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The Ellen DeGeneres Show has been one of the most popular daytime hits on TV since it first aired back in 2003. But alongside all the fun and games, the NBC staple has also produced some moments that redefine the word “awkward.” So from hip-hop star rants to strip routines, here’s a look at 20 of the most memorable.

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20. Mispronouncing Hasan Minhaj’s name

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DeGeneres isn’t afraid to stroke the egos of her various celebrity guests. However, sometimes her tendency to gush about the people who she invites on to her sofa can backfire. In 2019 comedian Hasan Minhaj appeared on the daytime show to promote his new Netflix venture, Patriot Act. And DeGeneres began the interview with, “It’s so nice to meet you, I’m a huge fan.” But wouldn’t a huge fan at least know how to pronounce Minhaj’s name?

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