Sour Shoes sitting in greatly improved the show.

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  1. Hugh Blowmont

    Hugh Blowmont Just be funny

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    I forgot how funny the show could be when Stern has somebody with even a small amount of comedy chops plays off of.

    Not that Sour Shoes could fill the chair, but it really was a big reminder of how much the show needs someone of some talent in the Artie/Jackie chair.

    Pretty shocked at how strong Sour was.
     
  2. Mr Pink

    Mr Pink Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I love it when Idiot exposes himself once in a while. It can be very subtle, like playing the opening to Mammary Lane where that rapper dude lists all of the funniest bits from the show, none of which exist any more.

    What you posted above is the more obvious case which makes clear to even the unseasoned listener that Idiot needs a comedy foil to play off of (and no, Robin doesn't qualify since she ruins more comedy than she enhances).
     
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    SlowAdam misunderstood/forgotten wackpacker

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    sour is a fantastic talent. gold jerry.....
     
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    reno VIP Extreme Gold

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    He sure did. I thought he was very funny. Sort of makes up for PC Gunky.
     
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    How many years later did they finally realize sour was more than a random funny phone call
     
  6. TallTyrion

    TallTyrion Triggered like a mofo

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    What are you kidding me? Benjy contributes to the show!!! And he works for used matches....
     
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    For once Howard mostly kept his mouth shut and just let Sour do his thing. He usually ruins it by constantly interrupting Sour to crowbar-in his own lame jokes and comments, the same way he ruins most of his interviews. I doubt if the improvement will last, Wiggy can't take having someone else in the spotlight. He's the weakest link on his own show.
     
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    he did make it better.Mad Dog impressions were the best.
     
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    Sour Shoes is the last person alive with a modicum of talent willing to donate content to Howard.
     
  10. Mr Pink

    Mr Pink Well-Known Member

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    Oh, for sure. I don't see Sour coming in studio much/again because Howard doesn't like to be upstaged. Just look at the WUS. It was becoming funnier than the regular show so Idiot made it unlistenable.
     
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    Loved the show with sour yesterday :)
     
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    I completely agree. Here they have this prodigy calling in that will basically work for free and they are clueless to the talent in front of them. The sad part is for the last 5 years Howard will look at his screen and see Sour on hold and Bobo on hold, and then pick up on Bobo simply because he would kiss his ass, rather than pick up on the caller that would actually entertain the audience. And we wonder why a billionaire needs to see a shrink 3 times a week for decades.
     
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    Three things:

    1. The way Sour can bring up references on the spot is amazing. Simply amazing. Especially for a guy who seems to have a little something wrong upstairs. He's clearly way more intelligent and soaks up what he hears better than most of us.

    2. I think that was the first time where he just used a normal voice and spoke normally that I've ever heard on the show. I probably liked that part the best.

    3. When Howard talked about him in the past, he said that Sour was normal till a baseball accident that screwed him up. Yesterday Howard brought that up and at best it was a "maybe" that it did anything, but certainly not absolute. So it seems he's probably been this way his whole life, which I was surprised about. And that would mean that Wiggy lied about it, obviously.
     
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    Sour shoes is a personal hero
     
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    Right on the money PL
     
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    I agree and with Sal writing some of his lines during the news he was even funnier than usual. (Although PC Howie did get upset at one of the "racial" jokes)
     
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    Kool Well-Known Member Banned User

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    it brings back a hint of how the show was...
     
  18. Mangofyoself

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    Sour shoes is great. But it is infuriating to see just how simple improving the show could be if howard only gave a shit. The rate of comedic return on having an actual funny voice sit in the studio is so far beyond the effort it would take everyone to "acclimate" to that new voice. It's just damn insulting to the listener to not add another funny person. Not making the move is unjustifiable on Howard's part.
     
  19. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian VIP Gold

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    from what I've gathered they've made multiple attempt to get Sour Shoes to work with them on his own show, but he can't get his shit together.
     
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    I enjoyed sour as well but would have rather had the real Artie or Jackie