If Gary never said BabaBooey

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  1. chuk

    chuk Well-Known Member

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    Would he still be with the show today? It seems the BabaBooey persona is his only useful quality. If he never made that blunder, would he be out of a job now?
     
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    knu3421 Well-Known Member

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    Monkey meant baba looey



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  3. Robert Higgins

    Robert Higgins Well-Known Member VIP

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    No, Gary will find out very soon that he is basically unemployable without Howard.

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    Turtle Man Hello Darling Gold

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    He'd be working for a banana factory.. Taste tester
     
  5. HatemanLives

    HatemanLives New Member Banned User

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    This is a crazy bit of alternate history; it is like saying "what if the guy who shot Archduke Ferdinand had missed?" It's impossible to know the implications of such a thing.

    Personally, I think that some sort of monkey reference would have stuck eventually. Just look at that fucking ape.
     
  6. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    I think it's quite possible he would be making about 10% of his current salary. The shouting of Bababooey made him (and the show) something he (and it) wasn't before. A part of the non-Stern world, as Gary would put it. Howard desperately wanted to be more than a "shock jock" and that phenomena was a big part of that.

    Gary may be sidelined and returned to his former status of flunkie/gopher/buffer for complaints/requests, but not dumped.

    It's like you're the manager of a banana stand. Then one day they bring in a guy and tell you that you'll still be the manager, but that this guy is going to be supervising your managing of the banana stand. You wind up running a cash register all day. They MIGHT let you count the receipts at the end of the day.

    PS. Heard a replay today where Howard was referring to leaving radio (20 years ago!). Gary thought that surely they could use him at the station, and asked if Tom Chiasano would have a job for him if Howard left radio. The reply was a curt "probably not". Gary then piped up that surely they'd need him to index all the tapes, at least. To which Howard said "nope, I own those". Gary then meekly asked for a job doing that.

    The show got by with Gary in the glory days because it had so much momentum it didn't NEED a good producer. Now that it does they don't have one, and it looks like Howard may have finally realized that.
     
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  7. GRATEFUL DEAD

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    yes...................
     
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    HooHoo Well-Known Member

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    He'd probably still just be Boy Gary
     
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    i have NO doubt gary would be long gone by now if he never said bababooey. his name would only exist in super fan trivia. i would love to peek in on the alternate reality and see what that retard would be doing. gary's 100% value to the show has been being a shit-breathed, horse-toothed, ape-like whipping boy mascot who never wises up. the bababooey boner solidified his role in the show.
     
  10. Robert Higgins

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    [video=youtube_share;SXiavDmkqfE]http://youtu.be/SXiavDmkqfE[/video]
     
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    Gary is a dynamic producer. He's top of the line. He could easely manage a KFC or work as a fluffer in gay porn.
     
  12. Beths Arab

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    He's proven his worth as a house boy for Mary on a thousand occasions so i'm figuring he would have been someones Butler if he wouldn't have BaBaBooey'd.
     
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    No way, Gary has been an amazing producer for like thirty years. Without him, the Stern show would not have flourished as much as it has.