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Joel McHale keeps serving 'The Soup' — 500 episodes of it

To Joel McHale, revenge is not a dish best served cold, but one dealt out weekly with a healthy ladle of percolating "Soup."

For nearly a decade, the 41-year-old comedian — armed with little more than a green screen, a video monitor and a boyishly wicked smile — has been delivering his brand of payback on E!'s "The Soup" against "Jersey Shore," "The Bachelor" franchise, all things Kardashian, and a host of other outrageous reality programs.

The series, known as "Talk Soup" before McHale took over in 2004, has become one of the most durable comedy vehicles for the cable network, the home of the Kim Kardashian TV...