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Seven Delicious Clips From E!'s The Soup

April 27, 2009  |  7:00am
Seven Delicious Clips From E!'s <em>The Soup</em>
Joel McHale has been cooking up laugh-so-hard-you-cry moments on E!'s The Soup since 2004. The show features snippets of crazy, awkward, hilarious and jawdropping television clips paired with McHale's snarky one-liners, along with appearances from The Soup originals like Bipolar Bearry and Mankini. Here's our list of some of the best moments from The Soup:

1. Chicken Tetrazzini (Maury)

One of the newest running gags on The Soup, the chicken tetrazzini clip, features a guest on the profanity-sprinkled Maury show who is sure her boyfriend is cheating on her with a chicken tetrazzini seductress, Dominique. The girlfriend is certain the other woman has tempted her man into her arms (bed?) by following the old adage, "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach." Although most of the blame for the wandering ways seems to fall on Dominique, this jilted lover is sure to call her boyfriend out on his selfishness: "What is it? Do he want her AND the chicken tetrazzini?"



2. Nathaniel's Dance (Yo Gabba Gabba)

As a part of the "What The Kids Are Watching" segment, McHale shows a clip of hyper preschooler Nathaniel, a kid who is not afraid to get down. Notice the perfect moment captured on the screengrab of the tiny dancer on the TV behind McHale's head.



3. Willard Scott (TODAY)

In this clip, America's favorite birthday-wisher Willard Scott bumbles through an explanation of some sort of 80-year-old traditional something-or-another that evidently takes place at or near the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. and has something to do with the Tafts, Smucker's, bathtubs and Japan. And in regards to this awkward and amusing verbal struggle, McHale simply musters, "The one. The only. The Willard."




4. Spaghetti Cat (The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet)

When people think of subliminal messages, they typically think of single frames of advertising propaganda flashing onscreen during movies. Usually, these messages are ads for Coke or popcorn. Sometimes, though, these ads are secretly encouraging people to buy cats eating spaghetti.



5. Heidi Montag's "Higher" music video

McHale steps in for Heidi's boyfriend, Spencer, as the director for his own version of Montag's beloved beachy hit, "Higher," complete with superfluous hand gestures and rolling in the sand.



6. Oprah Winfrey's Va-jay-jay (The Oprah Winfrey Show)

Oprah Winfrey's Va-jay-jay made a string of appearances on The Soup after Winfrey coined the term on her show. The inventive original word came to be as a result of the agony Winfrey experienced while swinging through the air on a bungee cord, strapped into a harness, which caused her to involuntarily cry out, "My va-jay-jay is painin'!"



7. Whitney Houston's "Kiss My Ass!" (Being Bobby Brown)

Few words can describe the granddaddy of all clips from The Soup. The sly, hopeful look on McHale's face when he asks "Whitney, rebuttal?" pretty much says it all, though.

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