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WebSoup is a ClipShow that aired on Creator/G4TV from 2009-2011, hosted by Chris Hardwick. It's a {{Spinoff}} of E!'s ''TheSoup''; rather than [=TV=] clips, a variety of clips taken from around the internet are snarked upon.
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Common segments on this show include:
* "FIRSTIES!" -- The first clip or two doesn't have a theme per se; it's just a [[PerfectlyCromulentWord term borrowed from the troll practice of racing to be the first to respond to a post on a message board]], Website/YouTube, etc.
* [[PunBasedTitle Mixed Nuts Sampler]] -- A plethora of GroinAttack videos...[[WhatAnIdiot usually self inflicted blows]], at that. To drive the metaphor home, the title card is a parody of a Whitman's Sampler box with two walnuts, in which one of them splits apart.
* Please, Please, Please, For the Love of God, [[Main/DoNotTryThisAtHome Don't Try This at Home]] -- Someone does something really dangerous and/or stupid to themselves. Predictable consequences ensue.
* This Week in [[EpicFail Fail]] -- Someone tries to look cool on camera, and fails. Predictably and spectacularly.
* OperatorsAreStandingBy -- Strange local commercials that have found their way to the internet.
* AudienceParticipation -- {{Twitter}}shots, in which a clip is posted online for viewers to snark upon via Twitter; the best three make it to the show.
* Webcam Junction -- Videos of people getting on their webcams and ranting about anything on their mind. Even if that anything is nothing at all.
* WebSoup Sports -- Sports-related [[HilarityEnsues hijinks]].
* That's Unincredible! -- A video was intended to be awesome, but fell short.
* Is That Really A Thing? -- Rule 36 in video form.
* WTF? -- Something that "bizarre" doesn't even begin to describe.
* Please Stop the Music -- Bad amateur music videos/performances.
* Why? -- Somebody pulls a stupid stunt for reasons only known to them, and all we can ask is...Why?
* Things You Can't Un-See -- A combination of Nausea- and/or Nightmare Fuel.
* Palate Cleanser -- Immediately following Things You Can't Un-See, it counteracts the Nausea and Nightmares with pure sugary fare.
* THE GREATEST WEB VIDEO EVER! [[note]]this week[[/note]] -- The last video of the show, which has elements from one or more of the tropes listed on this page.

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Tropes used:
* {{Adorkable}}: Chris has his moments.
* BlahBlahBlah: A girl gets hit in the face with a soccer ball. Chris' response is, "BlahBlahBlah, balls-to-the-face joke."
* BitingTheHandHumor: Oh so much.
* CollectiveGroan: All over the place!
* CouchGag: The operator in OperatorsAreStandingBy and the hillbilly in Webcam Junction. In Season 3, the opening sequence has Chris doing something strange on his way to the stage -- delivering a baby, making a sandwich for a bystander, etc. -- and the "FIRSTIES!" intro has the announcer in different situations as well (such as a BondGunBarrel).
* DuelingShows: With ''Series/{{Tosh0}}'' on Comedy Central.
* GroinAttack: So many have appeared that in one episode, he consulted a special thesaurus to find fresh slang terms for the affected parts (he chose "Fraggle Rocks" and "Harry and the Hendersons").
* IncrediblyLamePun: And you know Chris made one when he'll ask for a high-five, going, "Up top!"
* KitschyLocalCommercial: Mocked in Operators Are Standing By.
* MonsterClown: "So, last night I had this horrible, horrible nightmare--an army of evil clowns were dancing and singing, and they were slowly coming towards me; [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAo6EwsZ_wc here, I TiVo'd it for you!"]]
* MundaneMadeAwesome: PlayedForLaughs with THE GREATEST WEB VIDEO EVER! [[note]]this week[[/note]]
** Which included a fake viral video made by LoadingReadyRun one week, a great extra laugh for their fans.
* OneOfUs: Chris Hardwick.
* PercussiveTherapy: "''No'', Joel [=McHale=]! ''You're'' hosting a spin-off of ''my'' show!"
* PreciousPuppies: Frequent subjects of the "Palate Cleanser" segment.
* ProductPlacement: At the end Hardwick reminds viewers to check out his budding Nerdist mini-empire of podcasts and blogs, and about future standup appearances.
* RecycledSet: The show began to use the E! News set in the third season, the first time a ''Soup'' series wasn't shot in front of a [[NoBudget green screen in a broom closet]].
* RunningGag: Many.
** Several of Alison Brie's appearances have ended with her being offended by Chris' behavior and running off to tell [[TheSoup Joel McHale]], her ''Series/{{Community}}'' co-star.
* SelfDeprecation: Hardwick is pretty much stuck on knowing most people still remember him only as the host of ''Series/SingledOut'' and ''Shipmates'' eons ago and plays it for laughs.
* ShareTheMalePain
* ShoutOut: Among others, the "WTF?" intro sequence is a reference to the men in the nice suit and the dog costume from ''TheShining''.
* StudioAudience
* TooDumbToLive
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: "Hold on, [[StanLee true believers]], because things are about to get weird..."
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