What 'Middle America' really thinks about Howard on AGT...

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by AxlCorey, May 25, 2012.

  1. AxlCorey

    AxlCorey Well-Known Member

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    I visited my parents in the heart of 'Middle America' today. They live in a small town in Michigan, both 60ish, and both fans of previous incarnations of AGT. My Mom knows who Howard Stern is but only from news headlines over the years. My Stepdad occasionally watched the E Show, but that's it.

    My question to them was, "what do you think of Howard Stern as a judge on AGT."

    The responses were something like this...

    Mom:

    "I don't like him, but then again I don't like any of the judges. They don't seem to know talent. They keep passing through the worst acts. What was that guy who they kept smashing things on his crotch?! That's not talent. The editing is horrible too; it seems like they show an act real quick then to a commercial...non stop commercials"

    Stepdad:

    "Did you see where he hugged that little kid? He's made his career on making fun of half-wits and I'm supposed to believe that's sincere? Then they vote him off and then vote through some old white guy who is the worst rapper ever??"
     
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  2. Coconut Sid

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    They are right. Howard really isn't a good judge. He put through bad acts as a joke even though he used to criticize Howie for doing that. He put though emotional crying people and cute kids just because they were cute.

    The worst part is he keeps calling himself America's judge.
     
  3. smichal

    smichal A1 Dick Game

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    I think most people would just change the channel. The ratings will keep dropping.
     
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    Dlist Well-Known Member VIP

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    No! Howard says it is b/c DWTS and Idol is on. The ratings will sky rocket after that! Howard said so!
     
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    smichal A1 Dick Game

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    heheh and when it doesn't happen that way? I wonder what his next excuse will be.
     
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    Dlist Well-Known Member VIP

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    AGT didn't advertise.
     
  7. illini fan

    illini fan New Member VIP

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    his total viewers are being undercounted...there not picking up the viewers that are glued to TV sets in health clubs, bars/taverns , and IPADS...Shit People just tune into this piece of Shit just to see what Howard will say...
     
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    AGT blows. I won't watch again until the live shows. I expect those to blow as well but there is nothing else on during the summer so might as well give it a chance. I think Howard had better moments as a judge but NBC is trying to show Howard as a sympathetic nice guy. Howard should really be pissed about that.
     
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    My mom refers to hamptons as "the new gay judge".... And no, she had never once heard of him before agt....
     
  10. Chimney Portions

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    My mom's has lived in Ohio for the last few years, but she's originally from NY...don't know if that makes her "Middle America" or not. Anyway, she said she watched some of the first two episodes "in between her other shows" and she hated it. She hated that Howard and Nick constantly make it about them. She has no plans to watch any more.

    Not that my mom's the barometer of good taste. She watches reruns of The Family Fued and complains that the "colored guy with the big teeth" (Steve Harvey) is often "very rude" to the contestants. She also got upset when USA stopped airing Walker: Texas Ranger reruns.
     
  11. tv910

    tv910 Well-Known Member

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    I've only seen the AGT clips that were posted here, but I don't understand how anyone could like that show. It's way too over the top and it seems like they're desperately trying to pretend that something important is happening when clearly it's not.
     
  12. EricThMidgetSux

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    Middle America doesn't like Jew York City types.

    The fact Middle America has kept a shit show like that afloat speaks volumes.
     
  13. AGT Blows

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    I resemble that remark.
     
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    didn't someone post that in reality its a televised version of a talent show held at Walmart...
     
  15. PI Nate

    PI Nate Disenfranchised since 1984... Gold

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    stepdad is a wise man...
     
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    Sickboy Latverian Monarch

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    My mom and dad said they never encountered people like this seasons judges because they were all sequestered in ghettos.
     
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    Be honest, she didn't use the word "colored"
     
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    The problem is Howard is not real. He is admittingly a "shock jock".....This was his next "shocking" move.
     
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    your parents are savvy.
     
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    He's really gotten himself into a no-win situation: IF the ratings do go up vs. reruns, is that really a win? For $15MM?

    Kinda reminds me of when Dan Haggerty had to go against Christy McNichol on Battle of the Network Stars: "If I win, I beat a little girl....if I lose, I lost to a little girl"

    I know, too obscure....but I've been waiting to use that analogy for 35 years and now is the time!