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Does Howard actually still think the show is funny?

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by TelegramSam, Feb 3, 2013.

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Does Howard actually believe the show is funny?

Poll closed Feb 9, 2013.
  1. Yes, he's totatlly delusional/senile at this point.

    36 vote(s)
    62.1%
  2. No, he's a cunning bastard putting up a front for Malone so he can say "See, I'm doing my best!".

    22 vote(s)
    37.9%
  1. TelegramSam

    TelegramSam Well-Known Member

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    I tried listening to the last hour or so of the Stern show last week, just to see if it was worth trying again, and it wasn't. The monologue jokes are just fucking awful, there is no good in studio banter, Hank is probably laughing at how pitiful Howard has become whereever he's at. The thing I can't figure out, though, is whether Howard actually think's he's being funny? It seems like he does, but I just can't believe it. Then again, I'm not sure he's cunning enough to put up that good of a front and think to himself "Watch as I piss on my fans, and rub their noses in it as I pretend the show is good!".

    So, for the poll, I just wondered which people think it is.
     
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  2. Mr Fantastic

    Mr Fantastic Meat Pocket Aficionado VIP

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    I think he thinks he is still knocking it outta the park, but also agree that he is exuding effort right now as a ruse for Malone.

    So, I voted lobasco.
     
  3. TelegramSam

    TelegramSam Well-Known Member

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    COME ON. The monologues? Bigfoot Jr.? Shuli in the Jackie chair? I respect your opinion, but I don't understand it.
     
  4. Rodney21a

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    I think when he goes to therapy the fact that the show really sucks now is one of his topics of discussion. This probably right behind pathological talks that he is blissfully in love with his trophy wife; she is not just with him for the money and attention. This is why he always mentions being really angry after sessions with his shrink because it's when the truth comes out.
     
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    Mr Fantastic Meat Pocket Aficionado VIP

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    It's not what I think, it's what Howard thinks, right?

    He is delusional and still feels his show is the best on the air, and that he is giving as much effort as the new contract called for.

    But, I also think someone probably Buchwald, has gotten to him advising him to boast about how much effort they are putting into the show and how his staff needs to put more time into the channels.

    It's been a trainwreck since 2008, and I completely stopped listening in 2010. So, I only know of your references what I read here.

    This place is far more entertaining in a few posts than THSS has been in years.
     
  6. TelegramSam

    TelegramSam Well-Known Member

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    :wigtip:Sorry, completely missed the meaning of your posts. But yeah, this place is pretty great, I just I'd found it sooner after I gave up on SFN years ago.
     
  7. La Flama Blanca

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    If he didnt know he wouldnt be putting up a front of "fake meetings" and making statements about how he gives a shit here lately.
     
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    Boy that's a great question. I voted that he's totally delusional.

    I don't know if he thinks it's "funny", but he still believes he the best interviewer that has ever lived! I don't think Howard is capable of thinking anything less of any project he touches. I believe he is a true narcissist.


    It took the Ugly Meter App segment for me to realized that he actually believed he was quite handsome, and his "this face" self depricating comments were just schtick.
     
  9. Pigsaw

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    Howard does not live in the same world as the rest of us. He's in his own world, where everyone acknowledges his greatness and doesn't dare to say that the Emperor has no clothes. His narcissism is out of control.
     
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    Howard equates money with success. It used to be ratings. I think he really believes he must still be funny because Sirus pays him all that big money.
     
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    wow. i didnt think even 1 person would say yes.


    howard is an lazy unfunny greedy hypocrite, but hes not retarded.
     
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    I'm of the opinion that he knows it's not funny, but he doesn't have it in him to be funny anymore. he bought the hype about himself for too long and didn't fully appreciate the contributions of jackie, Artie, sj, KC ect.

    and he's become too successful to have the hunger and drive that sparks creativity.
     
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    If that cunt Robin laughs....he think's he's funny.

    Therefore easy vote....delusional.
     
  15. Quite Frankly

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    If he thought Son of the Beach was funny, then he must be delusional enough to think he's got the eye of the tiger and that everything is hunky dorey.

    His taste in women, comedy, TV etc is for absolute SHIT.
     
  16. BethSucks

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    I think he feels the show has evolved to a more serious platform. He thinks his interviews with d-list stars of the 90's are riveting radio and that his "takes" on pop culture are must hear opinions that other broadcasters will inevitably "steal" from him.
     
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    is that a garbage pail kid?
     
  18. Johnny B

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    He wouldn't think the show is still funny if he didn't bring in Artie replacements. And have the big Feb 5 meeting.

    He knows the show is shit now. But is working on it..
     
  19. Vashier

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    IF Howard thought his show was still funny then why is he having a huge step up in meeting to make the show funnier?
     
  20. Johnny B

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    i just made that point.

    read much?
     

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