Between her recent canine custody battles and the contempt of her fellow striking WGA members, there's no question about it—Ellen DeGeneres has had a go of it lately. In this confessional monologue from yesterday's broadcast, a dejected DeGeneres recalls the time an officer offered some kind of words of fashion-police support during her darkest hour, inspiring her to the Gucci-tuxedo-wearing, Oscar-hosting heights to come. In doing so, she reminds us—and herself—that even in those moments when it seems like everyone you work with and deal with on a daily basis can't stand you, that too shall pass.