Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Mister Joshua, May 9, 2012.
What we have now is the Bizarro Howard:
Unfortunately, I think this is the real Howard. I don't really know if he changed over the years or if who he really is just was allowed to come out more and more. We may have been duped into believing Howard was someone he is not.
This is the adult version of learning Santa Claus isn't real
He's just getting worse at covering his numerous lies because old age dementia is kicking in.
If Howard had been rich, surrounded by ass-kissers, and liked by celebrities earlier in his career, he'd probably have turned back then. We were lucky enough to see how great he can be when he's not showered with riches.
VVVV This guy, down here. He said it much more clearly than I did.
He would have been up for all the bullshit showbiz hype, phoniness and asslicking from the start if he thought he could have been part of the club back then.
He will return on the 12th of never.
Probably around the time when Robin gets begged to pose for Playboy.
Sorry, this is the new Stern. Ain't gonna get any better.
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When the Thursday and Friday shows return.
Well, yeah, of course. I don't know why that would be a surprise? As you said, it was always the "angle" on every Howard story, and it was the entire basis of his movie -- that Howard was a nice guy unleashing his id's demons on the air.
Only the most casual of fans would assume he's some kind of wild man. The issue isn't that he's suddenly a nice guy, or that his act is old. The issue is that he stopped even trying to be funny. He is purposely sabotaging his own show. He could entertain again if he chose to.
When will the real Howard return?
When you take away all of his money.
divorce horsie + ending therapy = old howard
Getting older can change a person. So can therapy.
I'm no Howard Stern veteran like you guys, but I've been listening to older recordings from when Artie was still around recently. I noticed that he had a lot to do with the way a lot of conversations went. Fred, Benji, Robin and the rest won't really affect the way the show goes. They add to the show in their own way, don't get me wrong, but Howard is behind the wheel and the rest tags along.
It seems Artie didn't gave a fuck about all that. He would jump in at exactly the right moments, often catching everyone off-guard, and Howard & the crew would react to it and make it even more funny. The current staff lacks either the balls or the comedic wit to create the same kind of vibe. Howard is a very sharp, witty and funny guy, but he needs someone to verbally ping-pong with to really shine. The current show doesn't seem to be really a challenge to him anymore, mentally.
I wish he'd put Gilbert in the Artie chair already.
It's over Johnny, it's over!
Artie really took over the whole show (mostly for the better). As others have pointed out, Howard "retired" some time during Artie's tenure, but we didn't quite notice until he had left. (I remember being kind of happy to hear Howard working noticeably harder after Artie disappeared.) That stupid "flying gag writing" Jackie did to put words in his mouth really did make for the Stern that a lot of us old fans grew up with.
Anyway, the old Artie is back, for now, on his own show, and that's where I'm listening.
I'm inclined to agree. I'm sure he always wanted a blond bimbo, and hang out with the A-List crowd but Howie was like kryptonite to them in the 80s and 90s. Meanwhile he's taking dumps on his old fans regularly.
Both he and Jesus will return together and save us all.