Whats the deal with Howard's greeting when Nick Cannon introduces him on AGT???

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  1. 14chimneys

    14chimneys Member

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    I can't think of a more stupid way to make a hand jester/greeting then when Nick Cannon introduces Howard on AGT?? It's beyond uncool - he looks like a complete douche bag :facepalm: Has Howard really lost it this much to not know that this isn't cool? Is he really at the age of just completely lose it in front of everyone? Just imagine if Imus was hosting a TV Show in the mid-90's & did that greeting when the host introduced him. Howard would blast him for an hour!
     
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    Ruffypup Well-Known Member

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    He wants to be taken seriously. :dontknow:
     
  3. BethSucks

    BethSucks Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    It's the universal sign for "show me your girthy cock"
     
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    :facepalm:

    I can't believe any of you guys watch that shit.
     
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    howard thinks he can get away with the same bravado and actions that worked for him in the 90s. the problem is that he is now very old and it just comes across as creepy and out of touch. I guess it's a form of ageism but that's just the way it works. I don't expect Howard to be the same person he was earlier in his career, in fact that would probably be worse than anything, but he has become strange and unlikable. I wouldn't have mined at all if he had 'evolved' into a more serious and introspective interviewer who had matured along with his audience but I instead he has just kind of given up. I don't know what he thinks he's doing anymore, but it sure is creepy and off putting.
     
  6. Obi Drunkenobe

    Obi Drunkenobe Well-Known Member VIP

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    im sure they aren't watching because they think a star is being born. Ive watched stoned and laughed my ass off at how awkward and douchy Howard is on it.
     
  7. BethSucks

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    I've never actually seen a second of AGT other than the clips posted here but Howard's intro douchebaggery has been captured in a few gifs here I'm on my phone so I can't easily find it but hopefully someone will post it. It's truly embarrassingly stupid
     
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    Sorry I don't have a clip of it, Im looking on youtube, but maybe someone can make a gif of it. But wow the other judges must be thinking "What the fuck happened to you??" - maybe Beth OVER SMILED & OVEER LAUGHED when he does it, so he thinks amazing.
     
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    Never watched this gay show so I can't tell you.
     
  10. PI Nate

    PI Nate Disenfranchised since 1984... Gold POTY Politics

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    This.
     
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    cia212 Well-Known Member VIP

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    I actually liked the opening shows when all of the freaks were on but I wasn't a fan of jumping between cities during commercial breaks. Plus, after reading reports on here that the theater was mostly empty, it was interesting to watch how they made it look full. Now that it's reduced down to the "talented" contestants, I can't watch. Same goes for Idol.
     
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    That's the only way I see what little I do see of AGT.

    Now... Beth's old show Mom Caves? NEVER missed a one of those.
    THAT was comedy the way it's done best by amateurs: unintentional & clueless.
     
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    That show with the listening thread here was comedy gold.
     
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    And the older he gets, the creepier it's gonna get. And for me, Howard was always weird and off-putting on television. His late night appearances were filled with cringe-worthy moments and he has relied on the schtick of trying to display this outrageous and commandeering persona on television that just doesn't work.

    The roots and jimmy Fallon had it right...... "Get off the stage you silly old man."
     
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    That's San Antonio, right?

    Pelican is over-heated for some reason while wearing a leather jacket in TX during Spring.

    It's gotta be difficult to be that cool!
     
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    I don't feel the need to express my opinion of AGT.
     
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    Excellent post! :up:

    At this point, the gestures and poses are his "schtick". It's all he has. If he can't crowbar in a swipe at Leno, or go into his third-rate Rickles impression, he's got to spread the arms out and go full-Rickety Old Jewish Praying Mantis Messiah-Retard.

    It's become his "Blue Steel".

    He's always been one to try to counter-balance and cover up an inner tendency/feeling by going 1,000 miles in the opposite direction. see: acting hyper-hetero-horny for so many years, and claiming to hate celeb-phoniness.

    Going with that premise, I think these messianic/over-the-top gestures are because he senses how irrelevant he's become. I also think it's a sign of the worship he's not getting at home anymore.

    It's a very strange thing for a guy to give up but not go away. Giving up is fine. Giving up is actually beautiful and a necessary part of the cycle of life. But you can't simultaneously give up and still try to command and capture peoples' attention. Or wallets. :rolleyes: It doesn't work like that....................as we're clearly witnessing.

    At some point, and it's going to be soon, someone's going to tap him on the shoulder and really tell him to get off the stage, and he is not built for handling that.

    :munch:
     
  19. Beth143nacho

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    A: he is a complete douchebag

    hes probably trying to invent a brand component for people to remember him by... I wish the ghosts of the people that starred on the match game would haunt this fucker.
     
  20. HowieStearn

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    laughed at that one