Glossing over the top moments of 2012 for the HSS you would be hard to find anything worth remembering (http://www.siriusxm.com/bestofhoward2012) Tim shitting on a wall then swearing on his kids life he didnt do it, Eric the midget being an annoying fuck, killa karisma !?!? You would say it may be one of the least eventful years of the show. But wait....
This may have been the most important year the show has had since 2006 and the move to Sirius.
1. Howie failing on AGT:
After 3 decades of claiming to be the "king of all media" Howie finally enters the mainstream by joining AGT. If you were to listen to his ass kissers he surrounds himself with we were hearing 16 million + views potentially. But the opposite happened. The show had some of its worse ratings ever. All thanks to Howie. Now that is a huge in the history of the show.
2. Robins surgery:
The loyal cackling sidekick is missing from the studio for something like 6 months due to a serious surgery. The only info the show gives was that she had something removed. Thats it. No mention of what it is. When she will be back. How it happened All of the things Howard would ask any one else other than Robin.
For a show that prides itself on honesty, glossing over these two MAJOR events in the show history seems a little disingenuous.