Jay Leno/Ellen Show Arrival Time

Apr 26th, 2005, 03:52 PM
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Jay Leno/Ellen Show Arrival Time

I have tickets to both the Jay Leno and Ellen show for the week of May 9-12. Even though I have tickets there is no guarantee that you will get into the show. Has anyone recently attended these shows and what time do you advise I arrive in order to get a seat? I believe Jay Leno tapes and 4:00 and Ellen at 5:00. THANK YOU!
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Apr 26th, 2005, 06:29 PM
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For Leno, If they mailed you tickets, you'll get a little priority over the people that get them walk-up on the morning of the show. Does it state a recommended time on your Leno tickets?
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Apr 26th, 2005, 08:09 PM
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We saw Jay Leno a couple of years ago and got our tickets in the mail. I think we got there to stand in line around 12:30pm. There were several people in front of us but we got good seats.
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Apr 26th, 2005, 08:24 PM
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We have seen the Jay Leno show twice in the last few years. You must be there a minimum of 2 hours before the time on the ticket. The earlier gets you the better seats, but you will still be able to get in if you get in line about 2 hours before the ticket time.
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Apr 27th, 2005, 06:15 AM
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On the Jay Leno ticket, it states that you be in line by 3:00 and to use your own judgement and far as when to arrive. I am also going on a Warner Bros tour that morning. Is this a good tour and is it right next to NBC? Thank you.
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Apr 27th, 2005, 06:40 AM
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We saw the Leno show a couple of weeks ago, but our tickets were standby, so we didn't need to be there till 4 when they go to that list. I was told others started lining up around 2. They did bring a whole group up together to enter the studio at 4, and I wondered if they were the mailed ticket-holders?
The whole process was painstaking, as they do headcounts of people in the remaining line every few minutes and allow a couple in at a time. Seems there must be a better and quicker way to keep track of the numbers of people inside and waiting outside!
We did get in, though, and it was a lot of fun. Worth the trouble it took us to wait in line for tickets and then to get in. We saw Jimmy Fallon and the band "Jimmy Eat World." The Tonight Show band is very good and plays great sets during breaks. Have fun! I'll bet Ellen is fun, too.
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We went on the Warner Brothers tour a few years ago. WE LOVED IT!!!! It was so much fun and we actually saw a few celebrities from The Drew Carey Show (which was still on the air at the time) and from ER. It was so intersting seeing the sets from the various TV shows. I just love all that "behind the scenes" stuff. I don't think Warner Bros is next to NBC. I really don't remember 100%, but NBC is in Burbank and I don't recall that Warner Bros is there. It sounds like you will have a very busy, but fun-filled day. ENJOY!!!
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Apr 28th, 2005, 08:03 AM
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I was there for the Elton John taping in March. My first time, can you believe, since I've lived in L.A. for most of my life. Timing depends on who is on the show. Check the show schedules before you go. The ticket calls for 3 p.m.. I was there at 1:30 and there was already a line of about 70 people. They give out more tickets than the place will hold. I forgot how many it holds, but a huge line formed behind me and I got good seats. Make sure you have some change on you, because up until 3 p.m., you have to go across the street to use the toilets at the gas station. Bring snacks and drink as well; maybe even a book or newspaper, because it gets boring standing (or sitting on the pavement) waiting.
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Apr 28th, 2005, 08:37 AM
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Warner Brothers tour entrance is in a new area now and it is walking distance to NBC, maybe two long blocks. Park at WB and I think you can leave the car there while you walk to NBC. If you have a 10am WB tour it would be perfect, you could eat at their cafe after the tour and get in line at NBC between 2pm and 2:30.
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Apr 29th, 2005, 09:06 PM
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Tracy is right about the timing of your day. The WB tour is a lot of fun, and the guides are quite entertaining. It has earned its reputation as the best working studio tour out there. Chances are you will see at least one movie set, and the sets of ER (outdoor) and Gilmore Girls. As far as Leno, we went a couple weeks ago, and there is NO preference for mailed tickets over those that were picked up that morning. One of the earlier posts referred to the line of people who is filed in seperately. These are the "VIP" guests or the people that are on the official guest list. They usually aren't anyone special, but people who have discovered the ways to get guaranteed tickets (universal studios has some, for example). You just have to hope that this "guest list" is not too long on your particular day. Which is entirely dependent on who the guest is. If it is a REALLY big name (Oprah, Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks), good luck. Otherwise, getting there by 2 is a safe bet. 2:30 for just an average guest list. And I have to disagree with a previous poster- getting there first is no guarantee of a bad seat, or vice versa. The rows are filled in all the way across, and then proceed vertically. So the 30th person in line may be in the first row, but buried in a corner, but the 100th person in line may be in the 15th row but dead center. And of course, the "guest list" people get the prime seats. They do leave the upper wings open until the last people in line, so they can leave empty seats off camera should there ever not be a full-capacity audience.
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