Ellen DeGeneres has responded to a comedian who said that she originally created a “new game” that DeGeneres played on her show Monday.
DeGeneres trotted out a game with guest Sarah Silverman that she dubbed “Tinder Live,” in which DeGeneres played matchmaker with Silverman and did some live swiping of some celebrity hotties.
Comedian Lane Moore, who has hosted her own show called “Tinder Live” for nearly five years, told DeGeneres on Twitter that it has a Wikipedia page and has been featured in The New York Times.
“I had no idea, but you’re clearly brilliant. Now I do have an idea, and I’ll go and watch,” DeGeneres tweeted in response to Moore.
Sarah Silverman also responded, acknowledging how new she is to online dating.
“Glad it all worked out,” Silverman tweeted. “Oy. I know nothing of Tinder!”
On Monday’s segment, DeGeneres flashed photos of famous actors and pop stars as Silverman decided who she might want to go on a date with. She settled on a choice between Drake and John Cena.
In Moore’s “Tinder Live,” she provides real-time dating advice as she swipes through matches, sends messages and sometimes takes phone calls.
DeGeneres has previously done similar online dating app segments on her show, including one titled “Who’d You Rather?” with guests including Demi Lovato, Charlie Puth and Rihanna.
Moore also retweeted several other fans of her show who tweeted at DeGeneres in hopes that DeGeneres would respond and invite Moore onto her show. Find more info about Moore’s “Tinder Live” including tour dates here, and see some of the reactions below:
Dear @TheEllenShow @SarahKSilverman I’m a HUGE fan of yours. I created Tinder Live almost 5yrs ago. It has a Wikipedia page, its been in the New York Times, I tour the country w/it. I’d love to come do it on ur show! But pls know it already exists & a queer woman (me) created it. https://t.co/jxnMykSfIu
— Lane Moore (@hellolanemoore) October 22, 2018
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 22, 2018
Glad it all worked out. Oy. I know nothing of tinder!
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) October 22, 2018
Tinder Live is already a thing and it's the creation of the amazing @hellolanemoore.
Don't be like that, Ellen.
— ☠️ Grim Chains Awful ☠️ (@TimJamesAuthor) October 22, 2018
— Get ur Flu Shot & Vote BLUE (@binkytoes) October 22, 2018
— Jon Savitt (@savittj) October 22, 2018
Ellen, Sarah: Tinder Live already exists and is the creation of the fabulous @hellolanemoore! Lane has a new book, so please invite her on the show, and you can catch up & learn about her fabulous work. Lane also has an adorable doggo. ????????
— Renée E. D'Aoust ???? (@idahobuzzy) October 22, 2018
— Alexis Benveniste (@apbenven) October 22, 2018
— Matthew Perpetua (@perpetua) October 22, 2018
— Jeanna Kadlec ???? (@jeannakadlec) October 22, 2018
— Jeremy Wein (@thismyshow) October 22, 2018
Hey Sarah love your work, hope you've seen the messages about Tinder Live and it's original creator @hellolanemoore 🙂 get her some airtime ❤️
— J (@botheredbrit) October 22, 2018
It exists already, it's great, and it's all @hellolanemoore!
— RPBP says VOTE (@rpbp) October 22, 2018
Hi Ellen! The wonderful @hellolanemoore already does a show entitled Tinder Live and tours it all over the country! It’s different than your game, so maybe your game could be called something else? Xo
— Ellie Reed (@esreed) October 22, 2018
I’m glad when something on the internet works out peacefully, since that happens approximately 1/100,000,000,000 of the time. @hellolanemoore rules and good on @TheEllenShow and @SarahKSilverman to acknowledge her https://t.co/WTPZoC0UFv
— Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) October 22, 2018