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Watch: “The Soup” host Joel McHale mocks “The Today Show” on “The Today Show”

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Joel McHale, who is best known for his role as Jeff Winger on the (amazing) Community and as the host of E!'s TV-mocking The Soup, appeared on the fourth hour of The Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda Kotb, a segment he frequently, mercilessly mocks. Mostly because Lee often seems drunk and they both often seem ridiculous. (Though I kind of find it amusing? Don't tell anyone.)

But since McHale was there to promote his NBC sitcom and not his other gig, he left all that ribbing behind, right? Nope! No, he brought a bottle of scotch because, in his words, "This is the only place you can do this in the morning."

I like to think that McHale spent more time teasing Kotb because he knew she would take it in good spirits, whereas Lee might reach a breaking point and come down on him in a flurry of nails and blonde hair.