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Giveaway queen Ellen DeGeneres upstaged Conan O’Brien on his own show

Who doesn't like free stuff?


Rob Price


Published Dec 17, 2014   Updated May 29, 2021, 11:23 pm CDT

Ellen DeGeneres is renowned for her generosity. Conan O’Brien, not so much. While Ellen’s audiences are regularly given to gadgets, concert tickets, holidays, and more, Conan’s in-studio fans are more likely to be treated to an extended Tinder session or the chance to buy a couple of wooden emoji. You can see why they’d be jealous.

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On Tuesday night, however, one lucky Conan audience got the best of both worlds, as Ellen made a surprise appearance on Conan to poke fun at herself and, more importantly, give away tons of free stuff.

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As Ellen said, “The gift of laughter is the most important gift…but people like free stuff also.”

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*First Published: Dec 17, 2014, 10:08 am CST