Ellen DeGeneres has perfected the art of poking fun.
Ellen is without malice but always with much mischief.
British sad-song singer Adele released her new song, an event that understandably, Ellen didn’t let pass by unremarked.
In honour of Adele’s much remarked upon flip phone, Ellen, grasping a huge brick of a mobile phone that’s likely on loan from the Smithsonian, took a call in a skit on her show.
“Hello?” Adele sang.
Adele’s call with Ellen was interrupted by some telltale Hotline Bling — Drake on the other line.
“She talks so slowly,” Ellen complained of Adele.
Ellen’s telecommunications were wrapped up by another phone call: the original phone-call-music-video creator, Lionel Richie.
“Hello? Is it me you’re looking for?” he sings.
Tenuously related information: if you watch Lionel Richie’s video for Hello without any of the words except for “hello”, hilarity ensues.