ELLEN (These Friends of Mine)/ABC/1995-1998 (Deaf)
On episode “Ellen’s Deaf Comedy Jam” (aired 02-12-1997) Ellen Morgan (Ellen Degeneres) who work at a Los Angeles bookstore called “Buy the Book” and her friend Peter Barnes (Patrick Bristow) help a group of deaf actors at their staging of a performance of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
During the rehearsals, Ellen’s friend Audrey Penney (Clea Lewis) takes a liking to one of the actors, who is playing “Romeo.”
Unfortunately, Ellen misinterprets his hand signals and thinks that he tried to make a pass at her. She tells Audrey, who reacts unhappily to the news. Deanne Bray played Juliet.