Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by psxpirate2k3, Jan 27, 2014.
Only been a listener for about 7 years, was it always Hollywood acceptance he was after
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...wiggy has always wanted to be accepted by the a list crowd because he thinks hes a comedian and an innovator. like johnny carson wiggy wants to be the keeper of the talent gate opening it when he deems someone worthy. that being said it really shifted into high gear front and center because i believe he made a promise to beth that he, howard stern is a star maker and he promised to make her a star. "im going to introduce you to america"! as how said when announcing his original agt contract. as a sidebar wiggy would very much like to take over the mantle as the don rickles of show business.
as wig ages, and attempts to create a legacy, he increasingly seeks mainstream acceptance- even though he spent a good deal his career outside the mainstream, talking about cocks and asking strippers (and most everyone else) if they do anal. Wig wants the fame Jay Leno has, and now hates Jay out of jealousy.
OC, marrying beff and moving to the f'n hamptons accelerated all of this, as did declining testosterone levels
Howard was always the high school geek looking to sit at the cool kids table. In the past, he could only get celebrities who were fringe celebrities (Stamos, Richard Simmons) or celebrities who don't fit into the Hollywood mold and are outsiders (Dee Snyder who also fits in the former category, Sam Kinison, Marilyn Manson, etc.).
When he became friends with Jimmy Kimmel was when he started to become Hollywood Howie. Jimmy introduced him to a whole new world of celebrities with acceptable B List celebrities and some A Listers. That is when he went full on Hollywood douche.
meh I wouldn't go so far as to say always...for most of his early career he ripped the fuck out of the establishment and its why must of us loved him. yea did he secretly want to be accepted? yea maybe but if he did it was kept pretty quiet for a while.
The official public turning point was his "celebrity wedding" that niether his parents or children showed up for. Long time show friends like Jackie weren't invited but long time Stern friends like Chevy Chase and Barbara Walters were.
HOward then shows up on Letterman to drop names, brag about the celebrities who came to his wedding, and showed off pictures to Dave. Letterman, clearly disgusted, commented somehting to the effect of "Howard what are you doing?" Since when did you start liking this bullshit."
I blame the doorman.