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Average Andy at the U.S. Open

October 18, 2019

By now, you all know my
executive producer, Andy, is very, very, very, very average. [AUDIENCE APPLAUSE] Not in every way, but in
most ways, he’s very average. And last week we sent
him to the U.S. Open to play tennis with
some of the best tennis players in the world. Here’s how he did. [LAUGHTER] [THEME SONG] [SINGING] He’s an executive
producer on the Ellen Show. He works hard every day. He’s super, duper
awesome at what he does, but he’s average
in every other way. Hi, how are you? Nice to see you. Nice to see you. I took that 23andMe test,
you know, the DNA thing. And it said, this is true,
that I had the same makeup as an elite athlete. There you go. So my question to you
is, I don’t play tennis. But if I started right now– Yeah. Once a week, for an
hour, how long till I could play in
something like this? In a tournament like this? Never. What would it be? Never. Unfortunately– Really? Yes. Twice a week, I
would need to do it? Congratulations on
winning Wimbledon. Thank you very much. That’s a huge deal. Well, yeah. It felt very special. We’re very similar that way. Because last year
a lot of people didn’t think we would win the
daytime Emmy for best show, which I’m sure you know we did. Yeah, yeah, yeah. And that was, so I know that
we both are under the lights and we know pressure. [LAUGHTER] OK, so here’s what I have. I have a backhand. Uh-huh. Forehand. Uh-huh. Serve. Whoa. And then when I win a point– Wait, where do you
get this form from? Jewish summer camp is
the only time I played. [LAUGHTER] Show me your forehand. I do it that way. Oh, you follow through? Do the base like this– And this and finish here. You guys saw that? He put his arm around– we full on had a Ghost moment. [LAUGHTER] [MUSIC – RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS,
“UNCHAINED MELODY”] [SINGING] Oh, my love. My darling– How is this the best thing
they have for me to change in? Honestly. Can we do a bathroom? Jesus [BLEEP] [MUSIC PLAYING] So what do your serves clock at? I’ve hit 156 before. Let’s keep it down
around 140 today. All right, here we go. Dude, if he hits me, I’m done. All right, you ready? Oh, God. [LAUGHTER] Why are you laughing? It almost went over the net. How long have you been playing? What age did you start? I started when was four. At about 10, it was when
I fully committed to it. Right. And then I went
pro when I was 14. Same. Yeah. You ready? Yeah. Got your big girl pants on? [MUSIC PLAYING] Yeah, I’m going to run you,
is what I’m going to do. I’m using an undersized
racquet, so that’s why. [LAUGHTER] Oh. OK. I wasn’t ready. Now you’re trying to hit me. You’re impressive at this. I’ll give you that. How’s it going? Twins. I have twins. No really? At what age did they go, oh,
these guys got something? We started playing
tennis at two. Right. We had 100 trophies by seven. My kids are 12. They have one participation
trophy for roller hockey. You? Mine. You? You? You! Go. Are you going to play at all? It’s a stupid sport. Hey, Andy. Finally, thank you
for doing this. Nice to see you. Let’s go, Andy. Let’s go. Oh, God. You got it. You got it, got it. Got it. Come on, come on, come on. No holding back. Wait. Come one, come on, come one. Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go. That was out. That was in. Come on, man. Ah, good luck. Good luck. Oh, yeah. And you do this thing
where you’re running, and you hit it like that. What’s that called? It’s called a Tweener. Because like weiner? Tweener. Not weiner. OK. You’re Swiss, right? I’m Swiss, yeah. Good cheese. Let’s see your back hand. You made a big mistake there. I know. Oh, wait. I’m pretty sure you’re
not allowed to do this. Oh, no, we’re not using that. Here;s what I need you to do. Let me help you out. Stop with the instructions. I need you to just win this. ok. OK. Ah. No. I got it, I got it,
I got it, I got it. Oh, he did a weiner. You. You. No, you. No. Chaos won that point. You guys have
actually won matches? What does it feel like to be
ranked number one in the world? I’ve never been ranked
anything at anything. I think you’re pretty
good at what you do. Of course, you’re with Ellen. Can you call me every morning
and make me feel good? Yes, yes, yes. Because when you work with
Ellen, I don’t get any of this. You know what? I’m going have you
record it on my phone, so you don’t have to call me. I’ll just keep listening to it. Hey, Andy, switch
off all the lights. Close your eyes. Dive deep, deep into
meditative state. And listen to my voice. You are the best-looking
tennis player in the world. You are amazing human being that
is the best in what he does. I’m quitting Ellen. And take that into new
day, raise your confidence. And believe in yourself. Love you, buddy. Take care. [APPLAUSE] [MUSIC PLAYING] I love you so much, Andy. We’ll be right back.


  • Reply iFedero September 15, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    He’s no Guillermo

  • Reply satyu131089 September 16, 2019 at 1:19 am

    Djokovic is brilliant at the end!

  • Reply MaryDreamer September 16, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    Roger Federer ❤️

  • Reply Been there Built that September 16, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    At 1:20 her legs look bent, she kind of reminds me of a kangaroo.

  • Reply Eirini Spanou September 16, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    Novak and Naomi are the besttt I love em both so much 😍😍😍

  • Reply hommi 42 September 16, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    Wow Andy is so not funny it makes me giggle in cringeness 😂

  • Reply Marcelina Piastowska September 16, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    this one is the best Average Andy yet in ellen show, love it <3

  • Reply Nicole H September 16, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    amo demasiado este video. Me hizo reír demasiado

  • Reply Hero Outdoors September 16, 2019 at 11:50 pm


  • Reply Debbie Heaslip September 17, 2019 at 4:06 am


  • Reply Mariana September 17, 2019 at 5:57 am

    I can’t believe Andy got to meet Bethanie, how lucky 😍

  • Reply Sammy Cross September 17, 2019 at 7:06 am

    He is so lucky to be able to do so much.. his luck is NOT average at all..😏

  • Reply S S September 17, 2019 at 8:11 am

    Good to see Bethanie

  • Reply Gpaderna September 17, 2019 at 11:26 am

    I clicked it because of Novak

  • Reply Zsófia Nagy September 17, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    I am going to be honest, the Average Andy series is my absolute favourite on this show ❤️

  • Reply Lucas Ferrero September 17, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    ROGER!!!!!! 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

  • Reply infinite3joy September 17, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    He throws his racket around like a pro.

  • Reply Cy September 17, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    Andy reminds me of the president in Monsters Vs Aliens

  • Reply Nefeli Koutsoureli September 17, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    Simonas face expression is everything

  • Reply Anna Nguyen September 17, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    wow that would be a tennis players dream to meet all of them in one day!! i’m a tennis player lol

  • Reply serbia love September 17, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    Novak is super funny guy! Love him ❤️🇷🇸🦅

  • Reply Kermit You go second September 18, 2019 at 12:43 am

    Honestly, I wouldn’t mind being Andy for a day

  • Reply Ruth Tryphosa September 18, 2019 at 2:36 am

    Djokovic can adopt me! I don't want to disturb his married life, just want to be a part of his family. 😂
    (I'm 30)

  • Reply Brumbass3 September 18, 2019 at 11:44 am

    He is definitely not average, he is WAY below average at everything.

  • Reply Batman September 18, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    what happened between his first episode and this one, either he´s more comfortable or he´s being paid more for these now.

  • Reply Lusia Hemmings September 18, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    He's so lucky

  • Reply Valentina Scampini September 18, 2019 at 9:12 pm


  • Reply ashley bordelean September 19, 2019 at 12:49 am

    He needs to try Color Guard!!

  • Reply kelly nunya September 19, 2019 at 2:13 am

    khoa is shook 😂 (he’s from kkandbabyj and LOVES ROGER)

  • Reply Devin Derian September 19, 2019 at 4:45 am

    That should be 19 time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal.

  • Reply Super Fan September 19, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    If these pros accidently got injured from hitting with Andy, Andy would be getting death threats

  • Reply Iné Vorster September 19, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    I wish I coed meet all of the best tennis players

    I love to play tennis 🎾❤️

  • Reply D A September 19, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    He is NOT average anymore, he got to meet ROGER FEDERER

  • Reply Ria Patel September 20, 2019 at 9:17 am

    Tennis player
    Normally life – Normally photo cartin – Normally Hart

  • Reply Rakesh Gadiga September 20, 2019 at 10:20 am

    only conan can make these things funny

  • Reply Robin Hugli September 20, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    Fun fact i am from Switzerland and i went in the same school as Rodger and my former music teacher (now retired) was also the music teacher of Roger. ( Shame I have no interest in Tennis or sports in general)

  • Reply 就claudiaanmas September 20, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    Please I need Andy to ride horses

  • Reply Thrust iOS September 21, 2019 at 4:15 am

    That last part got me dead,

  • Reply 杨亭哿 September 21, 2019 at 5:28 am

    I want to be average!!! So that I can meet Federal!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply janey September 21, 2019 at 7:30 am

    am I the only one watching this for andy

  • Reply __ Chapman__ September 21, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    He got to meet all 3 of my babies in one day!😭🥰

  • Reply Crazy6 September 21, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Average Andy and Andrew Yang, running as a presidential candidate for a day.

  • Reply dilara c September 21, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    That was absolutely amazing.

  • Reply Renáta Kóti September 21, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    How lucky Andy is that he gets to meet and interact with these big names through his own segment.
    Ellen teases and makes fun of him but she gives him these great opportunities. I love it.

  • Reply Samir Plays Fortnite September 22, 2019 at 1:25 am

    I went there on a feild trip

  • Reply Isaac Samuel September 22, 2019 at 4:57 am

    He is more funnier than Ellen. Period.

  • Reply Mike's Collectible Madness September 22, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    Amazing video and amazing channel and amazing job friend 😀😎🔥❤

  • Reply Kaela Johnson September 22, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    You should bring Andy to play volleyball 😂

  • Reply GOLDEN GATES September 23, 2019 at 7:42 am

    I love watching Average Andy, he is so hilarious. I was laughing so hard that I almost wet myself 😂

  • Reply A SRB September 23, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    Djokovic 🇷🇸🇷🇸🇷🇸🇷🇸

  • Reply Sophie Smiles September 23, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    This is the best one ever! It’s been a long time since I cry out of laughter and my abs hurt from laughing so much! Thanks for helping me exercice while you played tennis Andy!

  • Reply Oriana Gomez September 24, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    Djokovic is like the cutest in the world

  • Reply Shouq September 24, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    Rafa is so cute I can’t handle it

  • Reply Angie Synodinou September 25, 2019 at 12:09 am

    they should do volleyball

  • Reply Alex Jin September 25, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    Average Andy Murray

  • Reply Jasmine Carnate September 26, 2019 at 8:35 am

    “Are you going to play at all?”😂😂😂

  • Reply JiaJia XD September 26, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Can rafa and roger be on ellen show :””)

  • Reply Random PC-User September 26, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    Woah even the tennis court itself looks small when John Isner steps on it.

  • Reply Silver Fritz Reah September 26, 2019 at 8:43 pm


  • Reply Bass Trap September 26, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Best Character I've Ever Seen !!!

  • Reply jaylene brown September 26, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    I laughed so hard!🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Reply Digmarie Baez September 26, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    God I laughed so hard at this

  • Reply Google user 35 September 27, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    Can Novak like motivate me or something

  • Reply Chun-Hsiang Tseng September 27, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    As a tennis fan, I am so jealous of all the tennis players that Andy got to meet in one day!!! Sooooo jealous!!!

  • Reply Mr PancakeZ September 27, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    4:01 that shot was so graceful

  • Reply Katyrina Nguyen September 28, 2019 at 12:18 am


  • Reply CottonMyLove September 28, 2019 at 1:50 am


  • Reply Music Cubscout September 28, 2019 at 4:34 am

    hahaha. enjoyed this.

  • Reply Милана Т. September 28, 2019 at 6:38 am

    Новак ❤️

  • Reply cute agrawal September 28, 2019 at 11:57 am

    Pants 👖 😂

  • Reply simile _ September 28, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    Djokovic 😃😁

  • Reply Reina Arana September 30, 2019 at 2:51 pm


  • Reply Małgorzata Rumowska October 1, 2019 at 8:22 am

    Novak is such a cutie! Like he genuinely seems so fun to hang out with!

  • Reply just me October 1, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Bin ich de einzig schwiizer chääs da?😂

  • Reply Haya's Mom October 1, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    My love Novak Djokovic

  • Reply Hoku Nihipali October 2, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    Omg! He's so funny!!!!

  • Reply xxɴᴏᴇʟʟᴇ 1xx October 3, 2019 at 3:35 am

    wow! he got to meet roger rafa and novak in the same day!!

  • Reply Guilherme Bruner October 3, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    Nadal has an extraordinary behind. Just sayin'

  • Reply Lil G October 5, 2019 at 1:23 am

    how tf is tennis 🎾 a sport?…

  • Reply honeycoffeemaker October 5, 2019 at 9:29 am

    Everyone: excited about the big three
    Me: OMG, IT'S STAN!!!!!

  • Reply Janelle Silbs October 5, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    Best part of the show always!!!!

  • Reply Leon Yi October 5, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    This is hilarious

  • Reply The Ferocious One October 6, 2019 at 4:42 pm


  • Reply XxmilkandcookiesxX October 7, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    LOL we full on had a ghost moment. so good.

  • Reply Jillian Clark October 8, 2019 at 2:11 am

    John’s tan lines on his feet😂

  • Reply matineh tabatabaei October 8, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    and finally Average Andy gets a normal outfit to wear!! jeees Ellen u forgot that!

  • Reply Joshua Ferrer October 9, 2019 at 12:47 pm


  • Reply jaskiran singh October 9, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    Andy is FUNNIER than Ellen… 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Reply Otter October 10, 2019 at 2:49 am

    Andy staring at Rafa 😂
    Also I love how Novak is sincerely trying to help Andy.

  • Reply [a] Fernanda Quero Quintal October 10, 2019 at 6:47 am

    Acaba de conocer a todos los jugadores con los que he soñado en conocer desde que tenía 8 años. Daría mi riñon por ir a ver a federer jugar y el lo conoció así nada más

  • Reply E P October 10, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    “You’re Swiss”
    “I’m Swiss, yeah”
    “Good cheese”

  • Reply Ana Pimentel October 10, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Novak is TOP.

  • Reply FutureFairytale October 11, 2019 at 3:47 am

    5:20 'You guys have actually won… matches???'
    I lost it there 😂😂😂

  • Reply maladia a October 11, 2019 at 9:45 am

    Novak Djokovic ❣🇷🇸🇷🇸🇷🇸🇷🇸🇷🇸

  • Reply Kiara stanford October 12, 2019 at 8:46 am

    That moment when Andy could've scored a point against Novak Djokovic

  • Reply Monique Serafina October 12, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    Them: 5 to 16 Single Titles

    Me: I only have one title and that is SINGLE

  • Reply QeM Zzz October 14, 2019 at 11:06 am

    Andy’s is actually that funny u don’t really realise until you really listen. 😂

  • Reply Techton October 15, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    Average Andy, he’s just an average guy

  • Reply Winter Candy October 17, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    My name is Madison! But I’m definitely not into tennis or whatever.

  • Reply S G October 18, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    I love Andy

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