Highlighting Sarah’s activism, Ellen DeGeneres complimented her for her charity work, such as getting clean water in Africa, then pointed out Sarah has said she won’t get married until it’s legal for everyone to get married. Sarah replied, “That said, I love when my friends get married and I’m so happy for them. But I just don’t understand the instinct to want to join a club that is elitist. It’s like joining a country club that doesn’t allow Jews or Black people. What’s the difference.
Ellen reacted, “Well, thank you. I appreciate that.” Then joked, “I speak for all gays.”
Sarah added, “And besides that, I don’t know that I would want to get the government involved in my love, personally.” Fans have heard all those lines before, but when she’s on Ellen, there are probably lots of people watching who are unfamiliar, so…
Anyway, Ellen then took the cue to “talk about your love, Michael Sheen.” Sarah describes them as having been together “a little over a year.” And raised her hand in a “show off the ring” position (no, there’s no ring) to lead into a funny moment on that subject we hadn’t seen before.
Asked about how much they have in common, Sarah said, “We like almost none of the same things. We’re like minded in the most important ways. But he loves magic and he likes going to Pirate Adventure, and things like that. And I would rather be home watching Law and Order.
Ellen pushed her: “You don’t like magic?” and Sarah was off on another familiar routine: “No. I get a rage. I like real magic, like sunsets, or how I can move my hands using only my mind, but magic isn’t real. [Then to the camera:] It’s not real. There are people that think magic is real, that magicians are real. Michael Jackson thought that David Blaine was magic. I just feel like if you think that magicians are really magic, you should maybe not be able to vote. You think this person’s magic and what they’re going with their trick is card tricks?
Ellen: “What do you want them to do?” Sarah: “I don’t know, but that joke has never worked.” Then they conferred about how the joke could be improved.