Beautiful blue sky and cherry blossoms made a good backdrop at the University of Washington on Monday for an appearance by the Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Ellen was not there in person, she sent her bubbly receptionist-turned reporter Jeannie to visit with the crowd and report back to ellen via satellite.
"We haven't been to Seattle in a while so Ellen said let's go ahead and go up there and we love doing it on college campuses, the energy is so great," she said. "College kids are such big Ellen fans so it was like 'let's go up to UW.'"
The show sent this tweet on Friday, followed by more hints about the appearance on campus.
I hope you're planning a great weekend. If you're near @UW Seattle, get lots of rest, because I may have a surprise for you on Monday.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) April 5, 2014
The following is a timeline of tweets from "The Ellen Show" and fans collected by UW's student newspaper, The Daily.