RIP Huell Howser

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  1. Jon Hein is God

    Jon Hein is God New Member

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    LA TV legend....

    http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/2013/01/huell_howswer_dead.php
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    No way.... I love when Dana Gould does his Huell impression on the Adam Carolla show. :bigcry:
     
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    Fuck, I'm probably the only other person who cares about this. RIP Huell, thanks for being a huge creepy part of my childhood...
     
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    Dana Gould can now rest easy, no more fear of being stomped to death by Huell over his impression of him.
     
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    I love that too :sadcry:
     
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    No idea who that guy was. RIP funny man?
     
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    :lol: " waffle stompers "
     
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    This sucks!!!
     
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    Not only was he a part of my childhood, but he lived probably 7 or 8 blocks from me in Hollywood growing up (near Vine Street and Melrose).

    I'd see him walking around every so often.
     
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    Basically, he was a Tennessee guy who became a fixture on LA and California television by going to neighborhoods and interviewing people.

    He was so positive, and basically everybody in TV liked him.

    So much so that Matt Groening of The Simpsons created a character called "Howell Huesser" in his honor.

    He also went around the state of California and filmed stuff.

    It was just a cool, simple show, just him and a cameraman and a producer.

    Here he is on the Golden Gate Bridge:

    [video=youtube;2x32g5GOjU8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x32g5GOjU8[/video]

    And people would parody him by making "Huell Howser's Tripping" video.

    [video=youtube;NKTSa-NT5Oc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKTSa-NT5Oc[/video]
     
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    He came to my grade school in Arcadia and filmed my football game. NO ONE could rock the pink Polo and the mom jeans like the great Huell Howser. Fuck, I have to call my Mom now.

    Oh, and thanks for posting that Poorman show link a week or so ago, JHIG. I had completely forgot about that.
     
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    Thanks JHIG. Seems like he had that everyman feel to him that Mike Rowe had on Dirty Jobs.
     
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    I'm really bummed to hear he passed away, loved his show. My fave episode was when he went to a low rider car show and interviewed all of these hard ass Messicans about their lowered Impalas, his scene with the kids and their low rider bikes was comedy gold.

    BTW...was he gay? My gaydar went off everytime I heard him speak.
     
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    I'm assuming he was gay, too. His private/single life was very private.

    [video=youtube;Pmiu-hO0zqo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pmiu-hO0zqo[/video]
     
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    Always liked his show.

    68 is pretty damn young to die.
     
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    He was. I know some guys who dated him back in the 90s when he first got popular.

    {allegedly}
     
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    That was a different episode than the one I remember, it was filmed outdoors in San Jose or Sacramento, I always loved how he took his big mitts and just manhandled people.
     
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    :bigcry:

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