File this under: This is why Lou and I cry today.
I fill the soggy mound of bitterness I call a brain with a whole lot of trash TV, but it’s impossible for me to inhale all of the crap television out there. So every Friday night, I would look forward to lounging with a bottle of the sweet nectar and a fully-loaded bong while taking in all of the hilarious and educational clips on The Soup. The Soup is my Harvard because they introduced me to former HSOTY Stains, Treetop Cat Rescue and legendary icon Spaghetti Cat! But now I’m going to be lost on Friday nights without my dose of TV foolery, because those evil bastards at E! are flushing The Soup (originally called Talk Soup) down the toilet after 22 years. The Soup will say goodbye forever on December 18th. Here’s the tragic and sad news via Deadline:
As E! counts down to the final episode on December 18 at 10pm ET/PT, Joel McHale will continue to host new episodes that bring viewers the best of the worst in pop culture and look back at some of the series’ most memorable moments from the past 22 years. New episodes will air Fridays at 10m ET/PT until McHale signs off for the last time and fans say good-bye to the most infamous green screen in TV history, along with the characters that appeared in front of it, including Mankini, Lou the Chihuahua, and of course, the floating talk show heads in the notorious “Chat Stew” graphic.
I would tell E! to go to hell, but I’m pretty sure their offices are already next to Pimp Mama Kris’ lair in the underworld. Speaking of, you know what’s going to happen next. “E! is proud to announce that coming next spring on Friday nights will be the new kooking show Whore Soup hosted by Pimp Mama Kris!“