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Ellen Will Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of “Ellen” Coming Out Episode With Cast Reunion

*sets DVR*

How time flies.

On April 30, 1997 Ellen DeGeneres’ character came out as gay on Ellen in a landmark episode that was watched by 42 million people and went onto win a Primetime Emmy and a Peabody Award.

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Now 20 years later, DeGeneres will honor the historic television event by dedicating the April 28 episode of her talk show to “The Puppy Episode” with a special tribute that will reunite the sitcom’s cast for the first time since the series ended in 1998.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter: “The Ellen DeGeneres Show will celebrate the milestone with a reunion with special guest stars Oprah Winfrey and Laura Dern joining castmembers Joely Fisher, Clea Lewis and David Anthony Higgins.”

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The special episode will also feature messages from celebrities and stories from fans and viewers on how DeGeneres’ coming out impacted their lives.

Set those DVRs.

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