Ellen DeGeneres challenges teen to use rotary phone, map, phone book

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It didn’t go well.

Ellen Degeneres challenged teenager Marley Filandro to do three things that, at age 17, were not likely going to end well.

  1. Fold up a map
  2. Look up a business in the phone book
  3. Call someone on a rotary phone

look at that smug Ellen face we all know so well.

Pictured, Ellen Degeneres
Pictured, Ellen Degeneres

The teen tried her very best. But in the end, it looked every bit as chaotic as one would assume it could be.

Best moment? Below. Everyone who knows how to use a rotary phone laughing together as they immediately know she’s doing something wrong.

Watch in the video above and see the amazingness unfold. 



Ryan Mekkes is the editor and founder of Commyounicate Magazine. He is an avid martial artist, a musician, and a fitness enthusiast, certified through ACE as a personal trainer.