Honesty doesn’t make for good TV. Getting busted for the opposite, however, is highly watchable. Ellen explained that she feels like her show and her audience are in a relationship, and that trust is the most important part of any relationship.
To celebrate the premier of season 14 of The Ellen Show, Ellen put out a table full of swag for her audience to have. The catch was that each audience member was allowed to take just one item from the table.
However, what the audience didn’t realise was that they were secretly being filmed, and Ellen called out Nancy who treated herself a little too much to the free goodies before putting her in “Ellen jail”! In the clip, Nancy’s friend asks her if she’s taking “more stuff” and Nancy says, “Shhh. No. Shut up,” as she grabs multiple souvenirs.
So, naturally, Ellen decided to shame this woman on national television. And, well, things got pretty uncomfortable.