Howard Admits to Stealing from Bob Grant

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  1. Benjamen

    Benjamen Well-Known Member

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    Howard confessed this morning that he stole plenty from deceased New York radio veteran Bob Grant, in an attempt to win his father's love. (Ben Stern was a huge Bob Grant fan, so Howard studied him as a boy and mimicked him as an adult, and took regional Bob Grant-isms to a national audience.)

    1) Bob Grant used to shout, "Get off my phone!" Howard liked that Bob said my phone, not the radio station's phone. Not only did Howard steal this line for his own radio show, he took it to television, shouting, "Get off my stage!" at AGT contestants. (Howard claimed this morning that he's always said this as a kind of shout-out to Bob Grant, but nobody ever caught on.)

    2) Bob Grant used Yiddish words on the radio to connect with the Jewish people of New York. Howard does this as well, and even Yiddish-izes words like piss and snot (pish and shnot -- but he stole that bit from Sandra Bernhard).

    3) Bob Grant was able to speak expertly on any topic brought up by callers, no matter how obscure. Robin laughed at this and suggested that Bob's staff was involved with this (like they are on Howard's show), but Howard wouldn't have it. Ben Stern loved Bob Grant, so Bob Grant is all-knowing and infallible.

    4) Bob Grant was conservative, but didn't follow his party's agenda blindly. He spoke out when his views conflicted with his party's. Same with Howard.

    5) Bob Grant used to use the word fag on the air, but evolved later in life. Same with Howard.

    Knowing Howard, there's a lot more Bob Gran-tisms that he's stolen but not admitted to yet.

    When Robin said that this is the first time Howard's ever acknowledged that Bob Grant was such an influence on him, he said it was due to his own insecurities. (Howard has always been "insecure" about giving credit to the people he's stolen from.) Howard wondered why Bob was never able to take his act nationally, then accused Rush Limbaugh of stealing Bob's act and making a fortune off of it. He also said that if he'd been able to program a national radio station, he'd have put Bob on it. (Howard 101?)

    When Steve Dahl dies, will Howard eulogize him so lovingly, and finally address his "insecurities"?
     
  2. Mr Fantastic

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    Bobo you're on the air.
     
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    He stoled from Steve Dahl to.
     
  4. lilbuddy67

    lilbuddy67 A man with breath-taking anger management issues Banned User

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    Love me Daddy. That's all it is....:rolleye:
     
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    Most recently he's stolen from Imus.
     
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    He stole that from Bob Grant too.
     
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    Not even Imus in his prime. Old man Imus who would endlessly promote his dude ranch and have his wife on the air all the time.
     
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    It's great insight as to why Howard accuses (falsely) Leno and others from stealing from him. Howard knows he's stolen most of his "act" from others and by accusing Leno and others of stealing from him he counteracts any attempts of someone accuses him of stealing. And nice that Robin calls him out on planted callers. Howard's a big phony if we didn't all already know.
     
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    [video=youtube;92LUfLPzcG0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92LUfLPzcG0#t=11[/video]
     
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    "Robin, the great thing about this show is that everything is 100% original. We do not steal any material from anyone. But enough about this, we really need to get to 'Win Fred's Money'."
     
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    Grant really was the best. Here's a link to some of his shows...check out the ones that say "The Best Of Bob Grant" from when he was on WABC. (The WOR ones aren't as good; he toned it down a little too much in my opinion after getting fired from WABC). Listen to how Grant was a master at handling callers.There's even a few "Baba Booey" calls in there. Very entertaining, you won't regret listening.

    http://www.musicradio77.com/bobgrant.html
     
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    This.
     
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    Howard's voice and delivery even used to sound like Steve Dahl's. (Although Howard would say that he talked in a high pitch because he was tense on the air for the first 20+ years of his career.) Now that Howard's had vocal coaching and uses compression and processing effects, he's managed to make his voice sound deep and manly like Garry Meier's.
     
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    You guys be all crazy and shit. Bob Grant stole from HIM. He invented everything all by himself. You guys just don't know good radio. It's true because Stern said so and he has never EVER lied about ANYTHING...well, except....well, and....uh...shit.



    ...ok, he's a thieving cunt.
     
  17. Nemo

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    In lieu of flowers the Grant family wants you to donate to a couple of charities according to Stern.
    Howard mentioned the name of the charities but didn't say if he donated.


    cheapest greediest liarest mother fucker on the planet.....:jj:
     
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    Joe Pyne had a half-hour syndicated TV show that aired at 10:30 (maybe 11:30) p.m. on Sundays in our market in the late '60s. As I recall, he was an extremely confrontational, right-wing bigot with a short fuse who would spew out a stream of invective at his guests or audience members. Very riveting and entertaining stuff to a young Carlos Danger but today if I saw it, I'd probably consider it nothing but hackneyed schtick.