Web Catch: Watch Ellen DeGeneres get an honor only 3 other people have


It was a banner day for Ellen DeGeneres.

The comedian and television star celebrated her daytime show's 2,000 episode on Thursday.

DeGeneres admits she's notoriously difficult to surprise, which made an unexpected visit from Jennifer Aniston and Justin Timberlake – the show's first ever guests in 2003 – all the more impressive.

The trio shared in some small talk before Aniston and Timberlake brought out the day's biggest surprise. Warner Bros. TV president Peter Roth arrived on stage to bestow the daytime host with a unique honor.

"For only the fourth time in the 90-year history of Warner Bros.," Roth addressed the teary host, "I am so pleased and so personally privileged to be able to officially dedicate Stage 1, which forever will be now known as The Ellen Stage."

Watch the video above.

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