The Ellen DeGeneres Show bidding a farewell after 29 seasons. While it may be ending, the show went out with a bang with an array of star power guests.
In one of its last episodes, none other than media mogul and former queen of daytime talk show, Oprah Winfrey chatted it up with Ellen.
“I got a little emotional backstage because I saw your entire staff is back there," said Winfrey. "And I said to everybody, ‘I know what this feels like with only a couple of days left,’ and just was really applauding your team for making this show what it’s been for 19 years."
She continued, “Obviously, you’re the face out front, but it’s everybody back there that actually makes it work. I was just really tearing up saying, ‘Guys, what a great job you’ve done.’
Oprah went on to tell DeGeneres, “I’m tearing up because seeing your staff actually triggered me for what it feels like when you have all of these people who have become your family. This has been your home. I was talking to Ron, the audio guy who mic-ed me today who’s been with you for 19 years. And Ron said he was talking to his wife last night and saying, ‘You know, I just wanted the kids to finish high school.’ And now, his kids are finishing college. That’s what happens with a show like this where families come together and relationships are built. It becomes home for, you know, hundreds of people who are all supporting you and helping you be as great as you are.”