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Everything About Fiction You Never Wanted to Know.

  • Accidental Innuendo: The show showed a clip from a show about a boxing trainer who took his boxers to see a sports psychologist. She then proceeds to tell them to imagine they are peeling an orange, feeling the juice squirting from it, biting down on to it and imagining swallowing that juice. Joel then says "Okay fine, forget the orange. Imagine it's a kumquat!".
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: If this show is mocking anything you watch for something besides Guilty Pleasures, do not watch the segment. Before the actual split, one might've ended up utterly unable to see Jon and Kate Plus Eight as anything besides the tale of a harried man and his shrewish wife.
    • Reports about their actual offscreen relationship made the mockery too true to be funny; one episode after that news broke started with Joel going "Jon and Kate Plus just kind of sad now." and moving to the next topic. This did not stop them from mocking Jon and Kate themselves later.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome/Funny: Joel trolls the Home Shopping Channel.
    • To mourn the passing of Telenovela and "Clips Magnificos" significant-glance-provider "Triumfo Del Amor", William Levy, a star of the show, appeared on The Soup to mock E! and Joel, using Lucy Lawless as a translator. He then leaves with Lucy.
    • The show's entire coverage of the Mexican telenovela La Madrastra.
    • "On Whale Wars..." *shows clip of Dance Your Ass Off*
    • The Soup is pretty much a Crowning Show of Funny.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: When The Bachelor aired a season subtitled "The Wings of Love", Joel introduced segments about it by playing Jeffrey Osborne's "On The Wings of Love" ("It's too sincere!"). In the awards episode, Joel actually brought on Osborne, who shilled a chicken wing joint called "Wings of Love" to the tune of the song.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Mankini.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The mocking of the meaningful glances in Triunfo del Amor is a lot funnier when you go back and watch the "shipper videos" from the Community episode "Paradigms of Human Memory".
    • Since Kim Kardashian's marriage ended, there have been several segments using clips that are this in Keeping up with the Kardashians. Most notably one moment where Kris says to Kim (paraphrased): "It's going to take a lot to get rid of me."
  • Ho Yay: Seth Green and Joel, every time the former shows up.
  • I Am Not Shazam: The show hasn't been Talk Soup since Joel's been hosting. Forget that, and you will show up on it. Yes, you.
  • I Knew It!: Played for laughs: Joel joked that Kim Kardashian's marriage would last for only seventy-five days. It lasted seventy-two.
  • Memetic Mutation: "Creepy flesh-colored beard" even made it into the wedding episode of The Hills.
  • Narm: "Tales from Home Shopping".
  • Nausea Fuel: Don't eat a meal during "Reality Show Clip Time".
  • Unfortunate Implications: Not actually on the show, but they have pointed out Julie Chen's mildly racist comments on The Talk, such as "Me so sweet and sour".
  • What an Idiot!: Not every reality show contestant they show, but at least half of them.
    • Special mention goes to The Hills, whose characters Joel usually saved his strongest brand of snark for throughout its run. He later let up on Stephanie Pratt, however, when she began appearing on the show. Her brother Spencer, on the other hand...
  • What Do You Mean It's for Kids?: A particular "What the Kids Are Watching" segment involved a segment from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse in which the gang finds a "Triangle Bush" in the park, pushes the "Mickey Marker" button on it, and causes fireworks to shoot out of it. As Joel said, "Disneyland is truly the happiest place on Earth!"
    • Another one had a scene from Liberty's Kids which had a sailor called "Black Dick". The other sailors say about him "Give us Black Dick and we fear nothing".

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