Detail 1, the girl's mom was sick and in the hospital for a long time with extensive hospital bills. So Ellen asks the girl how her mom is. She says her mom is doing really well and goes to the gym every day. So Ellen is kind of wowed by that- what a remarkable recovery! She is glad for her, of course, and moves on to another topic.
Detail 2, the girl had also been laid off and was unemployed. So Ellen says that she is so glad her mom is doing better, but that she knows things are still rough since she doesn't have a job. The girl says that actually they hired her back at well over the rate they were paying her before. Wow! Okay... So Ellen is glad for her about this too and moves on to another topic.
Detail 3, the girl had sold her car to pay for her mom's medical bills. Ellen says that she thought she was going to help her but that it sounds like things are already looking up. But maybe she can help anyway, she knows that it must be rough not having a car. "You don't have a car right?""No, I have TWO cars! I wrote that letter like a year ago..." So Ellen says, "Wow, well, we should really do some more research when we do these things, I guess...."
Detail 4, the girl watches the show every day- ".... but you watch the show every day, huh?" "Yeah, well, I don't watch it quite as often as I used to since it's Oprah's last season." What?! Seriously?! And then, all of the sudden, there were chimes and it was time for the 12 days of giveaways.
It was the strangest thing. I don't think they ever finished with the girl. And I have Googled it and can't find anything about it. Was it a joke? Did anyone else see this? It was so bizarre and tacky and just all around unbelievable. It's even weirder to me that I can't find anything about it anywhere. I know it's just a random talk show, but it was hilariously awkward.