When Should Have Howard Retired?

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  1. Tans Lover

    Tans Lover Active Member

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    Sorry if it has been asked before but I want to know when the shit went downhill.

    I lost him when he went to Sirius but picked him back up and have been listening to the shows over the last year. Needless to say the show pretty much sucks now.
     
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    Cawn Active Member

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    Last contract. Just my opinion.
     
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    Jon Hein is God New Member

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    To me, the show doesn't totally suck that I'd want him to retire.

    The show is still listenable.

    But the problem is that there's nobody in the media or in the office that could call him on his BS.
     
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    Tans Lover Active Member

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    OK good point but for me that makes it unlistenable.
     
  5. EmperorsNewCaps

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    It's a weird question 'cause last signing (2010) he was totally not prepared to leave. Or at least like, there was no indication of prepping any gigantic send-off like you'd hope for, which I guess is inevitably never going to happen now.

    The end of the terrestrial era (2005) had more of a celebratory "good-bye" aspect to it, and had the not last two years been horrific due to his daily political rants, probably would've been the best point for the show before the well was dry creatively.

    If he never got divorced 2000 contract would've been the place to go with complete dignity and at his personal comedic peak, though.

    At this point I'm convinced he's in it for good, dude's gonna die on the mic like Imus.
     
  6. Napoleon V2

    Napoleon V2 New Member Banned User

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    When Artie left
     
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    He should quit Sirius/Xm and get a weekly show on HBO just like Bill Maher.
     
  8. Tans Lover

    Tans Lover Active Member

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    Kind of my thoughts too. The show lost a lot of the straight guy feel to it when he left
    . He wouldn't have wanted to see Richard come into the studio naked and try to blow himself. He could care less about gay show like DWTS and especially AGT and he could make fun of Howie for it. Although with the current show he would be censored about that.
     
  9. AGT Blows

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    When Artie left, Howard should have realized that he is a painfully unfunny person. His head-writer shares this trait.
    If he had integrity, that's when he would have retired. Of course, integrity and Howard mix like Superman and Kryptonite.
     
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    This.