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E Talk Soup & Xanadu

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re: E Talk Soup & Xanadu #26
Posted: 12/1/07 at 9:38pm
I agree, CyCoSpAz! I love The Soup and Joel!
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re: E Talk Soup & Xanadu #27
Posted: 12/1/07 at 10:19pm
I didnt see that episode yet, but I love this show!
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re: E Talk Soup & Xanadu #28
Posted: 12/1/07 at 10:26pm
Joel McHale graduated from the University of Washington's Actor's Training Masters program, so I don't think he has a huge hatred towards actors and Broadway.

And you have to admit, 95% of the people/clips he makes fun of on The Soup truly do deserve it.
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re: E Talk Soup & Xanadu #29
Posted: 12/2/07 at 1:51am
I love The Soup. Please, Joel is amazing. He makes everything funny, even when you think it is something so pathetic it shouldn't be. When he talked about the strike and having to see Wicked a fourth time, I loved it. This Xanadu clip just made me laugh even more.

Though, I never understand why they always show the movie theatre for Rent when they show Broadway theatres...
And hang on, when did you win the discus?
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re: E Talk Soup & Xanadu #30
Posted: 12/2/07 at 3:09pm
I saw the Xanadu Soup clip - I agree with those who labeled it "hilarious." Please, folks, that clip was ridiculous. It would be a shame not to find the humor in that.
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re: E Talk Soup & Xanadu #31
Posted: 12/2/07 at 3:14pm
I saw the clip and there's nothing horrible about the commentary at all. Mountains out of molehills I think.

If anything it's good to see broadway on "mainstream" programs - whether it's the teasing of Xanadu or Phantom
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re: E Talk Soup & Xanadu #32
Posted: 12/2/07 at 10:39pm
I Tivo The Soup every week and LOVE Joel McHale! He makes fun of himself all the time, most notably when he showed fake scenes of himself reprising his role as "bank manager" in Spiderman III.

He "created" this character in the original movie in the bank robbery scene (he and Rosemary Harris hit the deck together). I don't think he had a single line. Anyway, he really expanded his role in the fake scenes and they were hilarious!!

Plus, you have to admit, Broadway acting rarely looks subtle enough for the camera!! How many commercials for Broadway shows make you cringe??
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re: E Talk Soup & Xanadu #33
Posted: 12/2/07 at 11:39pm
"How many commercials for Broadway shows make you cringe?"

Hear, hear! ALL of them!
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re: E Talk Soup & Xanadu #34
Posted: 12/3/07 at 8:48am
That was hysterical. I loved the thing he said about the strike on the previous show... "Listen people, if I don't get to see Wicked a FOURTH magical time, heads are gonna roll!!"

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re: E Talk Soup & Xanadu #35
Posted: 12/3/07 at 10:09am
I think it was very cute (the Xanadu comment) and not meant to be insulting.

Joel McHale is no more obnoxious than any of the other former hosts of Talk Soup. Several of them have gone on to very successful film & TV careers, most notably Greg Kinnear, Hal Sparks and Aisha Tyler re: E Talk Soup &  Xanadu I didn't like any of them when they hosted the show. But I think they are all great now. It's the writers who are annoying. But that's their job.



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re: E Talk Soup & Xanadu #36
Posted: 12/3/07 at 12:31pm
Anyone else think Man-kini is kinda hot? Just me? Okay.
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re: E Talk Soup & Xanadu #37
Posted: 12/3/07 at 12:36pm
Was watching the worst fights special and yeah, Man-kini is furrilicious!
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re: E Talk Soup & Xanadu #38
Posted: 12/3/07 at 12:40pm
Borstal, I always kind of thought so, too, and I'm not sure why. He's nothing at all like what I usually go for. It's bizarre.
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re: E Talk Soup & Xanadu #39
Posted: 12/3/07 at 12:49pm
To people who hate his 'hosting', it's not really him hosting, he's an actor. I've seen him in few other things. He says what the writer's have wrote.
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re: E Talk Soup & Xanadu #40
Posted: 12/3/07 at 12:59pm
Man-kini just seems like the kinda loopy straight hipster guy you'd meet at a party who would be enthusiastically happy to make out with you after a couple of beers.
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re: E Talk Soup & Xanadu #41
Posted: 12/3/07 at 5:05pm
I love the Soup and Joel!! I thought it was a pretty funny segment. It's just supposed to poke fun at people, and that's all I saw it as. I was in the floor rolling when the "Phantom" came out with skates and said he got a role in "Xanadu":))

Did anyone else notice when they showed the pics of the theatres they showed a pic of what looked like to be where RENT was playing. But it was really The Ziegfeld Theatre where the movie was playing? Maybe it was just me....
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re: E Talk Soup & Xanadu #42
Posted: 12/3/07 at 5:14pm
C'mon people face it- that Xanadu performance was worthy of some VERY heavy teasing. It was horriffically embarrassing for all involved.

The least of that show's worries was that the Soup made fun of it. That performance was dreadful- even for a parade!
No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.
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re: E Talk Soup & Xanadu #43
Posted: 12/3/07 at 5:41pm
jerseyboyschick2 -- I totally noticed that as well. Indeed, the bf and I were totally comatose in front of the tv until I saw that and lept off the couch to point it out. He rolled his eyes at me in that way he does everytime we are listening to the Sirius Broadway channel and I give him the complete history of every song played...I felt like a complete Broadway goober.

Back to the point...I thought it was a great segment!

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