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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »
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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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30 July 2004 (USA)  »

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The show is an updated and revamped version of Talk Soup (1991). See more »

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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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Referenced in Tosh.0: World's Worst Comedian (2010) See more »

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"Way to cancel the one good thing you have, E!"
19 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Soup" provided a window into the trash-strewn world of television on a weekly basis, guilt-free. That's one of the (many) reasons I tuned in each week. Just the morbid fascination with the awfulness being peddled by major networks on a regular basis. The only way you can watch any reality TV is with someone viciously making fun of it, and Joel McHale was the perfect host. He had just the right balance of snark and likability to make the circus funny.

And I love the running gags; Mankini, Lou the Chihuahua, Whitney Houston's "KISSMYASS!", spaghetti cat, all of them. McHale's doesn't really need pity (he'll do fine), it's the writers and interns you have to feel bad for. They came up with some damn good material, week after week (all the while making their host look good). And you've gotta love a staff that so joyously lampoons their employers.

I give this show immense credit for completely differentiating itself from "Talk Soup" (apples and oranges, really), not to mention all of the knock-offs that came afterword (Web Junk, Web Soup, Tosh.0, yadda yadda yadda). It was something special, and it will indeed be missed.

10/10


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