By Olivia B. Waxman
December 18, 2015

On Thursday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the comedian said she was disappointed that TIME magazine did not name her Person of the Year.
“I can’t believe I lost to a painting,” she said, while holding up a copy of the issue with a painting of German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the cover. “I’m a little disappointed though because I thought this was my year.”
Then she got doubly dissed when she unveiled “Ellen Magazine’s Person of the Year,” which also featured the world leader.
She is the latest comedian to poke fun at the annual issue, from Saturday Night Live‘s Kate McKinnon who pretended to be Merkel reacting to the honor, to Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon joking that the leader’s expression on the cover showed her level of excitement.

Write to Olivia B. Waxman at olivia.waxman@time.com.

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