Ellen Reads '50 Shades of Grey' in A Hilarious Video

April 27, 2012 By:
Ellen Reads '50 Shades of Grey' in A Hilarious Video

When you picture erotic fiction, do you think first of affable and charming talk show host Ellen Degeneres?

In a funny new video from The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the fully dressed Ellen stands in a dimly lit recording studio, attempting to read from the pages of steamy bestselling novel, “50 Shades of Grey”, for an audio book. When the racy passages by author E.L. James make her uncomfortable, she decides to paraphrase and add sound effects with props to hilarious results.

“Thank God they’re no pictures in here!” she exclaims at one point, seemingly at a loss for words. No doubt! The Emmy winning actress married longtime girlfriend Portia de Rossi in 2008 and probably doesn’t have a reason to think about anyone’s “ball peen hammer,” as she jokingly changes the male anatomy from the book.

Furrowing her brow, Ellen offers some helpful parting advice regarding the book’s main character, Anastasia Steele. “Well, I don’t think you should use a spatula for that. If you go to Anastasia’s house, don’t eat the pancakes everybody! DO NOT EAT THE PANCAKES!”

Good advice, Ellen! We promise not to eat the pancakes.