Could the show in its prime be successful today?

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Greekfreak, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. Greekfreak

    Greekfreak New Member Banned User

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2012
    Messages:
    1,771
    Likes Received:
    3
    I contend that it could, but not as big as it ended up being. Too many more social distractions and media outlets around today. it certainly wouldn't be shocking.
     
  2. TelegramSam

    TelegramSam I love Sam's cock Banned User

    Reputations:
    6
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2012
    Messages:
    6,653
    Likes Received:
    56
    It just all depends on the players. I think Billy West, Jackie and Fred in their prime (before Fred basically retired) could make a new show successful. I'm not so sure a solo Howard Stern Show would have ever taken off, then or now. I would even go so far as to say that the late 90's to mid 2000's incarnation of the show with more staff interaction and the classic wack pack would have been able to do it. The lesson we've learned is that Howard is very good at hiring talented people to surround himself with, but was never the real talent of the show.
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2013
  3. Mr Vengeance

    Mr Vengeance Ladies love cool V. VIP

    Reputations:
    19,815
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    9,292
    Likes Received:
    14,639
    Funny is funny and the glory days of the HSS were FUNNY! With Jackie, Billy and Fred. Booey wasn't Mr. Dell'abate. They wrote bits. Howard wasn't a PC pussy. He was an everyman, who the audience related to.

    Yes, THAT show could be successful today.
     
  4. tHISisKiSSeL

    tHISisKiSSeL ♡❂❁❀♡ Gold

    Reputations:
    78,500
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    8,850
    Likes Received:
    7,434
    yes!

    just look at seinfeld. the show is still great even when it's an episode you've seen 20 times.
     
  5. newcastlefan

    newcastlefan גֵּרְשֹׁם VIP

    Reputations:
    50,218
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    71,691
    Likes Received:
    29,788
    i dunno.i think it might not be edgy enough today, although the bits Jackie and Fred wrote are basically timeless.
     
  6. King Chris

    King Chris Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    798
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2012
    Messages:
    853
    Likes Received:
    873
    It would be huge nationally because people would share clips on youtube or whatever. Too bad the show is a piece of shit compared to what it was back then.
     
  7. Rodney21a

    Rodney21a Well-Known Member Banned User

    Reputations:
    3
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2013
    Messages:
    4,119
    Likes Received:
    2,698
    No terrestrial radio is forever been bastardized by gigantic monolithic radio corporate conservative bullshit.
     
  8. The Cocksman

    The Cocksman Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    -2,370
    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2012
    Messages:
    3,226
    Likes Received:
    66
    They were the Beatles of radio.
     
  9. Beth143nacho

    Beth143nacho Bede bede beep VIP

    Reputations:
    12,767
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    26,000
    Likes Received:
    25,628
    No. In the end, Howards show was only successful if you, the listener, was in the dark. That's not possible with the social media of today.