The Soup (2004– )

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An Emmy-winning show, hosted by comedian Joel McHale, deals with a wickedly funny, fast-paced parts of the most titillating -- and at times tasteless -- segments on talk TV. Starting with ... See full summary »

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An Emmy-winning show, hosted by comedian Joel McHale, deals with a wickedly funny, fast-paced parts of the most titillating -- and at times tasteless -- segments on talk TV. Starting with The Tonight Show to others, the show covers the gamut. Written by Omar Linguistics

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[parody of Apple's iPhone commercials]
Jealous Boyfriend: [holding an iPhone] With iPhone, dialing contacts is a snap. Let's say you wanted to contact your ex-girlfriend to let her know how badly she's hurt you. Simply press her name and the call is dialed.
Female Voice: Dammit Rick, stop calling me!
Jealous Boyfriend: [pressing buttons] Then, when another call comes in, simply place that call on hold, and answer the second one.
Detective Hansen: Detective Hansen of the Bay Area police department.
Jealous Boyfriend: To bloc the call, simply press ignore. Iphone is also the best ipod ...
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I have Seen it and Laughed at it

This comment is just to say that this show is great social commentary, satire, and humor. Everything Joel McHale says is what deep down we all are thinking. For instance, an American Idol contestant with an Eastern European accent is sinking "I'm proud to be an American" very badly and Joel says "we should close the boarders." It may be sarcasm but it's true. However, he can be accused of cheating at humor by showing clips that would garner laughs even if he made no comments. The "Laguna Beach," David Hasselhoff, and Whitney Houston clips are meant for laughs by the performers.

Some segments begin with a montage of subject matter such as what children, old people, chat shows, E!, or a man watches. It adds to the hilarity and absurdity of the era we live in. I'd give it an 8 out of ten.


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