I now believe the callers are paid employees of show

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  1. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

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    Bobo, Captain Janks, MFB, Tommy from Malden, Speech Impediment Man. I think Gary faxes them scripts with questions to ask and the rest of the conversation is ad-libbed.There are a few random calls thrown in but the regulars are all paid employees. Howard is now at the point where nothing happens that isn't part of the show script.
     
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    scoobyla Well-Known Member

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    way to go, paul
     
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    SouthernListen New phone who dis? VIP

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    Maybe not directly, with cash. I think it's just understood that you play by the rules, talk about what's allowed or asked for you to talk about, otherwise you disappear, like in the mob. I'm sure a few crumbs fall their way in the form of freebies, giveaways, promotional money, etc. I think it's probably "discussed" beforehand with Gary what they'll be talking about, and like producers of reality TV, "suggestions" are made. If they ignore those, the disappear for a while till they get their minds right.
     
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    JameGumb We're all out of toner!

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    The only part you're wrong about is them being paid. Their payment is being a part of the magic of the show.
     
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    FAXES???

    :lol:
     
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    You think Howard would part with marbles for those callers? I don't think so. Those callers just kiss ass because they know it keeps him answering.

     
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    PI Nate Disenfranchised since 1984... Gold POTY Politics

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    They get paid in air time and sponsorr $ tho Howard used to be much more loose with prizes to reg callers and wack pack in the past
     
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    jd is 100% right about janx faking Gay
     
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    Ya realy gotta feel sorry for the hanger on r's Lost souls
     
  11. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

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    Most of these losers don't have jobs, they have to get paid. Howard has been paying Benjy for years and he does nothing. Why wouldn't he pay the callers. You can even pinpoint the time he takes the calls and it what order.
     
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    faxes?? lets not get all buck rogers and shit

    they telegraph the callers a script.. here was todays

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    fucking comedy gold right there


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    About 15 years ago I knew a guy who was a DJ at a local station. He asked me to "help" him with his show. He pre-taped bits that sounded live and I had to do some of them over and over to get them the way he wanted them. My payment was movie tickets to openings. I think it's totally possible that Howard pays people to ask exactly what he wants and to screen out any real callers who might ask a negative question.
     
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    They've always gotten compensated very generously in discount coupons for squatty potties, pajamagrams, Vermont TeddyBears, Ugly Meters and Ashley Madison assignations
     
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    i heard the same caller and question/comment on 2 different sports shows last week.

    the hosts hung up at the exact same time too
     
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    as to howard, i dont think he cares enough about the show to even bother trying to make it interesting by faking a caller.
     
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    hes too afraid to accidently pick up a call about beff,wig,lies,etc
     
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    took you this long?
     
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    LaserT You have to have fun.

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    Caller: "I saw Beth in the NY Daily News today, Howard. Stunning....the most beautiful woman ever! Everyone at the newstand was talking about her."

    Howard: "Yeah I know. She gets that a lot when she's in papers or mags. People always talk about her. She's an angel. OK thanks for the call."


    :bigthink
     
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