The Ultimate Howard Stern Project List (lots of fails and abandoned projects) -Part 4

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    The Ultimate Howard Stern Project List: Part 4

    Credit to "stethacantus"
    Full version here (and worth checking out)
    http://stethacantus.hubpages.com/hub/ultimatehowardsternprojectlist4

    Continuing the list of projects that Howard Stern worked on outside of his regular radio show. These are the years from 2000 to the present.

    2000


    ABANDONED PROJECT
    MOVIE: Private Parts II

    At the end of Private Parts Stuttering John shows up during the credits complaining that they ended the story before they got to the part where his character shows up. "I'm not even in this fucking movie! He says I'll be in the sequel What sequel?! Suppose this move sucks, then there won't even be any sequel!" More than ten years later and there still is no sequel.

    TELEVISION: Son Of The Beach

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    No longer needing Howard's listeners Murdoch cancelled Son Of The Beach despite it being their best rated show. The official reason given was that the channel wanted to compete against HBO and needed the budget to finance such shows as "The Shield". FX does not air reruns of the episodes nor has allowed it to be syndicated.
    ABANDONED PROJECT
    TELEVISION: Doomsday


    The shows were at least 90% completed with perhaps a couple of shows fully completed when terrorists attacked the World Trade Center on September 11th 2001. UPN executives panicked that no one wanted to see a post apocalyptic series after witnessing the destruction of lower Manhattan and in a knee jerk reaction cancelled the series before it even aired. No other network wanted the series so it was abandoned.

    2002

    ABANDONED PROJECT
    TELEVISION: Kane

    "Kane" was a sitcom about a wacky Southern family that CBS had lead Howard to believe they were interested in airing. It was never picked up. 2002 turned out to be a bad year for the Howard Stern Production Company.

    ABANDONED PROJECT
    LIVE EVENT: Mr. Methane Live On Broadway

    Howard was going to produce a live stage show on Broadway starring the fartist Mr. Methane, but the idea was never pursued.

    SEMI ABANDONED PROJECT
    HOME VIDEO/TELEVISION: Howard Stern's Jackass

    Howard said he was going to release a DVD of "Jackass" stunts done by his listeners. Back in 1990 Howard had planned to release a video with a segment called "America's Grossest Home Videos" and had asked listeners to send in their own videos. Lawyers convinced Howard that it was not legal to use video of people injuring themselves and the segment was never made. Some of the videos that did not involve injury were later used for Butt Bongo Fiesta.

    2003


    WEBSITE: howardstern.com

    Howard's official website. Someone had registered the domain name howardstern.com and Howard did not want him using it. So he paid the person an unknown amount of money for the domain name. Originally Howard wanted nothing to do with owning a website and if you logged in to howardstern.com you would get a blank screen.

    ABANDONED PROJECT
    TELEVISION: Etiquette For Outlaws


    A reality show from Howard's production company based on the book "Etiquette For Outlaws" that was suppose to air on Showtime. It was never made and there is still no explanation as to why. Reality shows are relatively inexpensive to produce and usually do well in the ratings. You had a show based on a hit book produced and promoted by Howard Stern. Even if Showtime changed their mind and turned the show down some other cable network should have picked it up.

    2004

    ABANDONED PROJECT
    TELEVISION: Howard Stern, The High School Years

    Spike TV had asked Howard Stern Productions to produce a cartoon about his high school years. Spike cut the budget per episode to $300,000 when it would cost Howard's production company nearly $1 Million an episode. Inevitably both sides agreed to cancel the project .


    ABANDONED PROJECT
    TELEVISION: The Bob Schimmel Show


    The pilot was immediately shopped around to different networks and was picked up by Fox under the new title "Schimmel & Schimmel" as a possible mid season replacement series. From that point on there is no explanation as to why the show never aired, although Howard has alluded that it could have been problems with Robert Schimmel.

    2005

    ABANDONED PROJECT
    HOME VIDEO: E! Show Uncensored DVD

    This was suppose to be a DVD box set of random episodes from the E! show shown uncensored. It took longer than they expected to go through all the E! episodes to find all the ones where women stripped and language was bleeped. By the time the episodes were nearly completed Howard had signed with iN Demand and decided to use the uncensored episodes on Howard On Demand instead.

    ABANDONED PROJECT
    LIVE EVENT/TELEVISION: Wack Pack Conclave

    Inspired by the papal conclave that elected Pope Benedict XVI, Howard wanted to lock most or all of the Wack Pack into a room and not allow them to leave until they elected one of them to be the Wack Pack Pope. Being a pre-Howard T.V. project there was no one to keep the idea alive and it became quickly forgotten.

    2006

    TELEVISION: Howard Stern TV / Howard Stern On Demand

    After the cancellation of the E! Show Howard announced that beginning with his Satellite shows he would be launching a pay-per-view channel on iN DEMAND, a service that allows viewers with digital boxes to download and watch programming.

    LIVE EVENT: The Howard Stern Annual Film Festival


    This was to be an annual film festival where listeners submit short films about Howard Stern. The best entries are shown and prizes are given out. In a separate category Stern Show cast members submit their own short films for competition. A second annual film festival was planned but never happened.


    ABANDONED PROJECT
    MOVIE: Man Of The Year

    After the movie "Man of the Year" had been released Howard announced that he was originally asked to be the star. Barry Levinson wanted Howard as the lead. Howard wanted to work with Barry Levinson. According to Howard he could not do the movie because it would have begun shooting at the same time he was scheduled to begin his Sirius shows.


    PROJECTS CURRENTLY IN PRE-PRODUCTION HELL

    Call it old age, call it Howard being disillusioned after so many of his projects were killed off in their early stages, call it the projects that did see the light of day that Howard never got paid for, or call it Howard wanting to spend most of his time with his beautiful wife Beth, but in the past few years Howard has not announced any new projects. He has even commented that he is no longer interested in projects outside his satellite radio show. However there are still a few projects he is involved with that have not yet materialized but are not quite dead.


    TELEVISION: The ABC Interview Show

    Howard has a deal to interview celebrities and heads of state for ABC News in a series of specials.

    MOVIE: Howard Stern's Porky's

    Howard Stern bought the rights to remake two movies from the early 80's. One of them is "Porky's"


    MOVIE: Howard Stern's Rock 'n' Roll High School


    The other movie Howard Stern bought the rights to remake. Unlike the Porky's project the original "Rock 'n' Roll High School" had enough of a plot that a remake is possible. And the original movie sucked, so any remake could only be better.


    HOME VIDEO: Private Parts Ultimate Edition DVD

    Going back to when Private Parts was originally released on home video Howard wanted to release a Laserdisc with deleted scenes. Enough deleted scenes exist from Private Parts that a second movie could practically be made. But Paramount released the no thrills version with no extras both on Laserdisc and later on DVD.

    HOME VIDEO: Channel 9 Shows on DVD

    The same as with the Private Parts, Howard is still trying to buy the rights to his Channel 9 shows for release on DVD. And just like the situation with Paramount the executives at WWOR refuse to sell Howard the rights. As was stated before there were two different edits of each episode.

     
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    No mention of his ORIGINAL domain name, sternshow.com ? Used for years by Buchwald and others, well before they got hold of HowardStern.com.
     
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    I know a lot of you probably hate the movie, but I like it and still watch it from time to time, and I wish this had been released. My guess is if it hasn't by now, it never will be. I'd love to see some behind-the-scenes stuff and deleted scenes. Ah well.
     
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    I think most of us liked the movie. I did.
     
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    Howard was still funny back then and so was his movie. The movie is still good.
     
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    I saw it when I was 15 years old and at the zenith of my Stern fandom. I felt he could do no wrong artistically.

    Biggest pile of shit he's done. Watched it even more recently, figured it out. It's a fucking chick flick. It was the first flash of AGT-like pandering to the feminine masses. I hear it plays a lot on the USA Network or some shit, which makes sense because the entire thing feels like a weekday afternoon TV B-movie.

    I can at least laugh at him on AGT, there's no laughs in Private Parts. Script could've used a "punching up" by Jackie, Ivan should've let Howard adlib like Howard wanted, the script blows. And there's over-acting everywhere, Fred was the only tolerable (and funny, I thought he was really funny) performer.

    The only scene that felt 'Stern' was the subwoofer vibrator, which like when he plays a porn clip in 2012 is jarring and out of place in the overall context.
     
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    Of course it's a chick flick; I thought everyone knew that. It was an obvious paean to Alison, by Betty. But it was funny and it had some naked breasts. And Paul Giamatti took over the god damn theater.

    (Yes, Fred was by far the most entertaining, and natural, of the regular crew.)