Why Does Howard Keep Dragging Out His Interviews ???

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by tv910, May 21, 2013.

  1. tv910

    tv910 Well-Known Member

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    I've noticed this several times recently, including when that woman comic was on yesterday. He'll get to what seems to be the end of the interview and start saying goodbye and talking about their upcoming gigs, then all of a sudden he'll start repeating questions he already asked earlier and dragging it out several minutes longer (well past the point it stopped being entertaining). WTF is going on with him? Does he have a specific amount of time he wants to kill no matter how boring the interview is? Does he have Alzheimers and doesn't remember he already asked those questions? Really odd and annoying since you think the torture is about to end and it just keeps going. His interviews are awful.
     
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    I've noticed the same thing - his interviews seem to be endurance tests. I wish I could remember who it was - it may have been Chris Rock - he ended up sitting up on the back of the sofa during his interview because it was going on so long.
     
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    It's really a shame because he used to have a knack for knowing when a bit or conversation was going nowhere and he'd cut it off. He seems to have completely lost that ability (or maybe he just doesn't care any more).
     
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    The interview time could be cut in half if he'd drop his incessant "in the sense that" between every sentence.

    Interestingly I've noticed a correlation between the perceived fame level of the guest and the frequency of that crutch phrase.
     
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  6. Mike in Houston

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    Less news with Robin? :dontknow:
     
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    Perfect!
     
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    Plus, he wants to make sure his fantastic "gets" for interviews, has beens and DListers, don't go anywhere else on Sirius. Like O&A.
     
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    What is his standard now? An hour and a half?

    The Corddry guy (however his name is spelled) is interesting enough, I guess, but an hour and a half interesting? Not so much.
     
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    At least I know when to cut Howard off.
     
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    Exactamundo.
     
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    Practicing for when he turns to podcasting.

    Got to fill that allotted time slot.
     
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    Practicing for podcasting, yes. But also I think his next TV 'move' will be to try to get a long form interview show like Charley Rose or the early "E" show. He's always thought he could do that. He even said ABC signed him up for such a show but he "turned them down". These long interviews are auditions for the networks. I don't think he's pulling it off.
     
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    How can they run "Best of the Week" all day on Fridays if all they have is three or four 20 minute interviews? That is why he drags them out.
     
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    How do you all listen to that horrible show? It's so boring. :coffee:

    He used to be such a good interviewer. He isn't a good anything anymore.
     
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    Quedee Wise Ass Extraordinaire

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    But there's one you can count on EVERY TIME, "Look at you!"
     
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    1. Long interviews means less airtime that Stern has to fill up.

    2. He can screw with other shows by denying them access to guests by hogging them for himself. This happens all the time with O&A
     
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    can you imagine the sight of howard manning an interview show? all in black, wearing those glasses, with that curly, black mess on the top of his head. the only way he can do this is with a bag on his head.
     
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    It's actually "in a sense that", which is a phrase that makes no sense...that's why it drives us all so insane
     
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    Logical transition from his Gong Show gig...



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