US daytime television chat show queen, Ellen DeGeneres featured with bitcoin, bitcoin in a recent segment, wondering aloud about its fundamental mysteries with her enthused audience. And while it was a funny look at the cryptocurrency, she managed to expose an often missed demographic to cryptocurrency: baby goat loving moms.
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Ellen DeGeneres Pokes Fun at Bitcoin
“One thing I am down with right now, that I think everybody is learning about, is bitcoin. Who’s heard of bitcoin? Who can explain what bitcoin is? Liar. Nobody knows how it works. Nobody,” host Ellen DeGeneres, 60, said incredulously during her eponymously named program.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show is enjoying its 15th year as a daily entertainment talk show. And with over 2,500 episodes under its belt, the Warner Brothers Television distributed program has racked up 59 Daytime Emmy Awards, eclipsing the mighty Oprah. Ellen kicks so much ass, Tele pictures signed the show through 2020, even launching a game show component.
“Everybody is talking about Bitcoin; nobody understands it,” Ms. DeGeneres continued. “It’s like a plot twist in a confusing movie. When you’re watching a movie and your friends act like they know what’s going on, and you’re like, ‘Yeah, I do too!’ And then you’re like, ‘what the hell is every … I have no idea!’ All I know is that bitcoin is either worth twenty thousand dollars or nothing; that’s what I know. It’s like a digitalAntiques Roadshow. You’re just standing in line, and you have no idea until you get there.”
Though she now commands a daily audience nearing 3 million, Ms. DeGeneres has earned her spot among comedy greats. She began in the 1980s as that rather rare bird, a female standup comedian. In 1990s she had the chance in two situation comedies, neither of which went as well as her present gig, but she forged new ground by publicly announcing her sexual orientation. In 2008 she married girlfriend Portia de Rossi. She is now considered a leading advocate for sexual minorities. She is also famous for her voice work in the Pixar franchises Finding Nemo and Finding Dory, and for having hosted the Emmys, Grammy Awards, and the Academy Awards. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama.