up band, a singing duo lounge act called the Shapiros. The new band of Del and Rochelle Shapiro is a new hit, until Ellen is disavowed when she learns that people come to the store only to laugh at the duo. Meanwhile, Spence pretends that Ellen's apartment is up for sale to get close to two attractive women looking to buy a new apartment.


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