Brace yourselves—Ellen DeGeneres is about to get misty-eyed.
We've seen her laugh, we've seen her dance, and now we're seeing the famed Emmy-winning talk show host cry in celebration of her 2,000 episode hosting The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
For more than a decade and 13 seasons, the 57-year-old trailblazing comedian has danced on our television screens in arguably her best Hollywood venture to date. In commemoration of the hallmark occasion, DeGeneres took the stage again in Thursday's episode for an opening monologue packed with an even greater punch.
"It is our 2,000th show today! That's right. Congratulations to me, huh?" she began. "Well, it's hard to believe it's our 2,00th show. It feels like just yesterday I walked out here excited to start this show, all bright eyed and bushy tailed... I'll tell you something, if someone had told me I was gonna make 2,000 shows, first of all, I would've asked for a lot more money, but...I would have said, 'You're crazy.' Two thousand is a lot."
The Finding Dory actress—and the self-titled show—have both come a long way since she first took the stage in 2003.