The first time I met Joel McHale, I thought he was incredibly rude. I ran into him as I was exiting the ladies' room, and when I greeted him, he said nothing. Just stood there, and...nothing. Then, after what seemed an eternally long awkward beat, he suddenly opened his mouth and began talking, letting an entire mouthful of mouthwash pour down his chin, down his shirt and onto the floor.
It was then that I knew: Joel McHale would be one of my favorite people ever to walk through the doors of E!. Not only does he have good dental hygiene (he was on his way to the men's room to spit out that minty fresh Listerine), he'll do pretty much anything to make someone laugh. Even if it means a carpet-cleaning bill.
If you've seen his show The Soup—E!'s laughfest that celebrates the “best” of television—chances are, Joel's one of your favorite people, too. And I just happen to know (after witnessing him pretty much stalk Alias' Kevin Weisman at a party) that Mr. McHale has impeccable taste in television.
So, I asked Joel to fill in as our guest TV critic today and share his wisdom in all things televisionary. Professor McHale graciously accepted, partly because he loves TV and partly because he thought there was money in it, but mostly because he wants to spread the word that The Soup is celebrating its big 103rd episode tonight at 10 p.m. on E!.
You heard me right. One hundred and three.