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Posted on Mon, Dec 12, 2011 : 2:20 p.m.

Watch Ann Arbor's big moment on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'

By Cindy Heflin


Hundreds of people showed up at the Walgreens at Jackson and Maple roads in Ann Arbor Wednesday night to be a part of the taping of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

If you didn’t make it to Walgreens Wednesday night for the taping of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" (or even if you did), you can watch the segment online.

Scenes from the Ann Arbor event aired on DeGeneres’ show today. DeGeneres told her audience she loves Ann Arbor and says she used to “go there.”

She also seemed impressed with the turnout Wednesday night, when hundreds of people (estimated by the show to be 2,000) showed up at Walgreen’s at Jackson Avenue and Maple Road in Ann Arbor following Twitter instructions from DeGeneres. She asked them to dress in holiday attire and bring a toy for Toys for Tots.

Those who turned out got to see DeGeneres on a live video feed from California. One person won a $5,000 gift card from Walgreen’s, and another person got a trip to DeGeneres’ show.

Watch the segment below.

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Tue, Dec 13, 2011 : 3:37 p.m.

Wal Mart has slippers for about the same price Wal Greens has. I shopped at Wal Mart for Xmas and I am done. By the way, that is a silly place for Toys for Tots box. Right next to the toys? How do you prove that the shopper bought the item? Just a thought.


Tue, Dec 13, 2011 : 4:40 a.m.

Glad she isn't tough enough for Ypsi.


Tue, Dec 13, 2011 : 3:49 p.m.

She needs to come to Ypsi to prove she can handle it. I have noticed one thing. The celebrities come to the Jackson road are and not this area. Interesting. Wonder why.


Tue, Dec 13, 2011 : 3:44 a.m. spends far too much time on local celebrity watching, gossip and celebrity worship. One of the good things about the termination on the State film tax credits is we won't have to sift through the hourly celebrity sightings to find actual news.....which is already in short supply here.


Mon, Dec 12, 2011 : 11:59 p.m.

Just an FYI that actually TWO people won the $5,000 gift cards, one person won a trip to one of the 12-days of xmas shows (full of giveaways), and 10 people won $100 gift cards. It was a very fun and happy thing...anytime you can get that many people in one spot feeling just so cheerful and full of simple joy is a hit with me. What a great escape.

Jerome Blue

Mon, Dec 12, 2011 : 10:45 p.m.

So glad I don't watch daytime TV…or nighttime TV…Groucho Marx said it best. "I find TV very educational. Everytime someone turns one on, I leave the room and read a book."

Usual Suspect

Tue, Dec 13, 2011 : 4:53 a.m.

Heard the other day: "Every time you watch Jersey Short a book commit suicide." That fits daytime TV as well.


Mon, Dec 12, 2011 : 9:01 p.m.

I really enjoyed that video. Everyone seemed to be having a great time and the cheers of the two winners is priceless. A must watch.


Mon, Dec 12, 2011 : 8:24 p.m.

Wow, how amazing it is to see the commercial stunts corporations throw to get ahead of the race. Isn't this the tenth pharmacy in a square 1/2 mile. There's Maple village, Kmart, Kroger, Rite Aid, Green Bee, CVS, Stadium, and a couple others I know are there. I sure am thinking why are there so many pharmacy's in this condensed west side area, but there are a lot of doctors in A2 too. So I guess it makes sense, and people love drugs. Holly Drugs stores, Bat Man.


Mon, Dec 12, 2011 : 8:56 p.m.

aanative...agree...the greed they show trying to get toys for kids....oh my! [tongue in cheeck] I dropped off my toy before the mayhem!


Mon, Dec 12, 2011 : 8:37 p.m.

Yeah, sure is evil of Walgreen's and Ellen DeGeneres to support Toys For Tots.


Mon, Dec 12, 2011 : 8:14 p.m.

The "Lezzies Love Ellen" sign is RAD!

dading dont delete me bro

Mon, Dec 12, 2011 : 7:57 p.m.