The following story was submitted by a fan of The Howard Stern Show who wanted to share their ''Brush with Greatness'' with others.
Submitted by: Dave D. 10/18/00
I have actually had a few brushes with greatness with the stern members. I
live on Long Island and I'm sure geography plays a big part of it. My brushes have
been quicker and less intrusive then the one on the site but interesting I
Gary (a few years back like 6-8 I think)
While getting my tux fitted for my prom with some friends in walks Gary with
his fiancee and the time. She was tall and he well the "teeth" were
definitely there. I said Hi and told him, I enjoyed the show. He was quite
pleasant but ended up trying on every combination of tuxes and most didn't
look good. As I was leaving I suggested he try a blue one with the ruffle
shirt. He smiled and wished me good luck at prom while his future wife did
not look thrilled.
Jackie (3 yrs ago)
I was sitting in Oyster Bay at Mario's pizza and in walks Jackie in the late
afternoon. Supposedly he comes in once a week after getting back from the
show. He was driving his wife's black Volvo sport wagon. He ordered a
chicken parm hero and a slice to go. He was so giddy to be recognized that
he gave autographs out to everyone who asked. After getting mine I asked
him, "how much do I owe you?" He said, "its OK don't worry about it." He
then realized that I was making fun of his cheap nature and got a bit of a
Fred the elephant boy (2 years ago)
I met Fred while he was eating spaghetti at the Long Island Chasse Cake
factory. He was with his mom and the spaghetti was all over his face. I
don't think you should ever order spaghetti on a date or if you are Fred.
As I faked a bathroom visit I walked by his table and said, "Fred, big fan"
he smiled and mumbled "thank you." I think he was generally happy for being
called Fred and not elephant boy. I left him to wipe his face.
Mike Gange (last week)
I passed Gange on his cell phone leaning against a wall on 34th and 5th. He
was way chubbier in person then I would have thought. I waited for him to
finish his call and walked over to say hi. I said, "Your on the stern show
right?" He nodded, I continued, "Doug (Goodstein) big fan." He was
noticeably not to thrilled to be mistaken for someone else. He walked away
but it was not mentioned on the show which was my intention.
I have met Doug a number of times out in NYC before he got married he was
always pleasant and since I was with a group of girls he would always get me
to try and mention he was on the show. I usually plugged his game and he
was happy although he never scored with any of them.
While working as a Flower delivery boy, (where Howard Stern has an account)
I had a delivery to Robin from Howard and family. Allison had called in the
order and the card read something like, "thank you for blah blah love Howard
Allison and family." I of course got the delivery it was to the show but to
be delivered after 11 when they were off the air. Not only was I expecting
a big tip but the chance to meet Robin. I got neither when I had to leave
the delivery with a secretary.