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Season 3 1995 - 1996

  • 1995-09-13T06:00:00+02:00 on ABC (US)
  • 30 mins
  • 10 hours, 23 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Comedy

Ellen, which was titled "These Friends of Mine" during its first season, is a comedy about the life of a young woman by the name of Ellen Morgan – a neurotic, 30-something, bookstore employee who tries to get by in life dealing with her many random foils and follies (and not to mention her annoying and overbearing parents, Lois and Harold). Thanks to her friends, however, including the bubbly redhead Paige, the insecure photographer Adam, her unsure-of-himself cousin Spence, the coffee shop guy Joe Farrell, and the critical and obnoxious Audrey, Ellen is able to find the security, and the sanity, to get through her less than ordinary every day life. The show can be described as a combination between popular sitcoms Seinfeld and Friends, blending a perfect mix of comedy and situational humor with the drama and excitement of every day issues and life in the "real world".

27 episodes

3x01 Shake, Rattle and Rubble

  • Season Premiere

    1995-09-13T06:00:00+02:00 — 23 mins

Ellen's world is turned upside down when an earthquake devastates Buy the Book. Ellen tries to salvage her business, with little help from her friends. Meanwhile, the arrival of her high-energy cousin shakes up Ellen's relationships and jolts her into speaking up for herself.

3x02 These Successful Friends of Mine

  • 1995-09-20T06:00:00+02:00 — 23 mins

Ellen feels left in the dust when Paige and Adam's careers take exciting turns, so she embarks on a journey to find her own dream.

3x03 The Shower Scene

  • 1995-09-27T05:00:00+01:00 — 24 mins

Ellen labors to make amends after accidentally taping over a video of Paige's sister giving birth to twins, so she throws a lavish baby shower to relieve her guilt.

3x04 The Bridges of L.A. County

  • 1995-10-04T05:00:00+01:00 — 23 mins

Ellen takes a stand for womankind, rewriting the ABCs of dating after Spence's one-night stand with a member of her reading group.

3x05 Hello, I Must Be Going

  • 1995-10-18T05:00:00+01:00 — 23 mins

Before moving to England for an exciting job opportunity, Adam makes a surprising personal revelation to Ellen, who must deal with the awkward consequences when his trip is postponed.

3x06 Trick or Treat- Who Cares?

  • 1995-11-01T06:00:00+01:00 — 23 mins

As Halloween approaches, Ellen's high spirits have no effect on Spence, who is haunted by thoughts of his life. Meanwhile, Paige doesn't have a ghost of a chance of completing her first big assignment without help, and Joe is spooked by Audrey, who thinks she's been hired at Buy the Book.

3x07 She Ain't Friendly, She's My Mother

  • 1995-11-08T06:00:00+01:00 — 23 mins

Ellen is elated when her mother enters therapy but she's not that crazy about her mom's idea that mother and daughter become friends.

3x08 Salad Days

  • 1995-11-15T06:00:00+01:00 — 23 mins

Inspired by domestic diva Martha Stewart, Ellen throws an elegant dinner party, but she's the one who's thrown when an unexpected guest arrives.

3x09 The Movie Show

  • 1995-11-22T06:00:00+01:00 — 23 mins

Ellen is thrilled when Paige's first film project shoots at Buy the Book, but her enthusiasm is soon outweighed by her disappointment with Paige's show-biz ways.

3x10 What's Up, Ex-Doc?

  • 1995-11-29T06:00:00+01:00 — 23 mins

Thanks to Ellen's miscommunication, Spence and his equally combative dad have reached a peace settlement, but Ellen is determined to set things straight, even though it will result in father and son resuming their battle of wills.

3x11 Ellen's Choice

  • 1995-12-06T06:00:00+01:00 — 23 mins

Ellen is thrilled when she's invited to appear on the television program "Book Chat." However, her ecstasy turns to agony when she's forced to decide which three of her five book club members will join her.

3x12 Do You Fear What I Fear?

  • 1995-12-20T06:00:00+01:00 — 23 mins

Ellen's holiday spirits hit an all-time low when her parents present her with a cemetery burial plot as a Christmas present.

3x13 Horshack's Law

  • 1996-01-03T06:00:00+01:00 — 23 mins

Ellen is thrilled when Paige invites her to an exclusive birthday party for John Travolta. But their fantasy evening turns into a nightmare thanks to some uninvited guests and an overly sensitive limo driver.

3x14 Morgan, P.I.

  • 1996-01-10T06:00:00+01:00 — 23 mins

When Buy the Book is robbed, Ellen volunteers to become the bait in a police sting operation designed to catch the "perp."

3x15 Oh, Sweet Rapture

  • 1996-01-24T06:00:00+01:00 — 23 mins

It's Ellen to the rescue when Audrey buys a new car that comes with an extended warranty and an extended family of fanatics.

3x16 Witness

  • 1996-02-07T06:00:00+01:00 — 23 mins

Recruited by Spence to play the key witness in a mock trial, Ellen assumes the role of a stripper, but must perform some fancy footwork when she loses her notes.

3x17 Ellen: With Child

  • 1996-02-14T06:00:00+01:00 — 23 mins

Looking after Paige's boyfriend's daughter for the weekend, Ellen is proud of the way she communicates with her charge. But when the fourth grader asks Ellen about sex, she's tongue tied.

3x18 Lobster Diary

  • 1996-02-21T06:00:00+01:00 — 24 mins

Ellen is heralded as a hero when she rescues a lobster from a restaurant and tries to set it out to sea, but the elderly lobster has other plans.

3x19 Two Ring Circus

  • 1996-02-28T06:00:00+01:00 — 23 mins

Ellen gets caught in the middle of Paige and Matt's relationship when Paige's engagement ring gets stuck on Ellen's finger.

3x20 A Penney Saved...

  • 1996-03-13T06:00:00+01:00 — 23 mins

Money problems force Ellen to consider giving Audrey the ax, but when Audrey's parents buy a slice of the bookstore, it's with strings attached.

3x21 Too Hip for the Room

  • 1996-03-20T06:00:00+01:00 — 23 mins

Disappointed when Buy the Book isn't voted one of L.A.'s "Top Twenty Hippest Hangs," Ellen hires a lounge act to draw a hipper crowd, and is elated when the group proves popular--until she realizes why.

3x22 Two Mammograms and a Wedding

  • 1996-04-03T07:00:00+02:00 — 23 mins

Ellen is afraid Paige's marriage will end their friendship so, while nervously awaiting a mammogram, she latches onto Chloe, but soon discovers that making new friends isn't as easy as it used to be.

3x23 Go Girlz

  • 1996-05-01T06:00:00+02:00 — 23 mins

Ellen throws a bachelorette party for a despondent Paige, inviting her high-powered studio boss and a psychic aerobics instructor whose dire predictions seem to be coming true.

3x24 When the Vow Breaks (1)

  • 1996-05-08T06:00:00+02:00 — 23 mins

When Paige's wedding day is marred by complications, maid of honor Ellen manages to keep it together. But things threaten to fall apart when she stumbles on an unlikely couple just before the ceremony.

3x25 The Tape

  • 1996-05-14T06:00:00+02:00 — 23 mins

Ellen and her friends make a frantic effort to retrieve a racy videotape that winds up in the wrong hands.

3x26 When the Vow Breaks (2)

  • 1996-05-15T06:00:00+02:00 — 22 mins

With Paige's marriage mere moments away, it's up to maid of honor Ellen to decide if things will go off with or without a hitch.

3x27 The Mugging

  • 1996-05-21T06:00:00+02:00 — 24 mins

A reluctant Ellen is persuaded to come forward as the witness to a mugging she never saw.