The Soup

Wednesday 10:00 PM on E!
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2014 : Ep 11

    March 12, 2014

    Aired 3/12/14

  • S 2014 : Ep 10

    March 5, 2014

    Aired 3/5/14

  • S 2014 : Ep 9

    February 26, 2014

    Aired 2/26/14

  • S 2014 : Ep 8

    February 19, 2014

    Aired 2/19/14

  • S 2014 : Ep 7

    The Soup's Clips of Love and Passion

    Aired 2/12/14

  • Cast & Crew
  • Joel McHale


  • Kelly Andrews


  • Anndi McAfee


  • Jay Mohr

    Himself/Guest Host

  • Jack Plotnick


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  • show Description
  • With this new satirical series, the E! Entertainment Network returns to a format they helped create with the popular '90s show Talk Soup. Only this time instead of just poking fun at talk shows, they're setting their sights on all things in entertainment, reality TV, pop culture, and politics.

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (206)

    • Joel: (To 'For Love or Money' host Jordan Murphy) Eric McCormack, come back! I don't understand the game! It doesn't make any sense!

    • Joel: Mary Kate Olsen and David Katzenberg have called it quits. Well, what did she expect after gaining all that weight?

    • Joel: It's been reported that Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O'Connell are an item. To get even with his ex-wife, John Stamos announced that he's having a torrid affair with Mindy Cohn.

    • Joel: Paris Hilton is launching a chain of night clubs called Club Paris. Paris says that the club is targeted at "upscale, sophisticated crowds kind of like me but upscale...and sophisticated...and a crowd."

    • Joel: Aha! Clowns, Florence Henderson and the Muppets! Oddly, if you put the three together, you get one Ty Pennington.

    • Joel: Okay, this is weird. I'm more annoyed by Katie Couric than by Ryan Seacrest. Is that possible?

    • Joel:(about Super Nanny) Who better to give nutrition advice than a British bowling ball.

    • Joel:(After a "Fear Factor" clip) Yes, Laci, fish have oil. And they need to change it every 3,000 miles.

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    Notes (34)

    • The first of the only four episodes that originally aired Thursdays at 7:30pm as "What The...?" Awards.

    • Director Fred Mendes has had experience with this kind of show, having also been a director for E!'s Talk Soup.

    • This episode featured on-screen graphics that were slightly different than the ones used in the first three episodes. But these new graphics only lasted one episode as they were quickly changed once again in the next episode when the show was renamed The Soup.

    • This is the first episode to feature a pre-title segment in which Joel would speak to the audience. The pre-title segments in previous episodes featured reality show parodies.

    • Citing the show's new name, Joel makes a sly reference to Greg Kinnear, the original host of Talk Soup.

    • First episode to premiere Fridays at 10pm as The Soup.

    • The show is now featuring more sketches, segments and guests and is focusing less on it's original "awards" concept.

    • During the Emmy segment, former Larry Sanders Show writer Jeff Cesario does an impersonation of Marv Albert. Cesario also voiced Marv Albert for the animated series Futurama.

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    Trivia (12)

    • On there segment "Keepin' It Reality" they were talking about FEAR FACTOR, FEAR FACTOR is not a reality show, it's a game show. Editor's Note: "Reality" has become a loose term over the years. Many consider any show that isn't scripted a reality show.

    • Running Gag: Whitney Houston's "Kiss my ***!" clip from Being Bobby Brown has been repeatedly used as a running gag, being one of the most memorable clips ever shown on The Soup. It is shown during the segment, "Celebrity Relationship News."

    • Running Gag: Little Gay, the small gay man Joel holds on his hand, makes an appearance after it appears Rosie O'Donnell's The Big Gay Sketch Show has a character exactly like him.

    • Running Gag: The House of Sanjaya and its hairdresser make another appearance after Simon Cowell's chest hair wishes to be shaved. This has been a running gag on the show ever since Sanjaya debuted his funky hairstyles.

    • Running Gag: The bashing of Danny Bonaduce and his train-wreck life has been a running gag for The Soup. Once again, he is made fun of after a clip from Dancing with the Stars when he is linked to "mouthwash".

    • Clip of the Week: Tyra arguing with Elmo at the 2007 Daytime Emmy Awards.

    • This episode featured two celebrities doing the intros to segments. Constantine Maroulis did the "Let's Talk About Chicks, Man" intro. And Richard Branson did the "Oprah Girlfriend" intro.

    • Seth Green(as avid Britney Spears' fan Chris Crocker) did the "Let's Talk About Chicks, Man" intro.

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    Allusions (4)

    • Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?: After joking about how Prince William will find love on the fake show, "Bachelor: On the Throne", Joel says that it will be followed by an episode of "Do You Fancy Yourself Smarter Than a 5th Grader, Govn'r?". This is an obvious allusion to the show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?.

    • Aunt Jemima Pancakes: When Joel makes the "obvious joke" about SanJemima Pancakes, this is an allusion to the popular pancake brand, Aunt Jemima Pancakes.

    • iPod: When The Soup does a sketch parodying Bruno's criticisms on Dancing with the Stars, they display an iBruno, a portable device with all his remarks. This alludes to the popular media device, the iPod.

    • Six Degrees of Separation: When Joel links a tango to mouthwash, this alludes to the popular game, Six Degrees of Separation. In the game, you must link two random things to each othe in only six steps.

  • Fan Reviews (87)
  • Best show on TV

    By james526, Oct 24, 2014

  • Yeah 4 tha Soup

    By prfordrn, Oct 02, 2014

  • Revolted and will now boycott this show.

    By jagaleigh, Jan 24, 2014


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  • Not worth watching anymore

    By It_Stinks, Feb 02, 2013

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