Like this wasn't a publicity set-up with Wiggy's friend Harvey Levin, I'm sure the TMZ camera crew just happened to be staking out a snobby French restaurant in midtown that night.
There's a video clip on the link
We RARELY ever see Howard Stern and his beautiful wife Beth out in the wild ... so when we ran in to them in NYC this week, our photog was under a TON of pressure to ask a great question.
He failed ... miserably.
But Howard couldn't have been cooler.