Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Jayla, May 30, 2016.
I was listening to this as I was nodding off to sleep last night. Real or bit?
"I maybe would have slept on a corner of your bed or something."
Bit, but a very good bit. That whole saga is hilarious.
You think the whole thing was made up?
I think most of Sal's interactions with Howard were fake. So, yeah.
Yea. A product of their weekly brainstorm meeting.
Thin Artie and Robin...seems like 10 years ago
Yeah, I think I agree. I also think he's a lot smarter than he lets on too. Well, not a lot.
Watched in several times. Complete bit. The dead giveaway from the start is when Howard tells him that it must be a bit. His reaction gives the whole bit away.
It's a bit.
Yeah, bummer, because it's so funny.
Exactly. The more they proclaim that it's not a bit makes it all the more obvious.
Fake! So, so fake. C'mon....
Sal was a suckass who would have no doubt done *anything* for (or to) Howard to get ahead and closer to him though.
Agree. All those "Sal is soooo stupid he doesn't know (fill in the blank)" bits were painful. The guy's no genius but he's not abysmally idiotic, either. The old show's stuff was organic--the new, evolved HSS tries too hard to recapture that dynamic and fails every time.
This seems like a bit as well.
"I hope you don't tell Howard I go to COMEDY SCHOOL"
Sal probably made mention of wanting to stay with Howard, and imaginations ran wild after that.
I've listened to this segment countless times. My favorite part is when he tells Howard he would have made Howard Oreo zeppoles if he had been able to stay over.
I don't doubt that Sal, coming from the stockbroker world which is like a frat party, thought his idea was appropriate. But yeah, sharing the bed and shit is just too far from reality.
Yes! In the old days, you knew that Jackie and @stuttering john melendez were actually buddies in real life and would break balls like real friends would. Even Richard and Sal breaking each other's balls was good. But now (and even in the clip above) Howard is so far removed from his staff that any criticism or ball breaking is manufactured.