Ellen DeGeneres suffered an embarrassing blunder when she forgot she appeared in sitcom Mad About You while chatting with the show’s cast.
The 61-year-old TV host was interviewing stars Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser, who played newlyweds Paul and Jamie Buchman, for Tuesday’s installment of The Ellen DeGeneres Show when producers aired a clip of the comedian’s cameo appearance on the program.
“I had to be reminded!” Ellen joked of her involvement with the popular U.S. sitcom. “But it’s so funny, I don’t remember it still even after looking at it.”
However, Paul was on hand to support the star, quipping: “As did we!”
Meanwhile, Helen insisted she didn’t forget, saying, “I remember vaguely the feeling of like, “This is a lot of talent” Why did we even think you’d say yes? And why did you say yes!?”
Mad About You aired on NBC from ’92 to ’99, and will return for a 12-episode revival for Spectrum’s On Demand platform. Speaking about the reboot, the stars confessed having their real-life kids leave home paved the way for the latest installment.
“Paul just went through empty nest. I’m about to go through it. So we thought there’d be 12 stories in there somehow,” Helen explained.
The new series of Mad About You debuts Wednesday.