#AlexFromTarget Meets #EllenFromEllen


– ONE MINUTE, OUR NEXT GUEST
IS A CASHIER AT TARGET, AND THE NEXT,
HE’S AN INTERNET SENSATION BECAUSE OF ONE PHOTO. LOOK AT HIM. – 24 HOURS AGO, NO ONE KNEW
WHO ALEX FROM TARGET WAS OR IS. – IT’S THE QUESTION
ON EVERYONE’S MIND: WHO IS ALEX FROM TARGET? – YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, SOMEONE
TWEETED THIS PHOTO OF ALEX, JUST AN EMPLOYEE
AT A TEXAS TARGET. – THE INTERNET WAS BUZZING
WONDERING JUST WHO THIS CASHIER CUTIE
MIGHT BE. – HE NOW HAS MORE THAN
1/2 MILLION FOLLOWERS ON TWITTER,
AND #ALEXFROMTARGET HAS BEEN TWEETED MORE THAN
800,000 TIMES, WITH YOUNG USERS CRUSHING
ON THE CLERK. IF THAT DOESN’T ENCOURAGE
HIGH SCHOOL KIDS TO GET A JOB, WE DON’T KNOW WHAT WILL. – [singing]
LIKE THE COOL KIDS – FROM DALLAS, TEXAS,
PLEASE WELCOME ALEX FROM TARGET. [cheers and applause] – [singing]
‘CAUSE ALL THE COOL KIDS THEY SEEM TO FIT IN I WISH I COULD BE LIKE
THE COOL KIDS LIKE THE COOL KIDS I WISH THAT I COULD
BE LIKE THE COOL KIDS ‘CAUSE ALL THE COOL – OKAY, ALEX.
HOW OLD ARE YOU? – I’M 16. – YOU’RE 16 YEARS OLD.
– YEAH. – HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED
AT THAT TARGET? IT’S RIGHT OUTSIDE DALLAS,
RIGHT? – YEAH,
I’VE WORKED AT THAT TARGET FOR ABOUT THREE MONTHS NOW. – OKAY, THREE MONTHS.
[laughter] SO–AND DO PEOPLE
TAKE PICTURES OF YOU ON A NORMAL–
LIKE, ON A REGULAR BASIS? – WELL, THERE’S BEEN A FEW
THAT I’VE NOTICED, BUT APPARENTLY,
THERE’S A LOT MORE THAT I HAVEN’T NOTICED. [laughter] AND, YEAH.
– WOW. WELL,
YOU’RE A VERY GOOD-LOOKING GUY, BUT I JUST THINK IT’S STRANGE THAT PEOPLE ARE JUST
TAKING PICTURES OF RANDOM PEOPLE
THEY DON’T KNOW. AND THEN SOMEONE HAPPENED TO– HOW DID YOU FIND OUT ABOUT THIS? – MY MANAGER CAME UP TO ME, AND SHE SHOWED ME
THE ACTUAL PICTURE. I THOUGHT IT WAS FAKE, ‘CAUSE– – SHE SHOWED IT TO YOU
ON, LIKE, HER–ON HER PHONE? – ON HER PHONE, YEAH. I, LIKE–
I THOUGHT IT WAS FAKE. AND THEN– – THAT PICTURE.
– YEAH. – UH-HUH. – AND THEN ABOUT AN HOUR LATER, THESE RANDOM GIRLS
I’VE NEVER MET BEFORE CAME IN AND SHOWED ME
MY TWITTER PAGE… [laughter] AND IT HAD, LIKE,
5,000 MORE FOLLOWERS. AND I WAS JUST REALLY CONFUSED. – SURE.
[laughter] – YEAH. – THAT’S THE NORMAL REACTION. AND THEN–
SO HOW MANY TWITTER FOLLOWERS DID YOU ORIGINALLY HAVE? – 144.
[laughter] – AND NOW–
144? – YEAH.
– AND NOW YOU HAVE 500,000? OR PROBABLY MORE NOW. – YEAH, JUST ABOUT 550,000. – OKAY, 550,000. AND I IMAGINE BY THE TIME
WE FINISH TALKING, THERE’S GONNA BE
A MILLION OR SO FOLLOWERS. DO YOU FEEL NOW OBLIGATED THAT
YOU HAVE TO TWEET THINGS OUT LIKE YOU’RE A BIG CELEBRITY,
OR… – OH, GOD.
I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO SAY. [laughter] I JUST–
I FEEL SO PRESSURED. LIKE, THEY’RE WAITING. – OKAY, WELL,
DON’T FEEL PRESSURED, BECAUSE THIS IS–
THERE’S A LOT THAT– I MEAN,
ARE YOU OVERWHELMED BY THIS? – YEAH. YEAH.
– YEAH. I MEAN, YOU KNOW,
YOU’RE WORKING AT TARGET, AND THEN ALL THIS HAPPENS, AND THEN YOU’RE SITTING
ON TELEVISION TALKING ABOUT IT, AND– HAVE YOU HAD WEDDING–
LIKE, MARRIAGE PROPOSALS, AND… – I MEAN, YEAH. [laughter] – THAT’S AMAZING.
DO YOU SING? DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER TALENT? WE SHOULD TAKE ADVANTAGE
OF THIS. – I MEAN, I CAN APPARENTLY
BAG GROCERIES PRETTY WELL. – WOW. OKAY. [laughter] [cheers and applause] YOU’RE ON YOUR WAY. – [chuckles] – EGGS ON TOP,
NEVER ON THE BOTTOM. YOU KNOW THAT.
– YEAH. – SO–BUT REALLY,
DO YOU DANCE OR SING OR PLAY AN INSTRUMENT
OR ANYTHING? – WELL, I CAN DANCE.
– MM-HMM. – IT’S NOT GOOD. IT’S ACTUALLY PRETTY
EMBARRASSING. – THEN DON’T. [laughter] BUT YOU SHOULD PICK UP SOMETHING
QUICKLY, BECAUSE YOU SHOULD
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS. THIS IS A BIG DEAL. – YEAH.
– YEAH. ALL RIGHT,
SO WE WANT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE
OF THE FACT THAT YOU’RE HERE. WE HAVE THE ELLEN SHOP
IN THE RIFF RAFF ROOM, AND WE’D LIKE YOU
TO WORK THE REGISTER, BECAUSE I THINK
WE’LL SELL A LOT MORE STUFF. [cheers and applause] THEY’RE IN THERE RIGHT NOW,
SO… WE’RE GONNA
TAKE A PICTURE OF YOU IN THE ELLEN SHOP
AT THE REGISTER. AND WE GOT YOU THIS,
AND IT’S “I’M ALEX FROM TARGET, “AND I WAS ON ‘ELLEN,’
AND SHE GAVE ME THIS SWEATSHIRT, AND PLEASE WATCH HER SHOW
EVERY DAY.” [laughter;
cheers and applause] A HASHTAG. SO YOU’LL PUT THAT ON. AND, ALSO, I HEARD– YOU’RE GONNA HAVE TO TWEET
A LOT MORE, AND YOU NEED AN IPAD, SO WE GOT YOU
A BRAND-NEW IPAD. [applause]
– THANK YOU SO MUCH. – YOU’RE WELCOME. ALL RIGHT. SO YOU’LL GET READY, AND YOU’LL GO SELL– AND WE CAN TAKE PRE-ORDERS FOR MAN BUNS AND PIGTAILS
IF YOU’D LIKE. – YEAH, YEAH. – SO PRESELL THOSE
IF YOU CAN. – OH, YEAH.
– WE’LL BE BACK. ALEX FROM TARGET. [cheers and applause]

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