If there's one thing Ellen DeGeneres is best known for, it's the sheer amount of joy she brings to both her studio audience and the folks watching from home. The notably generous comedian is famous for surprising her fans with lavish prizes and gigantic checks (literally, they're huge). While DeGeneres seems to treat her fans as if it were Christmas every day, she switches to full-on Santa mode when the holidays roll around.
In The Ellen Show's annual "12 Days of Giveaways" segment, DeGeneres gives away gift cards, all-inclusive resort trips, and state-of-the-art technology to crowds of screaming fans. Seeing unsuspecting audience members jumping for joy and crying happy tears is truly priceless. Not so priceless? A flatscreen.
In one of The Ellen Show's most memorable moments, Degeneres' helper elf rolls out one of 2008's prizes for "12 Days of Giveaways" — a flatscreen television. The audience can barely contain themselves as he cheerfully wheels out the prize, prancing along to the Christmas tune as a giant cup of coffee dances gleefully behind him.
All is going according to plan until our elf friend starts to really get into the holiday spirit, accidentally tipping over the television while DeGeneres watches in horror as it shatters. Like true professionals, the elf and his giant cup of dancing coffee saunter away as if nothing happened, leaving Degeneres laughing hysterically and crying happy tears of her own. It's all fun and games until someone breaks a television, kids. Then it's hilarious.