Maddow and Ellen, Team Dreamboat, Talk Politics, Dancing and Jersey Shore

Vanessa’s Team Pick:

Today is National Coming Out Day, and I’d like to take this opportunity to come out as a human who, if forced to choose between Rachel Maddow and Ellen Degeneres, would have no fucking clue what to do. Also I’m a big ol’ queermo, but let’s stay on topic here: back to the women of my dreams.

In case you missed it, Rachel Maddow appeared on Ellen yesterday in a hilarious six minute segment that proved that if there is a god, I think she’s a dyke, and she loves us very much.

The show covered a lot of ground, including how Maddow feels about election season (“it’s Democracy Christmas!”), why Obama may have lost the first debate (but also why that’s okay), how Maddow feels about Prince Harry (“hunky!”), and how cool it is that the POTUS went on record supporting gay marriage — the last point was met by huge applause from the audience which was really sweet and made me grin even more than I already was grinning, which was a lot. They also talked about Jersey Shore, and how this season is “a little disappointing,” and then Maddow sort of imitated J-WOWW and then I died. Basically I’ve decided that this was The Best Ellen Show Since She And Michelle Obama Did Push Ups Together.

I’m not gonna spoil the whole clip, but I will tell you that it concludes with Maddow doing a really adorable imitation of the Gangnam Style dance. I know, I know. I’ll be rewatching this all morning. It’s gonna be a great day!

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  1. Michelle

    Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you.

  2. Ana

    *overexcited keysmash*

    i’m going to be the spoiled child here and throw a tantrum until i see the unedited version of this interview.

  3. Joy

    so much pretty. face and brain not working … oh. my. thankyou.

  4. Jack

    Maddow and Ellen in the same place conversing? I feel like the entire set should’ve been made of rainbows and happiness.
    The only thing better would’ve been footage of the dog-dancing (done Gangnam Style, ideally).

    • sarah

      is it a betrayal to portia that i ship them so hard?

  5. I watched this yesterday and one of my first thoughts was I hope someone on autostraddle shares this, so thank yoU!

  6. “if forced to choose between Rachel Maddow and Ellen Degeneres, would have no fucking clue what to do.”

    I thought, “That’s easy! I would choose… um…” and passed the next several minutes staring at the screen, utterly confused. You said it perfectly.

  7. this is so much to take in and process I can barely handle it

    can’t stop smiling

  8. SO MUCH AWESOME. Two of my favorite lady loving ladies conversing about gay things?! Gay. Christmas. With. All. The. Trimmings. Mostly glitter.

  9. Well, that was 6 minutes and 25 seconds of unadulterated joy. Thanks for sharing this.

  10. Sadly, I can’t make it past the first 53 seconds.
    Ms. Maddow, I would like to dance with you. Ahem.

  11. sydney

    Imagine if Megan Rapinoe suddenly joined them.

  12. Tracy

    R seemed very nervous. It was almost difficult to watch this.

  13. Thank you for having the video in the article :) I absolutely love Rachel

  14. Ella

    I feel like that was one of the most boring and awkward Ellen interviews I’ve ever had the displeasure of watching.

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