The Soup Celebrates 500 Episodes - Our Top 5 'Side Dishes,' Including Mankini and Lou the Dog

The Soup 500th EpisodeE!’s long-running comedy The Soup celebrates a mega-milestone Wednesday, when its 500th (and 501st!) pop culture-skewering episode airs live for the very first time.

Frontman Joel McHale is the backbone of the satirical series — and a major reason to tune in each week — but there’s also a little Soup family that’s formed over the past nine years, one as dynamic as any other TV clan. Be it dancing maxi-pads, “Little Gays” or men in bikinis, the Soup‘s “side dishes” are just as crave-worthy as the main course.

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In honor of The Soup‘s landmark installment (airing at 10 pm on both coasts), we’re revealing our five favorite family members. Preview our picks below, then hit the comments section with your own.