HSS Callers: Paid actors or Interns reading a script?

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  1. chapped

    chapped Well-Known Member

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    So when Howard goes to the phones and there just happens to be a caller talking about how amazing Howard TV is... we all know that is a set up

    Are they paid actors or someone in the office reading a peace of paper??



    Hey Howard I was just calling to tell you that Howard TV is amazing.. I was watching ... blah blah blah
     
  2. PI Nate

    PI Nate Disenfranchised since 1984... Gold

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    I vote, interns...
     
  3. exarro

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    its been semi-proven that they use this one service for fake callers.
     
  4. ZosoHitler

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    The service is called Electric Eel.
     
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  6. chapped

    chapped Well-Known Member

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    Oh really?

    and yes i know you dont mean

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  7. IlluminatiJones

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    paid? as in "Howard's hand goes into his pocket, takes out cash, and hands it to someone else?!?"

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  8. chapped

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    no as he takes it out of the budget for HTV

    I am stupid not crazy
     
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    Retards. There are still just enough mongos for Stern to fill his phone lines with.
     
  10. Wesmantooth

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    only the stern staff could come up with stuff as unfunny mundane and tired as the 'callers' that get through.

    Man its such a shame and I know most are sick of hearing about the good ole days but the callers used to be one of the better part of THSS believe or not. He could go abck and forth with some nut job for 45 mins and actually at time take a good bit of abuse.....
     
  11. Rob0729

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    It is a standard and well known trick in radio to get radio staff members and/or interns to call as callers to sway the agenda of the show.
     
  12. chapped

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    have you heard the calls????

    Oh Howard, HTV changed my life... it is so amazing,, there are so many choices
     
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    i doubt he cares enough to even bother anymore.
    though i always wondered if hateman was sal
     
  14. dr retarded

    dr retarded New Member Banned User

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    Yes...and I can easily envision some 63 IQ moron saying/believing it. Basically, anybody from Mutt's place is likely.
     
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    if howard gets marbles from HTV he cares..

    and didn't he just sell content to google ??
     
  16. IlluminatiJones

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    :D

    But still no. They're as free as free can be.

    Never underestimate how low some people will go. People tweet Beth un-ironically. What kind of zero life does one have to have to kiss her ass?

    And those types fill Howard's phones.
     
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    Lucky for Howard, he can always count on Bobo & Maryann, waiting on the line.
     
  18. Uncle Larry

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    No way there is anything in the budget to cover paid actors - probably some interns/staffers, but based on the fools who kiss his ass on Twitter hoping that he will acknowledge them, there are many idiots who will say anything to get on the air.
     
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    [video=youtube;Mm3csID2330]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm3csID2330[/video]
     
  20. telecaster

    telecaster Get Yer Ya Ya's Out

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    The magic of the show was that they (the HSS) put in alot of effort into making things sound spontaneous. Now they just don't fucking care. If you listen to alot of the old clips via YouTube alot of the same callers in classic bits have the same voice...why? Its the same person with a rehearsed part. When I figured that out years and years ago I was pissed but like anything involved with Howard, you get let down repeatedly.