What is the story with Fred Norris?

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  1. jdharmeyer

    jdharmeyer New Member Banned User

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    Having listened to the Show for 20 years, I know that Fred is a very smart guy. In real life, squeaky wheels don't get oiled, they get fired. So it makes sense that he probably just keeps his mouth shut to keep the paycheck coming. But is he complicit with HS or does he secretly know how ridiculous the show is becoming with Howard trying to act like he is 40 because of his newfound interest in being accepted by the public at large and all the other stuff?

    Any thoughts about Fred's motives would be appreciated.
     
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    Dump Button Former Mall Security Guard

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    Fred now keeps the show moving with his fake laughter. He is a genius that never gave up on the show.
     
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    Latvian lesbian plays sound effects.
     
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    Fred,fred,fred,fred,fred,fred,fred he is wondferful fred
     
  5. MyLazyHand

    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    [video=youtube_share;sZHCVyllnck]http://youtu.be/sZHCVyllnck[/video]
     
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    Fred is just collecting a pay check and doesn't give a shit about what is going on with Howard or the show.

    He is just going through the motions, he stopped caring many years ago.
     
  7. Herc

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    Fred heads up the "Writing Meetings" . . . :facepalm:
     
  8. Rob0729

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    He's approaching 60. The technology has passed him by. No one is going to pay him a fraction of what he is getting paid to keep track of commercials and doing the occasional sound drop (very occasional in recent years).

    He is doing the right thing and keeping his mouth shut and collecting a large paycheck for minimal work. He'll ride the Howard trainwreck into the ground.

    What does he care? Howard gave him minimal credit when the show was great and had huge ratings. He won't get much of the blame now that the show is a disaster and less people listen to the show than some nerd shut-in's podcast dedicated to Game of Thrones.
     
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    I loved this bit...
     
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    Fred was considered a "Genius" when he was ridding Jackie's coattails. Now that Jackie's gone he's been exposed as the no talent button pusher that he is . . . :coffee:
     
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    he knows that the show's in a sad state but he wont make waves because he is a family man and needs the money. his daughter's still very young.
     
  12. cbeefyt

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    Fred knows what's up. He's a bit mental, but now he's married and has a handler. He has a support team now... :cheer:
     
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    Does anyone actually think people on the show like Fred, Gary, and Robin don't know Howard has lost it and the show is crap?

    Howard has basically staffed the show with a bunch of Superfans. So I can see guys like Shuli, Jason, etc. still buying the bullshit that the show is as good as ever, but the people who were there in the 80s and 90s know the show has turn into a show that Howard would always trash like Soupy Sales in the WNBC years.
     
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    Fred has always been blindly loyal to Howard. He would never turn his back on him, no matter what. He does do his thing for a good paycheck and will sink with Howchie to the bottom pit of radio, sadly. I think he's a lot brighter than Howard, but he wasn't aggressive like Howie was back in the early days. Once in a while he'll say something funny but I don't think the Boss likes it if anyone else gets attention.
     
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    even during the 90's I never understood the need for a fred, but goddam I'm jealous how he made that work.
     
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    Amazing. The only man on radio that gets mas respect for saying nothing.
     
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    He's the smartest of the bunch too...still a bit mental...
     
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    We all know he's the smartest - I love the bit where Robin is going to do celebrity jeopardy so Howard does a practice round. Everyone thinks Robin is going to get every question. Fred smokes her (answering questions that are really arbitrary). I love fred.

    Long live Cookiepuss.
     
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    FRed is a rock and roll star motherfuckers. and don't forget it
     
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    As far as I can tell, the only thing Fred does is play the crow sound effect whenever MaryAnn from Brooklyn calls. Other than that, he could be dead in his seat and I wouldn't notice.