Howard's Defenders: Your Thoughts On AGT

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  1. BethSucks

    BethSucks Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Those of you that are/were still defenders of the recent HSS what are your thoughts since Howard signed on with AGT? Did it cause any of you to become critics, maybe thinking it's a sell-out by Howard going to mainstream network TV or maybe irritate you that so much of the show now references it and as it gets closer there will be more AGT related segments and guests. Any of you think it's a good thing, that it will re-energize him since he has to deal with ratings, introduce him to a new audience or bring him radio guests that he couldn't get before.
     
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    It will be amazing.
    The revolution is better than ever. :)
     
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    I defend Howard's right to be a peace of shit lying, cheap, two faced, douchey, money hoarding, whore wife having, racist, has been...and I hope agt tanks...
     
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    I just hope it goes away quickly. It has caused me to reconsider the place I held HS relative to show business. As some of the air staff said, I consider it a HUGE step down for Howard. It's beneath him, both beneath his skill set AND beneath what I perhaps foolishly THOUGHT was the level of his fame.

    He's merely one-third of a silly talent show that no one with a brain watches. The closest most people got was watching Youtube clips of that fat lady from the British version of the show. David Hasselhoff? Piers Morgan? These people are nothings. And I guess Howard is one too. :(

    Fix the fucking radio show, Howard.
     
  6. Big Biscuit

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    It kind of strikes me as a calculated and somewhat desparate attempt to overhaul his persona before he gets too old. Very early on, I thought he was joking about his love for reality TV, now I realize it was no joke. Also, in hindsight, I think he was seriously campaigning for American Idol, but was either rejected or asked for too much money, so this was his sloppy seconds.

    If you are looking at Howard's past, there is no defense for him taking this demeaning job, but all the signals were there that he was going in this direction in the last couple of years.
     
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    this sums it up for me
     
  8. Vashier

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    I don't fall into the posters criteria your looking for but when has that ever stopped me before? :hat: It's going to be interesting since this is the first time that I can recall Howard telling Buchwald to reverse his decision and get Howard a job. For those that don't know, Howard stated that Buchwald had been approached about AGT and rejected the idea. Howard told him he'd love the gig and to make it so. Buchwald has always told Howard what he could and couldn't do and Howard has agreed. This time Howard is going out on a limb that Buchwald doesn't want him on. If Howard fails I wonder how he'll spin it that he was still right and Buchwald was still wrong about AGT.

    I've only seen one clip, where a guy tried hugging Howie and I did laugh my ass off, but that was at the event not the show. That's the other thing too, how long before Sharron and Howie feel that Howard thinks the show would have been canceled without his being on it? Sharron wont take that shit long before firing back. Howard has already started making digs here and there about their past winners being losers, that's gotta leave a mark :coffee:
     
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    There are still Howard defenders? :weird:
     
  10. Mlaw

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    This is my take---Howard was and always will be an awkward, insecure, socially inept dork. All the time he trashed those who were and are part of the "in crowd" he always wanted to be a part of that clique. His fame and wealth has now gained him entry into social and business circles that he never imagined.

    Travelling in those circles required him to adjust his on air persona, which like it or not is closer to his real life personality. Howard in real life isn't rude, confrontational, insulting or mean.

    Howard has always lamented about not being asked to host games shows, or endorse main stream products, I really don't understand why anyone who has listened to the show for any period of time is surprised that when an opportunity to be a judge on a network show came along, he jumped at it Particularly since the other judges are people with whom he has a great rapport.

    The way i look at it, I will always be a fan of Howard, I appreciate his talent and the show he produced in the early years, what i listen to now is very different, but I don't begrudge him the opportunity to do with his career what he chooses.

    Look at someone like Robert DeNiro, arguably the greatest actor of my lifetime, do I wish he were making films like The Untouchables, Taxi Driver and Casino instead of Meet the Fockers and Shark Tales? Sure, but I have the right to dictate what he does, absolutely not. His career, his choices.
     
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    reported lol.
     
  12. Senator Rick

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    I'll always have my tapes & files I downloaded from the early 90's & on up until Artie's suicide attempt.
    ... only problem with that is that it gets so fucking painful to listen to them.
    they make me happy and suddenly I just get so depressed when it becomes apparent how much the show deteriorated in what seems like a short time.
    15-16 years (K-Rock & Sirius combined) is a lifetime for an entertainment show.
    by comparison Johnny Carson only gave a solid 12-15 years before he began to go stale with age.

    aww fuck it -
    what's truly sick about this shit is that I fully intend to watch that goddamned AGT shit.
     
  13. fletchman71

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    I am not a defender of Howard and think the current HSS is horrible but I don't hold any ill will for Howard going mainstream. I do not like that he decided to go mainstream by becoming a judge on the type of bullshit show he would have ripped apart years ago but it will be interesting to see how much of a pussy he is going to be as a judge. I think he will last one season and Sharon is going to either quit after this season or quit mid-season because she was really pissed that she had to relocate to NY because of Howard.
     
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    Of course the Arabian Sperm-Spittoon ordered Howard to countermand Buchwald and his instincts and negotiate x amt of minutes of long face time for Whinny.
     
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    That's why Howard was asking about judges wives appearing at taping. She'll be right behind him opening night, just over his shoulder with a soft focus.
     
  16. Douchebag 007

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    it struck me right away that Howard will now milk AGT to death on his radio show thereby cancelling any need for funny segments or interesting guests
     
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    What's the over/under on reaction shots of Beth whenever Howard makes a comment?
     
  18. twitchz28

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    I agree for the most part, aside from him being a nothing as well. the show has sucked lately, but as far as his fame i think that is exactly why they bent over backwards to get him. I cant recall hearing of any other show that has actually stopped filming in LA to move the entire show to NY for ONE member of the cast. That's pretty impressive, and we know he got a shitload of money on top of it, whether it was 20 mil i dont know but im sure it was a ton. We all know Howards a fag when it comes to this shit, we've been complaining about the relentless American idol recaps for years. But at least then we had Artie to man it up a bit. I think the HSS will suffer because he will be overworked (in his eyes) and be doing nothing but bitching about his hours or talking about the show.
     
  19. noname2

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    I loved the HSS except for his propensity to drive..shit...so...far....underground...it...ends...up...in....China. Work a topic and then move on Howard! I used to listen to him in Detroit, for Crissake, and everytime he starts overtalking a topic I stop listening. First the Sirius job, he couldn't stop screaming about it for a year before it actually came about, then the merger, then AI, then the new contract, then the lawsuit, now AGT. If there is 'so much to get to' then fucking get to it! We all know you have changed and now are looking for every opportunity to further the career of your crappy whore because she sold you on the validity of 'happy wife, happy life'. Welcome to the apocolypse of your career Howard. America does not love you, your fans did, and you pissed on them.
     
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    Am I the only one who looks forward to kellybundy's posts only in order to see the avatar? RIP to Christina's original chest.