How Ellen Played Therapist for Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell

You were made to do that show. You enjoy overalls. I do! Do you remember Field of Dreams? They said.


You were made to do that show. You enjoy overalls. I do! Do you remember Field of Dreams? They said build it– you build
the field and they will come. I just started wearing
these and here I am. A show came my way. They were like, what actors
can pull off overalls? Zero. Let’s get Dax Shepard. Right. Is that how it worked? And here we are. Yeah, you know how it
works in show business. I do. Yes, you have a dream. And you prepare for it. And it someday comes. Somewhere right now there is a
show where the lead character wears a top hat. And they’re like, who
can wear a top hat? Nobody. The search is on. I lost you. Yeah, you did. [LAUGHTER] Anyway, let’s talk about
things that people care about. Well, OK. The last time– they didn’t
care about any of that. That’s going to all get cut out. Don’t you worry about– that was– Isn’t it fun to have stuff that
doesn’t make it to the air? And you can tell
people, oh, you missed this super boring
conversation about top hats. Right, right. They go home and they’re– That’s fun! –like it’s not always
that entertaining. There’s so much stuff
you don’t see that– Most of it! Yeah, well, now hold on. Let’s not get carried away. So you were here with
your lovely wife, Kristen. And you played a game, which
we enjoyed very, very much. It’s been seen, I
think, 8 million people have watched that video. Well, my mom was
three million of them. But, yeah, five, that’s
still a ton of views. No, it’s people. We’ll talk about it in a
minute because– but let’s show the clip first. Yeah. A lentil loaf of some sort. No, it’s oatmeal! It’s dry, dry oatmeal! Hold on, honey, honey,
I’m supposed to guess. The whole point is
that you don’t say it. He says it. Oh, yeah! You put it on a hot dog and
a hamburger and french fries! Mustard! No! Oh my god! It’s a crunchy, crunchy
after dinner snack! Oh, Ruffles Sour Cream– They look like fingers! –Sour Cream and Cheddar. They look like fingers! All right. Now, did that bring up
issues in your marriage? Well, first and foremost,
that’s the most fun we’ve ever had on television. So– It was fun. –we thank you for that. We even watched
it several times. Like, look at– how are–
we’re still married after that. It’s a great, like,
I think this would be like a real shortcut
for a therapist, like a couples therapist. Forget all the chit chat, play
this game for four minutes. And the therapist will be like,
mm-hmm, I see what’s going on. I know exactly what
we have going on here. And you even kind
of played therapist for a minute, which
I really appreciated. You’re welcome. She went down some
tangent about a tiger. And you go, it has nothing
to do with a tiger. Right. You just stopped
her right there. Yeah, I don’t know
what she was doing. Stop blaming, basically. A therapist would
be like, no blaming. All right. So, yes, the only thing
for me that got frustrating was she kept saying, it’s
an after dinner snack. That was her favorite clue,
was it’s an after dinner snack. Now, we’ve been
together for 12 years. We’ve eaten countless
dinners together. Never once at the end of dinner
we were like, oh, I’m so full. Let’s get the snacks out here. Let’s– what do we
have for snacks? Let’s go with the orange
finger-shaped snacks. That’s never happened. I’m having a mal– wardrobe malfunction. Never ever happened. So you think the next
time that we play, she won’t spiral out like that? I think she’ll do
very, very well. And I really hope you’ll
invite us for that game again because it was a blast. Not only did we want to
have you play it again, I’d like to have you on Game
of Games on our primetime show, play it. That’s what– I’m hoping
we’ll have celebrity couples. I will do that. OK. I’m there. OK. Is it right next door? It’s– well, it’s
close to here, yes. OK, great. Yeah. Great. No, but where do you
shoot Bless This Mess? Bless This Mess I shoot in
Santa Clarita on an actual farm. Oh. Yes, with real
life animals and– Yeah, a lot of animals. A ton and ton of animals. And, you know, the
cardinal-rule they say is don’t work with
children or animals. Right. And it’s almost
exclusively animals. So I don’t know. But chickens at all
times, 30, 40 chickens. And I didn’t– I wasn’t super wise
about chickens. Do you know a lot
about chickens? Do you have them? No, I want to get some. But they are a lot to clean up. They– you have to clean
their little cage a lot. Yes, can you tell
that to my wife? Because she too, like
you, wants chickens. And I’m like, you
know, someone’s going to have to shovel
that stuff nonstop? We can’t train them to
use a toilet, you know? No, you can’t. They’re not like cats. No, but they’re cute. And they lay eggs. They lay so many eggs. This is what I was
not prepared for is when we have a scene
with 30 chickens, which is every day, if the scene’s 10
minutes long and they yell cut and they get the chickens out
of there, there’s a dozen eggs. They’re laying eggs
all day, every day. No one was prepared for this. The people– I mean, us people. Yeah, I think
people that brought the chickens were prepared. They knew what they
were up against, yes. But after every
scene, you got people in there shoveling
the you know what. Yeah. And there’s people picking up
eggs like an Easter egg hunt at all times. Well, it’s not like
an Easter egg hunt. They’re right there. They don’t have to– You don’t have to hunt a lot. Thank you for pointing that out. All right, let’s keep– They’re very visible. OK. But– what– should we tell
people what the show is about besides you and chickens? I think that’s enough. OK. I think that in
today’s marketplace, I think you just hear Dax
Shepard, Lake Bell, chickens, I’m in. No, Lake Bell and I
play husband and wife. And I inherit this
beautiful, picturesque farm. And so we decide to leave New
York City and make life simple and smell the fresh
air and taste the food. And then we get there and
it’s, of course, the house is a money pit. And it’s Green Acres, yeah. Right. Yeah. All right. It’s called Bless This Mess. Basically, it boils down to Dax
with Lake Bell and chickens. And so who doesn’t
want to watch that? It’s Tuesdays at 9:30 on ABC. Hi, I’m Andy. Ellen asked me to remind you
to subscribe to her channel so you can see more
awesome videos, like videos of me getting scared or
saying embarrassing things, like ball-peen hammer. And also some videos of
Ellen and other celebrities, if you’re into
that sort of thing. Oh, [BLEEP]! God [BLEEP]!

94 thoughts on “How Ellen Played Therapist for Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell”

  1. But the reason she was saying "after dinner" was because for the oatmeal he told her to say it was something you eat for breakfast. He said time of day could be a good hint but then got frustrated when she modeled her answers after his example

  2. Hi anfangs habe ich nicht so wirklich verstanden,worum es in der Show geht,da ich so gut wie kein englisch verstehe,aber mittlerweile, nach der hundersten habe ich es verstanden und finde es super,das du dich, so ins Zeug legst und so vielen Menschen geholfen hast,klasse dein Soziales Enagement und lustig bist du obendrein.Ich finde dich super,liebe Grüße. 🙂

  3. Get Emily Blunt and John Krasinski to go against them in that game. I would love to see that. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds would be great too.

  4. I used to live on the Fillmore fish hatchery. And do hair in the suburbs of ( Santa Clarita area) I know what farm he is talking about!

  5. Dax with chickens was plenty!!! It creates some intrigue… don’t hand out the plot intro to us non-trailer watching folks!!!

  6. I just love Dex! He and Kristin have the cutest relationship! His humor is spot on. I am going to do laundry now. Tipping my hat to you!

  7. If this was a movie I could watch it no problem but since it's a wkly show I'm not into it. I feel like there is so much constantly being shown of Dax and Kristen that I cant watch a show about him being married to someone else.

  8. When the world is asking for a second chance here I m sticking to my one and only chance asking people to give me Ellen personnel email i.d so that I can share her my own story…

  9. I’ve been listening to armchair expert (his podcast) and it is amazing! Very honest and open, deep and very real. I’m really loving it!! I think it’s the Best podcast I’ve listened to ever

  10. Also! Dax, come to Stone Barns Center for Agriculture to see an truly innovative way of keeping chickens that's healthy for the land and not so much clean up!!

  11. I care about overalls, and I have cared about them since I had my first pair in the 90s, so talk away Dax and Ellen.

  12. Ellen I know when you where born. you where born on January 26,1958. and I know where you were born you where born in Metairie and you are 61

  13. dax shepard & kristen bell, blake lively & ryan reynolds, emily blunt & john krasinski, mila kunis & ashton kutcher should all be playing games against each other! it would be hilarious!

  14. Tigers are a part of the Cheeto!! How does nobody remember the tiger that used to sell him on TV and is that all the bags

  15. Am I there yet but far from my mother and she forced me I do if I do I do I do go outside morning or afternoon it’s not at night

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