The Soup, formerly Talk Soup, introduced TV audiences to many things: Joel McHale, the idea that all the bad content generated on TV should be endlessly rehashed and mocked in a show devoted purely to that, and Spaghetti Cat. It will soon be gone. It existed in some form for 22 years, but for the past 12, its modern incarnation has been defined by McHale—wait, 12 years? Oh man. 2003. Today's 30-year-olds graduated high school in 2003. Whoa.

Yesterday, E! announced the show would end on Dec. 18, a mere however many years since it already seemed like it had been on forever, and only slightly fewer years since Joel McHale's growing success made viewers wonder how he had time to commute to all his different shows.

Sources: Variety