Joel McHale

Joel McHale

Joel McHale

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Show Summary

Adam recalls meeting Joel McHale back in the day, and predicting that he would become a major star. He and Joel then talk about the latest with the series Community, which Adam says he saw on a plane this weekend. He also complains about a terrible movie he was forced to watch while flying, and talks with Joel about their kids needing helmets for their misshapen heads.

Adam then talks with Joel about the history of The Soup, and Joel can’t believe he’s been on the show since 2004. The guys start talking about surgery, and Adam recalls the time he dislocated his shoulder while playing football. Joel also talks about his own football experiences, and how he got there after years of rowing on crew. As the show wraps up, the guys take a look at Adam’s GPA, and discuss whether or not you actually need a diploma to succeed.

Show Credits

Executive Producer: Donny Misraje
Producer: Mike Lynch
Producer: Mike Dawson
Audio/Voice Over/Post-Production: Mike Dawson
Technical Director: Chris Laxamana
Researcher: Gary Smith
Show Summary: Matt Fondiler

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  1. Fred Cipriano
    Fred Cipriano11-23-2011

    First! Love the show ACEMAN.

  2. Dave

    Always great to hear from Joel. Black eye or what?

    • May Kadoodee
      May Kadoodee11-23-2011

      Hat Shadow

  3. maxman

    new drinking (by yourself) game, take a shot every time adam mentions seth macfarland or alec baldwin…

    JUSTIN C11-23-2011

    He’s going to be fisting you with a handfull of sand!!! Hahahahahahaha Awesome!

  5. AngelAdamFan

    Yeah Joel. Looking forward to this podcast.

  6. Dan

    “Pull up Erik Kramer’s imdb.” Classic, Ace.

  7. Patrick

    Love Joel GET IT ON

  8. May Kadoodee
    May Kadoodee11-23-2011

    OMG the taller, funnier more handsome than Ryan Seacrest Joel McHale. GET IT ON! Everybody have a Happy Turkey Day.

  9. May Kadoodee
    May Kadoodee11-23-2011

    Please tell me that Pudi & Glover are Besties in real life too.

  10. Jason

    Fuck Yea

  11. big jim
    big jim11-23-2011

    Ha! ‘Beat-off Sweat Lodge’ would be a great band name.

  12. J-Bob

    Great, finally, McHale is back on the show. Community might be my favorite show.

  13. Ledgewood

    I wish Bryan was there for this one.

  14. Moe

    Damn you people for not watching Community!
    Such a great show, NBC better bring it back.

  15. Dave

    Love me some Joel! Btw, am I not the first ‘Dave’ here on ACS?!

  16. Alex O
    Alex O11-23-2011

    Where is DAG?

  17. clint

    less joel mchale and more wing bowl dammit!

  18. Chase


  19. J

    I never got my high school diploma because of fines either..75 bucks for a piece of paper, don’t think so.

  20. Andy90

    Great show. Would’ve liked to have seen Allison swooning over Joel, however.

  21. Tony

    Funny. Joel Mchale doesn’t stop by to the podcast at all when 97.1 went down. Now with his show “Community” on stand by, Joel happens to make a visit to the podcast. hmmmmm??? Does anybody else think this is strange. He can’t come by while he’s big to say what’s up. Only when his show get’s shit canned he makes a visit.

    • JoeyJoJo

      Funny, Tony, I think it’s strange you don’t know what you’re talking about.

      Joel stopped by the podcast once if not twice when the podcast first got going.

  22. Bobby

    What number is Adam in the 1973 Trojans photo?

    • Jacki

      My guess is #70.

    • Dave

      if i had to guess I’d say 61 or 42

  23. Billy

    “It’s called a crew”. Yuck…yuck…yuck.

  24. chuck

    pretty fucking good pod. thank god alison wasn’t there to do her lame “i don’t watch sports” shtick.

  25. duke lacrosse
    duke lacrosse11-23-2011

    good god damn podcast. finally the long awaited reunion of the 2 funiest people alive. thanks ace and crew.

  26. Scott Terror
    Scott Terror11-23-2011

    Wow, 497 out of 570. Dennis Prager has a joke that he graduated in the top 90% of his class. So did Adam.

  27. Kristina W.
    Kristina W.11-23-2011

    Awwwwwwww, look at the boys, all smiley and such. So happy to be together.

  28. Danielle

    This was one of my favorite episodes. you guys are obviously friends and have a lot in common. Great show!

  29. Phlogiston

    “acpblog” tries to auto-complete to naacp, which is not what I wanted.

    Too much white-space on the site, BTW. It feels like a hospital. I’m not that bright.

  30. Phlogiston

    8km of optical fiber coiled in a calibration lab vs. 8km of optical fiber straight down the shaft to a neutrino detector. You would think the distance would be different considering the internal reflection (each bounce adds a mm or so). And cumulatively, maybe an 18m distance — the equivalent of 60ns?

    I call horseshit on that one.

  31. Anthony L from Oakland
    Anthony L from Oakland11-24-2011

    Adam, You and Joel give great Pod! Joel, Community is hilarious, cant wait to see you in Seth’s film!
    ACE, You mentioned dislocating your knee, and I remembered from a story you told from your radio show — the night you tore your knee-up, after your pick-up game, you didn’t HELP your knee by you and Donny lugging that diner-booth back from behind the Blah-Blah Cafe, and pushing it up the stairs! You compared the swelling-size to a casaba melon!
    Get it on!

  32. Hood

    Ever work for someone who tells you, “if you fall, you’re fired before you hit the ground” ?

  33. Fenom

    adam schooled joel on the bullshit helmet?

  34. Hugh Gashol
    Hugh Gashol11-25-2011

    California only required 1 year of math during the seventies. I was never offered algebra and did’nt know what any of that funny writing was, when I graduated. Same thing with what a gpa means or taking the SAT’s.

  35. Jim

    I’ll bet Allison was PISSED she couldn’t be there.

  36. eric c.
    eric c.11-28-2011

    funny hearing ace talk about how he did in school. all they cared about was getting kids in school to get their numbers in to get paid and passing them along to get new kids in to get more money.

  37. Dann O'Keefe
    Dann O'Keefe11-28-2011

    Joel, next time you’re on, do Braveheart.

  38. Candice

    love Adam and Joel. Great show! Wish bald Bryan and Alison were there….

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