* AccidentalInnuendo: 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!".
** Just about anything said on ''Gold Rush Alaska''. Joel doesn't even have to say anything; your dirty mind does the work.
** They also showed a clip of an infomercial for a product called the "Pocket Hose", which is a hose that grows and then shrinks to fit back in your pocket, and even kids can use it. ("Daddy lets me watch while his hose gets bigger and shrinks back down into his pocket. I can even help him!")
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: If this show is mocking anything you watch for something besides GuiltyPleasures, ''do not watch the segment''. Before the actual split, one might've ended up utterly unable to see ''JonAndKatePlusEight'' 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 8...[[FunnyAneurysmMoment is just kind of sad now]]." and moving to the next topic. This did not stop them from mocking Jon and Kate ''themselves'' later.
* ContinuityLockOut: Largely averted but you'll probably have to do a bit of [[ArchiveBinge Archive Binging]] if you want to get all the running gags. Good luck figuring out why Joel repeatedly plays a clip of a woman shouting "CHICKEN TETRAZZINI" without digging through some old clips.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: Often. One glaring one was a morning news show talking about pregnancy and the anchor, using a bad choice of phrasing, jokingly starting saying "Abort! Abort!" when the discussion went south. Bad enough, but the abortion jokes following the clip from Joel compounded it.
--> "Quick! Go to plan b!"
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome/[[{{CrowningMomentOfFunny}} Funny]]: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBIy2OpvjoA Joel trolls the Home Shopping Channel.]]
** To mourn the passing of {{Telenovela}} and "Clips Magnificos" significant-glance-provider "Triunfo Del Amor", William Levy, a star of the show, appeared on ''TheSoup'' to mock E! and Joel, using LucyLawless as a translator [[note]] It should be noted that William Levy does speak english, albeit with an accent. [[/note]]. He then leaves with Lucy.
** The July 4, 2012 Soup had Joel finally just out-and-out ''lose it'' when riffing a clip from ''ToddlersAndTiaras'', one of his favorite shows to mock. After watching a mother force her daughter to practice a routine by whispering into her ear about them being on national television, Joel proceeded to walk right up to the camera and basically whisper:
--> ''[[GreekMythology Do you know who Cronos is?]] He was the Greek God(Titan) who ate his children, and he was a better parent than you! I hope you fall into a big pile of elephant shit with your mouth open, and if I see you walking and talking near one, I'm gonna push you in!'' (audience in the studio applauds)
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: [[DaiMahouTouge POTATO-DONOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!]]
** The show's entire coverage of the Mexican telenovela ''[[http://vixbase.com/v/227962 La]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lxka9kfsvU Madrastra]]''.
** "On Series/{{Whale Wars}}..." *shows clip of Dance Your Ass Off*
** Joel learns that ''Viva Laughlin'' was cancelled. He shows the audience a clip from the show of actor Lloyd Owen singing Elton John's "I'm Still Standing". Joel... wasn't actually too happy.
--> "W-w-why would you cancel that? We need that."
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: When ''TheBachelor'' 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.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Mankini.
* HilariousInHindsight: 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 ''Series/{{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."
** One clip shown several years ago included an interview that an "E!" reporter was having on the red carpet with Creator/RickyGervais, who was then known in the States primarily as the star of the British version of ''Series/TheOfficeUK''. In the interview, the woman asked him how it felt to be less famous than his [[Creator/SteveCarell American equivalent.]] Nowadays, Gervais is very well-known to American audiences and his fame and popularity is just as large as (''if not actually eclipsing'') Carell's. [[WhatAnIdiot Whoops.]]
* HoYay: Seth Green and Joel, every time the former shows up.
* IAmNotShazam: The show hasn't been ''Talk Soup'' since Joel's been hosting. Forget that, and you will show up on it. Yes, ''you''.
* IKnewIt: Played for laughs: Joel joked that Kim Kardashian's marriage would last for only seventy-five days. [[spoiler: It lasted seventy-two.]]
* MemeticMutation: "Creepy flesh-colored beard" even [[AscendedMeme made it]] into the wedding episode of ''TheHills''.
** [[{{RunningGag}} CHICKEN TETRAZZINI]]!
** Spaghetti Cat was pretty big for a while.
* {{Narm}}: "Tales from Home Shopping".
* NauseaFuel: Don't eat a meal during "Reality Show Clip Time".
* SpecialEffectsFailure: Mocked where appropriate, such as Syfy's original movies and a boat scene from ''{{Ringer}}''. The gunshot sound effects used when Joel shoots Matt are hardly ever synced to their movements.
* UnfortunateImplications: Not actually on the show, but they have pointed out Julie Chen's mildly racist comments on ''The Talk'', such as [[YouNoTakeCandle "Me so sweet and sour"]].
* WhatAnIdiot: Not ''every'' reality show contestant they show, but at least half of them.
** Special mention goes to TheHills, 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...
*** After all, Stephanie was [[MemeticMutation an unlikely voice of reason]].
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: A particular "What the Kids Are Watching" segment involved a segment from ''MickeyMouseClubhouse'' in which the gang finds a "[[DoubleEntendre Triangle Bush]]" in the park, pushes the "[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Mickey Marker]]" button on it, and causes [[TheImmodestOrgasm fireworks]] to shoot out of it. As Joel said, "Disneyland is truly the happiest place on Earth!"
** Another one had a scene from ''LibertysKids'' which had a sailor called "Black Dick". The other sailors say about him "Give us Black Dick and we fear nothing".
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: The segment "What the Kids Are Watching" deserves special mention for focusing on children's show clips that range in content from this to HaveAGayOldTime to potential NightmareFuel.
** Best example? Joel discovering anime -- he showed a clip from ''DaiMahouTouge'', which is certainly not in any way a kid's show. It's easy to make that mistake, though.