Wig's interview-length instinct is failing.

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Mr Pink, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. Mr Pink

    Mr Pink Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    7,317
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2013
    Messages:
    3,327
    Likes Received:
    6,028
    He brags about knowing when to bail on an interview but lately, his judgement has been way off. Belle Knox for over an hour? I started to glaze over and lost 30 IQ points from listening. Pit bull went on too long also. There is just much you can get out of him.

    Examples of great interviews which were long but you didn't really notice: Billy Joel - not a huge fan but much respect for his musical abilities and an interesting interview. Jay Z - again not a huge fan but found the interview fascinating.

    And yes, I still listen to the show while doing shit around the house, gaming, driving etc because a) the price is right, and b) yes, there are still some funny moments, but you shake your head a lot while waiting for them.
     
  2. koclem

    koclem .|..O..|. VIP Banned User

    Reputations:
    11,888
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Messages:
    7,334
    Likes Received:
    1,066
  3. Joe Bauers

    Joe Bauers Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    500,106
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2012
    Messages:
    31,534
    Likes Received:
    48,157
    Gee Whiz, I'm sorry I missed it. But to listen, I would have to push a couple of buttons. I just don't think Howard is worth all that effort. :dontknow:
     
  4. HPMikesLazyEYE

    HPMikesLazyEYE Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    12,472
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2014
    Messages:
    1,542
    Likes Received:
    3,322
    Just listened to Belle Knox. He kept saying "Well we wish you luck" "What else is there to say" The he started doing the impression of his parents and it went on for another 15 min. Interview should have been 20 min tops with that whore.
     
  5. jon1972us

    jon1972us Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    5,477
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    1,518
    Likes Received:
    1,529
    Some funny moments??? Where?? The show is a complete bore fest.
     
  6. reno

    reno VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    348,695
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2012
    Messages:
    14,118
    Likes Received:
    42,208
    He doesn't do any research on guests. I'm sure it's interns that do. It kills large blocks of the show. No need to work too hard. Howard's. All in!
     
  7. tv910

    tv910 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    70,677
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2011
    Messages:
    9,618
    Likes Received:
    17,976
    A lot of the research is completely wrong and even when the guest tells Howard that he keeps referring to the incorrect info. I hate his interviews and can't wait until they're over. It's torture when he appears to be wrapping it up and then drags it out for several more minutes, especially when he starts asking slightly rephrased versions of questions he already asked. It's so obvious Howard is just going through the motions and doesn't have enough content to fill a show.
     
  8. tHISisKiSSeL

    tHISisKiSSeL ♡❂❁❀♡ Gold

    Reputations:
    26,003
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    7,876
    Likes Received:
    5,177
    Everything about Howard and the show has been failing for at least a year now. Further back than that it was sucking but there were still a few glimmers of entertainment. It's completely in the toilet now.
     
  9. Imus O Sternsky

    Imus O Sternsky Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    11,810
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2012
    Messages:
    3,084
    Likes Received:
    2,743
    Do I need to take a break here Fred ? Is there anything else Robin ?
    [​IMG]
     
  10. EmperorsNewCaps

    EmperorsNewCaps Member

    Reputations:
    75,562
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    12,184
    Likes Received:
    15,792
    He's been doing this since 2006.
     
  11. Mr Pink

    Mr Pink Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    7,317
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2013
    Messages:
    3,327
    Likes Received:
    6,028
    Cocklem and wetspot have both privately disagreed with me. Apparently they think his skills are still spot on.
     
  12. datchguy

    datchguy New Member Banned User

    Reputations:
    -132
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2012
    Messages:
    13,446
    Likes Received:
    8
    :uscratch:
     
  13. HorsetoothBeth

    HorsetoothBeth Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    80,030
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Messages:
    7,056
    Likes Received:
    16,376
    Filler.

    That's all that matters anymore.
     
  14. isabella

    isabella VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    68,874
    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2010
    Messages:
    14,505
    Likes Received:
    11,104
    the show has been moribund for years, the interviews are relentlessly dull. the same shitty questions (although i don't think he would ask belle knox how much she's worth). i did catch a snippet of anderson cooper the other day and while howard was his usual annoying self, anderson is so engaging i stuck with it for awhile.
    in fact, anderson should have been the one interviewing howard.

    i want someone to ask howard how much he's worth and why he's such a hyporite.
     
  15. datchguy

    datchguy New Member Banned User

    Reputations:
    -132
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2012
    Messages:
    13,446
    Likes Received:
    8
    The last time someone did that they stopped playing"1 question only"