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Title: The Soup Mutates
Post by: Tripe on August 24, 2008, 01:19:29 PM
Ok so I have very limited cable and I don't have E! meaning that I don't see The Soup with all that regularity.

But that's ok because I do have Style,  they also have a Soupish show, er kinda (http://www.mystyle.com/mystyle/shows/thedish/)

It answers two vital questions:

a) If The Soup and Fashion Police had downed a fifth of Tequila each and decided to mate, what would the offspring look like?
b) What the hell happened to Topanga once Boy Meets World went off the air?

Still trying to work out if I like the answer to b)
Title: Re: The Soup Mutates
Post by: Thom_Serveaux on June 17, 2009, 12:19:29 PM
Sorry for inadvertently poaching your topic, Tripe...
Title: Re: The Soup Mutates
Post by: Tripe on June 17, 2009, 12:22:04 PM
Nah that's OK.

Like I said in the other one (and indeed on Facebook today oddly enough), Danielle is adorable. The writing on the other hand could really do with some tightening up.
Title: Re: The Soup Mutates
Post by: Cibernético II on June 21, 2009, 09:15:15 PM
You forgot to mention The Soup's legitimate offspring, Web Soup. It's starring Chris Hardwick and airs only on G4.

http://g4tv.com/websoup/ (http://g4tv.com/websoup/)
Title: Re: The Soup Mutates
Post by: Scrivener on June 22, 2009, 05:35:03 AM
This has nothing to do with the actual thread, but does anyone else think that the title to this thread sounds like the direct-to-Sci-Fi-Channel sequel to Crow's "Earth vs. Soup"?

Nobody?  Just me, then?  Okay.
Title: Re: The Soup Mutates
Post by: Minnesota on June 22, 2009, 09:51:37 AM
I remember this show, is it still on? God damn how many The Soup clones are there anyway? The Dish, Sports Soup, Web Soup, Tosh.0... there's probably more too.
Title: Re: The Soup Mutates
Post by: iv3rdawG on June 22, 2009, 11:44:41 AM
Web Soup works because Chris Hardwick is awesome.
Title: Re: The Soup Mutates
Post by: RockSiren on June 23, 2009, 10:36:04 AM
Its never been as good as it was with John Henson and Hal Sparks.
Title: Re: The Soup Mutates
Post by: Minnesota on June 23, 2009, 11:49:43 AM
And yet, The Soup's current incarnation is spawning fans, ratings, and  rip offs left and right. ^^^ I guess I really cant say your opinion is wrong-- truthfully,  I've never seen this old 'Talk Soup'  everybody always brings up.
Title: Re: The Soup Mutates
Post by: Tripe on June 23, 2009, 11:52:47 AM
And yet, The Soup's current incarnation is spawning fans, ratings, and  rip offs left and right.

Not sure if "rip-off" is exactly the right term there; most, if not all, are on sister channels to E!, it's more an expansion of the format or unimaginative programming.
Title: Re: The Soup Mutates
Post by: RockSiren on June 23, 2009, 11:56:21 AM
And yet, The Soup's current incarnation is spawning fans, ratings, and  rip offs left and right. ^^^ I guess I really cant say your opinion is wrong-- truthfully,  I've never seen this old 'Talk Soup'  everybody always brings up.

I wasnt putting the new one down- just the last time I saw it I wasnt very impressed.  Sorry if I offended you.  Ill give it another chance.
Title: Re: The Soup Mutates
Post by: Minnesota on June 23, 2009, 11:59:27 AM
No worries RS, I certainly understand how The Soup can put some people off. Even the funniest show on television is bound to have its critics.
Title: Re: The Soup Mutates
Post by: RockSiren on June 23, 2009, 12:35:57 PM
Im going to give it another shot =)
Title: Re: The Soup Mutates
Post by: RockSiren on June 27, 2009, 07:29:49 PM
Okay I have watched it- definitley better then the last time I saw it, which was roughly 2 years ago.  But damn I miss the little "flying spoon" graphics in the background =)
Title: Re: The Soup Mutates
Post by: MrTorso on June 27, 2009, 07:49:39 PM
Okay I have watched it- definitley better then the last time I saw it, which was roughly 2 years ago.  But damn I miss the little "flying spoon" graphics in the background =)

What is funny is that "The Soup" really didn't come from Talk Soup.  It was a title change to the show "The What The? Awards"  The renamed it as a homage and brought over the "Chat Stew" portion.

Its never been as good as it was with John Henson and Hal Sparks.

Eh I always liked the Greg Kinnear years. Henson was good too though.

Title: Re: The Soup Mutates
Post by: Courtney on June 27, 2009, 07:53:27 PM
Its never been as good as it was with John Henson and Hal Sparks.

Eh I always liked the Greg Kinnear years. Henson was good too though.


Aisha Tyler is my non-Joel favorite.
Title: Re: The Soup Mutates
Post by: RockSiren on June 27, 2009, 08:09:55 PM
Okay I have watched it- definitley better then the last time I saw it, which was roughly 2 years ago.  But damn I miss the little "flying spoon" graphics in the background =)

What is funny is that "The Soup" really didn't come from Talk Soup.  It was a title change to the show "The What The? Awards"  The renamed it as a homage and brought over the "Chat Stew" portion.

Its never been as good as it was with John Henson and Hal Sparks.

Eh I always liked the Greg Kinnear years. Henson was good too though.



Oh I really thought it had come from that...interesting =)
Title: Re: The Soup Mutates
Post by: MrTorso on June 27, 2009, 08:25:20 PM
Oh I really thought it had come from that...interesting =)

It was similar but was a bit more snarky. There was a great bit a few weeks back where Mickey Rourke calls Joel McHale Joe McRae and called the show Talk Soup. When it came back to McHale they had the Talk Soup spoons and a title card calling him Joe McRae.
Title: Re: The Soup Mutates
Post by: Courtney on June 29, 2009, 07:39:00 AM
Oh I really thought it had come from that...interesting =)

It was similar but was a bit more snarky. There was a great bit a few weeks back where Mickey Rourke calls Joel McHale Joe McRae and called the show Talk Soup. When it came back to McHale they had the Talk Soup spoons and a title card calling him Joe McRae.

I still love that clip from last year with the Wendy Williams show where she gives her shout-out to "Talk Soup" and Joel says "it's called THE Soup now, and your show is called 'Tyra'."