The Benjy Vortex Always Sucked

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  1. Rob0729

    Rob0729 Well-Known Member

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    So they played a segment from around 1999 or 2000 where they tried to set up Benjy will a girl on the air. I was shocked to see Benjy was doing the same old schtick that he does today. Instead of remotely playing it straight, he did stupid things like ask if they are going to have sex and when she said that they would have to go on several dates, he asked if this on air bit counted as a date. Benjy also said he was in love with Marianne (Garvey) and Gary told him if he dated other women it would make Marianne jealous. So he is up to dating her. Then he said that he could tell by looking at her that they are not going to get married so he is interested in hooking up.

    Seriously, he was devoid of any talent 15 years ago. I do not know how he rose through the ranks of the Stern Show. Howard actually gave a shit back then.
     
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    Whats weird though is that now he seems to be the only person on the show willing to be truthful occasionally. I particularly enjoy when his telling of the truth or exposing of something that was supposed to be a secret flusters Gary. Gary trying to do damage control is always fun.
     
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    Blasphemy. Everyone know Benjy is a comedic genius. o_O


     
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    Hello? He works cheap. Hmus loves the cheap.
     
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    Benji shouldn't even have a job, his lack of work ethic and disrespect for all that Howard has done for him would have got him fired anywhere else, but Howard feels a loyalty to his staff like few other employers.
     
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    As a libertarian Benjy is the only one on THSS that actually understands and supports the US Constitution, Bill of Rights and individual freedoms. I'll give him that.
     
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    Yeah, just ask the Howard TV crew. Or Billy West.
     
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    plessy versus ferguson
     
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    Benjy has a job for a number of reasons IMHO opinion:

    - He is cheap to employ. He was making nothing for years. Howard never pays his staff especially the lower level employees. He is making a fraction of what Artie or Jackie made in similar positions that he has now.
    - Howard developed him. Howard seems to want to force people he "discovered" on the audience than hiring someone from outside who might be more competent. That is why he has former callers like Shuli, Richard, and Sal on his writing staff.
    - Benjy idolizes Howard and kisses his ass. Howard surrounds himself with kiss asses.
     
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    Not fun, not funny. When the show was at its best, Benji would be significantly behind Grillo.
     
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    At least Grillo was funny at times when people got him all riled up and would blow his stack.
     
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    I agree. Grillo, KC etc added content. Benji is just a bore. The VERY subtle digs at Howard and Beth aren't enough for me to like him due to the rest of him being so incredible void of comedic talent.