Private Parts vs AGT

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  1. BethSucks

    BethSucks Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    All the time spent and all the insane hype about AGT reminds me of the show during the filming and release of Private Parts. You would have thought from Howie's hype that this was the greatest cinematic achievement of all time and that theaters had to run 24/7 to accomodate the crowds. But in reality it was only the 56th highest grossing movie of 1997 at a time when Howie was on free radio with an audience of 17-18 million. AGT will suffer a similar over-hyped fate.

    http://boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?yr=1997&p=.htm
     
  2. Wigless

    Wigless Well-Known Member

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    Yes this kind of puts it into perspective. It will be very interesting to see the ratings after about the fifth show.
     
  3. CowboyX

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    I don't remember the show suffering as much.
     
  4. jrstinkfish

    jrstinkfish The Slow Adult VIP

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    The worst was when he recorded that song with Rob Zombie for PP. He'd play it every day, sometimes multiple times per day, and dissect every second of it.
     
  5. JDDaBadAhz

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    I already know how good PP was. After AGT airs we will know the truth that they BOTH FUCKING SUCK!!!!
     
  6. code of silence

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    Dlist Well-Known Member VIP

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    I went to see Private Parts within the first 2 weeks it opened in Manhattan! no less. Howard's backyard. There were about 12 people in the theater on a Thurs 8pm showing. It was sad.
     
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    jrstinkfish The Slow Adult VIP

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    I actually liked PP. It wasn't what I expected, but I thought it was still a good movie. Some good quotable scenes, but not the cinematic tour-de-force Howard made it out to be.
     
  9. Beth143nacho

    Beth143nacho Well-Known Member VIP

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    They're both pretty little packages that you bought based on promises that, when you got them home and opened them , you realized that they had shit inside.
     
  10. Murcielago

    Murcielago Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast

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    The movie was worth the effort, Betty Thomas was very generic as a director but it was worth watching. AGT is a pure asswipe move, a shit show that should only be done out of desperation.
     
  11. Beth143nacho

    Beth143nacho Well-Known Member VIP

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    If your rationale is correct, he'll quit
    Tv after Agt and radio immediately
     
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    :giggle:

    I liked PP...
     
  13. Beth143nacho

    Beth143nacho Well-Known Member VIP

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    "we're not in the Howard stern business anymore"
     
  14. Uncle Larry

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    He pimped the movie like there was no tomorrow, but at least fans had some interest in seeing the movie and hoped it would do well at the box office. Now I have no intention of watching one minute of AGT and it would provide more entertainment if its ratings decline.
     
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    j shmuck Well-Known Member

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    1 difference is that most longtime fans were pumped up about Private parts. whic made the constant informercial bearable (Same could be said for the jump to sirius)


    Just comapre the organic crowds that lined up for the premiere concert at MSG, with the teeny boppers and seniors mugging for the camera on americas got talent.

    Personally I saw the movie it's opening weekend. I enjoyed it at the time (haven't seen it in awhile so i can't comment on how it's held up).

    I will not watch a second of agt unless clips are posted here
     
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    That's because the show wasn't 2-3 days a week with vacation every 3 weeks
     
  17. harlock

    harlock ancora imparo Gold

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    This time there is a MUCH lower starting point.
     
  18. Popeye Saavedra

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    Hahaha...looking back Private Parts was a fucking horrible movie. The only good part was Paul Giamatti. And the constant discussion of the movie at the time was fucking unbearable. That's pretty much when I stopped listening to the show on a regular basis.
     
  19. wife is a whore

    wife is a whore Stripped of POTY for butthurting staff VIP

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    I was at a packed theater in Jersey, 10PM the Thursday Private Parts opened. Everyone in the joint was loaded and rowdy. About 30 seconds into the first preview, a guy yelled out "F PREVIEWS", and the crowd erupted in agreement. Boom! Preview ended, Private Parts started, everyone loved the movie. Can say what you want in hindsight, the movie was entertaining and profitable.

    AGT is a steaming pile of shit, pre Howard. Piers knew it and jumped ship. It will either kill Howard's mainstream prospects or what's left of his audience. Either way, I await the fail with baited breath and keyboard ready.

    How hard is it to get tickets? Maybe I could go and start a "WIG" chant.
     
  20. dadadipshit

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    I'm surprised PP had such a poor box office. I think Howie claims it did in the 80 million range. I thought it was a good movie at the time. It's always nice to see titties and bush on the big screen.