10-11-2012 - Setup Call Breakdown

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  1. PTRacing

    PTRacing Well-Known Member

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    October 11\2011

    I never really put too much thought into the phony calls that people talk about in the forums until I heard this myself.

    Two days after returning from vacation Howard takes another setup fake phone call from Pittsburgh Pete a mere 2:30 into the show. The breakdown of the setup questions in the call is as follows:

    1. The first setup question is for Howard to promote the sunrise photo that he took in Pittsburgh to be auctioned off for Beth's animal charity. (There you go Beth...plug #1!)

    2. The second topic is the Beth's animal charity event that Beth is hosting in Pittsburgh. Pete says "What does the ticket price include if you show up for Beth's charity event?" Howard claims he doesn't know and then Robin pipes up and says "There is a link apparently on the website". Then Howard gives the website to buy tickets for the show that he doesn't know anything about. (There you go Beth...plug #2!)

    3. Then at the end of the call out of the blue Pete says "One thing about the Channel 9 show. This is slightly off-topic I don't want to annoy you but why was everybody's teeth so bad during that time period? Your's, Fred's." Howard says "Teeth". Pete says "Your teeth". Then Howard goes into a story about it being his mother's fault, blah blah blah.
    Hmmmm, we have just been informed without being told that Howie has new choppers. Yes, the old Howard would have just came out and said that he had some work done on his teeth. Not Hampton's Howie!

    Are you fucking kidding me? Phony fucking phony!

    Is this the Imus & Deidre show?!?!?!? No, it's the Beth Ostrosky Show with Howard Stern!

    Fucking phony.
     
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  2. Mr Ed

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    That call is a perfect example of a F.A.Q. call. Writers for Howchie take bullet points (plugs or damage control) they want to get out there, and make up frequently asked questions to go with them. Then, they get Bobo, Pittsburgh Pete, Eric from Hoboken, Maryanne FB, Debbie TPL, ETM, or some other shill to call in and read the questions, while Howchie, Robin, and sometimes Gary give the answers.
     
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  3. Madipuppy

    Madipuppy Well-Known Member

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    One morning during the news Howard flat out blurted out "I like that show GRIM on NBC. I watched it on my ipad". Its done all show long. Every Wednesday he takes a call about Howard tv towards the end of the show too
     
  4. NiggalissCage

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    So do the interns set this up for Howard? How the shityy "plug callers" know what points to hit?
     
  5. Nemo

    Nemo Beer Can Thick Gold

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    A Toother...:facepalm:
    Was it an inside molar job?
    Was it the fluoride in the water supply?

    If the retainer fits you must acquit!
     
  6. Box of Rox

    Box of Rox Turgid member VIP

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    Random call are too risky at this point in his career
     
  7. skytzoboy

    skytzoboy not a fuck to give

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    Very astute of you to pick all that up from a call 8 months in the future. :c
     
  8. dboi43

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    Once you come out of a stern coma, you see the light
     
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    Even when he first jumped over to Sirius, random calls were extrememly rare. They comnpletely disappeared years ago.
     
  10. Nemo

    Nemo Beer Can Thick Gold

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    Macro-mable-nomics 101....always gather.....never surrender.
     
  11. Ruffypup

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    [​IMG]
     
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    Nemo Beer Can Thick Gold

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    Just a little more time is all we're askin' for
     
  13. jyanks

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    :hehe:
     
  14. PTRacing

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    Oops, I meant 2011.
     
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    We have not heard from Pitt Pete since....
     
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    He was replaced by Kat.
    Howie needed more fake female callers.
     
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    Interesting....maybe he got a job.
     
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    Has Wolfie been on lately? He was another one who always seemed to be doing "F.A.Q. calls" (as Mr Ed called them). I couldn't stand the guy, but it's strange he disappeared so suddenly - he was even going to events and doing interviews. Did he say something to offend Howard or commit the sin of asking to get paid?
     
  19. telecaster

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  20. CFStern

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    Very accurate breakdown. The setup calls were coming fast and furious when he started pushing the NSAL calendar. Then things got kind of quiet when the laughable pictures actually got out and the calendar made the Photoshop Disasters website.