Watching Ellie: Season 1

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Feb 26
2002

Pilot

While hurrying to get out of her apartment in time for a club date, lounge singer Ellie Riggs has to deal with an overflowing toilet, her neighbor Ingvar who knocks himself unc…

2 Mar 05
2002

Wedding

Ellie and her band are preparing to sing at the wedding of her childhood friend Diane, when she suddenly realizes the song Diane wrote to her husband is in the back of Ben̵…

3 Mar 12
2002

Dinner Party

Ellie’s elaborate dinner party becomes a disaster when her sister cancels and Ben invites Dr. Zimmerman and Ingvar to join them. Meanwhile, Dr. Zimmerman brings home a do…

4 Mar 19
2002

Aftershocks

An earthquake causes chaos in Ellie’s apartment building. Dr. Zimmerman is even trapped in a dog cage under a piano.

5 Mar 26
2002

Cheetos

While trying to record a commercial jingle with Edgar, Ellie has to run next door to the bookshop where her boyfriend Ben is waiting — and stumbles upon him flirting with…

6 Apr 02
2002

Tango

While out on a date, Ellie and Ben try to avoid Edgar by ducking into a dance studio, which leads to an impromptu tango lesson. But when Ellie sees Ben’s talent for the d…

7 Apr 02
2002

Gift

After Ben gives Ellie a necklace, he has to find a way to get it back when his wife mistakenly believes he bought it for her. Meanwhile, Ingvar tries to help Don pick up a woma…

8 Apr 09
2002

Medicated

After taking Dr. Zimmerman’s cold medicine cocktail, Ellie is suddenly reminded of her band’s gig that evening and has to find a way to get there. But when the effe…

9 Apr 16
2002

Weekend

Ellie and Ben are finally able to spend an entire weekend alone, but while Ben is content to lie around and watch motorcyle racing on television, Ellie is privately disappointe…

10 Apr 23
2002

Zimmerman

Already depressed by a very slow gig and wondering if she’s ever going to realize her dream of stardom, Ellie goes over the edge when Ben promises Dr. Zimmerman he can si…

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Dream

12

Junk

13

Drive

About Watching Ellie

Welcome to the Watching Ellie guide at TV Tome. “Julia Louis-Dreyfus, best known as Elaine from Seinfeld, stars in the real-time sitcom about a Los Angeles singer/voice over actress. Each episode will represent a half-hour of Eleanor’s life. Some of the innovations of the show include a clock time used on the screen to count the show’s 22 minutes as the episode is shown. Created by Brad Hall (Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s real life husband). Julia’s real life sister also stars as her fictional sister.” (NBC press release)
Theme song
“Watching Ellie (Main Title Theme)”
written by Oscar Neves
performed in season 2 by Julia Louis-Dreyfus Watching Ellie is produced by Hammond’s Reef, in association with NBC Studios Broadcast History
————————- Feb 2002-Apr 2002, Tue 8:30-9:00
Apr 2002, Tue 9:30-10:00
Apr 2003-May 2003, Tue 9:30-10:00 First telecast: February 26, 2002
Last telecast: May 20, 2003
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