Ellen DeGeneres Pays Tribute To The Obamas [VIDEO]

TIME recaps:

To commemorate President Barack Obama’s final day in office, Ellen DeGeneres spent a few minutes of Thursday’s episode of The Ellen Show saying goodbye to him and First Lady Michelle Obama. DeGeneres began the segment by thanking POTUS for everything he accomplished during his White House tenure, including legalizing gay marriage.”I want to personally thank him for changing my life,” she said. “I am a legally married woman because of him and so is my wife [Portia de Rossi]. His courage and compassion created equality for everyone. He moved us forward and made more happen in the past eight years than I ever dreamed possible. I love him. I love Michelle.

  • Tor

    I’m a bit weepy today.

    • Lazycrockett

      I had to just change the channel from my regular news viewing cause everything was pre inauguration with highlights of Drumpf and his gold digger arriving in D.C. So now its old black and white movies on TCM for the next few days.

      • Stick with those b&w movies, far more entertaining than that circus in town.

        • AtticusP

          I read somewhere that the fact that Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus decided to finally fold up their tent was because they realized that their circus couldn’t possibly compete with Hair Pumpkinführer’s.

      • S1AMER

        I watch 1930s Fred & Ginger movies and screwball comedies and such to get myself through hard days, so it’s a good thing I have a good DVD/Blu-Ray collection to keep me afloat.

      • AtticusP

        I canceled my satellite TV months ago, and haven’t looked back.

        Between Netflix, Apple TV and Amazon Prime, I don’t need no steenking networks.

        My only regret: I can’t tune to another non-Trump channel during Trump’s coronation tomorrow, contributing to his hopefully historically low ratings.

        • OdieDenCO

          I plan on steaming Netflix all day.

          • AtticusP

            Me, too. But will they pick that up in the ratings?

            I could only hope.

      • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

        Look at TCM’s lineup tomorrow and tell me that someone in charge of programming isn’t a sneaky bitch.

        At NOON, they’re showing “The King and The Showgirl” (1937).


    • Joe in PA
    • S1AMER

      Gotcha beat — I’m a LOT weepy.

  • Rex

    I love him and his wife as well.
    Thanks, Obama.
    Enjoy some time off, but don’t forget us – use your powerful voice to continue to effect change in our world.

  • kaydenpat

    Awwww!! How sweet. I know she won’t be having that Orange Bigot on her show.

  • fuzzybits
    • JCF

      Still & Always, in my <3

  • Craig S

    Damn I will miss the Obamas. Thanks kids — you rock.

  • AtticusP

    OK. So I just added Kleenex to my shopping list. Again.

    You know, this probably wouldn’t hurt nearly as much if a competent person were taking the oath of office at noon tomorrow.

    • mr wonderful

      Me, too… shoulda bought stock in the company.
      Nearly every video I see of the Obama family brings me to tears lately.
      Good luck, God bless.

    • Jerry

      Yes…even if it was a normally god-awful Republican would be better, as bad as their policies are.

      • AtticusP

        Even McCain or Romney would be fine with me. But not this guy. He scares me.

  • Boreal
  • Kim K’s Kute Koochy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Thanks the Obamas!!!

    Sidebar: Is it just me or the orange clown & K. Conman appeared lately with really really bad skin & always seemed exhausted? Alec was dead on saying “she does the ice bucket challenge with her make up”
    I’m not into conspiracy theories nor mean spirited but I do wish & hope Tramp gets ill or incapacitated before tmr.

    • Rex

      He’s already mentally ill, if that counts.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Dammmm….fun, normal, decent human beings. It’s like going from from puppies & kittens to Spooks & Monsters.

    • Richard, another Canuck

      Love your new avatar Ragnar!

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Thank ya Richard!

  • james1200
    • Lazycrockett
      • james1200

        Why can’t he, though? If Obama wanted to, he’d get some of his hi-tech buddies to pony up some money to buy Canada and move us all there. But he won’t because I don’t think he loves us anymore.

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          Remember that one naughty thing you did ? Otherwise he would have. That’s why.

          • james1200

            I’m a bad boy.

          • Richard, another Canuck

            Don’t worry, we’ll still take you in as a refugee James.

    • billbear1961

      There is nowhere in the world where one will totally escape the evil that is coming.

      Fascism cannot come to the U.S. without WORLDWIDE consequences.

  • Robert Anthony

    The whole world will miss you Obama… even the people who will learn the hard way. ‘Til then, the White House becomes a barnyard with a pig in power.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Treant

      One year from now: Trump, Pence lay wreath at concrete radiation barrier near New York City.

  • billbear1961
  • Ross

    Such class…

    …to be followed by such ugliness.

    I weep for my country.

    • billbear1961

      I’m approaching despair.

    • Stogiebear

      It’s going to be a long four years. Remember to hydrate.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Softly, the sound came from across waters. From distant mountains and valleys, it could be heard. As the time approached, the soon to be dictator rose to take his place, and as he did, the sound grew from dull roar to a fevered, ever deafening crescendo: “America, what did you do…what did you do?!!?” In that moment, the world knew that madness had enslaved them and America would soon unleash the Red Horse who’s name was War.

  • TimCA

    I really enjoyed seeing all those wonderful moments again.
    Now from class to abject trash in less than 18 hours.

  • DuaneBidoux

    I just decided my next dog is going to be named Obama (girl or boy).

    It just shows: we must never take anything for granted–especially when we manage to have a great leader.

  • greenmanTN

    Awesome tribute. But now we’re about to get two waxworks Madame Tussaud’s would be embarrased to display.

  • JCF