The Ultimate Howard Stern Project List (lots of fails and abandoned projects) -Part 1

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  1. Caster Fly

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    The Ultimate Howard Stern Project List

    Credit to "
    stethacantus
    "

    Full version here (and worth checking out)
    http://stethacantus.hubpages.com/hub/theultimatehowardsternprojectlist

    PART I: 1982-1989

    1982

    RECORD: Howeird Stern - 50 Ways To Rank Your Mother

    While working at DC-101 Howard came up with the idea of recording a comedy album using his radio bits.

    1983


    ABANDONED PROJECT
    MAGAZINE: Car Buyers Market Magazine

    When reality set in that he was going to write for free for a magazine that was given away in grocery stores he stopped mentioning anything about it.

    1985

    LIVE EVENT: Howard Stern Live On Stage

    A stage show performed in clubs that consisted mainly of song parodies and magic tricks.

    1986

    MOVIE: Ryder P.I.

    In 1985 a naive Howard Stern accepted the role of a television news caster with the attitude that a movie role was a movie role, and now he could boast to his listeners that he was going to be in a movie.

    RECORD: Blue Öyster Cult - Club Ninja

    Howard's contribution to the album was not a song but the recital of a four line verse opening the song "When the Warrior Comes Home":

    when the bones of our oppressors have turned to dust;
    And the cause that we serve rules the world.
    In a vision, visitation,
    all hail the revolution!


    ABANDONED PROJECT
    RECORD: On The Road


    After joking on the air about records made by other morning DJs Howard claimed that if Fred wrote a good rock anthem for him to record then it would be a hit. A few days later Fred turned in a song called "On The Road"

    MUSIC VIDEO: "Lets Go Mets" and making of documentary.

    Howard simply sang the words "Lets Go Mets Go!" and was shown at the end of the video in a montague.

    RADIO SHOW: The National Howard Stern Show (ABC syndicated)

    Howard's regular radio show was already syndicated into Philadelphia and he was begging Infinity to syndicate it to other stations around the nation. ABC offered him a deal for a radio show that would be syndicated nationally. The reason why it was eventually cancelled was that ABC was unable to find national advertisers. Even toned down Howard Stern was still too controversial.

    MOVIE: 9½ Weeks

    Recordings of Howard and Robin doing his radio show in his movie "9½ weeks"removed from the soundtrack.

    LIVE EVENT: New Years Live At The Felt Forum

    On New Years Eve 1986 Howard performed in a concert that would count down at Midnight to 1987. Joining him was the rest of his morning show crew along with the band Pig Vomit featuring Leslie West and Dee Snider and most of the Wack Pack.

    1987

    ABANDONED PROJECT
    MOVIE: Robocop

    Howard said the script was dumb and he did not take the part.

    ABANDONED PROJECT
    TELEVISION: Live From The Porcelain Palace

    The producer died and the show was cancelled. Years later Howard identified the name of the show as "Live From The Porcelain Palace" and said the premise was that he would be conducting interviews from a men's room stall.

    ABANDONED PROJECT
    TELEVISION: The Howard Stern Show ( a.k.a. The Fox Show )

    Within a week of the shows scheduled air dates Fox executives gave an order that the show was cancelled and WNEW would not be given clearance to air the pilots.

    1988

    ABANDONED PROJECT
    BOOK: The Howard Stern Cook Book


    No cook book was ever published and Howard never mentioned it again.

    TELEVISION: Howard Stern's Negligee And Underpants Party Pay-Per-View Special

    Although not widely available to all his listeners it became the all time money making pay-per-view event of its time. But since Howard had to make separate deals with every cable company involved and most wanted most of the profits and because there had already been a lot of money spent renting a television studio, building sets, paying guests, hiring a crew, and filming and producing insert video segments, and other production costs the pay-per-view special ended up losing money.

    HOME VIDEO: Howard Stern's Negligee And Underpants Party

    To recoup money lost on the Pay-Per-View special and to give listeners without access to pay-per-view the opportunity to see them Howard announced that he would be selling the special on videotape.

    1989

    Project X

    These were very expensive pay telephone numbers that charged a heavy toll rate to the person who dialed them. The original idea was to take clips from the show where Howard had to hit the dump button for language and play them unedited on the phone line.

    :snip:

    Instead the phone line had daily dirty messages from Howard and other show regulars and had a feature where callers could leave their own message and even listen back to messages left by other callers.



    LIVE EVENT: U.S. Open Sores Live Event

    On the air Gary claimed that he was a better tennis player that Howard and was challenged to a game to prove it. Howard said they should lease out an arena so that listeners could watch the match as well. Promoter Ron Delesner called in and said he could get the Nassau Coliseum if Howard was really interested in having a tennis match there on Saturday October 7th at 8:00pm.

    HOME VIDEO: Howard Stern's U.S. Open Sores

    Because only 16,000 of his listeners could see the match Howard announced that he would be releasing it on video. Once again it was another mail order product and once again there were problems with mailing out the videos to all the customers on time and tape quality.

    This was only the beginning. Howard would be involved in many other projects in the years to come including more mail order videos, a quick campaign for Governor, and some television shows that actually aired on television. And then there was one of the all time best selling books. All that can be found in part 2 of this article.
     
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    How could this have failed????????? :facepalm:
    [video=youtube;n23tR4F3J6M]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n23tR4F3J6M[/video]
     
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    Beth Eats Hay Well-Known Member

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    Here's two for the "abandoned" list:

    First wife and daughters

    The Revolution
     
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    Thanks for posting. Just looked through all 4 parts. There was a lot of shit I didn't know about. Seems like he has had a hard time getting things going in recent years.
     
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    Yeah, I cut it down to fit here. The original is very detailed, the guy really did his homework.
     
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    don't forget Java, his devoted, heartbroken black lab also
     
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    Caster Fly New Member Banned User

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    LMAO, nice!

    Did you see this...

    Howard's contribution to the album (Blue Öyster Cult - Club Ninja) was not a song but the recital of a four line verse opening the song "When the Warrior Comes Home":

    when the bones of our oppressors have turned to dust;
    And the cause that we serve rules the world.
    In a vision, visitation,
    all hail the revolution!

    All hail the revolution indeed, Howard Stern Hipster poser.
    :rolleye:
     
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