Joel McHale and The Soup Go Live for Tonight's 500th Episode
Soup's on! The E! clip show that specializes in skewering the world of reality television celebrates its milestone 500th episode tonight by airing two live shows for both coasts. "I'm very much looking forward to it," host Joel McHale told reporters after wrapping the show's 499th episode on Aug. 14. "Also, I have full on dyslexia, so that should be great. I think it brings a sense of danger!"
The episodes will feature brand new clips and special guests including The Office star B.J. Novak and radio DJ Adam Carolla. "We're going for dudes with short, very dense black hair," McHale joked.
The Soup premiered on July 1, 2004 and has since established itself as a cultural influence throughout the world of television, from poking fun at The View and telenovelas to spotlighting home shopping channel gaffs. "There were shows that put us on the map like the way we'd make fun of Tila Tequila or Pants Off Dance Off," McHale said. "Being Bobby Brown was earth shatteringly good for us because that show was really nutso."
While McHale has seen his fair share of terrible programming, there's one show that pushes him to his limits. "Big Brother drives me out of my mind," McHale revealed. "I think if I were to go to hell — excuse me — when I go to hell, it will be the Big Brother house. Enjoy conspiring and whispering for eternity."
The Soup airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on E!
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