Saturday, July 2, 2011

Rush reference on last night's episode of The Soup on E!
9:36AM EST | comments (5) |

Just I'd alerted you to in yesterday's Rush updates post, there was a Rush reference on last night's episode of The Soup on E!. About half way into the show they were showing a clip from the ABC show Extreme Makeover - Weight Loss Edition. The clip showed a rather large African American girl who wanted to learn how to play drums sitting in a gymnasium, and her drum coach walks in playing a marching band drum. She then jumps up and hugs the guy. They then show her in an offscreen interview asking, Who is that white boy with the drums? The host Joel McHale then stops the clip and chimes in (using his best urban voice):

Is that Neil Peart? Because if it is I want him to play Tom Sawyer. Actually anything off of Moving Pictures. Even better, if he could play something from Hemispheres side 2 - hey man, he could play anything. I'm a huge Rush fan! Did I say Rush? I meant hot fudge sundaes...

You can watch the clip on YouTube below or at this link (thanks John at



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#5 - Posted 7/7/11 @5:30PM by WORKING_woMAN [contact]

I love The Soup, and Joel McHale is a riot. As soon as the clip stopped, I immediately thought that Joel might say something about Neil Peart and/or Rush, and darned if he didn't! And it was refreshing to hear, too, that he pronounced Peart correctly!
#4 - Posted 7/2/11 @11:45AM by rocinante5m [contact]

Love the Soup, was watching it last night....He even got his name right :D
#3 - Posted 7/2/11 @11:36AM by cpb [contact]

The Soup and The Dish. Two reasons why television is still funny. Yay!
#2 - Posted 7/2/11 @10:36AM by rushisaband [contact]

drmike - you are absolutely correct on that. My bad. I fixed it. Thanks!
#1 - Posted 7/2/11 @9:58AM by drmike [contact]

1st! That clip was from the show Extreme Makeover - Weightloss Edition, not MTV's Made. I think Ed had it right in the update post.

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