If there’s anything truly unexpected about the Thunder’s postseason, it’s that Ellen DeGeneres has become part of the conversation about our team’s playoff efforts.
It started with a fan sending Ellen a Thunder blue foam finger in an effort to leverage the “luck” she claimed to bring to any team who sent her free gear. Then Kristen Chenoweth - a native Oklahoman, a Thunder fan and a friend of Ellen’s – got into the act, bringing the talk-show host even more goodies, including Rumble the Bison.
But our fans didn’t think it should stop there.
After Kristen Chenoweth made her appearance, fans of our team and of Ellen’s show started a grassroots movement to take things a step further. A Facebook page called “Let’s Make Ellen our #1 Thunder Girl” began to get Ellen to “Thunder up” even more. The page quickly caught on throughout OKC (and beyond), earning more than 22,000 page “likes” and cooking up a flash mob to make sure to get Ellen’s attention. Here are some photos from The Oklahoman of last night’s flash mob, and then there’s the video:
And catch Ellen’s attention they did. About an hour ago, the TV host put out the following via Twitter:
Who knows if this is the end of the story arc with Ellen. Something tells me if it’s up to our fans, there will be more coming.
- Karina Henderson
UPDATE 5/20: Ellen showed the flash mob on her show this morning – sounds as though she was pretty impressed…