Ellen Remembers Teaching Kids Technology

Ellen Remembers Teaching Kids Technology

November 18, 2019 28 By Stanley Isaacs


– You’re here on a good day. It’s a very special episode
of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” We’re gonna talk about
our changing bodies. Yeah. No, I’m being told no.
That is not correct. This episode is about kids. I love talking to kids. I don’t know
where they come from. I don’t know
how you make ’em. I know–
I know what they eat, and, uh–
I think I do anyway. Anything really. I love talking to them.
There’s a lot we can teach kids. Like, they should believe
in themselves and be kind to one another. And there’s a lot
that kids can teach us. Like how to break vases
and get gum in your hair. And earlier this year
I decided to teach some kids about old technology. I brought in some items that
they had never seen before, and I showed ’em
how it works. So, Rebecca and Tre, I brought an item, and I would like you
to tell me what this is. Do you know what it is? – Oh, a phone.
– I know what it is. And it’s not
any ordinary phone. It’s an olden time phone. – Yeah, they used that
back in the day. – Back in the day.
When you say “back in the day” and you say “an old time phone,” how long ago do you think
this was used? – Oh, 100. – A hundred years ago? – Yeah, it doesn’t even have
no FaceTime. – No. I mean, you could do it, but then no one would see it. You’d just be talking
right into the phone. – And, like,
if somebody walked in, they would be like, “Why are
you talking into a phone?” – Right,
and then they’d haul you away and put you in the loony bin. – Yeah.
– Loony bin? – Yeah, you know. Do you know what this is? Both: Um… – First you have to find
the on button. – Uh…
– This? I don’t see… – No. Hmm. Hmm. Hmm. – All right,
you don’t have to turn it on. Just put that in.
I’m just kidding with you. Okay.
Do you type a lot? – Yeah.
– What do you type? – I work on scripts. – You write scripts?
– Yeah. – What, like a movie script?
– Yeah. – What’s the name
of the movie script that you’re working on? – “The Lost Island.” – “The Lost Island.”
What’s it about? – Well, it’s about– I got inspired
by Indiana Jones. It’s about these
two archaeologists that have to find
the lost island. The lost island
is where you can get the power of mother nature
itself. – Archaeologists are–
they’re– – Trying to find
the lost island. – I need that typewriter
real quick. – And if you find the temple
of the lost island– – [gasps] – They’re trying to find what? – They try to find the temple
of the lost island. – Slow down. Slow down. Temple of the lost… – Island. And when they–
and they will get the power of mother nature if they– – They’ll get the what? – The power of mother nature
if they find the temple, but the Jewish are planning
to take over the world. The Jewish are planning
to take over the world if they find it. – The Jewish are planning
on taking over the world? – Yeah.
If they find the… – I don’t know about that. Tell me what this is. – It’s like a radio,
but it has a speaker so you can talk through. – It was a recording machine, so if someone called
and you weren’t home, they would leave a message. Like, here,
you’re calling me, and then
I’ll leave the message. Hi, It’s Ellen. I’m not here right now. Leave a message,
and I’ll call you back. – Okay.
– Beep. Oh, it didn’t–
I didn’t give you enough time. Okay, let me try it again. Hey, It’s Ellen. I’m not home,
but if you leave a message, I’ll call you back. – Hi. Call me back
when you get a chance. – Beep. [laughs] I didn’t leave enough time. Okay. Hey, it’s Ellen. I’m not home. Leave a message,
and I’ll call you back. – Um… – Beep. Hi, it’s Ellen.
I’m not home. Leave a message,
and I’ll call you back. – Hi.
Call me back when you can. – Beep. You didn’t say your name. Try it again. Hey, it’s Ellen.
I’m not home. Leave a message,
and I’ll call you back. – Hi, it’s Rebecca.
Call me back. – Beep.
[laughter] – This is Ellen. Leave a message,
and I’ll call you back. – Hi, it’s Rebecca,
and call me back. [laughter] – Beep. You had a lot more time. – [sighs] – You had so much more time.
All right, let’s try– Let William try it. Hi, this is Ellen. Leave a message,
and I’ll call you back. – Hi, this is William–
– Beep. – And I–
– Beep. – Oh, really? – Hi, this is Ellen. Leave a message,
and I’ll call you back. – Um…
– Beep. – Really? – Hi, this is Ellen.
I’m not home. Leave a message,
and I’ll call you back. – Hi, this is William,
and I’ll call you back. – If you’re gonna call me back,
why’d you leave a message? – [laughs] – Oh. [all laugh] – This machine
is so complicated. – I know.
It’s just so complicated. That’s why they got rid of it. We have to wrap it up,
because I have to get going. You have a microphone. Go ahead and say
whatever you want to say or sing
whatever you want to sing. – Um… – Beep.
Oh. – [groans] – What? Okay, this thing
doesn’t work. – What do volcanoes
eat for dinner? – Is it “ashed potatoes?” – Nope.
Paint drops. – [chuckles] – Beep. – Awkward. – [laughs]
Okay, you two kids. It’s been lovely
talking to you. I’ll walk you out. – Okay. Bye, everyone. Nice seeing you. – Bye.