Ellen generosity is challenged when she competes for a good Samaritan award.
Mr. Munn leaves Ellen in charge of the school.
Ellen encourages Catherine to attend a seminar by a popular motivational speaker (John Ritter).
Ellen contemplates moving out of her mother's.
Ellen discovers that Catherine and Rusty have been dating secretly.
Ellen loses a piece of jewelry given to her by Dot.
Ellen invites her favorite aunt to join her for the holidays.
Ellen counsels the star player about his anger before a football game.
Ellen's good intentions in throwing a surprise birthday party for the school-bus driver (Betty White) end in the latter's retirement.
Ellen encourages Catherine to start her own business, selling homemade taffy.
Dot's dating history makes Ellen wary of her mother's new suitor.
The Richmonds try to get rid of raccoons that are destroying the front lawn.
Catherine feels left out as the bond between Ellen and Dot grows.
Ellen decides to get a new haircut when she is asked to pose for a photo in Vanity Fair.
Ellen plans a demonstration to protest the opening of a new restaurant.
Ellen sets out on a course of self-discovery to decide what she should do next with her life.
A high-powered Internet executive (Ellen DeGeneres) moves back to the slow pace of her hometown.