BRISBANE, Australia — She came, she conquered. Ellen DeGeneres need not have watched "Crocodile Dundee" to impress Australians with her preparedness for the big trip "upside-Down-Under."
Arriving in Sydney, she was mobbed by adoring fans at the airport, seemingly holding tightly to wife Portia de Rossi, who could be seen on TV footage smiling good-naturedly at her compatriots falling over themselves — literally.
One fan fainted and others jostled for a glimpse of the talk show host, waving placards, giant stuffed animals and inflatable Nemo balloons — a nod to DeGeneres' role in the animated film set largely in Sydney.
DeGeneres may have also had advice on how to cope with jetlag — don't go to sleep — wasting no time in taking off sightseeing around what is arguably Australia's most picturesque city.
They also went on a tour of Sydney Harbour in a vintage ferry, according to the Fairfax Media.
Portia's finally getting to show me her beautiful country. instagram.com/p/XJIYuKtjJd/ — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 22, 2013
DeGeneres will visit Sydney and Melbourne during her six-day trip to Australia, with segments being filmed for her show — which the Associated Press noted won the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor last year, its 9th year.