It's a talk show, but it features strong themes about being positive, respecting and loving one another, and supporting your community. Messages about stopping bullying and other social causes are also offered.
Positive Role Models & Representations
Ellen openly denounces violence against people and animals. Occasional segments feature playful sumo wresting, and other slapstick-like events. Issues like bullying are discussed, but within the context of raising awareness and finding ways to stop it.
Some jokes contain some sexual innuendo, including references to romance, sex, and nudity that will sometimes go over the heads of younger viewers. In one episode Ashton Kutcher appears naked, but private parts are blurred.
Visa, Nordstroms, Radio Shack, and an endless number of other sponsor logos are visible during giveaways and other promotional events.
Ease of Play
Wine bottles are sometimes visible; drinking is sometimes discussed. DeGeneres is a smoker, and occasionally cigarettes and quirky ashtrays are shown as part of a joke (but smoking is never visible).