I think it ended when he got divorced. Show still had some good moments after that but I think when he got divorced it stopped being the same. That was the moment when he stopped being the common man he always proclaimed to be. Then he went on his so called "tear" which he would never talk about it even though he always claimed he told the audience about everything in his life. We all have seen what a lie that was for all those years. He then married an escort err "supermodel" and then he officially turned into the celebrity asshole he always railed against for years and years. It sometimes blows me mind that someone who provided so much entertainment for so many years could have turned into one of the biggest asshole shitheads on the planet.