God bless Joel McHale. He stars on one the funniest shows on television, Community, and hosts the always entertaining round-up of the most hilarious bits of terrible television, The Soup, and he’s easy on the eyes, so that doesn’t hurt either. Now, he’s hit a new high. He stopped by the set of The Today Show this morning to promote Community with a bottle of single malt scotch in hand. (Don’t worry, he brought enough cups to share the boozy wealth with Kathy Lee and Hoda.)
In case you, I don’t know, have a life and aren’t sitting around watching the fourth hour of The Today Show on a regular basis, the ongoing joke about hosts Hoda Kotb and Kathy Lee Gifford is that they get up the courage to “entertain” us with an entire hour of inane banter by getting a little toasty first. And if you saw Hoda at the Super Bowl last year, you know there’s plenty of high proof fuel for that fire. McHale (and everyone else, including SNL) reiterates this point over and over again on The Soup – perhaps because the ladies continue to act like they’re blasted on a daily basis. When he stepped on set, it was obvious that the allegedly drunken duo was ready to grill him for his crimes against the precious fourth hour.
Like Zach Galifianakis’ display on Bill Maher’s show, I doubt McHale was actually getting drunk; I’ve seen enough musical theater productions to tell when someone’s faking a swill. Either way, the presence of the scotchy-scotch-scotch lent itself to some augmented silliness.
Finally, the ladies got to the elephant in the room and ask him why he continues to mock their show to which he replied, “Have you seen your show?” Score one, McHale. (Or score about a million.) McHale also cited the infamous Super Bowl segment, capping it off with “How’d you get those beads?” (Duh, Joel she can’t remember if she flashed someone or not. She was “allegedly” drunk!) Watch and enjoy the faux-drunken – or are they? – shenanigans while I take a moment to plan my dream wedding to Mr. McHale.Yes, I know he's married, but a girl can dream can't she?