Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by fatness, Jun 13, 2013.
Howard now loves celebrity interviews and hates jokes.
Sterns goal is to interrogate a guest for 60+ minutes hoping to get a mention on a gossip show.
The majority of Howard TV's "Fan Favorites" and "From The Vault" sections are old celebrity interviews that Stern replays over and over -- NOT classic clips like this one with Hank the Dwarf.
It clearly seems like Stern is using Howard TV and his current celebrity interviews as an "audition" for a celebrity interview show after AGT inevitably decides not to bring him back.
Apparently it isn't about making people laugh much anymore either. Oh well.
His celebrity interviews are the worst. He never brings up what they are doing now, only that their big payday never happened, aren't they depressed they still have to work at their age, weren't they abandoned by their father, which are all issues Howard is dealing with.
Oh God, and the repetition--every Norm MacDonald interview past '98 involved at least 8 minutes on his "gambling problem", which was only a problem for a short while. Wiggy is a senile old fuck, and he's only getting lazier and lazier.
The Roger Daltrey interview recently was painful to listen to--Roger was way too kind to him. Sure he's answered many questions over and over again, but it's proof positive that a) Wiggy doesn't care, and b) whoever does his notes doesn't care either. How long would it have taken for Jason or somebody to look into the archives and research what questions celebs have been asked in the past by Howard? Less than 5 minutes.
Ozzy interview should have been 20 minutes long.
But of course Howard has to goof on Ozzy the addict.
Ozzy should have asked Howard if he knows the names of the guys his daughter is dating......and why he is not a grandfather yet.
blach...its so ....unevolved ...how can anyone enjoy this?!
i bet this guy even ate a red meat once
the interviews are a mindless way to fill air time....one of howard's staffers does research on the celeb and writes out a few questions. then howard inserts his standard "how big is your cock" "how much are you worth" "have you ever had sex with a black man" "did your mother love you"...all asked in howard's inimitable mincing, lisping style.
it's alot easier than being creative and howard should just accept that no one in america is clamoring to see his hideous face on their TV just before shutting the lights and going to sleep.
Howard's actual words from yesterday's show "I, personally, don't like jokes"
Was that one of his monologue jokes?
I was woozy from all the cock probing during the show.
It was during his bitchy attack on Jackie Martling
Maria Menunous, Tan Mom, Backdoor Teen Mom, Dax Sheppard, Russell Brand, David Arquette, Whitney Cummings, etc. Howard has a point that the show isn't about celebrity interviews. It is about semi-celebrity interviews.
Howard's interviews usually suck but even the research has been terrible lately. Many of the "facts" Howard mentioned when Steven Tyler was there were completely wrong - who he wrote songs with, when he first wrote with someone from outside the band, the song he supposedly hated (he didn't), and what his songs were about. The best part was, when Steven corrected him Howard would read the statement again and insist that he was right and Steven was wrong. What a jerk, maybe if he actually did some show prep he could avoid embarrassing himself like that.
He seems to have switched to a two interview a day format the last few months, besides his lame attempt at getting press mentions, interviews also take less prep and effort than in house content. Most of them are recycled guests so they just pull the notes from the last appearance and add a few updates. The easy way to fill 110 shows a year.
Nobody from that show knows WTF they're trying to do, that's one of the reasons it's deteriorated so much. When listeners suggested they needed to find a comedian to replace Artie, Gary said the show really wasn't about comedy any more and was mostly centered on the interaction and opinions of Howard and Robin. Then recently they came out with that ridiculous mission statement which said their goal was to be "the funniest show on the air". Whatever it is they're going for, it's certainly not entertaining by any stretch of the imagination.
Howard: "You wrote 'Angel with Brad Whitford and it is about drug recovery."
Tyler: "It was Desmond Child"
Howard: "Are you sure? I am pretty sure it is Brad Whitford."
No Howard, Steven Tyler doesn't know who wrote a song with him. And yes, it was Desmond Child and the song has nothing to do with drug recovery. It is about him longing for someone who left him.
BTW, I found where Will does his research for the show. He got this little piece of information from the Wikipedia of song meanings:
No wonder why Howard has so many bad facts. He is getting his research from a bunch of people putting crap on a site that does absolutely no verifications.
BTW, Angel hit #34 on the Billboard charts. For a rock song, that is considered a minor hit.
If people want informed opinions there are much better places to get them than out of touch rich old fuckheads
The Celebrity Interviews are basically a reason for him to ask for their phone number after the show. So Beth & Howard can fame whore with them . . .