During the tail-end of her effective ABC sitcom Ellen’s 4th period, after months of speculation and coming simply months following the comedy legend showed up regarding the April 13 address of the time magazine emblazoned with all the terms “Yep, i am Gay, ” the seminal two-part episode understood as “The Puppy Episode” aired, yanking DeGeneres’ character Ellen Morgan from the cabinet along with her.
An openly lesbian character—the lead, no less! —was for the very first time in tv history being played by the openly actress that is lesbian. As well as on a system owned by Disney!
Even though the two-part episode ended up being met with critique and condemnation from the typical conservative suspects, it had been a lot more widely celebrated, getting 42 million audiences (the greatest into the show’s history), winning the Emmy for Outstanding composing for the Comedy Series, a Peabody Award and a GLAAD Media Award in 1998 for DeGeneres. Continue reading