Hey guys. Long time reader. First time posting. Thanks for all the laughter. Your posts are way funnier than anything on the last 4 years of the show. I never thought I'd rewatch PRIVATE PARTS again, but as I was organizing my dvds I came across it and figured "What the hell? There's nothing else on TV anyway." It was interesting to view it again after all these years knowing what I know now about Stern. Here are some random thoughts: THE FILM ITSELF -- Knowing what a dick Howard now, one can no longer view this film as a biography. If you allow yourself to swallow it as fantasy comedy about a no-talent goofball who tries to break into the radio business, it's a lot more enjoyable. As a small B-movie, it is competantly directed. Lets face it, it was never a great film. A passable time-waster at best that after all was said and done, you didn't want those two hours of your life back. HOWARD -- He actually looked pretty good (almost handsome in some scenes). That took me by surprise. That said, as much as we like to rag on the wig he wears now, the ones he wore in the movie...Ooffa! So fake looking. They actually gave me some of the biggest laughs in the film. Also, age has not been kind to our stringbean pelican. The fake teeth, bad cosmetic work and stupid wig he wears now make Howie look hardly recognizable in comparasion to the hook-nosed Jew we used to know and love back in 1998. His acting? Yikes! In some scenes his line delivery was so bad it was cringe-worthy. Just hawwwwible! There was a reason he didn't get many film offers after PP and his "acting" had to be reason #1. ROBIN -- As much as I can't stand her now, I have to give her props. She not only looked thin and sexy in some scenes, but she also gave one of the better performances in the film. Her screen time was short, but when she was on-screen she was the one I focused on. FRED -- Looked like an old woman even then. He didn't give a bad performance, he just looked bad. Fred did shine in the scenes where he and Howard did their radio bits (like the gay partner of Howie's gay DJ). Remember when Howie and the gang used to make fun of gays? Comedy gold. JACKIE -- Barely onscreen to make any impression (bad or good), but he made me laugh during the Match Game bit ("Big sloppy wet Dick [hehehe]'". Jackie was always good for a laugh and it was great to see The Beatles working together again creating the magic. GARY -- Not part of the plot, just there to help bridge the narrative chapters in Stern's career. It worked. It is what it is. STUTTERING JOHN -- Poor John wasn't part of the early years, so he got a bit part during the closing credits. It was a funny throw away. No harm done. THE STORY: Plays loose with the facts, but most screen biographys do that. Having Howard adopt his long hair faux rock star look while in Washington DC was way off the mark. Stern was still the short haired DJ with the geeky mustash when he arrived at "W Nnnnnnn BC!". The hardest part to buy is of course him being the devoted family man (the dude used to lock himself in the basement and whack off to internet porn) and faithful husband. We all know how that turned out. The guy portrayed onscreen no longer exists (perhaps never did at all). A poor family man making a couple of hundred a week, dealing with dickhead bosses, driving brokendown cars, an bucking the system to become the idol of millions of loyal fans is a far cry from the Howard Stern of today. He's since evolved. The bottom line is that this movie made me very sad, which I'm certain wasn't the intent of the filmmakers. Have any of you guys watched it lately? Thoughts?