The Soup (aka E! What The ? Awards)
Posted Aug 14, 2004 @ 11:40 AM
hit by bus while buying crack
crack-related asthma attack
kryptonite, disguised as crack
buried alive, under mountain of crack
ill-advised crack suppository
mixed crack with Pop Rocks and soda
natural causes, with lots of help from crack
suicide pact with Fay Wray
Posted Aug 17, 2004 @ 11:31 AM
Posted Aug 23, 2004 @ 4:23 AM
Anyway, they only time I laughed at this show is when they snarked on the final kiss on "Who Wants to Marry My Dad?" where the Dad closes in on the kiss.... pauses right before locking lips....and then goes at it with the woman like dogs in heat. The host for "Talk Soup" then put a bottle of water close to his mouth, paused, and then started chugging like there was no tomorrow. The surprising funniness caught me off guard.
Why don't they just bring back Talk Soup and find someone funny to host it instead of focusing on other crap. C'mon, talk shows have daily material to cover, that's enough to keep a show going for awhile, and if need be you can easily dip into covering reality shows as well, it's freakin' Talk Soup! You dont' have to explain yourself!
What's Aisha Tyler doing these days? Can't they call her up? Friends is over, she needs work.
Posted Aug 23, 2004 @ 11:29 AM
I like it.
Posted Aug 23, 2004 @ 12:30 PM
I caught the last ten minutes of it last night, and, perhaps nostalgic for the old Talk Soup, I set up my PVR for a weekly record...
The Amazing Race bits were funny, and I thought half the fun of TS was the whole awkward bad joke thing...oh well. And the whole basic cable production value look and feel? Neato. Sometime BWE's graphics and quick cuts just piss me the hell off.
On the other hand, I didn't realize that the whole "awards show" thing was the entire format. One more week, then maybe I'll join y'all in the snarking.
Posted Sep 4, 2004 @ 10:56 AM
I laughed out loud during the bit about the contestants on the Amazing Race - the team was a guy and his invisible friend. I thought it was pretty good!
Posted Sep 4, 2004 @ 11:09 AM
Posted Sep 4, 2004 @ 11:50 PM
Kharma -- Joel was on Almost Live? I was a fan of the show when it was on Comedy Central back in the early '90s, but I don't remember him being part of the cast.
Posted Sep 5, 2004 @ 12:30 PM
Kharma -- Joel was on Almost Live? I was a fan of the show when it was on Comedy Central back in the early '90s, but I don't remember him being part of the cast
I had no idea they played it on Comedy Central, that's awesome! It was a really funny show, but I assumed people who weren't from around here wouldn't get the jokes making fun of our suburbs. I read it in the Seattle Times that Joel was on the show and, now that I think back, I vauguely remember him. I looked it up on Imdb and it comfirms it. He was on from '95-'98.
I am so glad that other people are fans of this show!
Edited by Kharma, Sep 5, 2004 @ 12:32 PM.
Posted Sep 5, 2004 @ 1:13 PM
It still has much work to do before I call it "good", but it is building. I think that Joel is feeling more comfortable with the show. The jokes are moving along better. The inclusion of comics was of great help (loved Retta this week and Marvin of "The Player" last week).
Posted Sep 12, 2004 @ 12:23 PM
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Posted Sep 13, 2004 @ 11:38 AM
Funny enough, Hal Sparks also cameo'd in the movie. Hmmm, same agent, I wonder?
Edited by sarcasmdetected, Sep 13, 2004 @ 11:38 AM.
Posted Sep 13, 2004 @ 12:21 PM
Makes me laugh every time.
Posted Sep 19, 2004 @ 2:56 AM
Edited by skeevo666, Sep 19, 2004 @ 2:56 AM.
Posted Sep 19, 2004 @ 8:34 AM
I find it hard to believe that there is not enough ass-ery going on that that silly idea was even needed. WTF i sup with the writers that they can't find more celebrity idiocy to point at an laugh.
And I think the host is a huge weakness. I don't watch this type of show to see the drama geek from High School make good with his own show. This is a show that depends on wry and witty commentary. Take the big head away. Just give me voice over. Funny voiceover. Even slightly amusing voiceover.
Of course E! specializes in big heads as E! news manages tighter and tighter head shots of the hosts until that big head Julia gal's head filled my bigscreen.
Posted Sep 25, 2004 @ 5:18 PM
Posted Nov 14, 2004 @ 8:38 AM
I really don't think that talk shows provide the kind of fodder that today's crop of 'reality' shows can give. There are just so many of these frickin shows, The Soup doesn't have to reach very far to find material.
The ep I saw only had one bit with Joel, they used a scene from The OC with him 'talking' to Mischa Barton. It was great - genuinely funny. The other bits involved him being a stand-up comedian telling bad jokes, it was smile-worthy.
I used to watch Talk Soup religiously (John Henson fangirl, before he started doing "The World's Best Commercials You've Never Seen" specials) and the whole feel of the cheap set and the interaction with the crew is back on The Soup. Maybe it's just that it makes me nostalgic. In any case, the brand of humor on Talk Soup/The Soup is kinda unique, and I just can't compare it to BWE (although BWE is a good show in its own right).
Posted Nov 16, 2004 @ 6:56 PM
And I think the host is a huge weakness.
WORD. He's a gigantic tool.
Posted Nov 20, 2004 @ 12:20 AM
Edited by zona, Nov 20, 2004 @ 12:22 AM.
Posted Nov 22, 2004 @ 2:32 AM
I can't believe all the hate! Joel McHale cracks me up, his Anna Nicole impersonation was great.
Thank you...someone who finally agrees with me! I love this show and Joel McHale cracks me up! I laugh out load while I'm watching this show every week. It's definitely the show I look forward to on the weekend.
"Do you like my body?"
Posted Nov 22, 2004 @ 10:33 AM
WORD. He's a gigantic tool.
Double WORD. I mean, I try...I really try to find something funny with his sketches (whenever I catch this show), but it just ain't working.
And I think Jenna Jameson did a much better Anna Nicole "do you like my bahhhhdeee?" impression at the AMA's.
Posted Nov 23, 2004 @ 1:49 PM
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Posted Feb 13, 2005 @ 3:30 PM
This week I did find the cat eating spaghetti with chopsticks to be amusing.
Edited by elmothefuzzy, Feb 13, 2005 @ 3:32 PM.
Posted Feb 13, 2005 @ 8:27 PM
Speaking of facial expressions, I loved the Barbara Walters bit...the Tooth of Impending Doom...and who could resist that cat with chopsticks? Hee.
Posted Feb 13, 2005 @ 10:30 PM
It helps that they have truly adopted the "Talk Soup" posture, and that "Best Week Ever" has fallen hard with their lame attempts to do funny skits and such.
Joel McHale is great. His dry manner is just what this show needs. I liked Henson on "Talk Soup", and he might have been good here (goodness knows, they did nothing with him at ABC), but McHale is just fine here.
Posted Mar 12, 2005 @ 8:25 AM