Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by MobyDick, Oct 8, 2014.
the show sucked every day after. it was the beginning of the end
Love to listening to the Artie years at night.
Artie made me laugh hard many times. I miss those laughs on the show.
Artie was so great on the show for so long. His comedic timing was almost flawless. He was such a perfect fit for that show, amazing because he had almost nothing in common with any of the main cast members, maybe that's why it worked so well. I really started to dislike him right around the release of his book. His highfalutin', arragunt, big-time-star attitude (citing the Yucko fight as an example) was neither fun nor funny and was the complete opposite of what made him great. I'm guessing it's because he was fucked up on smack and thought it was funny or entertaining. The Joe Buck Show disaster was really painfully embarrassing, anyone who found it funny can't be familiar with Artie's true comedic strengths. After failing his umpteenth rehab attempt,I was happy he was finally gone. But, what I wouldn't give for a 2002-2005 Artie to return to the show...
"you're not my bro"
he was right
That was the last day before the show was officially dead and stinking in a shallow grave for me. No question. And compounded by Coward trying to pretend like Artie never existed when he came back from the holiday break. Instead opting to usher in the era of 100% filler with Ronnie's "wild weekend with strippas" as the first topic. Will never forgive or forget that.
it's Artie's fault he's not on the show anymore, Howard gave him every chance int he world, hell he let him sleep of his heroin induced coma during the show, if you all want to be mad at anyone for Artie not being on the show any more be mad at Artie, who in their right mind would keep someone after they tried to commit suicide! and trust me I am not a Howard sympathizer by any means, I thin he should have booted Artie's ass off the show months earlier as perhaps a wake up call!
I don't know that the show is dead but Artie's departure does mark the end of the Stern that we knew. Howard was never the same afterward. Losing Artie and marrying Beth are the doom markers. The show desperately needs a guy's guy like Artie. There is no balance now.
The greatest thing about Artie on th e show was when Fred would laugh at his jokes... Wiggy and Blobin just didnt get it always...
I mostly know Artie from the Sirius years, and I liked him on there, as well, despite of him being an asshole.
At least he'd freely throw the word "Faggot" around, because, you know, it was funny.
Even though Artie barely spoke in the first hour, there is such a huge energy difference in Howard.
In the past 5 years, Stern seems to have lost half the energy he had in 2009 & that was 75% of what he had in 1999
Artie was itching to get out since they got to Sirius. In 2006-2008 he repeatedly said how THSS was the longest he ever worked at one place and he didn't know how long he would last. I think he was hoping Howard would retire after the first Sirius contract. After Howard re-signed the first time, I think Artie pretty much made up his mind he was gonna let it "end badly" like everything else.
Most of Fred's laughs were pity laughs, imo.
Overall, I did enjoy Artie on the show, but that last year was painful with him hijacking interviews.
Howard exploited every thing he could about Artie.
I think most people get that. But the fact of the matter is, Howard didn't bother filling in with a new comedian in the chair. Nobody was looking for the Howard and Robin "The View" with Robin missing most of the following years and Fred getting muted with the sound drops. I remember laughter.
When Fred started jumping the shark was when he would start laughing like this (staccato): "Haha..........ha........" with the occasional : "Hm?" that's usually timed a second before someone reveals something or questions something. It's like he's listening to a different audio feed that's off time with the show.
the show has zero energy now it is so boring.
I hate that hmmmm? Fred does.