Alternative history: What if Howard had fessed up to losing his hair?

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Goo For You, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. Goo For You

    Goo For You New Member

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    Reading through earlier threads on him wearing a wig, I've been thoroughly fascinated by this scenario. As I understand it, much of Howard's popularity in the 80s and 90s came from him portraying himself as a regular married guy with real life problems and urges to deal with. I've also read that his popularity dropped quite a bit when he got divorced and started experimenting with that phony celebrity lifestyle. So my question is, based on the above, what would you think would have happened if he had taken the line "Robin, I gotta tell you, I think I'm starting to lose my hair, and I need to do something about it!", and then slowly but surely started drifting towards becoming a (charmingly?) self-deprecating, aging version of his old radio persona?

    In retrospect, I think I would have much rather seen that version of Howie...

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    [video=youtube;mY0tsxSY39I]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=mY0tsxSY39I#t=16 8s[/video]

    (2:50)

    PS. There's just no way those two are the same set of hair.
     
  2. Dlist

    Dlist Well-Known Member VIP

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    And the teeth debaucle...
    and the new wife debacle...
    and the AGT debacle
    and the 3 days a week with 42 weeks of vacation debacle....
     
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    Lol what kind of ring is that? It reminds me of the rings elderly women wear
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    gay and faggot..yes I am saying it!
     
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    now, what I'm seeing as wig brushs his hair back is a skin tight skullcap...
    easier to slap the wig on with..but why the hell a white one? wouldn't black have made more sense?
    or is it to look like white skin beneath his hair? hmmmmm
    food for thought:uscratch:
     
  7. ClumpyStern

    ClumpyStern HSS-clean since Dec 2011 VIP

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    So what's the question?

    What makes the whole thing on Letterman so pathetic is that you know that he was thinking about his hair and he was probably consciously showing off how "real" his hair looked with that preening gesture. What an old fucking queen.
     
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    smichal A1 Dick Game

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    I am baffled by that video
    is it a skullcap as TB guessed, or is that his bald head.. If it's his bald head, what is that "line" of hair made of?
     
  9. Goo For You

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    I have one of those long wigs (a decent quality one) from a costume store, and it behaves _exactly_ like the one (allegedly) on Howard's head :D :D

    Any insights into what the average 90s fan would have thought if Howard had come clean on this one?
     
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    I would have much preferred the scenario outlined by the op....then we could have an inkling of respect for him...
     
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    Or even if he woulda fessed up to wearing a wig 10 yrs ago would have been great radio and buzz worthy. But this endless charade isn't fun or funny
     
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    This isn't convulted enough. Please write a 30 page essay on Howard's hair and try again.
     
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    is that whats his names brother?
    holy shat
     
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    Holy shit. Howard's adam apple at 4:30 :wtf:
     
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    I'm sure Howard believes his career would be ruined without his hair, but I would have listened either way. Now, it is just funny to see him keep up the fantasy, but maybe one day he'll give it up.
     
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    :lol:
    Also at 4:30?

    who's that chick, helping Howard with his make-up?

    OOOOh! It's RALPH! :eek:

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    Now _that_ is a disturbing shot if there ever was one!

    What's that thing protruding from the side of his neck? A second adam's apple?!
     
  19. Goo For You

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    I am seriously starting to freak out. What the heck is that thing?!

    Looks like it has developed a resistance to Ralph's make-up...
     
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    his neck looks really long in that adam's apple scene
    Yikes