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Howard started the show talking about how he prepares for the show each morning and he has to throw it out the window because Eric the Actor has died. Robin asked if he was kidding. Robin didn't know. Howard said he thought she knew for some reason. Robin asked when he died. Howard said it was on Saturday. Howard said he thought she knew. Howard said she doesn't go on Twitter or anything. Robin said she was in Washington DC on Saturday. Howard said that she should give him a list of things she does know so he can fill her in.
Howard said they found out there is a second sun in our solar system and it's hiding behind the sun we normally see.
Howard said Eric would have been so satisfied in knowing that his death was announced in Variety. He said as soon as it was confirmed it was in there. Howard said Eric's name is actually Eric Lynch. Howard said he would have been so happy he was on the Us Magazine web site. He said he loved fame.
Shuli came in and said that Eric called him on Friday. He said he was upset at Gonzo Shitcock and he was ranting. He said Gonzo had prank called a gay relationship show and called as someone who was in a relationship with Eric. He said he called as Jon, his care taker.
Howard had Eric's care taker Jon on the phone. Jon had taken care of Eric for almost 9 years. Howard said that Eric let them know that Jon was leaving to help his parents. He said Eric loved and adored Jon. He said he sensed fear from that. He said that his parents were going to be taking care of Eric. Howard said it kind of represented some of his freedom being taken away from him. Shuli said he thinks that Eric's heart was broken because that day was Jon's last day helping him.
Shuli said that Jon met Eric in high school and he ended up taking care of him. Jon said that Eric got bored up in the mountains and his parents asked if he would move in with him in the city. Howard said it just sort of worked out that he was taking care of him.
Howard asked what happened to Eric. Jon said about Thursday night he had stomach issues and that was kind of normal. He said Friday night he didn't look too good and he told him to call the doctor. Eric thought it was just his stomach. He said he told him he felt fine other than his stomach. Jon said he sounded fine. He said Saturday morning he woke up and felt unstable and he wanted to call the ambulance. Jon said when they showed up Eric's blood pressure was pretty low. They got him stable at the hospital and did tests. He said his kidneys and liver started shutting down. He said around 3:15 in the afternoon his whole body just shut down.
Howard said he loved Eric and he truly did. He said Eric was the greatest. Howard said what he loved about him was that he was afflicted all of these shitty things. He said Eric didn't view it that way. He didn't act any differently than any of them. He said he was feisty and called him Big Nose and Gary Big Tooth. He said Eric loved life and loved what he did. He said Eric was passionate. Robin said he was a real fan.
Howard said so many people in a wheelchair don't have that kind of outlook. He said Eric still carried on like a maniac and it was the greatest. Robin said he always had demands about what Johnny wasn't doing for him.
Howard said he has a couple of favorite moments he liked about Eric. Howard said he thinks his favorite had to be when he got a job on a TV show they got for him on ''In Plain Sight.'' He said he was afraid that Werewolves lived there. He said it was the greatest thing. He said he convinced him that they wouldn't cause him any problems. Shuli said he thinks that he demanded silver in his rider.
Howard said that someone really bummed out Eric and he called in about it. He said there was a guy in his high school who thought Eric ruined things for everyone when they had to build ramps for him. He said Eric called Johnny and told him to take care of it and he said ''You know what to do. You know what to do.'' He said he was like a little Mafia guy. Howard said he sounded like a mob boss. Howard said it was the greatest. Howard played a clip from that day when Eric said that to Johnny. Eric was saying that he wanted Johnny to take care of the guy for him. Howard had played the voice mail where Eric said ''You know what to do...'' Everyone got a laugh out of that.
After playing that clip Howard asked Jon if he got the call about Eric dying. Jon said he was there. Howard said he must be in shock. He asked if he ever took vacation from Eric. Jon said just during Christmas time. He said Eric just thought he was having stomach problems. Jon said today he was supposed to leave to go to the airport tomorrow. He said Saturday was his last day so that was eerie. Howard asked if it was hard for him to leave Eric. Jon said it sucked and it was hard on Eric. Howard said Jon meant freedom to Eric. Howard said Eric was 39 years old by the way. Howard said Jon was willing to take Eric to the Bunny Ranch and things like that. His parents would ever do that. Jon said Eric wasn't able to do as much as he could over the past year or so. He wasn't able to get out as much.
Howard asked about funeral services. Jon said there is nothing set up for Eric yet. He said there are a lot of fake things on the internet. He said that the family wants to keep it private. He said if they want to do something for Eric they can honor him by donating to the Shriner's Hospital in Sacramento.
Jon said that the parents said that if the Stern groups on the internet can get together if they want but there won't be a funeral service they can go to.
Howard said that Eric loved to be in the spotlight. Robin said that Eric was upset for not setting him up to go to Los Angeles just recently. Howard said Eric is on TMZ, Us Weekly and more. Jon said he was on the NBC News station web site and a bunch of news channels. He said he was pretty much everywhere. Howard said he was in Variety. Shuli said he made it. He finally made it. Jon said he was number 5 trending on Twitter and on the whole web last night. Howard said that would have been important to Eric. He said he would have liked that.
Howard asked Jon what he's going to be doing. Jon said he's going to stay an extra week and then going to take care of his parents. He said his dad got put in a wheelchair and his mom is going blind so he has to help them. Howard said Jon is a good dude. Howard said there is no one more giving than Jon. Howard said he's not getting rich doing this stuff. Jon said ''Oh no.'' Howard said it sounds like he's incredibly loving. Shuli said he's been taking care of people his whole adult life. Howard asked if he ever wonders who is going to take care of him. Jon said no. Howard said he thinks that he's more like Jesus than Jesus is. Howard said Jon doesn't mind being the guy behind the guy. Howard said he's just a good guy.
Shuli said he's seen Jon put up with Eric back stage and even Jesus wouldn't put up with that shit. Howard asked if he yelled at him. Jon said that he talked to him with attitude. He said that he'd get pissed off at something on the show and he'd get upset.
Howard said he thinks that Eric enjoyed things about the show and even the interaction with Gonzo Shitcock. Jon said he has a fighting bug in him. He said he liked to fight. He said he's one of the only people he knew who believed that he lost if he didn't fight back and got the attention.
Howard asked they knew Eric on the air and if that was an exaggerated personality. Jon said it was. He said he was a great guy. Shuli said he went to a strip club with Eric and they were taking turns crumpling up dollars for the dancers. He said they had a curtain there at the stage and when the curtain dropped down it landed on him and Eric. He said Eric turned to him and said ''What a way to go'' when he asked if he was okay.
Howard asked Jon if one of the highlights was getting Eric laid at the Bunny Ranch. Jon said it was. Howard said the poor guy couldn't be treated like a man because he was so dependant on people. He said he must have felt normal. Howard played a clip from the day Howard spoke to the girls and Eric about that.
Howard said he's sure the girls at the Bunny Ranch are flying their panties at half staff today. Howard said that Eric was told he wouldn't live past his teen years. Jon said that he was. Howard said for what he was dealing with it's amazing he lasted as long as he did. Howard said he knew in the back of his mind that the fake rumors could come true one day. He said when he first heard about this he said that they said he ''might'' have died. He said he knew they could lose him at any time. He said he never thought the day would come though. He said that it affected him so much. He said that his wife doesn't really know the show all that well but she was crying. He said that she was so dad hearing Eric had passed away. He said she felt something about this. Howard said that's how all of them are feeling now. He said they didn't know him personally but they knew how hard his life was. Howard said he loved giving Eric air time.
Howard said Eric once called in pissed off that he couldn't get on the air. Howard said there were times he just couldn't get to him. Howard played a clip of a voicemail where Eric went off on him about not getting him on the air. He called Howard a piece of shit in that message.
Howard said they had Simon Cowell on the show once and he had Eric on the show. Howard played that clip as well. Eric was hoping to have sex with Kelly Clarkson. Howard asked Eric how much longer he had to live in that clip. Eric said he was told he wouldn't make it out of his teens. Simon Cowell told Eric that maybe he should try someone in the top 100 and not the two winners.
Shuli said one of his favorite moments was when Eric was on when Howard pitched him and idea to have Eric sit on his lap on AGT. He said Eric's response was ''I'm 37 god damn years old.''
Howard said the first time Eric called in he wanted to talk about Kelly Clarkson after he said she was fat. Shuli said that Friday was Eric's 12th anniversary on the show actually. He said usually Eric is up at 1 o'clock and he missed him. He said that he usually was there when he'd call.
Howard played the clip of the first time Eric called the show on September 19, 2002. Howard found out that Eric was a little person and that he wasn't well.
Howard said Eric wanted to be a singer. He didn't remember that. Jon said they had him do that ''Wild Thing'' that one time. Howard said they got Eric on about 10 shows to act. Shuli said that he took the job really seriously. He said it wasn't about fucking round. He said he saw himself as an actor and he was going to do his job. Howard said he was on In Plain Sight with Mary McCormack. Howard played a clip from that show where Eric interacted with Mary.
Howard said so many celebrities were talking about Eric yesterday. Jon said that Andy Cohen was talking about him. Howard said Johnny Knoxville, Jimmy Kimmel, Natalie Maines, Zac Efron and many others were commenting on him. Howard said Jonah Hill, the guys from Brickleberry, Andy Cohen and others were also commenting. Jon said that they were going to announce it this morning on the show but family and friends were commenting on it. He said they were starting the rumors yesterday. Howard said Robin was shocked. She didn't know until this morning.
Howard said that Us Weekly commented on Eric's passing. Howard said Eric really hated being called a Wack Packer. He said he had a clip from the day he called in about that. Howard said he has so many great Eric moments on the show. He said he has one where Eric measured his penis. He didn't remember why he wanted to do that. Jon said he remembers being woken up being asked to bring him a ruler.
Howard played the clip where Eric measured his penis and told Howard it was 5 inches or a little over. Howard asked if Jon threw that ruler away. Jon said he doesn't know what happened to it. He said that wasn't the only time that happened. He said one time Eric was sexting and he took a picture of his cock and he walked in on him doing it. Howard asked if he was ashamed. Jon said he wasn't. He said he just told him he had to use the bathroom and he hadn't pulled up his pants yet.
Howard said Eric with women and his penis got him into trouble. He said there was that girl Kendra. Jon said that was Eric's one highlight with a woman until it turned out she was a fake. Howard said Eric was falling in love with her. He said he thought of her like a girlfriend. Howard played a clip where Gary was arguing with Eric about that girl Kendra about her web cam business.
Howard said Eric loved the show. He said it gave him fame and so much. Jon said Eric liked the fame and the fighting. Howard said he loved Eric. He said he really did love him. He said sometimes Gary would come to him sometimes and ask how he can put him on because he's ungrateful but that's what was great about him. Howard said he was just unbelievable.
Howard said Gary had a love hate relationship with Eric. Gary said he did. He said that Eric was upset with him about the ALS ice bucket challenge thing. He said he loved tweaking Eric. He said he spoke to Eric off the air last year and he thought he had a good conversation with him. He said he did get under his skin though. Howard said Gary didn't like him. Gary said he did like Eric but then Eric asked him to get him into American Idol in Sacramento. He said he helped Eric out and it was on a Tuesday he asked for help. He immediately started trying to help and by Thursday Eric called in yelling at him for not helping him out. Gary said he was trying but he had so many things to do.
Howard said Eric was ornery and that's what was great about him. He said he'd yell at you if you were trying to help him. Shuli said he'd yell at you for trying to give him something. Howard said Jon must have been yelled at. Shuli said he has a voicemail from last week where he called Gary and ape face over the ALS thing. Shuli said he was such a good guy that he'd just come clean on things that he was bull shitting about. He said he didn't keep it going for too long.
Howard said that Eric started his own internet radio station. He said they'd play back his show and it was the greatest thing ever. Howard played a clip where Eric was talking to his co-hosts and their voices were all echoing. Howard said that's how the show was quite a bit. Howard played another clip where Eric was trying to answer a question and the audio was stuttering. Howard said you can't write that stuff.
Howard said that was unbelievable. Howard said Eric gave up on the American Idol show and tried a country music show. Howard said the music was louder than Eric though so it didn't work. He played an example of that too. Howard said he would tell Eric that they couldn't hear him and it didn't matter. He played another example where Eric was talking up a song but it was so loud that you couldn't hear a word he was saying.
Howard said Eric loved country music. Jon said that was the main music he liked. He said he liked some pop and R&B too. Howard said he loved the pop stars. Robin said she loved it when Eric would call and evaluate Howard's performances.
Shuli said he and Eric only got into one fight. He said that they had Eric lay down on a couch and they took a picture. He said he put it on his MySpace profile and Eric flipped out when he saw it. Shuli said Eric stated texting him and calling him names. Howard said when Eric was pissed it was unbelievable. He said someone said that Eric talks slowly once and he was just beside himself. Howard played a clip of Eric going off on Fred over that. He said he doesn't grunt and he doesn't talk slowly.
Howard said Eric hated the sound effects behind him and he went off on them about that. He played a clip of Eric talking about how much he hated Steve Langford when Fred played a ''Zero point zero'' clip and Eric screamed at him at the top of his lungs that he was going to fly to New York and break his fucking fingers.
Howard said Eric did have good times too. He said he left a message for them around Christmas. He wished them happy holidays and all of that. Eric said he hoped that Howard would keep entertaining them for 5 more years and thanked him for taking his calls over the past 8 years.
Howard said he loves Eric the Actor. He had Gonzo on the phone and said he was always involved with Eric. Howard said they were always going at it. Gonzo said he just wanted to give his condolences. He said he's really sad today. Jon said that it's a little too late to start saying all of that stuff. Jon said that there was a woman who harassed Eric 24/7 and then she asked to come to the funeral. He said that Eric wouldn't want to have anything of Gonzo's.
Howard said he heard that this will be Gonzo's last call to them. Gonzo said that as far as Eric is concerned that's it.
Howard said he thinks that Eric liked the three ring circus of people like this. Jon said that Eric loved the fighting but he didn't like the people. Gonzo said it was just to have fun with the guy. He said he felt really bad when he heard the news. Gonzo said he really is shaken up about it. Jon said for anybody to think that he was incapacitated he did that on the show but the last thing that pissed Eric off was something that was on him. He said Gonzo called in to a black gay relationship show saying he was him and saying he was being abused by him. Jon said that was all bull shit. Howard said that no one believed what Gonzo said.
Howard took a call from Hanzi who said he is going to miss Eric. He said he was one of his favorite parts of the show. He said he loved when he got upset with Jimmy Kimmel when he said that his hand was like a rotten plumb. Howard said Jimmy Kimmel was the biggest Eric the Actor fan. He said he knows he gave to his Amazon wish list regularly. He said he was fascinated with his calls. Howard said Jimmy started to write his wife about Eric and asked if it was really true. He said Jimmy was really devastated by the news of his death. Howard said that they were playing something of Eric's while they were away and Jimmy stayed in his car to listen to that.
Howard had Jimmy on the phone. Jimmy said it's great to follow Hanzi and Gonzo Shitcock on the show. He said everything about Eric fastened him. He said he doesn't think he would have liked to be called a Wack Packer. He said he liked that Eric was this tiny guy in a wheelchair and he didn't have a lot going on beyond wrestling and American Idol and he treated Howard like he was an equal. He said they both took that position and he loved it.
Howard said he thinks that Jimmy summed it up for him. He said he had so little going on and he needed him for his fame fix. Howard said he gave him shit every day and stood up to him. Robin said he'd call and give Howard advice. Howard said everyone would beg him but Eric didn't.
Jon said he has been listening since the 90s and Eric is the only one who fought so much with Howard. He said no one else did that.
Howard said this is really devastating. Jimmy said it really is. He said it's so sad that he's not going to call in anymore. He said there were times when he said he would never call again but you knew he would break down and call back to get a part in a show or something. He said it was always such a great thing when he did that.
Howard said he thinks the greatest moment was when Eric banned himself from the show and they didn't hear from him for weeks. Jon said it was 3 months. Howard said he got weirded out by it and he thought that he was for real this time. He said if he begged him to come back on it wouldn't be any good. He said he had to want to come back on. Shuli said he continued listening because he was getting texts. Howard said they eventually got a call from Derek from Texas who turned out to be Eric putting on a little bit of an accent. Howard said that he played along with that. He said Eric did a southern accent when he did that. Howard said he even lost the accent and called himself Eric.
Howard asked Jimmy what his favorite moments were with Eric. Jimmy said that he loved the flying with balloons thing. He said there was no price he was unwilling to pay to make that happen. He said it's surprising that he didn't do it. He said that Eric said no and he just wouldn't do it. Jon said that he did that no matter what they offered him. Howard said there was no way they were going to do that. He said just telling him that they were going to do it was great. He said he imagined him flying out the window and losing him. He said he was more afraid of it than Eric was.
Shuli said there really was nothing that they could do to get Eric to do that. Howard said he and Jimmy were emailing back and forth a couple of times a day to figure out how to make it happen. Jimmy said he really admires him for not doing it. He said he had so much self esteem. He said that Eric knew he was great.
Howard said despite all of this stuff Eric loved life. He said he embraced the show and wrestling. He said he wishes that everyone had that kind of love for life.
Jon said that the one thing Eric brought up a lot was about going to see Jimmy for the first time. He said when they were leaving Jimmy sent his cousin out to give them a jersey for the Sacramento Kings. Jon said that Eric kind of used Jimmy too. He said that he set up that ABC executive to meet with Eric. He said that he said he would fly with balloons and when he finally met Rob Mills he refused to do it.
Howard played a clip of Eric doing his Derek from Texas voice for Johnny Fratto. Howard said that they were about to go into a new chapter in Eric's life. He said he was going to be without Jon. Jimmy said they have to thank Jon for taking care of Eric all these years. He said that he really is a good guy.
Jimmy said he loved the time Eric told Johnny to take care of that kid from high school. He said Johnny knew what to do. He knew what to do.
Robin said Howard once refused to take calls from Eric anymore but that ban didn't last long. Howard said he couldn't resist taking the calls. Howard said you can't stay away from Eric.
Howard said Jimmy should fly with balloons to honor Eric. Jimmy said that they should have a statue in a park with Eric flying with balloons. Howard said someone on the internet painted a picture of Eric flying into heaven and he was in balloons in a wheelchair. He said it was so beautiful that he almost lost it. Jimmy said if God told Eric he had to fly with balloons to get into heaven Eric would have told him to fuck off.
Howard said as sick as Eric was he thinks that he'd curse out God over that. Howard said he doesn't think he did that. He asked Jon if he ever did. Jon said he didn't.
Howard said it would be great if Eric got 70 Diana DeGarmos in heaven when he got there. That led to them talking about how he got Diana's mom's phone number once and kept bugging her about her daughter.
Shuli said it was great going on the road and women would let Eric motorboat them. He said that he once asked if it would be okay to fly him into a woman's chest as he was dressed up as Superman. Eric said that he would do the flying thing but not dressed as Superman. Robin said he always had a problem with being in a costume. He said he refused to do that stuff. Howard said he had that dignity thing going.
Howard played a clip where he was commenting on Eric's club foot and Eric said ''I'm club fucking footed you asswipe.''
Jimmy said this is what he loves about the show. He said that they make fun of everyone and Eric was part of that.
Jon said that Eric said that Howard had the right to make fun of him but not the fans. Howard said Bob Lefsetz wrote a whole column about Eric this morning and it was great. Howard said that people avoid handicapped people and Eric would talk about everything they asked about. He said he had pride but he was willing to talk about how tough his life was. Howard said he talked to him last week and he found out that Jon was leaving. Howard played a clip from last week where Eric announced that Jon was leaving.
Jimmy thanked Howard for bringing Eric to them. He said he's going to go fuck his pillow as a tribute to Eric. Shuli asked if Howard or Jimmy cried this weekend. Howard said he didn't cry but he got really sad. Jimmy said he did too. Jimmy said he didn't really believe it at first. He said he was searching the internet and he thought that it might be fake. Howard said he didn't believe it at first. He said that it could have been an elaborate hoax.
Jon said that it was him on Saturday night when he posted on Eric's page to favorite some stuff. He said they were trying to keep it a secret from everyone until they could tell Howard.
Howard thanked Jon for calling in and thanked Jimmy too. Jon said that Johnny will probably call in to talk about this. He said one thing that was kind of eerie was that Eric is sitting in front of Johnny's elevator and there's a picture of him with angels over his head. He said you can find that on Eric's main Facebook page. Howard said he will check that out.
Howard said Jon was closest to Eric and he will go to heaven based on what he did for Eric. Howard said Jimmy has a TV show that everyone should tune in for. Jimmy said he just called in for a plug. Howard said Jimmy may fly with balloons tonight no his show. Shuli said Underdog wants to go on Jimmy's show. Jimmy said there are no other Wack Packers today as far as he's concerned. It's just Eric. Howard thanked the two of them for calling and let them go.
Howard asked if anyone was crying over this. Shuli said he got upset when he found out. Mariann from Brooklyn called in and said that she's angry that Robin didn't know. Mariann said that they loved that Eric spoke the truth. She said she can't believe it. Howard thanked her for the call but Mariann kept talking. Mariann said that she'll give Robin all information if she needs it. Howard let Mariann go.
Shuli said that Robin was crying because she was stuck at Veg-Fest. Howard said he'd cry if he was there too.
Howard said he got the news about Eric and he went and jerked off. He said he watched a fake agent porn where this really hot blonde is running an agency and this woman seduces him. He said it's so great. He said he came when she was blowing him so he never saw the ending.
Howard said he was watching Ray Donovan last night and he wasn't able to sleep. Howard said that he had to figure out how to get to sleep. He said he was bummed about Eric and it really hit him hard. He said everyone is dropping like flies. He said he's so mad at Eric for leaving. Robin said he gave them a scare not long ago. Robin said he went to the doctor and they gave him about 6 months to live.
Shuli said that Jeff the Drunk and Eric argued a lot. Howard said Johnny Fratto was representing both of them.
Howard said that on Twitter ''#ByeForNow'' is trending at number 2. Howard said that was his catch phrase and it was catching on. Howard said it was really impressive. Howard said they loved it and then Eric stopped doing it. Howard played a clip where Eric just said ''Bye.'' He eventually got Eric to say ''Bye for now.'' They went to break after that.
Howard came back and said that they spent an hour and a half on Eric and he'd gladly spend another hour and a half on him. Howard took a call from Johnny Fratto who was on with Jon.
Johnny said it's so bad. He said it's so weird because of the way he acted. He said that we should have all been prepared for this because he acted like he was bullet proof. Howard said he defied all of the doctor's predictions. He said he thought he was going to live forever. Johnny said he thinks Howard and the guys extended his life. He said they gave him a great life. He said he had a better life than people who aren't afflicted. Howard said people used to ask if he was making fun of him but he said no because he was just treating him like everyone else. Johnny said that he provided him things that kept him going. He said that they would get him riled up and he would call him saying he was going to get even. He said he thinks this is why he stuck around.
Johnny said Eric can't use his hands and make a sandwich for himself. He said he didn't care and he had this confidence in him. He said he was courageous too. Howard said he thinks Johnny genuinely liked Eric. Johnny said he wanted to hate him so badly but he ended up loving the fucking kid. He said he's heart broken.
Johnny said that he thinks this fucker was an evil ruler in some past time. He said the body didn't fit the brain.
Howard said there's so much suffering going on in the world. He said he was like Genghis Khan. Johnny said that he would ask them to roll him up to a girl on the street and he'd try to pick her up the best he could.
Howard said it was so great that Johnny took his calls and treated him seriously. Howard said it was a major pain in his ass in his life. Howard said he took phone calls from Eric one after the other and it was tough on him. Johnny said it was 40-50 a day at times. He said it was at all hours of the days too. He said he had time limits on everything. He said he wanted to go to the Bunny Ranch but he couldn't because of the altitude. He said he'd give him an hour or two to get things done and that was it. Howard thanked Jon and Johnny for calling in. He said he thought it was great with the way Johnny had interactions with Eric. He said he knows he thought of him as family.
Johnny said that he's never seen anyone care as much as Jon. He said that he knows no one will ever do that for him. He said Jon is a man's man. Howard said he is a stand up dude. He said he thinks the world of him. Howard said he hopes that Johnny will pay more attention to his own kids now. He said he was wrapped up in Eric's life.
Jon said a few more words about Eric and Howard let the two of them go. Howard said that Johnny was Eric's manager for a long time. Robin said some of those negotiations were priceless that Johnny had to go through.
Howard said that he wanted to ask who will go through Eric's stuff. He wondered if Jon will be a part of that. Robin said he's staying a week longer.
Howard said that most of them never had the balls to ask for a free pass to a whore house but Eric did. Robin said he demanded to be on TV shows and he got his way. Howard said that Eric needed a lot of things. He said he has a wish list with the most ridiculous stuff. He said that he had ''The Big Book of Boobs'' and an action figure of a baseball payer from the Oakland A's. Howard said he wanted Gatorade, pellet pistols, Little Debbie zebra cakes. Howard said he even wanted a baseball glove. Howard said he wanted Simon Cowell edition headphones. Howard said they're going to call him Eric the Little belligerent Angel from now on. Robin said they've lost quite a few people from the show.
Howard asked if they would say that Hank or Eric was a bigger deal on the show. Howard said Hank was right up there. Howard said he might say Eric. Robin said that might be an even call. Howard said he wants to thank Kelly Clarkson because she's the reason they found Eric. Howard said if he had never called her fat then the ball never would have started rolling.
Howard said you can't judge a book by its cover. Howard said he had a rich life and he was filled with agony. He said a lot of people embraced him and put him in TV shows. Howard said his obituary is in Variety and Us Weekly. Howard said like Joan Rivers it was a shock to them. Howard said that with Eric it still comes as a shock that he's dead.
Robin said he never sounded frail. Robin said they always believed he'd be around. Howard said Eric loved Wrestling. He said he got out and did a lot of stuff. He said they even got him laid. Robin said he did and he got to meet Wrestlers and got to act.
Howard said he loved how delusional he was. He said that Jonah Hill is coming on and he's a fan of Eric's. He said he put it out there that Eric could call him if he wanted to. Robin said Jonah did remember him.
Howard said Eric's last acting job will be on Brickleberry. Robin said Yucko called last week to say they might cut him out of the show. Howard said he was upset over that.
Robin said there were so many great moments with Eric on the how. Howard said he could have played a lot more but over the next few weeks they'll play more. Howard said he had to take a break before getting to more.
Howard asked for more of those facts. Wolfie asked which actor Eric would want the career of. Howard guessed a couple like Johnny Depp. It turns out it was Matthew Perry. Howard laughed. Wolfie said that he told him that it was because he got to stand in a room with Amanda Peet while she was naked.
Howard asked what else he had. Wolfie asked what his favorite fast food restaurant was. Howard guessed Wendy's. It turns out it was Arby's. He liked the hot ham and Swiss and a couple of chicken sandwiches. Howard asked if he was following some of them on Twitter. Wolfie said he believes he was.
Wolfie asked what Eric's favorite snack was. Howard guessed the Little Debbie snacks that he mentioned earlier. Wolfie said that's right. He said his favorite food is bacon. Howard said as bad as his diet was JD would probably drop 20 pounds if he ate as well as Eric did.
Wolfie mentioned a few more things he knew about Eric. Howard said he knows a lot about him. Wolfie said he just started talking to him a few months ago. He didn't want to betray his trust so he didn't call in with all of this before. He said he connected with him and started talking thanks to someone who was a friend of Eric's. Howard said Eric had so much time. Wolfie said that he had to call him at midnight his time. Howard asked if he watched TV in real time or something. Wolfie said that's when Eric told him to call so that's what he did.
Howard thanked Wolfie for calling in. He said that they should all say good bye by saying ''Bye for now'' as a tribute to Eric.
Howard said they asked people on the street if it's cheating if you have a girlfriend and go on and watch web cam girls. Howard played some of the answers they got from people. One woman said it is cheating. Howard asked if he had any blowback from that. JD told Howard that everything is fine. He said that she was over this weekend. He said they didn't talk about it all that much.
Howard played more of the answers they got from people on the street. The women were saying that it is cheating. Howard said it comes across as still being on the market. Howard said they did say that JD's girlfriend left her toothbrush there at his place. JD said she won't be moving in anytime soon. He said she lives in another state and she has a career there. Howard said that
Howard asked JD if he's upset about Eric. JD said he is. He said he was great on the show. Robin said she thought he hated listening to his stuff. JD said there were times when it was tough but it made for great radio. Howard played a song parody about JD and his web cam girls.
Howard played a clip of Benjy crashing the press conference. Howard said that was such bullshit and he thinks that people appreciate this thing. He said that they were asking Goodell questions and he was avoiding the answers. He said he totally avoided answering.
Howard played the clip of Benjy screaming and he was yelling at them not to take him to the elevator. Howard asked if he had that planned. Benjy said he didn't. He said he wanted to ask questions. He said he wasn't sure what he was going to ask. He said he was going to ask if he saw Howard's abs in the ice bucket challenge.
Benjy said that this guy seemed like he was 10 feet tall and carried him out to the street. Howard asked if he locked his arm behind his back. Benjy said there were police there with him. Benjy said it was so quick and they kept asking if he had sharp objects with him. Benjy said he didn't think he did. Benjy said he got very scared. Benjy said they felt him up over his clothes and he got a little hard from that.
Benjy said they were asking Elisa if he had a history of mental illness. Howard asked if he does. Benjy said no. Benjy said they took her phone and deleted the video she had. Howard asked if they can do that. Benjy said probably not but they're not going to fight it.
Howard asked if they knew who he was and that he had been fingered by Perez Hilton. Benjy said that all came up. He said what he's curious about is how Howard found out about it. Howard said he somehow heard about it and he saw what it was. He said he wished he had told him about it so he could have told him not to. He said he heard about him being dragged out and that was just fucked up.
Benjy said the police were downstairs and they gave his name to the Hilton guy. He said he may not be able to get back in there. Howard said he had nothing to do with it. HE's not talking to anyone. Howard said he can't tell Benjy what to do in his off hours. He said if Benjy had a credential then it would be one thing but he snuck in through a back room. He said that's not right.
Howard said that it's a mystery to everyone about Benjy's girlfriend. He said they were the topic of conversation the night of the AGT finale. Benjy showed up there. Howard said Mat Franco won the finale. He said he loved Emily West. He said she came in number 2. Howard said he thought Acro Army might win. He said they were the top 3. Howard said it was hard to pick the winner.
Howard asked if Benjy got laid after the press conference. Benjy said he will let her decide to tell him. Howard said that he would have thought she would do it after that. Benjy said she was impressed. Howard asked if she is dating anyone. Benjy said no. He said they were asking her about their relationship. He said she told the cops that they were in the middle of a break up. She said that a female cop started to ask why but then she said she understood and told her not to ask.
Howard said he thinks if Benjy was really into who Elisa is he would marry her but she's so hot that he's afraid to let go of her. Benjy said that she's really hot. He said he's never had the feeling that he can't get hot chicks.
Howard said he has David Arquette on the phone to talk about Eric the Actor. Howard said they did about an hour and 20 on Eric already. David said he's sorry he didn't call in earlier. Howard said that's fine. David said he loved the guy and he's going to miss him. He said he was amazing. David said Howard brought some light into Eric's life toward the end there. He said they reported on his death on TMZ. Howard said Variety was actually the first tweet he read. Howard said that he would have dropped dead if he knew he'd be in Variety. David asked what the chances are. Howard said he thinks most of the audience loved Eric's calls. He said he knows there are some who didn't. David said he always wanted him to take a flight with balloons. Howard said that's what Jimmy Kimmel said too. Howard said his most favorite moment was when Eric complained that he was afraid of werewolves in New Mexico. He said that this makes it that much more special with David calling in. David said that he hopes Eric is staring at huge, round boobs up in heaven.
Howard took a call from Marianne Garvey whose phone sounded horrible. Howard asked what was going on with that. Marianne said that in the news room on Friday it was really funny when they found out about Benjy. She said that they had TVs on in ever room and they were all watching it. Marianne said that she heard the screaming which sounded familiar. She said the guys thought that it was some crazy woman and she knew immediately that it was Benjy. Howard said he did sound feminine. Howard said it was something else.
Benjy said that Eric Badia came to his house from the NY Daily News and interviewed him. He said he's on TMZ too.
Benjy said he wanted to talk about Eric too. He said that he remembered that Eric told him that he was proud of his brother who was a fire fighter or something. He said that he had a girlfriend from high school who was a Spanish girl. He said they even made out once and he felt her up. He said she had to move away though. Howard said that's the story of his life. He said everyone moves away from him.
Howard said Benjy's tribute was the worst of them all this morning. He said he should dedicate his Roger Goodell thing to Eric. Benjy said that's what he's doing.
Howard said a huge part of him wants to walk away. He said he adores the show but it's so tough to do with the time he has to get up in the morning. Howard said he didn't fall asleep until 11 even after beating off. Howard said he would go down and eat fruit and try to get tired. He said it usually helps. Howard said that he missed Veg-Fest this weekend because he was so tired.
Howard said everyone at the network wants him to do another season. Howard said Nick wants him back and the judges too. Howard said he's thinking about it. Howard said they need an answer soon. He said they have to make plans. Howard said he doesn't know what to do. He said his psychiatrist doesn't want him to do it. Howard said he wants him to make the decision for him. Howard said there is a part of him that wants to do it. Robin said he doesn't want to say no, that's the problem. Howard said there's a part of him that loves doing the show. Howard said maybe he wants to say yes. Howard said he doesn't know.
Howard said Howie Mandel is a grandfather and he had a picture of his granddaughter wearing a T-shirt he sent him that says ''I Love America's Judge Howard Stern''. He said it's great.
Howard said he sent Howie a gift at the end of the season. He said Howie sent him one and Jason Raff knew he wasn't going to like it. He said it was a bird. Howard said Howie got him a bird. He said he got so upset about that. Howard said he hates it. He said that he doesn't want a bird stuck in a cage. He said this poor thing was wrapped up in wrapping paper. Howard said Howie knew they were going to return them. He said it was all a joke. He said that Howie shouldn't do that as a joke. Howard said he got upset and then the owner came in and said that he wanted to tell him about the bird. Howard did an impression of the guy telling him how to feed it. Howard said he told the guy he doesn't approve of what he does for a living. Howard said he asked the guy to take the bird back. Then he saw Howie in the elevator and he kept a straight face. He said he does that after every joke he does. He said he thinks that he was bummed but maybe not. He said that he heard Mel B was going to keep her bird and he felt even worse for that one.
Howard said he felt bad for the bird because it's going to get lost in the mix at her house with the kids she has. Howard said sometimes Mel B Brings her kids up at the same time Heidi brings her's and he can't tell which one is which. He said he's just awful. He said they're all close but he's just there doing his thing. He said he thinks they know to just steer clear of him.
Howard said he didn't have to do any press this season. He said that was one of the things he didn't want to do. Howard said they never ask him about the show that he's on. He said they ask about Roger Goodell instead. Howard said for the last show he went out and they asked him about Ray Rice. Howard said he commented on it and then that's all he reads about in the news. They don't write about AGT. Howard said if they want to know about this stuff they can listen to his radio show. Howard said they agreed to let him stop doing that stuff. Howard said that was nice.
Howard said he realized something else too. He said most people who work the press lines have horrible breath. He said it smells like shit on that press line. Howard said he swears if he goes to another press line he's going to wear a gas mask.
Howard said Nick Cannon was wearing $2 million shoes. Howard said that's what Nick told him. He said that he's paying for them on a layaway plan. Howard said Howie said something interesting and asked Nick if he's got something else going on with those shoes. Howard said he'd be afraid of stepping in dog shit or gum. Howard said maybe they're going to auction them off or something.
Howard said Obama should watch the tape of the guy trying to sneak in. Howard said he's out golfing so much that he must not want the job that much since he's not there. Howard said that Hillary Clinton would jump that fence.
Howard said someone sent him a link to the new J-Lo video. He said that he doesn't get the big ass thing being celebrated. He said he doesn't find it attractive. He said this enormous ass thing isn't hot. He said it's bizarre. Gary said JD lives for this. He said that JD was writing to him about Iggy Azalea when he heard he was going to see her. He said he was all about her big ass. Howard said J-Lo's ass is disturbing. He said it's not hot. Howard said that he doesn't think about doing doggy style with a girl whose ass is that big. He said he might not even reach.
Howard said J-Lo does this video where she has her giant ass on screen and she's like 45 years old with two kids. Howard said maybe she's made enough scratch that she doesn't need to do it. He said it seems kind of desperate to him. He said J-Lo is rubbing her ass into another girl's ass and it seems desperate. Howard said it's sad to him. He said her ass looks like a bean bag chair. He said he was so depressed by it that he turned it off after a minute.
Howard said he did a lot of dumb shit when he was a kid. He said he was Fartman. He said he was trying to be funny about it. He said he knew his ass was disgusting. Howard said that maybe he's being hypocritical. He said that he watched the video and he should have been turned on by it but he wasn't. He said it was just one shot of her ass after another. Howard said he'd love to make a goof video of Jon Hein and Gary rubbing their asses together.
Fred told Howard that Joe Walsh wrote a song about big tits. He played that for Howard. Howard said he must have been drunk. Fred said it was from 1983. Howard said he was drunk then. Howard said he likes girls with little tits sometimes. He said it's not all about big tits. Howard said he likes when they're very sensitive when you can kiss them and the girl cums. Howard asked Robin if she can do that. Robin said sure, why not. Howard asked if it's really happened. Robin said yes.
Howard said he likes this song actually. Howard said he's a vagina man though. Howard asked when Short People came out. Fred said he wants to say 1977. Howard said he thinks Joe was influenced by that song. Howard said there are guys who want big tits and they have to be real because they like to titty fuck. Howard said he doesn't think that he's ever titty fucked a woman. Robin said that's never happened to her.
Howard wondered if a woman can cum from that. Robin laughed. Howard said if they were lubricated maybe he could cum. Howard said it must be painful. Robin said she wouldn't get anything out of that. Howard said your ass would be on the woman's stomach. He said her stomach would smell like ass. He said sex is gross.
Howard played a clip of Joey following Eric around and interviewing him. In the clip Eric talks about working out at a gym for 2 hours. Then he goes shopping for food. Eric said he didn't sweat so much at the gym. He said he got a good work out doing crunches. Howard said he imagines he hangs around there and stares at people. He said the guy is the size of a whale.
Howard played a clip of Joey following Eric around a grocery store. He had two Macaroni and cheese meals. He was going to eat both for a meal. Eric said he burned some calories and he was going to get back to the gym on Monday. He picked up some potato chips and whipped cream as well.
Howard took a call from a guy who said that Benjy could have a case against the cops erasing the video on Elisa's phone. Benjy said he doesn't want to cause any problems. He said he heard that there is software that lets you recover data.
Howard said he doesn't have his iPhone 6 yet. He said he has it but not on him yet. He said he got the big one. Howard said Beth got the smaller one. Howard said it's probably going to be like carrying around a book by the time you add a cover to it. Howard said they're going to bring it to the station in about an hour. He said his man Matt is working on transferring all of his data over. Robin said she thinks that the finger print thing works the same way. Howard said he stopped using that. Howard said he was never able to get it to work right. Howard said he even thought about taking the password off. Robin said they have tempered glass screen covers too. Howard said that's for guys who jerk off to porn on their phones. Howard said why else would they have that. Robin said it's better than plastic.
Howard said a friend of his stopped in Steven Singer Jewelers and what they fail to tell you is that they have hot chicks working there. Howard read the note he got from this friend who told him about going in there and how nice they were.
Howard said he read that Miley Cyrus could go to jail for getting her ass whipped with a Mexican flag on stage. Howard said if she did drugs on stage she'd be in less trouble.
Howard read some email about how good he looks. He said this guy is 33 and he wishes he looked as good as he does. Howard said he got some feedback about his art work and how he should keep going no matter what Robin thinks. He said they got feedback about Slash and how great he was. Howard said people like hearing about JD and the cam girls.
Howard said that was pretty much it with the mail. Howard said he's getting tired of Charles Barkley. Howard said he was talking about how they beat their kids in the south. Howard said that doesn't make it right. Robin said they were talking about how it's okay to hit kids but then they're upset about hitting their wives. Howard played a clip of Charles Barkley talking about how every parent in the south will be locked up if they don't let them hit their kids with a switch. Howard asked if the south is where every stupid idea comes from. He said he knows they're intelligent down there but this stuff doesn't make sense.
Howard played more of Barkley talking about how the spanking thing. Robin said it's terrifying to a kid if you have a guy the size of Barkley coming after you with a switch. Howard said that shows that they're just tired of dealing with their kids at the end of the day instead of talking to them. Robin said hitting a girlfriend isn't right and it's not right for the same reasons to hit your kids.
Howard played more of Barkley talking about the whipping and all of that. Barkley said they all spanked their kids in the south. He said he got spanked and so did his brother. The guy Barkley was talking to said maybe it's time to change things. Howard said he knows Charles but he sounds dumb when he talks like that.
Howard said that Sean Hannity sounds dumb too. He said he's defending that practice too. Howard played a clip of that as well.
Howard said that Sean should go spend some time with a 4 year old and think about taking a belt to that kid. He said it's a creepy fucking thing. Howard said if he is doing that to his kids they should fire him at FOX News. Howard said he's saying fuck off to everyone defending this. Howard said parents are jackasses for the most part. He said there is no reason to beat a child with a belt. Howard said Sean knows better. He said he must have some hang up there.
Howard took a call from King of All Blacks who told him about the iPhone 6 he got. He said that his wife wants him to wait for her to get her phone because her's is on backorder. King said his phone is in but he has t wait. He said he's trying to be a gentleman. King said he would usually just say fuck you and go get it. Howard said he thinks he should just go get it.
King asked if he thinks that Eric the Midget's parents are relieved that he died. Howard said he doesn't think so. Howard said this is a topic that's very true though. He said there are parents who resent their kids but he really doesn't know Eric's parents. Howard said he has to think that they are in a lot of pain. He said their son had to go through a lot of shit in his life. Howard said it's a moment of sadness for them. He said he had to be stared at and wasn't able to walk around and things. Howard said he wasn't able to grow up and leave the next. Howard said he had to go. King said he has a 4 year old son and sometimes they make you want to whip their ass but he doesn't do that. Howard said good for you. He said it's humiliating to do that.
Howard said Robin is making an appearance somewhere and they said that she had quit the show. Howard said they called her a former sidekick. Howard played a clip where they announced that. Howard said that they also mentioned that the Steve Miller Band is still touring. Howard said he liked one of their songs a lot. He told Fred what it was and Fred thinks he found it. It's called ''Shu Ba Da Du Ma Ma.'' They played some of that song and then a prank call High Pitch Eric made to a guy asking what he was making him for lunch. They went to break after that.
Howard had Fred play Robin into her news with a song parody. Howard said he's going to take some calls about Eric the Actor's death too. Howard said most people at Veg-Fest didn't know about it. Howard said Robin didn't know and that's where she was over the weekend. Robin said that was held by an animal rights group.
Howard asked Robin about the Veg-fest and if she met a man there that she could be into romantically. Robin said she didn't have time to spend with anyone. She said there were attractive men there. Robin said she met some guys who are vegetarians. She said that one guy was taken. Robin said that she was signing their book. Howard said he can imagine a romance with Robin and someone who is a vegetarian. Howard asked if she really didn't meet anyone who she liked. Robin said she spoke and signed books and spent time doing that there. She said she was out of there after that. Howard said he had his fingers crossed that she'd meet a guy there. Howard said Robin is picky. Robin asked who isn't.
Howard said he would pick Robin up by asking her about broccoli and not about string beans because she doesn't like string beans. Howard said he'd ask her about putting cream in butternut squash soup. Howard said he'd be better researched if he went to meet her. He said he'd have a discussion with her about beets and things like that.
Howard took a call from Captain Janks who said that Eric called him the night he came out of the closet and supported him. He said that it was very cool. Howard said that's very cool. That's something that they didn't know. Howard said Janks is known for making prank calls but he's on the worst phone. Janks said he's at work on a Bluetooth device so he's sorry about that. Janks said he's really going to miss that guy.
Howard asked Janks if he's hooked up with any guys yet. Janks said he hasn't. Howard said that's such bullshit. Howard goofed on Janks' phone connection. He said imagine this guy came out of the closet and he hasn't tried gay sex yet. Robin said he may not even be gay. Howard let Janks go a short time later.
Howard asked if they had to take a break or could they do the news. Fred said they had to take a break. Howard did a live commercial read and then took a break.
After the break Howard mentioned that the new show Gotham is on tonight. Howard said it looks like a movie. It was actually a commercial he was reading.
Howard had Robin get to some news after Fred played her in with a song parody. Robin started off with the news that Eric the Actor Lynch had passed away at the age of 39. Robin read about how he had heart problems and he died with family and friends around him. Robin read about what they said about Eric calling the Howard Stern Show. Howard wondered if he was conscious at the end or not. Robin said it all depends. Robin said when they were talking to Jon he was saying that he was awake before going to the hospital. Robin said it's possibly he lost consciousness. Howard said he wants to know. Howard asked Gary if he can get Jon back on the phone to ask him. Howard said Eric probably would have preferred that they were American Idol contestants surrounding him. Howard said he's going to try to get Jon back on.
Howard said that Jason is going to Meatopia which is the opposite of what Robin does. Howard said that he's surprised Jason still eats meat. Jason told him to just look at him. Howard said he read that meat is dead flesh and it's not like a living thing like vegetables and fruit. Jason said he doesn't like the taste of those things. Jason said that he was at Meatopia a few years ago and they just have meat vendors from around the nation showing off. He said that one of his friends butterflies a cow and cooks it up on the ground. He said there are bones all over the ground at this place. He said if you love meat it's the exact opposite of what Robin went to.
Howard asked Benjy if he eats meat. Benjy said he hates it but he does see that it smells good. Jason asked if the dead flesh thing counts for fish. Howard said he guesses so. Robin said that Jason is desensitized. Robin said they have emotions and they can bond. Jason said he can see that with pigs. He said dogs bonded with people and pigs made a big mistake by not bonding. Howard said dogs are domesticated wolves. Jason said that's under debate.
Howard asked Fred if he eats meat. Fred said he does. He said he feels guilty. He said he got back on meat when someone gifted him with a steak. Jason said he's way into barbecue and all of that. Howard said he's heard enough. He said he'd rather go to Veg-Fest with Robin. Actually he said he'd rather go to Vag-Fest.
Howard said Scotland decided to stay part of the United Kingdom. Howard said there are people in this country who want to secede from this county. Howard said they should let them do that. He said they can call the country Shitheadistan. Howard said just imagine how many assholes are getting into this country. He said if they want out then be his guest. Howard said they want all of the benefits of this country but they're not willing to pay taxes.
Robin read a story about actress Polly Bergen dying. Robin read about what she was in including the original ''Cape Fear.'' Howard said he thinks that Eric the Actor is getting more play than Polly is. Howard said the only celebrity who he saw did something was John Stamos who worked with her. Howard said Eric is trending bigger. Howard did another live commercial read after that.
Robin said she didn't know anything about this Juan Pablo guy but now she's obsessed with him. Robin said he and his girlfriend are on a VH-1 show where they have therapy and it's fascinating. Robin said it's called Couple's Therapy with Dr. Jen. She said Jenna Jameson is on the show too with her man.
Robin read about how Apple has sold more than 10 million iPhone 6's since last weekend. Robin said this is the biggest sale of phones since Apple brought out the iPhone. Robin said it could be even more if Apple had been able to produce more. Robin said they apparently sold everything they had. Howard said he wishes he had his. He said he got it on Friday but Matt is taking care of setting it up. He said he should have it in a few minutes.
Robin said she sent a message from her new phone to Howard. Howard said he sent her one first. He said she has two numbers. Robin said she always does. Robin said Howard and Dennis are the only ones with that new number. Robin said that someone recognized Dennis at the book signing so Howard has made him famous too.
Robin read about Shannon Sharp commenting on the NFL and what's going on with the beating and the alleged child abuse. Robin had some audio of Sharp commenting on that.
Robin read a story about Roger Goodell and what he said at his press conference last week. Howard did another live commercial read after that.
Robin read about the Ice Bucket Challenge sort of dying after Howard did it. Robin said a Kentucky fire fighter has fallen to tragedy after he was shocked by a power line during an ice bucket challenge. Robin said they were going to dump a bucket on a large group of people and three fire fighters were electrocuted. One of them has died.
Robin read about Cindy Adams writing about how there's someone trying to write a book about Joan Rivers but the person knows nothing about Joan. Robin said Cindy says the writer does not know Joan at all.
Robin read a story about how hackers got more nude images of celebrities. Robin read about whose images were hacked.
Robin read about Sarah Palin and the fight her family got into at a party up in Canada. Robin said Sarah is proud of her daughter for punching someone at the party.
Howard said he read that Honey BooBoo's parents have split. Robin said she was going to read that. Robin said they are hoping the show can continue. Robin said TLC is working overtime to keep the show together. Robin said they say that the mother dumped the husband for possibly visiting an online dating site.
Robin read a story about Giant food recalling some candy for not having peanuts listed on the outside of the box.
Robin read a story about New York Mayor DeBlasio calling for some crackdowns on some businesses to cut down on greenhouse gasses. Howard said he likes things like that but he has to complain about his ''green'' toilet. He said he can't flush the thing. He said he has to flush 3 times to get it down. Howard said he has to wipe down the toilet to get rid of doody remnants because there's not enough water in the toilet. Robin had some more audio clips for Howard to play.
Robin read about how some Afghan army soldiers are missing in Massachusetts so they are looking for them. Robin had some audio of some official commenting on that. Robin said they flew in earlier this month to attend a meeting. Robin said they were last seen at a mall on Saturday night.
Robin had some audio of someone talking about terrorism and what other countries are going to be helping us with when it comes to ISIS. Howard said he's not that worried about them.
Robin read a story about what Rush Limbaugh was saying about rape and how sometimes a no means yes. Howard said he can guarantee he's heard ''no'' most of his life. Just look at the guy. Howard said he has been with some women but he's not a ladies man. Howard said if his penis was inside a woman he would pull out. He said he might plead a little bit but if she says no then he's out. Howard said no means no.
Robin read a story about a woman in Texas who almost ripped a man's genitals off. Robin said it was during a fight when this man grabbed her by the shoulders. Robin said the man is facing charges once he gets out of the hospital.
Robin read a story about how anti-depressants make changes to the human brain. Robin said they found they can make changes to the brain within 3 hours of taking them.
Robin read about how fall is starting tomorrow. She had the details about when exactly summer is over and fall begins.
Robin read a story about a new Michael Jackson song that's coming out. Robin had some audio of that new song. Howard said it sounds horrible. He wondered why they would waste time with that.
Robin read a story about the movie Maze Runner being number one at the box office. Robin said they have a bunch of young actors in the movie who Howard probably wouldn't know. Robin said Walk Among the Tombstones was number 2. Robin said ''This is Where I Leave You'' is at number 3. Robin wrapped up and Howard ended the show around 10:35am.
JD said he could take it though. He said he took it on even if he was the bad guy. Gary said he thought he was playing a part but then he'd dig deeper and it wasn't like he was.
Jon played a clip of Eric's care taker, Jon, talking about the way Eric liked the fighting stuff. They spent a minute talking about that.
Jon said that Robin was at Veg-Fest and she missed the news. Jon said you can't blame her for missing it but were they surprised. Gary said he's bothered by something that happened today. He said Robin sent an email to Howard saying that she saw him on AGT and you can't miss those teeth. Gary said no one else tweeted that. Robin said she made it seem like it stopped the show so he's not thrilled with her over that. Jon asked if he's surprised by that. Gary said that it still stings even if you expect it. Gary said they're still friends but it bothered him.
Jon asked JD if Gary has the right to be bothered by that. JD said of course he does. Jon asked JD about what he had to do when he watched Eric's shows. JD said they were tough to get through. He said that he would do a show for an hour and then a Q & A show for another couple of hours. He said by the time that was over he was done. Gary said Eric had nothing but time. He said that's why his time table was the way it was.
Jon took a call from a guy who said he sympathizes with Gary on the teeth thing. He said he has big ears himself and he's been hearing about that for 40 years. He said that it stings sometimes. Gary said he thinks it stings because it was Robin. Gary said last week they had a picture of him when he was 5 years old and it was nothing but teeth comments and things like that. He said those don't bother him so much. He said it was that it was Robin making the comment that bothered him.
Jon took a call from another guy who said that he put his flag at half mast for Eric today. Gary said that's awesome. He said that would be even more awesome if someone honks their horn when they drive by. The caller said another neighbor has his flag at half staff and he thinks that might be why his is down. He said that's what made him do it.
Gary said he got the call and he was wondering how he died. He said Shuli told him it was something with Eric's stomach. He said that he never took it seriously. He said Eric has been living on borrowed time for 12 years now. He said he was thinking he was going to live a lot longer. They went to break a short time later.
Jon said that Eric went toe to toe with Howard and he would not back down. He said you had to respect that. JD said there are countless voicemails from him. He said Eric would go off on Artie or whoever and he'd call them names and tell them to do things that he wanted them to do.
Gary said what he loved was when Howard would ask him a question and Eric would say that if he would shut up he'd answer.
Jon played a clip of Howard talking about his favorite moment when Eric was afraid of werewolves in New Mexico. After playing that Gary said they were talking about that this morning. He said he didn't think Eric really believed in werewolves. He said it was Sal logic because he read it on the internet. Jon said they're going to play that on Sternthology this afternoon actually. He said they'll play some other stuff from Eric too.
Gary said when Eric told Johnny to take care of someone was great too. He said he imagined him in a Fedora and smoking a cigar. Jon said it was great when he said ''You know what to do. You know what to do.''
Jon took a call from a woman who said that she's in deep mourning. She said that she is so happy that Howard got him laid and got women to put their breasts on his head. Jon said that meant a lot to Eric. JD said he was at a show with him and one of the tings they did was have girls rub their breasts on Eric's face. He said they had a whole line of women for him.
Jon asked JD if he thinks Howard is way off base with the big ass discussion. JD said that Howard is missing heaven. Gary said he's so in Howard's camp. He said he saw Iggy Azalea and her ass is enormous. He said that it looks insane. Gary said that they say that her ass might be fake according to the internet. JD said that there are some that are too big. Gary asked if he's not turned on by a skinny ass at all. Gary said there's that chick Katrina Bowden on 30 Rock. He asked if he likes her ass. JD said he likes other parts of her but not her ass. JD said he likes it when they can move a certain way. He said he likes it when women can twerk and things like that. He said he loves the J-Lo video. He said that's great. JD said they cut too fast in that video though.
Jon took a call from a guy who said that he stayed up late last night because it broke his heart that Eric died. He said that he's getting so much press from this. He said it's Eric the Actor all the time. Jon said he's right. He said it's astounding. He said Eric would have really enjoyed it. Jon said it's a testament to Howard who has made Eric into an international superstar today. Gary said it's kind of like Hank who they got into the People magazine most beautiful person list. He said that they got him on the web site version but not the magazine.
Gary wondered if Eric knows that he had that love out there. Jon said he thinks he knows he was famous but maybe not that loved thing. Gary wondered what Eric thought of Zac Efron calling him out to do the ALS ice bucket challenge. JD said he thinks that he liked that. He said he thinks that Eric saw more people bothering him than liking him. Gary said he still wonders if he felt the love he got from so many people. Jon said he's not sure. They had to take a break after that.
Gary asked if Eric was a problem getting on the show. Leiberman said he was outstanding. He said he was so good that when he had a doctor's appointment he'd apologize for not being able to come on.
Jon asked Gary about this thing they call the Clarion of Death. Gary said everyone has a friend who wants to be the first one to let people know. He said people want to be the first one with bad news. Gary said that they want to be known for that. Jon asked Gary if he has that role when a guest is in because David Spade calls him Baba Badnews. Gary said he's not bringing fresh bad news, he's recycling that.
Gary asked who they think brought that news for Eric. He said Shuli was one who was there bringing the news about Eric. He said Wolfie may have been the one.
Jon said that Shuli mentioned some of the things that Eric did on the show and they played some clips. He said when Eric took a break from the show they knew he was coming back. Not this time though. He said he thinks that he'll be looked at as one of the most popular they ever had. Gary said time will tell if he gets a bigger send off than Hank did. He said they have pictures on the web site today and he thinks that Eric would have been thrilled with that.
Jon had Jon Leiberman give his Howard 100 News headlines after that. Leiberman ran down a bunch of headlines and then the guys got in some plugs and ended the show. They were done around 11:20am.
Howard started the show talking about a picture they put up on the web site by David Choe. Howard said he painted a picture of Eric the Actor. He said he can knock this stuff out in 5 minutes. He said it would take him a year to do that. Howard said that a bunch of listeners did paintings of Eric too. They're all up on the web site.
Howard said they have Lenny Kravitz stopping by today. Sarah Silverman is coming in too. He said tomorrow Jennifer Hudson and John Mellencamp are coming in. Howard said he saw Jennifer on AGT last week.
Howard said that he opened up the Daily News today and they had Eric the Actor in there. Howard said Eric is getting lots of play. He said he would have been having the best time with this. He said all of the fuss they're making is great. He said the WWE even mentioned Eric's passing. Howard played a clip of them talking about that.
Howard said Andy Cohen mentioned Eric the Actor too. Howard played that clip and Andy said some nice words about Eric. Howard said Eric was mentioned on a lot of news casts too. Howard said that one woman sounds like she has no idea who she's talking about. Howard said she's like ''What the fuck?'' as she's reading it. The guy in the clip obviously knew who Eric was. Howard said he thinks that she was confused when she read ''The actor'' part of his name. Howard said they could have put anything up on that screen and she would have read it.
Howard said he has a clip of a reporter walking off the set and saying ''fuck it'' as she quit her job live on the air. Howard said she's very professional and then she starts talking about her pot business and she gets on the air and says ''Fuck it'' I'm done with this job. Howard said it's great. He played that clip too. The woman curses and walks off and another anchor picks up and has no idea what to do.
Howard said he actually hates that. He said that people are watching with their kids and she's cursing. He said it's fun to watch but that's not cool. Robin asked what it does to the kids. Howard said nothing but still. He said that she wasn't forced to take the job. He said she went on the air and pisses on the station that hired her. He said it rubbed him the wrong way but it was funny as hell.
Robin said she saw a guy on TV doing critiques of microwaved food. He said he tested something and then he broke down and said he can't do it anymore. He said that they can't feed this stuff to their kids anymore.
Howard said he has the most amazing piece of tape. Howard said they went to get a quote from Bill Clinton about Eric the Actor when he died. Howard said it's amazing. Howard played the clip and it was Bill Clinton talking about someone and talking about how great this person was. Howard said they had actually gotten Eric to meet Bill Clinton once but they kept it quiet. Howard said he thinks that the President was scrambling for something nice to say. Howard said he wasn't the celebrity one to speak out. He said Pierce Brosnan is apparently a fan too. Howard played a clip of Brosnan saying some nice words about someone and they just made it sound like it was Eric he was talking about. They did the same thing with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Howard said Billy Crystal weighed in on Eric too. Howard said that Bill Clinton one is the most dazzling of those.
Howard said Benjy was in the news after his performance at the Roger Goodell press conference. Howard said he screamed like a woman. Howard played a clip of a news report about that disruption. Howard played the clip and the reporter talked that up and they played some audio of Benjy screaming. They said Benjy is a regular on the Howard Stern Show. Howard said she was kind. He said one reporter called him classless. Howard played that clip too. Howard said that woman had the look of disgust on her face when she called him classless.
Robin said that the press conference was a guy who had excused a man who punched out his wife in an elevator. Robin said it was a social comment and she agrees with Benjy on that.
Howard said President Obama saw Benjy and here's what he had to say. He played a clip of Obama talking about someone who had nothing to do with Benjy. Robin said she thinks that's about Eric.
Howard said today in Howard Stern Show History is hosted by Cousin Brucie. Howard played a clip of Cousin Brucie talking about this day in 1994 they had Howard's band Electric Comic Book reunite at K-Rock. Howard said he's right. They performed a bunch of their songs back then. Howard said he's shocked they got Cousin Brucie for that. He said he's very much in demand these days.
Howard said they got a lot of email about JD and his girlfriend. Howard said not many people have met her yet. Howard said they know a few things about her but not a lot. Howard said that all of the web cam girls are upset. They are upset because they're afraid they're going to lose a customer but JD loves them. Howard said they told him it could ruin a relationship but JD thinks that he's fine. Howard played a clip of Tiffany Thrills talking about JD and thanking him for giving her so much that she was able to buy a hot tub.
Howard said Little Mike wrote a song about JD and his web cam girls. Howard played the song and Mikey sings about the girlfriend and how he still loves the web cam girls.
Howard said there's nothing funnier than hearing JD talk on that microphone in his office. Howard did his impression of JD talking into that thing. Howard said he loves that. They went to break after that.
Howard said that John Stamos' mother passed away. He said he was very close to his mom. He said that there are just too many deaths. Howard said JD did a beautiful thing for Eric the Actor. He said he stopped web camming for a few minutes in honor of Eric. Howard said The Bunny Ranch dimmed its lights for Eric too.
Howard said they have Joan Rivers on the phone calling in from heaven. Howard picked up on her and it was Rachel Butera doing her Joan Rivers impression. She thanked Howard for doing the eulogy for her. ''Joan'' said she's kind of pissed that Eric the Actor is getting more press than she is.
Joan told Robin that the men up there are pissed off that they saved her life. She said Robin's father really misses her up there. Howard asked what Heaven is like. Joan said it's gaudy because everything is white and gold. She said that Liberace would love it but he's not up there.
Howard said Joan's voice sounds terrible. Joan said that she went to a plastic surgeon up there and they can't even do it right up there.
Howard asked Joan who is up there with her. Joan said Amelia Earhart is up there. She made a joke about her. Joan said that Michel Jackson is up there too.
Howard said he really misses Joan. Joan said she can't wait to see Howard again. She said she hopes it won't be too long. Howard asked if she has any regrets. Joan said she never got to have that stupid coffee in the car with Jerry Seinfeld. Howard said he read that she was going to do that. Joan said she said a soft yes to that. She was waiting for something better to come along.
Howard said that Joan has to get back to Heaven. He asked what she learned up there. Joan said that Benjy is going straight to hell over that fingering incident. She said he's going straight there. She said there are also a ton of gay guys up there and they love to make out in public. She said the Christians are going to hate that.
Howard said he thinks that Joan was a lot funnier when she was alive. Howard said maybe she can work some things out next time she calls in. Joan said that she is still grieving over Eric the Midget's death. Howard corrected her saying that it's Eric the Actor. Joan said that he's running around just fine up there. His legs work up there. Howard let Joan go a short time later.
Howard said Joan had nothing to say. He said they learned nothing except Benjy is going to hell for getting fingered by Perez Hilton.
John said that Eric would send him emails every few days. He said they'd come in batches. John said that one of the ideas was where a guy becomes a bounty hunter and he figures out how to make money doing that. He said that pitch included the guy getting a frozen Pepsi at a convenience store.
John said Eric had another idea for an animated show. He said he thinks Eric wanted to do the voice. Howard asked if any of the ideas were something he'd consider doing. John said no. He said Johnny Fratto is really broken up about this whole thing. John said that Johnny was walking around not knowing what to do because his phone wasn't ringing off the hook.
Howard asked if John can do a Joan rivers impression. John said he can't but he said he thinks he could come up with better material. Howard said he bets he could.
Howard said John hired Eric to go out to do In Plain Sight in New Mexico and Eric was afraid there would be werewolves out there. Howard said John had to provide him with Pepsi out there too. John said they had to do Arby's and McDonald's too. He said they may have contributed to his demise with all of that. Howard said Eric thought that he deserved all of that stuff too. He said he was like an extra in the show but he wanted all of this stuff. Howard said a couple of months ago they were talking to someone and he said there was no fucking way he would ever have Eric do something for him. Gary said that was Guillermo del Toro and they wanted to get him on The Strain. Howard said that show is so good. Robin said that it really is great every week.
John said he's doing a show for Amazon Prime and they were looking to get Eric on that. Howard said John's email will never clog his inbox again.
Howard let John go and said what's so strange is that if you got an email from Eric it wasn't just one or two lines. He said Eric had a lot of time to write so they'd be really long. He said he can only imagine how long those emails to John were. Robin wondered if he ever tried to call him. Howard said they have so much stuff up on the web site about Eric. He said they should post the emails he'd send. Howard said he would send angry emails to Gary and it was just crazy stuff.
Howard played a Little Mikey song parody about Eric. It was to the tune of Tiny Dancer. He said Eli Braden did a great one too. Howard played that as well.
Howard took a call from a guy who said good mornings to Robin and Fred. Howard almost hung up on him. The caller said that he misses hearing Eric already. He said that he hopes they keep the Ack, Ack and Nanu, Nanu clips alive. Howard said they will try to do that. Howard said he loved when Eric would make this sound that sounded kind of like a buzzer. He said Fred would play the buzzer and he loved that. He said that was his favorite.
Howard said Jeff the Drunk went out and grabbed the parts that Eric didn't want. Howard had him on the phone. Jeff said he had an act off with Eric and he won. He said that he didn't actually perform. Howard asked what he can do for Jeff. Jeff asked why he didn't pick up on him yesterday. Robin asked what he could have said yesterday that he can't say today. Jeff said the tribute was yesterday. Howard said he can't get to everyone. Jeff said he was very disappointed. Howard said Jeff is making the Eric tribute about him. Jeff said he sincerely doesn't wish him dead or nothin'. Howard said he can get more acting gigs now. Howard said Jeff is looking for acting roles and he's stepped up a notch.
Howard said it sounds like they missed a great call from Jeff yesterday. Jeff said it would have been great. Jeff said he probably would have cried yesterday. He said no one else did. Howard laughed. Howard asked if he would have been acting. Jeff said he would have been showing off his acting skills. Jeff faked a cry for him.
Howard said Jeff is sitting up in a trailer in upstate New York wasting his skills. Howard said if he was Jeff he'd be crying all the time.
Howard said the guys are working on a special that will feature Eric the Actor all weekend this coming weekend on Howard 101.
Howard took a call from Speech Impediment Man who said he was sorry that Eric died. He mentioned the show ''Gotham'' which premiered last night. Howard said that he saw the first half hour and he loved it. Howard said he had no interest in it but he actually watched and liked it. Howard said he has to say that the commissioner Gordon story line is good. He said he will continue to watch.
Howard said he got his new iPhone yesterday and it's weird that people want to bum you out because it's ''too big.'' He said he loves it. Robin said she thinks it's a reasonable size. Howard said he thinks it's nice and big and he loves it. Howard said people try to bum you out saying it's too big and you have to use two hands and all of this. Howard said he needs to get a good cover for it. He said it fits in his pocket.
Speech asked if he can watch babysitter porn on it. Howard said of course he can. Howard let Speech go and went to break a short time later.
Howard came back and said Lenny Kravitz is there. Howard said he's always happy to see Lenny. He saw him at America's Got Talent last week. Howard asked if Lenny is good. Lenny said he is. Howard asked what the game plan was for him and if he stayed up all night or got up early. Lenny said he got about 3 hours of sleep. Howard asked if that's because he's on a different schedule. Lenny said the last couple of months have been crazy because the album is coming out today. Lenny said he has the band rehearsal and he's been going back and forth to Europe. Howard said the band at AGT was great. Lenny said he has more to that band. He said there are 11 of them going on tour.
Howard said he had a thing for the chick on bass who shaves her head. Lenny said that she used to play for David Bowie. Howard said not many girls can shave their head and look that good. He said that he likes seeing a woman play drums too. He said he likes the bass and drums. Lenny said Howard likes seeing women playing anything. Howard said not really. He said it's the bass and drums.
Howard asked if he wants a cool looking band. Lenny said he thinks so. He said that the groups he loved were great sounding and they looked great as well. He said they had great images. Howard said John Varvatos put out a book and it showed the bands and it shows how much fashion was influenced. Howard said he thinks there's a time when guys stopped caring and rock shows were less interesting. Lenny said that was a phase and he thinks it's coming back.
Howard said Lenny doesn't age. He said he's 50 but he looks like he's in his 30's. Lenny said it's good living. He said he has good genes too. He said his grandfather was from the Bahamas and when he was in his 90s he looked 30 years younger. He said his mom died young but she was the same way. Howard said he has all his hair too so that's important. Howard said when you're on stage you have to keep that.
Howard said that Lenny was on AGT and he was on to promote his new record. Howard said he worked with Miguel Dakota. Howard asked if it bothers him that he has to do that. Lenny said that's normal now. He said they used to call it selling out but the world has changed. Robin asked how they approach him about that. Lenny said he just got the call. He said people love that stuff. He said he knows people who sit home watching that stuff and it's people you wouldn't expect. Howard said he thinks it's great exposure.
Howard said he loved Lenny's song being used in commercials. Howard played his song ''Are You Gonna Go My Way'' and asked if it was used. Lenny said ''Fly Away'' was but not that one. Howard played some of that as well. Howard said that at some point it changed and people started using songs like that in commercials. Lenny said it's weird that record stores are gone now. Howard let the song play a little bit.
Howard asked Lenny if he remembers recoding the song. Lenny said he does. Howard asked what he thinks about when he remembers. Lenny said he remembers being in the Bahamas recording the song. He said he wrote it in the car while driving his daughter to school. Howard said Willie Nelson told him he relaxes in his car to write songs too. Lenny said it's peaceful down in the Bahamas and you hear music driving around like that.
Howard asked if he pulls over to write it down. Robin asked if his daughter Zoe was late to school. Lenny said he had the track but not the vocals. He said he'd blast the track in the car on the way to school and the vocals and melody came to him doing that.
Howard said Sia was in there recently and she was just babbling to get the words to come out. He asked if Lenny does that. Lenny said sometimes he does. He said that you never think anyone else does that but Mick Jagger does it too.
Howard asked about working with Mick and what he was working on. Lenny said Mick did a solo album that he wrote a song for. He said that they're good friends and it's great working with him. He said it's pretty incredible to work with him. Howard asked if there is pressure to come up with a great song for him. Lenny said it's just fun. He said he goes with the flow and sees what comes up. He said he's not nervous to be around him at all. Howard asked if that's because he grew up around famous people like his mother. Lenny said she was always just his mother. He said he was around people like Miles Davis. He said he was pretty intense. Howard said that guy scared the shit out of him. Lenny said he was hard core but he didn't scare him. He said he could be rough.
Howard asked how long it takes to write a song with Mick. Lenny said that they cut the track and he came and did the melody thing. He said that Mick took a minute and sat for about 45 minutes and then went in and sang the song. Howard said that's great that he can go out and do something like that.
Howard said he must pick up different ways of recording by working with different people. Lenny said he wrote with Michael Jackson. He said there was a lot of controversy over his album ''Michael'' and how quickly they put it out. He said he and Michel did a track together. He said he wrote the whole song and presented it to Michael. He said he had his vocal on the track and Michael loved it. He said Michael did his vocal too.
Howard said he would think it would be hard to do something like that. He asked if it can get annoying working with someone. Lenny said he only works with people who he likes. Howard said he produced a song for Madonna and it's one of his favorite Madonna songs. Howard played some of the song he was talking about and it was a remix of what Lenny did. Howard asked where the original is. Howard said that's his crew. He said he wanted to hear the original ''Justify My Love.'' Howard asked how he came to work with Madonna. Lenny said that he had seen her in clubs and different places. He said he wrote the song and he knew it wasn't for him. Lenny said he just knew it wasn't something he'd do at that time. He said he knew it was for a female artist. He said he called Madonna and told her he had a number one song for her. Lenny said she said ''Sure.'' He said he brought it down to the studio for her and she played it a couple of times and said ''Lets record it.'' Lenny said they got together and did the vocal together. He said it was a number one song too.
Howard said that the artist always gets the credit for the song. Lenny said that was a long time ago too. Howard said it doesn't sound like a Lenny Kravitz song either. Lenny said it doesn't. Howard asked if he played any instruments on it. Lenny said he played the string ensemble but it was all programmed. He said the voice in the background is his too. Howard said he's really up high on that one. Robin said she didn't realize that. Lenny said she made a video and it was so racy for the time that it was banned from TV. He said that she sold copies of the video and there were lines around the block for people to buy it.
Howard asked if Lenny would have done ''American Woman'' if the Austin Powers movie didn't ask him to. Lenny said he would not. He said he ended up winning a Grammy for that. Howard played some of that song. Lenny said that brought The Guess Who back too. He said they went out and toured and bought new houses because of that. Howard said the movie Austin Powers was coming out and they asked Lenny to do it. Lenny said he liked the challenge. He said he recorded it in Gloria Estefan's studio. Howard asked if he had to ask for permission to do it. Lenny said he just recorded it but they get the credit and money from it. He said it was great for everyone. Howard said they must have sent him a gift. Lenny said he got the appreciation and that's all he needed. Howard asked if he recorded all of the instruments on that. Lenny said he did. He said he loves doing that. Howard asked if he spent his childhood learning how to play all of that. Lenny said he did. Howard asked if he was seen as some kind of genius. Lenny said he wasn't. He said his family wanted him to have a back up plan but he had none. Howard said that's the way it works. He said if you have a back up plan then you go with that as plan A. Lenny said he left home at 15 and started doing it. That's the way to do it.
Howard said Lenny was influenced by Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney. Lenny said that Stevie is a great drummer and he was a big influence on him. Howard said he saw him play and he's amazing. He said he rarely does that but it's very impressive. Lenny said Prince is another one.
Howard said that Lenny has mentioned that he thinks Ringo Starr is a great drummer too. Lenny said he's one of the most incredible he's seen. He said he's very lyrical. He said it's about feel. Howard said Ringo was willing to sacrifice some of his flair to be good in the song. Lenny said the band wouldn't be the same without Ringo. Howard said he sang some good tunes too. Howard said he thinks that the other guys were so great that he gets pushed to the side. Lenny said he's great too.
Howard asked about John Bonham and what it was about him. Lenny said he was so funky and he had this big rock and roll sound. He said he played like a freight train.
Howard asked Lenny if he's bummed about the state of rock and roll. Lenny said it's not dead but it's in the ICU. Howard said he grew up on rock and roll. He said rock stars were leaders. He said they would report to them what was on the street and that's all out the window. Lenny said things have changed. He said DJs have become the rock stars. Howard asked if that bums him out. Lenny said one guy is filling up stadiums. He said it's very interesting. He said everyone can express. Howard said things got exciting back in the 60s when things were happening. Howard said people now stand on line for a phone. He said he's nostalgic for the old days. Lenny said they sold like 10 million phones on the first day. Howard said that's insane.
Howard said the album is dead and no one wants to buy a full album. Howard asked why he does it. Lenny said he still thinks that way and he believes in it. He said if he's going to make music he's going to put it together. He said there's no bread in it but he goes out on the road and does his thing.
Howard said Lenny was so great on America's Got Talent. Howard said he thought he was going to become an actor. Lenny said he did the last album and he was on a really wack label. He said now he's going to do a world tour and he's really excited about it.
Howard asked Lenny when he moved to Los Angeles. He said hew as 11 when his mom got The Jefferson's. He said he was pretty independent in New York but then he got to L.A. and there were no people on the street. He said he met a bunch of kids in 1975 and he got into surfing and all of that. He said that's where he learned about rock and roll. He said it was hanging out with the surfer kids and their hippie parents.
Howard asked Lenny about his dad and if he was scared of him. Lenny said he was intense growing up but then in the end he was a puppy dog. Lenny said his dad treated him like a private for a while. He said it was old school.
Howard asked Lenny if his dad hit him. Lenny said back then it was the normal thing. He said his grandmother was worse than him. Howard asked what he did so wrong that he deserved to be hit. Lenny said it was the normal ass whooping. He said it wasn't a beating. He said he wasn't listening and doing things he wasn't supposed to. Howard asked if he ever hit his kids when he was raising them. Lenny said no. He said Zoe got shook once. He said it had to be done. He said it was just a hold and shake.
Howard asked if he named his daughter Zoe because of David Bowie. Lenny said that she didn't have a name for about a week actually. Lenny said they had a name chosen but he and Lisa looked at her and said that wasn't going to work. He said his mother was freaking out telling them to give the child a name. Then a week later they came up with Zoe. He said she looked like Zoe so it worked.
Howard said Zoe's life must have been hard with a famous mom and dad. Lenny said that she never told anyone who her parents were. Lenny said he gives her a lot of credit for that. He said people would find out but she never brought it up. Howard said it must be mind blowing when she brings friends home and there's Lenny and Lisa Bonet.
Howard said the new single is called ''The Chamber.'' Howard asked where he wrote this one. Lenny said it was one that came to him pretty quickly. He said the whole album did. He said he wrote the whole thing in about 2 weeks. He said he was on the set of Hunger Games: Catching Fire when he came up with some of this. Howard asked if he took acting lessons. Lenny said he acted as a kid so he never did take lessons. Lenny said that the director just gave him the role in the movie and he had no idea what that was. He said he was in Precious too and that's where the director saw him. He said he didn't have to audition for that either. Howard asked if it's weird to get a call out of the blue like that. Lenny said it is. Lenny told Howard how he got the Precious role. He said it's a blessing to have that happen.
Howard said that the Hunger Games thing must have been big. Lenny said there were kids waiting out in front of the hotel with books and the movie wasn't even shot yet. Robin asked if that brings a new audience to his music too. Lenny said it has. He said there are a lot of young kids. Howard said he has a steady gig in Hunger Games. Robin said he got bumped off. Lenny said a brother had to go.
Howard said Lenny plays a lot of the instruments on his album. Lenny said he had some other musicians helping him out. He said he likes collaborating.
Howard said he had a bunch of friends who wanted to meet Lenny at AGT. Howard said this one guy is engaged to another guy but he wanted to meet Lenny. He wanted to turn Lenny.
Howard asked Lenny if he worked with Bowie. Lenny said he did. Lenny said he worked with Dylan too. He said he opened for him with the first album. Howard said he doesn't seem approachable to him. Lenny said Dylan has come to his house and hung out. Lenny said Dylan wanted to take a walk but it was raining. He said they went anyway. He said that they talked politics and Obama. He said they talked about Real estate and family, music and more. He said he's very verbal. Howard said he figured he'd just clam up like De Niro. Lenny said he loves Robert. Howard said he met him briefly and he tried to have a conversation but he was very closed down. Lenny said he might be a little shy. He said he loves that guy. Howard asked if there is anyone he doesn't like.
Howard asked if Lenny was afraid of getting a cold walking in the rain. Lenny said he was. He said they sat on a park bench in the rain actually. Howard said he didn't have a umbrella either. Lenny said he didn't have one. He said he was walking and talking with Bob Dylan though.
Howard said that it must be weird to be out walking in the rain like that. Lenny said Bob told him a story about going out without ID and the cops picked him up. When he said he was Bob Dylan they were like ''Yeah, right.''
Lenny said he got one of Bob's harmonicas. Howard asked if he plays it. Lenny said he doesn't. He said he put it away.
Howard said David Bowie played at one of his birthday shows and he sent him a picture and wrote on it. He said he keeps that where he can look at it. Howard said he heard that he's in bad health but Lenny said he thinks he's doing great. He said he has hung out with him too. He said he opened for him too. He said he opened for him, Dylan and The Cult. He said that Bowie is a major influence on him. Howard said he figured that Jimi Hendrix was a big influence on him. Howard said he thinks that The Beatles were too.
Howard said he doesn't think that he'll ever get married again. Lenny said he would love to. Howard said he's had some of the most beautiful women. Howard said he's dated famous women. He said he has too much going on. Howard said maybe it's not for him. Lenny said he thinks maybe he just wasn't ready. Howard asked if he gets hit on at least 10 times a day. Lenny said it's not that much. Lenny said he took some time off and he's dealing with a lot in his life. Lenny said that he is all about making an album and going on tour. He said he had a lot of deaths in his family. He said everything gets pushed to the back burner. Lenny said he would love to get married. He said now that he feels he's ready it's just a matter of meeting the right person. He said he's met the right person at the wrong time.
Howard said he's been with Beth for 15 years now. He said they've been married since 2008. Howard said it was a horrible thing going through divorce. Howard said he's so high on marriage now though. He said he has this person he trusts. He said it's not perfect all the time. He said it's good though. Howard said it would take a lot to get Lenny to settle down. Lenny said he's always moving so it's tough. He said he can't be so giving in that way and say he can take a month off and be here or there. He said not that many people can move around like he does. Howard asked if he can trust another person. Lenny said he has faith in people.
Howard said he wants to listen to The Chamber. This is on his new album ''Strut'' and it was written rather rapidly. Howard asked what the song is about. Lenny said it's a heartbreak song. He said that the chamber is like the chamber on a gun. Howard played the song a short time later and let it play all the way through.
After playing the song Howard said he likes it. He said it sounds current too. Howard asked if it's hard to do that. Howard asked if he has to go to clubs and watch what's going on. Lenny said you have to know what's going on out there. He said that he's got some of the past in there. Howard said that Lenny likes Robert Plant too. Lenny said he was so into the studio that he wanted things perfect all the time. He said he was trying to do that live too but Robert Plant opened for him on his ''Are You Gonna Go My Way'' tour. He said Robert had a solo album out and he wanted to go out on tour. He said he went on tour with him and he got to know him. He said Plant is a good human being.
Howard said Lenny was supposed to play Marvin Gaye in a movie and he stepped out. Lenny said he thought it was interesting at first because it was when he was making his song ''Sexual Healing.'' He said he had to play him as an actor and then he had to record and produce the music as Marvin Gaye. He said he needed time and they were in a rush. Lenny said it was too rushed. He said he went to school with Marvin Jr. and they weren't too happy about that movie either. He said it was the story they weren't happy with. He said he bowed out and they got someone else to play the part. He said he forgets the guy's name. He said they started making it and it never got finished.
Howard said he has a hard time saying no. Lenny said ''no'' is important. He said you have to say it. Robin said that doing a movie like that could have been tough if they had screwed it up in some way.
Lenny said it's great to be back there on Howard's show. Howard said it was great to see him on AGT and all of that. Lenny said they started out talking while he was in a bath tub. He said he was married at the time to Lisa Bonet. Lenny said they were shooting a safe sex campaign at the time. He said Howard was outside and he couldn't get in. Howard said he was asked to come over and meet them but he wasn't able to get in. He said Howard got on the air and tore them apart. Howard said he felt so insulted. Lenny said he loved Howard at the time. Lenny said he loved Howard so much and he was taking a bath in this shoot. He said he somehow got on the phone with Howard and talked to him. He said they patched things up and became friends. Howard said he forgot all about that. Howard gave Lenny some more plugs and let him go a short time later. They went to break playing ''Let Love Rule.''
Howard came back and said Sarah Silverman is there. Howard said he thinks that she's giddy because Lenny Kravitz told her she looks hot. Howard said she does look hot. Sarah said he looked hot too. Howard said that this is one of his favorite songs. Sarah kept singing it when Howard turned it off.
Howard said he gets so many compliments for Sarah for the song she did at the birthday show. Howard said she sang that with Natalie Maines. Sarah said she couldn't hear herself at all so she felt like she was out of tune. She said Gary emailed her and asked if she would mind singing it with Natalie and she almost died. She said she went to Natalie's house and she made it sound like a song. Howard said it was so funny and great. Howard asked if he should play it. Robin said he should. Howard played Sarah and Natalie's song ''Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, Stop the Clock.''
Howard said they got so many accolades for that. Howard said she didn't leave out a reference. She had everything in there. Howard asked how long it took to write. Sarah said that she wrote it like a song to the tune of a real song. She said she wrote a million verses. Howard said Natalie came in and the singing was terrific. Howard asked how long that took to work out. Sarah said she sent the song to Natalie and she had the harmonies worked out. She said that she played it on her own and changed some things so it threw Natalie off. Howard asked how many times she had to practice. Sarah said she did it a lot. She said that she had to get it right. Howard said he applauds her on that. He gave her an A+.
Howard said Sarah won an Emmy recently. Howard said he was hoping to be mentioned even though he had nothing to do with it. Howard said he just thinks someone is going to say something. Sarah said she was kicking herself for not yelling out Baba Booey. She said she had always thought about doing that while showering and thinking about winning one.
Howard said he was talking to Lenny and he thought he forgot to ask him about something. He said winning an Emmy must be a big deal. Sarah said she was up for Best Writing of a Variety Special. Howard said that he applauds it when a stand up comic wins. Howard said it's so tough to write a full hour special. Howard said you should win an award over a group written show. Howard asked who she was up against. Sarah said she was up against Tina and Amy and she voted for them. Howard asked if she voted for herself too. She said she did that too. Howard said that negates the vote for herself then. Sarah said they were great on the Golden Globes. Howard asked if they were better than her. Sarah said no and that's obvious since she won.
Howard asked how the voting works because he doesn't understand. Sarah said you can vote for 5 or 6 people in a category. Howard said he'd only vote for himself. Howard asked if she didn't think she was going to win. Sarah said it never occurred to her. She said her shoes were off and she had her feet up. Sarah said she was planning on doing a funny bit when she lost. She said she was shocked that she won.
Howard said he felt that she was unprepared there. Howard said she was making an unusual speech. Sarah said that she's obsessed with the fact that we're hurling through space. Howard said it was a great thought. Howard said in the speech there were so many statements she could have made. Sarah told him to pitch her some ideas. Howard said she did thank her boyfriend. Howard said love must be heating up. Howard said she's declaring it in front of the world. Sarah said she loves love. Howard asked if she's in love more now than ever. Sarah said she is. Howard said she's gotten herself into shape lately. Sarah said she heard Howard talking about that. She said that he's not like Howard thinks he is. Howard said that she doesn't have to be thin for him but she feels so good being in love that she's gotten into shape. Sarah said she just wants to walk without pain.
Howard said she has dropped weight. Sarah asked if she has. Howard said she knows she has. Howard said she's sexy lately. Howard said she's showing titty. Howard said they can see the outline of the nip and her belly is showing. Sarah said she is in good shape.
Howard said Sarah is dating a guy, Michael Sheen, on Masters of Sex. Howard said she went topless on that show too. Howard said he didn't see the scene but he heard about it. Howard said Sarah has ample bosom. Howard asked if she's naked in front of the guy she's dating. Sarah said she doesn't have any scenes with him. Howard said that Michael dated Kate Beckinsale. Howard said that must put pressure on her to look good. Sarah said she looks at it like there are all of these beautiful women and he loves her. Howard said that Kate Beckinsale is something else. Howard said that Sarah is beautiful too.
Howard asked if Sarah gets jealous of the relationship Michael has with Kate since they have a kid. Sarah said that they're great together actually. Howard asked if she would marry this guy tomorrow. Sarah said she's not into that. Howard asked what she would do if he wanted her to be his wife. Sarah said she would say ''Tweet it.'' She said that they don't need to get the government involved in their love. Howard asked if that's weirder than floating on a planet in space. Sarah said that's crazy.
Howard asked if she's gotten the biological urge with him. Sarah said she hasn't. Sarah said she has been baby crazy. She said she loves babies and toddlers. Sarah said that everything stops when one walks into a room. Sarah said she's going through a crisis in that way. She said that she isn't ready and now it's like she's 43 and she doesn't feel ready. Sarah said that some people make the decision so fast and she can't. She said it's your whole life. Howard said too many people do rush into it and they end up being horrible parents. Howard asked Sarah if she would ever adopt. Sarah said maybe it's not for her. She said that she only wants to have a kid if it's all she wants. Howard said the planet would be better off if people thought like that.
Howard asked if she has ever thought of freezing her eggs. Sarah said she just had a discussion with her doctor who is actually named Howie Mandel. She said that's really his name. Howard asked if she ever told Howie Mandel there is a doctor named Howie Mandel. Howard said he's heard that there is a lawyer named Howard Stern and not the Anna Nicole guy.
Howard asked Sarah if she still gets her period. Sarah said of course she does. Howard said she had better hurry up and freeze those things. Sarah said there are so many kids already born. She said she's not sure about that. Sarah said it's so weird to think about growing a human skeleton inside her. Howard said she thinks about weird things. Sarah said she's worried that something is going to go wrong with the sun too.
Howard asked Sarah about the Emmy again and said that's pretty amazing. Sarah said it is. Robin said that some people thought she kicked her shoes off when she ran up on stage. Sarah said they hurt her feet so she didn't have them on.
Howard said Sarah had a woman walk up to her on the red carpet and she asked what she had in her purse. She had a vape pen on her. Howard said that Sarah showed it and the woman dug through her purse. Howard asked if she was upset about that. Sarah said that she thinks in a few years it won't be a big deal. Sarah said there were drunk people there and they're so scary to her. She said they're trouble. Howard said that his dad took him to a baseball game and there were a lot of drunk people there. He said they are scary. Sarah said they really are.
Howard said next time she's on the red carpet she should fill it with weirder and weirder things. Howard asked about the vape pen and how it's pretty much legal in California. Sarah said it's ridiculous that it's not legal. She said it should be. Howard said that the vape pen is a game changer for her. Sarah said that the pot brownie thing can be unpredictable. She said the vape pen lets her take a quick puff. She doesn't drink because she hates the taste of that. She said she must have a 10 year old's palate.
Howard asked when she started using the vape pen. Sarah said it's new and it's constantly evolving. Howard said she can inhale and there's no smoke in your lungs. Sarah said that you do have to plug it into a wall though. Howard asked if she has a medical marijuana card. Sarah said she does. She said that she goes to the store across the street and buys some stuff that lasts her like 6 months. She said she's a lightweight.
Howard asked what her condition is that she gets marijuana. He asked if she has a third breast like that woman in Florida got recently. Howard spent a minute talking about that. Howard said that woman says she wanted to turn guys off by doing that.
Howard asked Sarah if she still plays basketball with the guys like Garry Shandling. Sarah said that she hasn't played lately. She said it still happens once in a while. Sarah said she plays in pick up games here and there. Howard asked if Michael Sheen plays with her. She said he doesn't.
Howard said Sarah is putting out a CD or a piece of vinyl of her special ''We Are Miracles.'' Sarah said everyone wants a piece of vinyl. Howard said it's of the special. Howard said she addresses a lot of topics and the one he wants to talk about is that she showered with her mother. Howard said that she talked about the bush her mom had and how the water in the shower would drip down from that on her head. Howard said that's disgusting.
Sarah said she's worried about Howard's therapist. She said it sounds like he wants to add an addition to his house based on how he's telling Howard to keep coming. Howard said that he thinks that he doesn't need his stupid money. Howard said he thinks that he really needs that therapy. Sarah said she doesn't like it when a therapist tells you how many times to come in a week. She said Howard has changed and grown. Howard said they have to like his therapist because he's helped him make that change.
Howard asked about the bush and how Sarah called it a ''big Jew bush.'' Howard said that's a way of saying that she's disgusted by her. Sarah said that's not how she said it. Sarah said that she's so nasal on this show. She said she can't listen to it. She changed her voice and said that's the way she really talks.
Howard asked Sarah about making fun of religion in her special. He said that being Jewish she was the outcast. Howard said that the kids in her neighborhood blamed her for killing Jesus. Howard said she tried to explain to the kids that it made him famous so it wasn't so bad. Howard said Sarah can see the absurdity in religion. Sarah said she knows people who are into religion but in general it causes more bad than good. She said she heard Stephen Colbert on NPR and he grew up with religion and he's one of the ones who should be a poster boy for someone who is into it. Howard said that her sister is a Rabbi. Howard said she went the complete opposite way. Sarah said that she's super Jewy. Howard asked if she showered under the Jew bush too. Sarah said she may have.
Howard said that Sarah points out a lot of things in her special like the fact that L. Ron Hubbard had to be an L. Ron because there was already a Ron Hubbard in the writer's guild. The guy was a science fiction writer.
Howard asked Sarah about the Emmy and if it's really heavy. Sarah said it is but she left her's in the car. She said there were people walking around with theirs after the show. She said that there are some who have to do that to get pussy. Howard said maybe it's cool to be photographed with it.
Howard said Sarah was on Jimmy Kimmel the other night. He asked if it was awkward. Sarah said it was fun. She said she was on the day Joan Rivers died. She said she almost didn't go on because she was so upset. Howard said she loved Joan. Sarah said she did so much.
Howard said that Sarah was on Saturday Night Live many years ago. Howard said it wasn't very memorable for her. Howard said they hardly used her. Sarah said she was a writer and a feature performer. She said it was exactly 20 years ago. Howard said Lorne Michaels is going to have her host the show. Howard said she's doing the second one of the season. Maroon 5 is the musical guest. Howard asked who called her about doing it. Sarah said her manager and publicist called. She said they never call together but this time they did. She knew it was going to be big. Howard asked why she's worthy now, 20 years later. Sarah said she doesn't know. Sarah said they had asked over the past few years what her availability is. She said they never pulled the trigger. Sarah said she thinks they just want to have every availability just in case. Howard asked when she's hosting. She said it's October 4th.
Howard asked Sarah to tell him an idea she has for SNL. Sarah said she cant. She said she has ideas but she won't tell. Howard said she should do a song. Howard said she should do it with Natalie. Howard said Sarah doesn't worry about coming up with ideas and stuff. Sarah said she has a bunch of pitches. Howard said he thinks people will be judging her return. Sarah said they might. She said that she doesn't want to put too much pressure on herself. Howard said he will be judging.
Robin said she has been in those writer's meetings. Sarah said it was so many years ago though. She said she may have triggers going back up there so she may take some beta blockers just in case. Sarah said that she was there when they cleaned out and she was fired.
Howard asked if she just shot a sitcom pilot with Lorne's company. She said she did but it didn't go. Howard said he's shocked that it didn't. Howard said Lorne is practically the entire NBC and it seems like Sarah and Lorne can't get things going. Sarah said she was just an actor in it. She said that it wasn't her show.
Howard said Sarah just seems to love being in show business. Sarah said that's it. She said she's not rich from being in it. She said she doesn't even have an assistant. Howard asked if she still likes the road. Sarah said she doesn't but she likes being on stage. Sarah said they just finished The Oddball Tour and that was great because they were all headliners. She said that was so much fun. Howard asked how many minutes she did. She said 25 minutes. Howard said he'd like to see that. Sarah said that they just finished it. Sarah said she didn't think she's be able to go on the road but she had 25 minutes so she was able to do that. Sarah said she was already working on new material sand she had 25 minutes. Howard asked how long it takes to come up with that. Sarah said Louis C.K. is great at that stuff. She said she saw him working on stuff at the start of the tour and saw it come together at the end. She said she works much slower than he does. Howard asked if she ever dated Louis. She said she didn't. Howard said he was just fishing with that.
Howard said that Sarah's new album is called ''We Are Miracles.''
Sarah said she wanted to say RIP to Eric the Actor. She said he had the qualities of what great actors have in that what made him so interesting when he called in was that he had this volcano burbling and he covered it so thinly. She said you could hear what he wasn't saying. She said it was transcending through and great actors have that. Howard said he knows what she's saying. Howard said you know there's something there. Sarah said no matter how much they cover it then it still comes through. Howard said he was genuinely sad when he got the news. He said he knew he was on borrowed time but he was really sad over it. Howard said Eric has been on the show for years now and he's used to seeing his name on the list. He said some days he couldn't resist picking up on him. He said he always knew it was going to be fucking ridiculous. Sarah said she thinks that he had a purpose in life but then Howard went down to 3 and 2 days and he lost the drive. She thinks Howard killed him.
Howard said he read that Sarah is working on a Broadway show about her bed wetting. Sarah said she's working with a guy who pitched it to her. She said that he told her that it's a childhood story. She said it will be a kid playing her in it. She said he's doing the music and they're collaborating on the play. Howard asked if they will wet the bed on stage. Sarah said they will but it will be just water and not actual urine. She said that's a great question.
Howard said he would go see that. Howard said it sounds interesting to him. Howard asked to hear the songs but Sarah wasn't revealing them. Howard made up his own and sang ''I Wet My Bed... again'' for a short time. Then he sang about her mother washing her face with her bush water.
Howard thanked Sarah for coming to the birthday show. He wished her luck with the vape pen and all of that. Howard said don't forget that we're all molecules hurling through space.
Sarah told Howard he looks so handsome. She said he should be in a hair commercial. Howard thanked her for saying that. He said he thinks he looks horrible. Howard said he sees himself on AGT and he cringes. Sarah said that he looked so good in the 3 piece suit. Sarah said Jimmy was doing the same thing. Howard said he advices Jimmy Kimmel in fashion.
Sarah said that she named Jimmy's baby. She said that she loves thinking of baby names. Howard said he was shocked by the name Jane. Sarah said she sent him a list and that was the first name on the list. Howard said Molly told him that she's changing the name right now. Howard said he pitched Apollo as a name. Apollo Molecule. Howard said it's very nice of her to name the baby. Sarah said she was also pushing for Quinn since it has that hard K sound like his other kids. Howard said that Jane is very traditional. He said he never thought she'd go for that.
Howard asked Sarah about her dog that died. She said his name was Duck. She said she has another one named Mary now.
Howard wrapped up with Sarah after giving her some more plugs. Howard said that she will be signing CDs tonight at Rough Trade in Brooklyn. Sarah said that Howard is there so few times that it's a big deal to get on. Howard said this is her last time since they're so busy. They went to break after that.
Howard said tomorrow should be good with John Mellencamp and Jennifer Hudson. Howard said he suggests you don't miss that one. Howard said they have a lot of superstars coming in over the next few weeks. Jim Carrey, Neil Young, Robert Downey Jr., Amy Poehler, Martin Short and more. He said that Martin is chock full of stories. He said that he and Billy Crystal were two of the best on SNL. He said Lena Dunham and Smokey Robinson will be coming in too. Howard said that's just some of the people they'll be talking to.
Howard said Jimmy Page and Robert Plant should be there but they're not booked. Howard said it's going to be an exciting month of radio though.
Howard played Robin into her news with a Little Mikey song parody. Howard said they were talking to Robin about Bore-fest... or Veg-Fest. Howard asked if someone sneaks meat in there do they get thrown out. Robin said they are more peaceful in there and they just look at them with compassion. Howard said he would imagine that Veg-Fest is on the boring end of that scale.
Robin said Benjy is in the Daily News today. Robin said that Benjy is in a dog outfit or something and Elisa is in a cocktail outfit. Howard said he has to see that for the Elisa part. Robin said that they say Benjy cares about domestic violence. Howard said he does not care. He said he yelled out ''I'm Benjy!'' when he was grabbed and thrown out. Howard said the craziest part of the story is that they claim that he's 42 years old. Howard said there's no way he's 42. Benjy said that's the age he settled on. Howard said he was shocked to read that.
Howard said he was reading about Eric the Actor and Jon and he was thinking that maybe Elisa is Benjy's handler. He said maybe he's pretending she's his girlfriend.
Robin asked if they want baseball games to move faster. Howard said yes. He said people don't want to spend a lot of time on anything. Howard said you can go to a game and hang and not pay that close attention. He said for TV it's not fast enough. Robin said that Bud Selig is looking to speed up the game. Robin said they want to decrease the time of games and make the changes for next year. Howard said he was talking to Gary this morning and he said they found that not a lot of black kids are playing baseball. Howard said in baseball you can have a fairly long career. He said in football you can get banged up more. Howard said the kids all want to play basketball and football instead though. Howard said maybe they can make it 2 strikes instead of 3. Gary said that would change the game too much. Howard said maybe they can motorcycle around the bases. Gary asked how you slide. Howard said they wouldn't have to.
Robin said Mike Tyson is being hailed as a hero. Robin said he went to the aid of a crashed motorcyclist. Robin said that the guy crashed and Mike stopped traffic to keep cars from the crash. Howard said Benjy should do that. Howard said he's going to rush to save Benjy and they're going to get press for that. Robin said they say that this guy is planning on sending him a thank you note and a fruit basket. Howard said the guy needs cash.
Robin read a story about Chicago being the most dangerous city in the country. Robin said they say that it's the only city that a majority identify as dangerous. Howard said New York used to be like that. He said Mayor Koch, Guiliani and Bloomberg got all of that under control. Robin said they have a huge gang problem in Chicago from what she understands. Howard said they need to fight the war here in our own country.
Robin read a story about Blackberry announcing that their new phone is going on sale tomorrow. Howard asked why they would bother. Howard said he asked Ronnie why he still uses one. Howard said he would have such a great experience with an iPhone. He said Ronnie wonders what he would do with it. Robin said that everyone was buying a new iPhone at the store she was at. Robin said the woman pulled out a flip phone that was at least 20 years old. Robin said she said she can't hear it ringing. Robin said of course she can't because it's a broken phone. Howard said everyone has an iPhone and you'd think he'd be curious about it. He said Ronnie doesn't care and doesn't want one. Howard said he has to ask him about this.
Howard asked Ronnie to come in and talk about the iPhone. Ronnie was busy taking Sarah Silverman downstairs. Howard said he'd do a live commercial read while Ronnie was busy.
Howard asked if Ronnie was back. Gary said he's on his way. Howard said that's fine. He said they're probably not missing out on much. Robin finished up her story about the new Blackberry. Howard said he was a Blackberry user but he's not going to stay loyal if they have a shitty phone. Howard said that he'd like to see them do well and doesn't want to see them go out of business or anything.
Ronnie showed up so Howard asked what's keeping him with a Blackberry phone. Ronnie said he just wants to be able to make a phone call. He said he doesn't care that much. He said he's more into car technology than phones. Howard asked if he has a TiVo now. Ronnie said he has DVRs throughout the house. He said he still has a VCR in the house but he doesn't use it. Gary said he heard he used one up until a year ago. Ronnie said it was 2 years ago.
Howard asked if he uses a butter churn too. Ronnie said he doesn't. Howard said Ronnie loves Twitter and you'd think he'd want the iPhone. Ronnie said Stephanie got him a new phone but he went with something with a keyboard. Howard said he gets it now. Howard said he doesn't even text anymore. Howard said you can actually talk and send an audio text instead. He said he can dictate too. Howard said it transcribes it to type. Ronnie said that's cool. Robin said she does that when she's driving. Ronnie said Robin doesn't drive. Robin said she drives all the time.
Howard said he has a digital alarm clock and he can't even talk to it. He said he got angry about that. Howard said he tells his phone to set an alarm and it does it. Howard said he wants an alarm clock that you can talk to. Ronnie said he has a Mikey Mouse alarm clock. He said it's an old style clock that works on a battery. Howard said that's how he seduced his girlfriend. Howard said he heard a song he didn't know and he put Siri up to it and asked what song it was. Siri knew and put up the screen so he could buy the song. Howard said he's going to demonstrate it now.
Ronnie asked what kind of phone Fred has. Fred said he has a 3G S iPhone. Howard had Fred play him a song for Siri to listen to. Howard did it and Siri recognized it as Panama by Van Halen. Howard said we are in the greatest age of technology. Howard said a machine can listen to a song and tell you what it is. Howard said he couldn't live without this stuff. Howard said Ronnie has to want that. Ronnie said he doesn't care. Ronnie said he has a computer in his car that changes the suspension and things like that. He said he can talk to it too.
Howard asked Ronnie to hold his Blackberry up to the song. Ronnie said it won't do anything. Ronnie said Lenny's publicist had the same phone he does. Gary said she said she had to get rid of it. Ronnie said she was joking around about that. Howard said there is so much you can do with an iPhone. Howard said he doesn't get how Ronnie can't be excited about this phone.
Robin read about how people are preferring the new iPhone 6 Plus. Howard said he told his wife to get one. He said she got the smaller one. Robin said she got the smaller one too. She said maybe she'll have one soon. Howard said she has phablet envy.
Robin read a story about a Tampa woman who had a plastic surgeon add a third breast to her. Robin said she is 21 years old. Howard asked why a surgeon would do that. Robin said they're working for money. Gary said there's a story about how it may be a hoax. Howard said they would take away a doctor's license for doing something like that.
Howard took a call from Tommy in Malden who asked for his theme song. Fred found it and played it for him. Howard asked what was up. Tommy said he wanted to bring some reality to the Eric's death thing. He said he thinks Eric would be pissed that they called him a Wack Packer in the news reports. Howard said he can see him getting pissed about that. Tommy asked if he could get Eric's acting work. Howard said Jeff the Drunk might. He said they'll see where it goes.
Howard took a call from a guy who had a noisy phone. The caller said he's glad Eric is dead. He said he hated the guy. He said he was an ungrateful bastard. Howard said a lot of people didn't like his calls. Fred said he found him endlessly fascinating. Howard said the haters would say they hated him but then they'd love him calling in as Derek. He said the caller had to like that. The caller said that he did like that. Howard said he liked him then. He said that he had to like it when he called Johnny Fratto like a mobster. The caller, Vince, said he liked that too. Howard thanked him for the call and let him go a short time later. Howard said there was a lot of gold with Eric. Fred played his Mars Attacks music for Eric while they were talking about that.
Howard took a call from a guy who suggested that if Howard renegotiates with Sirius he should ask for a shitload of money. Howard said yeah, more, more, more. The caller said that Sirius is going to disappear if he goes away. Howard said that's a smart idea. He said he likes the way he thinks. He said he may have to come visit him. Howard said that guy was brilliant telling him to ask for more money. He did a live commercial read after that.
Robin said that Charlie Sheen wants to come back to 2 and a Half Men. Robin said he thinks it would be a good tip of the hat to the fans to bring him back this final season. Robin said they killed him off in 2011 though. Howard said Hollywood loves making money and they'll put up with just about anything. He said there are times when people are such a pain in the ass Hollywood just says fuck you. He said Elliot Gould was one of them. He said he heard he was such a pain in the ass back in the day. He said he's not sure if that's true or not. Howard said that Charlie Sheen had a shot and he had gold in them thar hills. He said if you put people thought the mill they will eventually throw their arms up and give up. Howard said that it's not easy to get an audience to tune in. Howard said they had this popular show and they were paying Charlie a fortune and he was still a pain in the ass. Howard said Chuck Lorre had to give up on him. Howard said the odds of him taking him back are a billion to one. Howard said that Sheen was a smash hit for a short time there. He said now no one remembers him.
Robin said that support for gay marriage in America is falling. Robin read the details of a poll that was done and it was down to 49 percent approval. Howard said maybe it's the gays who are married and miserable now.
Howard took a call from a guy who said he wanted to thank him for yesterday's show. He said it was like 4 hours of great stuff. He said he reminded him of his childhood when he was beaten. Howard asked if he has kids and if he beats them. The caller said he has kids and he doesn't beat them. The guy said Howard was spot on. Howard asked if his mom made him shower with her and her big Jew bush. The caller laughed and said no to that.
Robin said when you ask if they were beaten they sometimes say ''Yeah, but...'' Robin said there is no but. She said the answer is yes and that's it.
Howard took a call from a guy who said he had to thank him for the show yesterday and send his condolences to Eric. He said that Sarah Silverman doesn't seem to age. He said she looks great. He said her material is spot on too. He said she's always in.
Robin got back to her news and read a story about an app that lets people connect to people who want to cuddle. Howard said that's what Benjy does with Elisa. Robin said that the app isn't a hook up app. It's a way to experience a connection with someone without the demands of dating. Howard asked who would want that. Howard said he couldn't cuddle with a woman. He said he's going to have a big bone into her. Howard said cuddling started when one person wanted to have sex and the other didn't. Howard said Benjy likes to cuddle. Benjy said he loves it. Howard said he and Beth will for a few minutes but then he rolls over and falls asleep. Howard said he's a man god damnit.
Robin said that there's another app that reads printed material aloud for blind people. Robin said they can also translate things into brail almost instantly. The app is about $100 and it's for the iPhone only so far.
Howard took a call from a guy who said that he's a happy Blackberry user. He said he's not against the iPhone. He said he thinks that people are comparing his big iPhone to some of their old phones. He said that the current one is going to have an Amazon app store and things like that. Howard asked the caller if he likes to cuddle. Howard said he has an app where he can meet up with Benjy. Howard let the guy go and read another live commercial.
Robin read a story about Paula Deen starting her digital network this week. Robin said that you'll have to pay a fee to access her shows.
Robin read a story about how difficult things are in Afghanistan for girls. Robin said some young girls are told to act like boys.
Robin said that Emma Watson was giving a speech at the UN the other day and she's trying to encourage men to get involved with supporting women and women's rights around the world. Robin said Emma says feminism isn't about man hating. Robin had some audio of her talking about that.
Howard took a call from a guy who said he's getting better and better as the years go by. He said he loves the show more than ever. He said the same about Robin.
Robin said it seems like Mila Kunis has been pregnant for years. Robin said that it's taking so long to get there. Howard said maybe it's an elephant. Robin said they say it's due at any time.
Robin said there is a man who is having hundreds of orgasms a day. Howard said he has a medical condition that causes it. Howard said he thinks he just has the sensation and doesn't cum. Howard said you can't have that much jizz. Robin said they can strike him at any time. Robin said the man says it comes at weird times. He said that he can be at a funeral saying goodbye to his dad and he'll have 9 orgasms right there. Howard said he would like that. That led to Fred doing his Ronnie impression as if he were the orgasm guy. Robin said the guy says that if you're in public and around kids it's disgusting. Robin said it's happened to him at the grocery store and things like that. Fred played some sound effects too. Robin said they say the man is unable to satisfy his wife in bed. Howard and Fred were both doing their voices. They just kept going while Robin tried to move on.
Robin said that Governor Christie is 85 pounds lighter. Howard said he wants him to be president. Robin said the weight loss will continue. She said he won't say where he started but he has slimmed down.
Robin read about how Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner have split. Robin said they are breaking up. Robin said they got married in 1991. Howard was still doing the voice.
Robin said that the Washington Redskins want to sue native Americans. Howard said that if it bothers people so much just change the name already. He said they'll forget about it in 3 weeks.
Howard took a call from Bobo who said he has a Galaxy S5 and he can't get a signal down there in Florida to call the show. Howard told him to try a different carrier. He said it's like living in Africa there. He said it's like 88 or 89 degrees down there. Howard said he's jealous of that. He said he wishes he was down there. Bobo said they have black panthers and things like that living down there. Howard asked how great it would be if he got eaten by one. They played him out with his theme song. Howard said the panther would probably choke on that wig.
Robin read about how ISIS kidnapped a French man and they are threatening to kill him. Howard said he can't believe ISIS is in his life now. Robin said they have started the air strikes on them in Syria.
Robin read about how Israel shot down a Syrian fighter jet. Robin said that they're calling that an act of aggression.
Robin read about the three Afghan soldiers who were missing in Massachusetts. Robin said they were found trying to get into Canada. Robin said they were here for a training mission but they vanished from a mall. Robin said they think they were trying to defect. Howard said he's finding it hard to cum with these stories she's reading.
Robin read a story about Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett putting out an album together. Robin had a clip of one of their songs.
Robin said that Taylor Swift had a secret listening party the other day. Robin said some people were lucky to get into that. Howard said he likes her. Robin said they say that she opened up her mansion to some fans for that listening party.
Robin said Paul McCartney is getting political in his new song. He sings about global warming and things like that in the song.
Robin read about Justin Bieber having a new song. Robin had a clip of that as well. Howard and Fred were doing more of their Ronnie voices as the orgasm guy when that came up.
Robin read about Leonard Cohen turning 80. Robin had Howard play some of his music. Howard knew which song it was going to be. Robin had some quotes from Leonard that she read through. She said he's said he's going to have a cigarette for the first time in a very long time. Howard said that reminds him of Scott the Engineer smoking again. He played a new song parody that Fred did as Scott. It was to the tune of ''Happy'' and it was called ''Smokey.'' Howard said he's so mad he's going to cum. He and Fred did more of their orgasm guy voices. Robin wrapped up her news and Howard ended the show around 10:35am.
Jon said that Robin was one who thought that the 6 Plus might be too big. Robin was sitting in and she said she wasn't ready for that big step up in size. Gary said he's refusing to say that word they use for that phone. Robin said that's Phablet. Jon said Gary hates that. Gary said it's so obnoxious.
Jon said he should bring up what happened yesterday. He said that she sent one email to Howard and one to Gary about seeing him on AGT. Robin wrote to Howard that you can't miss those teeth and Gary was upset by that. Robin said that was only supposed to be between her and Howard. Gary said you know he's going to tell him. Gary said he had a very bad day yesterday so it hit him bad. He said he had emailed Robin during the day and it was work related. He said that they spoke at 5:30 last night and he wondered if she was calling to bust her balls. Robin sad she felt bad about that. She said she thinks she was channeling Jackie Martling. Robin said she felt the way she wrote to Gary. She said it made her smile seeing him on AGT. She said then she dashed that email off to Howard.
Gary said he has made an effort to just take punches at JD. He said he was doing it so often because it was easy. He told JD he was going to stop because he was feeling bad doing it. Robin said that's how she felt typing it to Howard. She said it was just to Howard though. Gary asked how she feels when Howard does something like that. Robin said she might have to ask him to keep it off the record. Robin said she prays that Gary isn't going to take it too badly. Robin said it was one of those nagging things that goes on and on.
Robin said that she figured that's what Jackie would do. Gary said he and Jackie still email and Jackie needs his email with ''Hope I can amke your day'' because he wrote that once many years ago. He said he still goofs on him about that.
Jon said Howard loves stirring it up and especially between Gary and Robin. Gary said there are times when Howard would start to say something and you'd make hand signals to stop him and he'd call him out on the air about that.
Jon said he wanted to talk to Robin about Eric the Actor. Jon said he wasn't the nicest person on the air but people loved that. He said it's getting a lot of air time. Robin said it's amazing that it was picked up by Variety and TMZ and all of that. Robin said it would have burst his heart if he had seen that. Gary said it would be great if they put him in the In Memorium at the Emmys. Jon said he was in a bunch of shows. Gary said he has seen key grips get in those things. Robin said they should start lobbying for that now. Jon said they could show him in character or something. Gary said he likes the In Plain Sight one. Robin said maybe they could use the head exploding thing from Fringe. Jon said it would be great if they showed his head exploding and then moved on to the next.
Jon said he thinks that this shows that Howard's show universe has expanded. He said it's touching everything all over. He said some reporters know Eric and some don't and wonder why they're reading about this guy. Gary said he was a working actor.
Jon said that Jeff the Drunk wants some of Eric's work. He said that maybe other guys will want that. Gary said Tommy from Malden wanted some of it. Robin said Hanzi may want some of it too. Gary said it's not like there's a slot there on the show for that. He said that's something that Eric wanted. Gary said he remembers when American Dreams did it and it was an amazing thing. Robin said Eric carved out that niche for himself. Robin said it came to be and no one else can just step into that slot.
Jon asked if they should get him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Robin said that's pushing it kind of far. Robin said she is wondering how they could honor him. Robin said that would be one way to do it. Gary said that Eric totally fits the bill to fit in the In Memorium thing. Jon said Eric gets a lot of acclaim and it would be a fitting tribute. Gary said he and Jason are talking about the petition to get it done. He said maybe one of the listeners will do it and they'll back it.
Jon took a call from a woman who asked if anyone from the show is going to attend the funeral. Gary said it's on the west coast and he thinks it's a small family thing. Gary asked Robin what funerals they've been to for people on the air. Ted the Janitor they sent someone to. Doug Goodstein went to Hank's funeral. Robin said there hasn't been any Manhattan funeral. Jon said he wants to talk about a lot of things but he has to take a break.
Jon asked Ronnie if there's anyone close to Sarah as far as being a big fan. Ronnie said there are some close ones like Jerry O'Connell. They mentioned a few others who are close as well.
Jon asked Ronnie about his Blackberry. Ronnie said it's good enough for him. He said it's brand new other than the one that's coming out tomorrow. He said if they want to send him a new one that's fine. Gary said he's the only one promoting them so they should send him one.
Jon said they heard the caller talk about the phone today. Ronnie said he didn't hear about it. He was busy. Gary asked Ronnie why he likes that Blackberry so much. Ronnie said he likes the keyboard thing. He said he tried other phones and didn't like them. He said they're too big. He said this one is perfect. He said he thinks Jon's is too big. Jon said he's getting the plus but hasn't gotten it yet.
Gary said that he got an email from Lenny's publicist who asked if Ronnie outted her on the Blackberry thing. Gary said she was getting all kinds of calls about that.
Jon asked Ronnie what he does on the phone other than being on Twitter constantly. Ronnie said he's not on constantly. He said he's on in the morning and afternoon for a little while. He said he takes some pictures. Ronnie said they're fine looking too. He asked them what's wrong with the camera. Jon asked why not try the iPhone. Ronnie said he went to the store and tried the phones. He said he didn't like them.
Gary said going to an iPhone there is a learning curve of about 2 or 3 weeks. He said that he has Apple products all over his house. Robin said there are a lot of apps on the iPhone too. Ronnie said he doesn't care about the apps. He said he talks on the phone and texts. He said he doesn't want to be bothered by that other stuff.
Gary said he loves that he still has a VHS in his house. Ronnie said it doesn't work. Jon said that Ronnie watches a lot of TV. He said he's a big TV guy. Ronnie said he likes his shows. Robin asked what's big. Ronnie said Sons of Anarchy, Ray Donovan, The Good Wife, Dallas and others. He said he fell asleep watching Dallas last night. He said it's their season finale. Ronnie said he likes Scandal and Grey's Anatomy too. Jon said Scott used to watch that too. Ronnie said he watched Dancing with the Stars first episode. He said they had a NASCAR guy on and it looked dumb. He said he hopes he was run off the show. Gary said Tommy Chong is on the show now and he was in there saying he was upset about his wife dancing with another man. He said it's funny that he's on the show now. Jon asked Ronnie if he would do that show. Ronnie said no way. Gary said he thinks the show is rigged. He said they get idiots like him to get kicked off the first week or two. He said they find the fools who can't dance for that. He said Adam Carolla did the show. He said that all he wanted was 3 weeks on the show to promote a movie he was in. Robin said she's been asked to do it a few times. Robin said that she turned it down because they're in Los Angeles and it takes a lot of time.
Jon said he wanted to talk about Sarah Silverman. He said that she was going to Baba Booey but she didn't do it. He asked if that bothers Gary. Robin said she wasn't even prepared to win. Gary said it would have been fun to have it just for the sake of the show. Jon said she wasn't carrying her Emmy around either. He said that she explained why she did that. Robin said Sarah is brilliant and she always forgets that she sniffed Richard's crotch.
Jon said Sarah looks great and Howard pointed that out. He said Howard was saying she's in shape because she's dating Michael Sheen. Gary said Sarah called Howard out on that too. Jon said Howard is never going to get out of therapy and that conversation was interesting too.
Gary said that he went to therapy for about 2 and a half years. He said his therapist dubbed him graduated. He said Howard thought that was ridiculous. Gary said his therapist thought they were done.
Jon said Robin mentioned that she gets her balls busted over the hobbies she has. Robin said they're all wrong until Howard does them. She said that Howard used to live on Long Island and he only went to 3 restaurants. She said he moved to Manhattan and it was like Columbus discovering America.
Gary said that Howard says that people who eat meat are unevolved. Gary said during the break yesterday Jason brought up Meatopia and Howard asked him if he still eats meat. He said he does and Howard gave him this pained look. Robin said Howard has become more sensitive to animals with what Beth is doing. He said they're taking in pets and they all have different personalities. Gary said Howard was doing that rap about the dead animal taste yesterday. He asked why a dead cow is different than a dead fish. Robin said the taste of fish is in every bite and it's not like that with meat. Robin said every chef will tell you that you're only coating the outside of the meat with flavor.
Gary asked when Robin ate meat last. Robin said it was 2007. Gary asked if she ever smells a hamburger and thinks it smells good. Robin said she thinks there is nothing that smells better but she has no desire to eat it. Jon said they had to take a break after that.
Gary said he thinks that Lenny can go in with Howard and have a great time and they're comfortable. Jon also said Lenny said that rock isn't dead but it's in the ICU. Gary said he thinks it's dead. He said rock the way he remembers it isn't he same. He said it's not at the level it once was. Jon said Lenny said that the tech is the rock star these days.
Jon played a clip of Lenny talking about walking in the rain with Bob Dylan. Jon said that with certain people you're going to deal with walking in the rain because you're dealing with greatness. Gary said Howard thinks that everything is some kind of move or power struggle. He said if he were Lenny he'd want to come in out of the rain.
Jon had Shuli give them a Howard 100 News rundown. Shuli went through some headlines and mentioned that Rosie O'Donnell will be commenting on Eric the Actor in the news. He said they have Angry Alice too. Shuli said that everyone is paying tribute to Eric. Jon wrapped up the show after letting everyone get in their plugs. They were done around 11:25am.
Howard started the show taking a call from Eric the Actor's caretaker Jon Johnson. Howard said he wanted to ask a question about Eric. He asked if he was conscious when he got to the hospital. Jon said he was. Howard asked how soon he died. Jon said it was about 4 hours. Howard asked if he was around the bed. Jon said he was. Howard asked if he was conscious. Jon said he got out of the way when he started to crash. He said he wasn't there when he was pronounced. Howard asked if he was awake. Jon said he was awake and alert until right before he crashed. He said his eyes glazed and he got non responsive. Howard asked if he was aware he was dying. Jon said he kept saying he couldn't get comfortable.
Howard asked if there was any final ''I love you'' or ''goodbye'' or anything like that. Jon said not really. He said he knew he wasn't doing too good and they were testing his blood. Howard asked if his last words were about getting comfortable. Jon said they were. He said he had all kinds of stuff hooked to him.
Howard asked Jon how he's ding. Jon said he's got a sinus infection so he's feeling like shit. Howard said he didn't want to get too morbid.
Jon said he heard he was wondering what Eric's parents are going to do with his stuff. He said they're going to donate some stuff to the Shriner's hospital. He said they may leave his room alone for now. He said they may donate some of the stuff eventually. Howard said Eric had a lot of stuff. Howard said the place where they lived was paid for by Eric's parents. Howard asked if they're leaving the room the way it is because they don't need to rent it out. Jon said for a while that's probably what they'll do.
Howard asked if he took out Eric's porn collection. Jon said they know about that already. It's in his upper closet. Howard asked what was in there. Jon said that it's mostly Girls Gone Wild stuff. Howard said he offered to upgrade it. Jon said he has a few that they sent.
Gary asked if Jon had to get it for him every time he needed it. Jon said Eric just watched most of the stuff on the internet. Howard said that's how everyone does it these days. Jon said people did send him stuff too. Howard said he used to keep porn but then he threw it all away. He said he felt so deviant watching that stuff. He said you can watch the internet now and get it over with in 15 seconds.
Howard thanked Jon for calling in with the details. Jon said he knows they're doing a memorial outside the Sirius studio. Howard didn't know that. Jon said thanked them for that. He said he thinks that every year on the anniversary maybe they can drink a Pepsi and eat some bacon in memory of Eric. Robin said she's not sure she can do that. Howard said she can have Soy bacon.
Howard said he was thinking about Eric yesterday and he was wondering if he took his own life. Howard said he knows that's morbid. He said he thinks Eric loved life too much to do that. Jon said he did love life too much. He said he got accused of messing with his medicine by some jackass on the internet.
Robin said they were talking about Eric on the Wrap Up Show yesterday and they're going to petition to get Eric mentioned in the Emmy's ''In Memorium.'' Howard said he heard Richard Roeper did a nice tribute to Eric. Howard said he read about 50 obituaries to Eric and it was kind of nice. Howard thanked Jon for calling in and told him to feel better. Jon thanked him and told him to have a nice day.
Howard played another clip from a sports show where the host said ''Bye for now'' which was Eric's big catch phrase. Howard said that's pretty awesome.
Howard said he has some other tapes about Eric. Howard said he has some other clips to play. Howard said Tan Mom was asked about Eric on Leiberman Live and she didn't seem to care at all. Howard played that clip and Elephant Boy said something about Eric that was hard to understand. Robin said she's not sure what he said at all. Howard said he was with him for half of it. Tan Mom didn't even have a quote.
Howard said they do have some crying tape. Howard asked Robin who she thinks would have cried. Robin didn't know. It turns out it was Air Force Amy from the Bunny Ranch. Howard played a clip of Amy talking about how she's sorry to see him gone and she just wants to give him one more hug. Howard said she's a hooker with a heart of gold.
Howard asked Robin who else cried over Eric the Actor. Robin asked if it was someone from the Bunny Ranch. Howard said she isn't a whore but she is Angry. It was Angry Alice. Howard played a clip of Alice breaking down and crying over Eric's death while talking to Shuli. Shuli called her ''angel'' in that clip.
Howard said that's what dudes are doing now. Robin said she heard about a boys and girls baby shower. Howard said guys show up at the baby shower and they don't even like their wives that much. Howard said he knew one guy who said he was going and he showed up. Howard asked who wants to go to a baby shower. Howard said that's for women. Howard said most dads can't wait to get out of the house.
Howard said Alice was saying that Robin was mean to Eric. Robin said she was at times. Howard played a clip of Alice talking about Eric and his disabilities. She said Robin was mean to Eric. She called Robin ''Lesbian Robin.'' Alice said that Robin was born a black female and she should know disability and pain. Howard said he got smacked too.
Howard said some of the guys were wondering what it was like when Hank the Dwarf met Eric in heaven. He played a bit they put together where they played clips of both of them. They had Eric telling Hank to leave him the fuck alone and Hank saying annoying things.
Howard said little people go to the same part of heaven. He said it's all compartmentalized. Robin said now they don't have to ask anyone to get something out of a cabinet.
Howard said Shuli is really good with the Wack Pack. He said they'll have to find someone to take over for that. Howard said Shuli was on the phone with Underdog and she had a snit over not being able to get on Jimmy Kimmel's show. Howard said Jimmy had her on his show once and now she wants back on. Howard said Underdog wants to get on in the worst way. Shuli calls her like ever day like she's one of his angels. Howard said Underdog was just beside herself. Howard played that clip of Underdog begging to get on the Kimmel show and crying over it. She said it's Underdog's 50th anniversary so she wants to get on.
Howard said that he hopes she doesn't die. Howard said there were so many Wack Packers who died. Howard said they lost Kenneth Keith, Froggy, the original Big Foot, Cliff Palate and so many others. Robin said the guy who wrote the song for Beth too. Howard said he wasn't a Wack Packer though. Howard said he's glad they still have Fred the Elephant Boy. Robin said they still have Riley. Howard said sometimes he has that ''stomach flu'' though.
Gary said that someone gave him an interesting fact. He said Kenneth Keith, Hank and Eric all died at 39. He said that's an unusual fact.
Howard said that they have a new NFL theme. He played that and it was women crying while getting punched to the NFL theme song. Howard said that's blood curdling. Howard said he loves it.
Howard said he has to applaud the Conan O'Brien show. He said they're doing a George Harrison tribute and that's a great way to get guests. Howard talked about some of the George Harrison songs he liked. He said they had some people on Conan's show covering some of Harrison's songs. Howard played a song that Beck covered on Conan. Howard said he did it a lot faster than Harrison's version. It was the song ''Wah, Wah.'' Howard said he loves it.
Howard said Paul Simon covered ''Here Comes The Sun'' last night. He said that was really good too. Howard played some of that. He said Paul was up there playing guitar with some other guy. Howard said he was really good.
Howard said that's so good. He said Paul was wearing a t-shirt that said ''Fuck you Garfunkel.'' Howard said he wants to do an Underdog plea to get Paul on the show. He said he thought that was a great way to get guests on his show. Howard said John Mellencamp and Jennifer Hudson will both be on the show today. He said he has to ask Jennifer about that American Idol experience. Robin said she wasn't a winner or even a finalist. Howard said there is a controversy about that. Howard said he has to ask her about the phones not working in her home state or something like that. Howard said that she's from Chicago and there was a power outage or something. He said that could have contributed to her losing that week. Howard said he had to take a break after that.
Howard said it's very frustrating when they don't have that on there. Howard told Fred to try to find it on the internet. Howard said he set it up so nicely and now they can't find it. Howard said Leslie just started fucking around with the 12 string in the song. Fred found it and played it for him. Howard said that's just one guy playing. Howard said it's one of his favorite songs. He said it gets fast eventually.
Howard said he would have given Leslie his 12 string if he played that. He said it's beautiful. Howard said he wishes he could make a guitar sound so beautiful. Robin said ''don't we all.''
Robin said she heard a report about not keeping your new iPhone in your pocket because it bends. Howard said he saw the report. Howard said he saw the guy take it and bend it. Howard said it's the big one. He said that he's not that rough with it. Fred said a lot of people stick it in their back pocket. Howard said he has that hard case on his. He said he has to live his life.
Howard took a call from a guy who asked what would be more of a nightmare, Beth catching him jerking off or taking a dump. Howard said the porn thing would be worse. He said Beth has seen him jerk off. Howard said he did it in front of her. He said if she caught him with porn that would be really embarrassing. Howard said she would think he's such a perv. Howard said he tries to present himself differently.
Howard said Beth was trying to get him out of the bathroom the other day and she wanted out of her dress. Howard said she was relentless with the knocking. Howard said he told her he'd be there in a minute. He said it was a messy shit. He said he has one of these green toilets and half the shit is left in the toilet. He said he had to wipe the toilet down. Howard said he has to do a major clean up after tat. Howard said Mayor DeBlasio has to get rid of the rules about these toilets. Howard said Mayor DeBlasio was talking about the traffic in the city the other day and he said it's worth saving the environment over. Howard said that he didn't have to sit in that traffic. Howard said he should never make a statement like that. Howard said people don't want to hear that it's okay to sit in traffic.
Gary had the quote. He said that DeBlasio said the first amendment is more important than traffic. Robin said there's a better way to say what he said. Howard said there is abetter way to control traffic too. He said they didn't have any tie ups when Bloomberg was mayor. Robin said they did when they had the President in town. Howard said it took forever for him to get 10 blocks home the other day.
Howard said Beth was knocking on the door while he was shitting and he didn't want her smelling his doody. Howard said he had to rush around so she wouldn't smell it. Howard said it's weird. He said he used to read about old people thinking that taking a dump is better than sex. Howard said that's happening to him.
Howard said that Obama is saying that traffic was easy for him in the city. Howard said you just need that bubble thing on your car and you go through it. The caller said that Howard can't retire because he's the only thing that makes traffic bearable. Howard said he has to get out of there eventually. Howard said the torture him there by keeping him at the same time of morning. He said he'd like to change the time.
Howard took a call from Pittsburgh Pete who asked if Fred went on Paternity leave when he had his kid. Howard said of course he didn't. Howard said Fred is a great guy to work with and he's a great dad too. Howard said he thinks that Shuli will want to come back to work. He said he thinks he's making a blunder. Fred said he did take one day off. Howard said that's fine. He said it's fine Shuli is taking off. He just wonders what he's going to do.
Howard said women have babies and then they can't stand the kid. He said they want to get out and away from the kid as much as they can. Howard said they have one like that and then have another. Howard said Fred and his wife had one child and that's what they were capable of doing and doing well. Howard said this kid is being raised properly. Howard said if you can't figure out how to do it with more than 2 then don't do it. Pete said the child has anxiety with the dad being around all the time. Fred said she goes to school.
Howard said he has tremendous fears and especially when it comes to the kids. He said he moved to the suburbs. He said he felt they were safer out there. Howard said Fred just pointed out that the people in Columbine thought their kids were safe too. Howard said it's a false security. Howard said many people are fine with their kids going to school in the city. He said there is no guarantee anywhere. Howard said you always worry about your kid.
Robin said a woman was hit in the head with an air conditioner in the city yesterday. She said you never know when something is going to happen. Pete asked why Fred lives so modestly. Fred said he's not a super wealthy person. He said he likes raising a kid in the city because they're exposed to more culture. Howard asked Pete if he has any kids. Pete said he's an uncle. Howard immediately said goodbye and said that the case was closed. They went to break after that.
Howard came back and said he met Jennifer Hudson at AGT the other night. Howard said she looks great. He said her new album ''JHUD'' is out now.
Howard asked Jennifer if she had fun the other night. She said she had a blast. Howard asked where she lives. She said she lives in Chicago. Howard said that was voted the most violent city. Jennifer said she's not sure why it's like that. Howard asked if she walks around the city without bodyguards. She said she just knows where to go and where not to go. Howard said she became so glamorous. Howard said she lost weight on Weight Watchers. She said now she just watches her weight. She said that it was life changing for her. She likes bike riding and playing sports and things.
Howard said he has to talk to Jennifer about being a part of the church and how she was able to sing there but she kept her eyes closed until she was 19. She said she's very shy. Jennifer said she hates seeing people's faces and eyes in the audience. She said she has to block it out. Jennifer said that she has to turn her back when she sings if there are people in her rehearsal. Howard said she gets caught up in that. Howard said it can affect the performance. Jennifer said it's energy for her. She said it can suck the energy out of her if she's looking at that.
Howard asked if her mom put her in the choir. Jennifer said she was a lap baby. She sat on grand mom's lap during church. Howard asked if her voice was that big when she was a kid. She said it was and Quintavious reminds her of herself when she was that age. Howard asked if that's developed or is it a gift. Jennifer said it's a gift. Howard asked if she thinks God gave her that. She said she does. Howard asked if she thought she was a special person. Jennifer said she didn't think so. She said that some people do. Howard asked if she was always going to be a big star. Jennifer said no. She said she has a host of singing relatives and no one ever made it. She said that some people said that the world had nothing for her. Jennifer said it's not all about the talent but the drive.
Howard asked Jennifer about growing up and being afraid to open her eyes. He asked if she didn't think her dream was going to come true. Jennifer said she didn't think that way. She didn't think she had to open her eyes to sing. Howard asked if she can play instruments. She said she can play piano but she doesn't have the patience for it. She said she can play by ear too. She said she doesn't have to be able to read music.
Howard said Jennifer had a record contract very early in her life. Jennifer said that it wasn't a real record deal. She said it wasn't a real record label. She said that it was a local company in Chicago. She said they saw her at a talent show and they told her to come audition for the label. Howard said they sent her to a finishing school though. She said it was at their house. She said they never recorded anything. She said she didn't give them money though. She didn't have any to give them. Howard said they did try to train her. Jennifer said there were a couple of artists they were training. She said every day they were doing this. She said they'd sit on the couch and do that and they never brought them to a studio. She said all she did was stand up and sing a song. Howard asked if that was part of the scam. Jennifer said they were supposed to make records and they neve did. She said she was under contract and she was able to get out of it eventually.
Howard asked Jennifer about doing American Idol. He said she was already working on cruise ships and things. Howard said she did a Hercules show on a Disney cruise ship. Jennifer said she did. Howard said she was making some money. Jennifer said they were paying her and that was legit. She said Disney is real. Howard asked if that was the first real paycheck. She said she worked at Burger King and she sang in the drive thru. She said that there was a mic there. She said that was her stage. Jennifer said she would just sing away when people would pull up. She said that the head manager of Burger King was a club manager so he hired her to work at his clubs. She said she was making more money doing that in one night than she did at Burger King for 2 weeks. Howard asked how long she was at Burger King. Jennifer said she was there at 16 and she quit. Then she went back eventually for a year or two. Howard said it's hard work. Jennifer said it is. She said she did everything there the second time she was there. She said she did the burgers and fries and worked the drive thru.
Howard said it's kind of great she was discovered there at Burger King. Jennifer said it was. Howard said you just do the best job you can and someone will discover you. Jennifer said that's what she thought. Jennifer sang a little bit while she was talking about that.
Howard asked if people would audition her while she was working. She said they would. Howard said that he gets people auditioning in front of him in the elevator. He said he just wants them to shut up.
Howard said he can't imagine what people would think when she'd sing. Jennifer said they'd ask her to sing again for them.
Howard said Disney puts her in Hercules on a cruise ship. Howard asked if that was horrible working on a ship. Jennifer said that it can be fun but then you do the same thing and it's like Groundhog day over and over again. Howard asked if it's the performing or the trips to the same places all the time. Jennifer said it's the same thing over and over. Jennifer said they asked her when she was leaving if she wanted to come back. She said she wasn't coming back.
Howard asked if her mom was a big supporter. She said she was. She said her whole family was but especially her mom. Howard asked about sleeping in the same bed with her mom until she was 16. She said she did that. Howard said that must cripple her to be doing that so long. Jennifer said that she wanted to sleep in another bed but she loved it. Howard asked why she stopped at 16. Jennifer said she must have been too big to be in there with her mom. She said now she knows what it's like since she has a kid.
Howard asked Jennifer if she was a good girl. She said she was. She said she curses though. Howard said he has friends who are great singers and they smoke. Howard said if he had that gift he wouldn't do that. Jennifer said she doesn't smoke. She said she wouldn't want to hurt her voice. Howard asked if she does any vocal lessons. She said she doesn't. She said that she doesn't like air conditioning. She said she likes heated rooms with moisture. She said she doesn't even need to warm up. She just sings.
Howard said Jennifer is doing the cruise ship thing and they ask her to do another tour. She says screw it and doesn't do it again. Howard said she goes and auditions for American Idol. They were hot as a pistol at that point. Howard said she went in front of Randy, Simon and Paula. Howard asked how she found out about the show. Jennifer said she missed the first season. She said her mom told her to go try it. She said she wasn't sure it was legit though. Jennifer said she didn't do it that first season. Jennifer said she couldn't believe she missed it. Then season two rolled around and she was with Disney. She said the ship was her test. She said that she was a home baby and she had to get out. Jennifer said that was her own test. Jennifer said if she could get through that on her own then she was cut out to do Idol.
Howard asked if she didn't think she could do that for 2 months. Jennifer said it was tough. She said she was at least 20 when she started that. She said she was 22 on Idol. Jennifer said she did go to college a little bit too. Jennifer said it was really hard to be away on the cruise ship for 2 months.
Howard said Jennifer wanted to be a famous singer and she had to push through that. Jennifer said it was her test. Howard said she goes to American Idol and she gets sick because she should have done it the first season. Howard said that she didn't even win and she has a career now. Howard said there are people who say these shows can't help with a career but they can.
Howard said Jennifer is from Chicago and she didn't go through to the end. There was a power outage in Chicago that weekend of voting and that could have cost her the win. Howard asked if she was upset. Jennifer said she did cry for a few minutes. She said she just had to keep going. Howard asked if she cared what the judges had to say. Jennifer said she likes to be critiqued. She said Simon was her favorite. She said that he really was critical and told her that she was out of her league. She said he went at her about her outfits too. Howard asked if she changed to please him. Jennifer said she did not. She said you can't tell her nothing when she's into it.
Howard said it must have felt great when she won the Oscar and she could rub it in their faces. Jennifer said something about coming in 7th and how that's God's number. Howard said she's really religious. Howard said that she must pack people in now at church. Jennifer said it's weird. Howard asked if she gets bored out of her skull. She said that she gets there just in time for the sermon. She said she can't do all of the other stuff they do there. She said that they extend every word when they sing. She said that it's always the deacons who can't sing and they go on and on forever.
Howard said he would never sing in front of her if he was a deacon. Howard asked if it's true that she was in talks to be a judge on Idol. Jennifer said that they did talk about it. She said she thought it was weird but they were really interested. Howard asked why it didn't work out. Jennifer said she's not sure. Howard asked if this was after Jennifer Lopez left. Jennifer said she's left and come back so many times she doesn't know. Howard said it would be interesting to have a former contestant come back to judge. Jennifer said she's not sure they'd appreciate that.
Howard said that she did the movie ''Dream Girls'' and she won the Oscar for that. Howard said that Fantasia Barino was up for that too. Howard asked what she did to get that role over Fantasia. Jennifer said that she was told that she was the one the director got chills from. She said that she went in and did her thing and she tried to sing it. She said she blew the audition because she didn't have the right sheet music. Howard asked if she thought that was curtains for her. She said that she was told they messed up the sheet music. She said they did still think she had something though. She said they requested that she sing another song so she did that. She said she did ''Easy to be Hard'' which is from Hair. She said that they got it after that.
Howard asked if she chose to do the song. Jennifer said that she had just recorded it for a Broadway benefit so she did that for them.
Howard said there's a third audition too. Jennifer said they made them wait until the last second. She said it was a dream role she got. She said she knew the music and she wanted to sing it.
Howard said one of the things he loves about her story is that it was supposed to be Beyonce's movie. Howard said that it was her movie and that was the idea. He said it became Jennifer's movie. He said that's a remarkable thing. Howard asked if they sensed it was her movie. Jennifer said that she had no clue what was going on at the time. She said Jamie Foxx told her she was going to win an Oscar for that. She said everyone was saying it. She said Beyonce told her that no one gets a start like this. She said that it was so bleak that she'd get that opportunity. Jennifer said they had so many great people in the movie and she didn't think anyone would notice her. Howard asked if Beyonce had any rivalry with her. Jennifer said there was nothing like that. Howard said that's refreshing to hear.
Howard played a clip from the movie and asked how many takes it took. Jennifer said she thinks it was one take. Jennifer said she sang the song in front of an audience and she was told to just go in and be herself. She said she did it in one take and they applauded her when she was done. Howard played more of the song. Howard said she nailed it. Robin said she's not only singing but acting too. She said she's telling this story about this woman.
Howard said he heard she had to get lip injections for this movie. Jennifer said she had this booty lip and she had a temporary thing done to her lip. She said that she had an injection that was some kind of filler to get the crease out of her lip. He said later on they told her that the director did not want her to get it. She said that she didn't know.
Howard said her mom must have been overwhelmed. Jennifer said she was. Howard said he's sorry for the loss of her mother. Howard said he doesn't know how you get through that. Howard said it must have been great for her to see her daughter go through all of this and make it. Howard said that's a great thing. Jennifer said if you listen to her song on her new album she dedicated it to her mom. She said there's not a day where she says ''My mama used to say...'' She said that she used to say that if something hurts then you moan to make it better. She said around the time she passed she ended up writing this song. She said that she had this sadness and she moaned to make it better.
Howard asked if she thinks that she will see her mom again some day. Jennifer said oh yes. She said that it makes passing a little bit easier. She said that she has her son and fiancee there but she has her mother, grandparents and more on the other side. She said if they can do it then she can do it too.
Howard said that Jennifer has Pharrell on the new album. Howard said she has other people too. Timbaland, R. Kelly and a bunch of others are on the album with her. Howard said maybe he should play some of her song ''Moan'' here. Howard said that this is on her new album ''JHUD''. Howard said they say that her voice is so big that they have to figure out how to tone her down. Jennifer said she wants to have a hit song too. She said that it's very tough to figure it all out. Howard said that she wants to be more mainstream and not so much a church person. Robin said that's what Whitney Houston did with her voice.
Howard asked Jennifer where she sang ''I Will Always Love You.'' She said that was at the Grammy's. Howard played a clip of that performance. Howard said just listen to her sing. Jennifer said that she used to sing this song in her mom's hallway at home. She said she would listen to the Whitney Houston song at home and sing it. Jennifer said they asked her to sing just minutes after the news of Whitney's death was reported. She said that she can cry just thinking about that whole thing. She said it's so sad that she's gone. Howard said that was a sad story with Whitney. Howard said that she self destructed. Howard said she was it and she had it all. Howard said Jennifer is taking care of her voice but Whitney seemed to lose that.
Howard said Jennifer's new album is in stores now. Howard said her mom told her to moan if she feels down and it will make you feel better. Jennifer said it does. Howard said that everything she said is in her head now. Jennifer said it really is. She said she thinks about her every day. Howard played her song ''Moan.''
After the song Howard said that he loves her with just the piano. Howard said he sees Jennifer crying there. He said he gets it. Howard said it must be very emotional. Jennifer said that's the most personal song she has ever written. She said she broke down in the studio. She said it took a while to record it. Howard asked what she was thinking about listening back. Jennifer said she thinks of her mother. She said their memory lives on through you and it makes her cry happy tears knowing she's doing everything she can to do that. She said she had a perfect mother. Howard told her it's a beautiful song.
Robin asked if she works on the songs with producers or do they bring her songs. Jennifer said she did get some songs that were brought to her but she wants to make sure she's connected to them so she didn't do them all.
Howard asked if she's going to keep acting. Jennifer said she wants to play Aretha. She said she wants to keep acting. Howard asked how far she's gotten in the process. She said not far yet. She said she has met about it. She said that it's in talks. Howard asked if Aretha gave her the stamp of approval. She said she did but that's not easy to get. Jennifer said that they did have talks and that would be her dream role.
Howard asked if she's going to tour. She said she is and she likes a very intimate setting. She said she likes the one on one thing.
Howard asked if she really bought her assistant a home. Jennifer said she did. She said she had one already and he had been with her so long that she had to do that for him.
Howard asked if it's true that Halle Berry was up for playing Aretha. Howard said he doesn't think of her as a singer. Jennifer said she's not sure about that. Howard played another song off the album called ''It's Your World'' from Jennifer's new album. Howard wrapped up and went to break after that. He thanked Jennifer for coming in. He said that was a quick hour. Howard said John Mellencamp is coming in next.
Howard came back and said that he's having quite a morning. Howard asked the guys to give John headphones. Howard said it's quite a musical morning. Howard said he's echoing a lot. Howard said Scott has to figure that out. John said Howard has entered that God stage.
Howard said John has his 22nd album coming out. Howard said he can't believe it. John said he's hearing the echo now too. Howard said they'll fix it. John said he stated making records in 1974 and he just wanted to make a couple of bucks. Howard said he remembers back in the day when he started and he didn't know what to do. John said he made 4 records and sold maybe 8 copies. Howard asked if he lost faith. John said he was so young and he grew up in public. He said he was in a bar band. Howard asked how old he was when he started. John said he was 21 or 22. He said all he knew was ''Taking Care Of Business'' back then. He said that's what he was singing. Howard asked what they'd do if he tried an original song. John said they didn't want to hear that. He said he hated playing in front of drunk people too.
Howard asked if John ever wanted to get out. John said there were other things that made it worthwhile. Howard said it was women. John said it was but eventually you even get tired of that.
Howard asked if his parents were okay with him being a singer. John said they weren't. He said they were into music and they were only 20 years older than him. He said he had an older brother too. John said he actually got married at 17. Howard said that's crazy. Howard said that he's got such a fuck you attitude. John asked if they can say those words there. Howard said he can but John cant. Howard said John really has thumbed his nose at authority. John said he's never had the desire to be a part of anything. He said he doesn't want to work for anyone. He said he didn't play well with the other kids.
Howard asked where he had the mind to run off and get married at 17. John said he walked out of school and the girl he married was 24. He said she drove him down to Louisville, Kentucky. He said in 1970 you didn't need blood tests or anything. He said they walked into the courthouse and got married. He said she went home and he went home to their parents houses and they didn't tell anyone. He said a few weeks went by and after he graduated he was going to tell his parents. He said he went to a prom with a girl and a guy congratulated him on the marriage. It turns out it was in the newspaper. He said they have to release that in the newspaper and that's how it happened. He said if you were looking for it you wouldn't be able to find it. John said if that kid knew it then someone else was going to know it. He figured he was going to go home and get an ass kicking. Howard asked if he actually got kicked in the ass. John said he went home and his grandfather was very protective of him. He said he'd keep his dad from kicking him in the ass. He said his dad wanted to kill him over that marriage thing. He said this was in the late 60s and he had long hair and his parents didn't understand that stuff.
Howard asked if he liked his parents. John said he liked them okay. He said his dad is still around at 83. He said he's in better shape than the two of them. He said his mom passed away 2 years ago.
Howard said it takes a long time to get the accolades that he deserved. John said he came to New York when he was 21 and he got caught up in a con. He said he needed $3,000 to go into the studio to record a song. He said his dad didn't give him the money but he co-signed the loan for him. John said he gave the guy the $3,000 and he spent about $1,000 of it on making the tape. Howard asked if he felt like an idiot. John said that he learned a big lesson. He said he didn't learn it good enough though. He said someone heard the tape and they wanted him to change his name to Johnny Cougar. He said it went from bad to worse. He said he hates that he changed his name to Cougar. He said back then it was guys their age instructing teen age boys what to do. He said when they showed him the album cover he saw that name for the first time. Howard said it had nothing to do with him either. John said it didn't. He said they didn't think they could sell a record with the name Mellencamp on it. Howard said he could if the music was good. John said the music wasn't good.
Howard said he was talking to his daughter, who is 21, about how bad he was when he started out. He said his daughter thinks that he's been great all along. Howard said he told her that she's looking at the finished product. Howard said that he was more insecure than anyone. Howard said John says the same thing. Howard said they changed his name and he hated his own songs. John said that you want to kill yourself. He said you think you're so far from other people. He said you wonder if you'll ever get there.
Howard said he stuck with it and he's not sure why. John said they believe in themselves inside. He said he had a real famous guy he was talking to and he asked why he does so many shows. He said that guy needs the applause. John said he doesn't need that. He said that guy needs those accolades every night. John said he didn't need that but he had belief in himself. He said he bets that Howard knew that some day he would be able to do what he wanted to do. Howard said he really didn't think he was going to make it. He said he was on his knees crying. He said he didn't think he was going to get out of Hartford.
John said he knows that Howard talked to Howard back in the day. He said they stuck him on some station when they were coming up and they were both really bad. He said he's sure they did. Howard said maybe they did.
Howard said John grew up in Indiana and he says that everyone grows up pretty much the same. Howard said he believes that too. John said he thinks that most people who live there came from somewhere else. He said not that much great music came from New York. He said music comes from all over the place but not New York or Los Angeles. Howard said that it comes out of despair or maybe anonymity. John said he thinks that what happens is people come to a big city and just getting there is a success for them. He said that the job hasn't really started yet when they get there. John said in their minds they made it.
Howard asked John if his first big song was ''I Need a Lover.'' John said it was. He said it was actually a number 1 hit in Australia. Howard asked if he had faith in that song. John said when you're that age you try to write about what you hear other people writing about. He said you don't have your own conscious thought. He said some people have that but not him. He said Elvis Costello did but not him. John said it took him a long time to get out of his own way.
Howard asked John to do some of that song. John said he hasn't done that song in a long time. Howard asked if he practices every day. John said he paints every day but doesn't practice. John picked up the guitar and sang a little bit of ''I Need a Lover'' for Howard. He forgot the lyrics and bailed on the song after a few seconds.
Howard asked if he got a paycheck for that song. John said he did. He said that he'd just gotten married... again. He said the girl he married first lasted 8 years. He said the second one was 8 years and the next marriage was 20. Howard said he thought that was going to last forever. John said he did too. Howard asked what the worst part of marriage is. John said it's just a bad idea. Howard asked if he's monogamous. John said he doesn't know what that means. Howard asked if it's hard for him to stay in a relationship. John said it was back then. He said now he doesn't care about women. He said he gets discouraged when he thinks about all of the nonsense women want to talk about. Howard said he doesn't talk a lot when he's off the air. Howard said John is like 2 years older than him. He said he doesn't masturbate as much anymore... although he did last night. Howard said he did wash his hands though. John said he doesn't really have those thoughts. He said the urge to chase women isn't there. Howard said he must still like women. John said they don't seem to like him so much.
Howard asked if John will still date. John said he thinks that there's too much practicality and baggage in his life. He said he's too suspicious. Howard asked if he's off the market. John said ''Yeah, kinda.''
John said when he divorced Elaine she didn't even ask for anything. He said she must have just wanted out. Howard said John seems to care about so many things and he'd think he'd be good one on one with a woman. John said the thing that happens with him is that he's on script for 40 pages in but the next 60 pages he falls off. He said at 62 you don't fall in love like a kid. He said there's too much intellect at that point. He said that's the way it is for him.
Howard said he knows when you paint you need a lot of time alone. He said you have to think about how you're going to do a painting and you don't have time for anyone but ''me.'' John said he takes great delight in his own company. He said he's doing a painting of his violin player and he's calling it ''Beautiful Disaster.'' Howard asked why that is. John said this is Miriam and she's been with him for 20 years. Howard asked why she's a beautiful disaster. She said she has no idea. John said she's not. He explained his painting and how he doesn't sketch it first. He said he just paints. John said he has a son who goes to school and he paints. He said the younger son plays football. He said they sit with their shirts off when it's nice out. He said they watch the girls walk by. He said his younger son went to Duke to hang out with his brother. He said he fell asleep on the bench drunk and his older brother left him there overnight. He said someone tied a note card to his foot while he was asleep and it just said ''Beautiful Disaster'' on it. John said that he had posed Miriam with violins by her and he thought that looked like a beautiful disaster.
John said he is riddled with anxiety. He said when it happens then you get really grouchy. He said that Scooter knows about that. John said when it rears its ugly head then it can make things tough. Howard asked what it's like. John explained it to Howard and said that it comes from nowhere but you feel like you're panicking. He said he thought he was having a heart attack once and it wasn't. Howard said when he did have a heart attack it must have surprised him. John said when the doctor told him he had one he cursed him out.
Howard asked if he still smokes. John said he does. Howard said he's going to ruin his voice with that. John said it's made his voice even better. Howard said that's crazy.
Howard said he thought that John was in a relationship with Meg Ryan. John said she was an angel sent to him at the right time. He said they tried for 3 years in a long distance relationship. He said they'll see what happens. Howard said John needs someone with him. Robin said maybe that will work for him. John said he needs like a nurse maid or a wet nurse or something.
John said he was teasing Neil Young about getting divorced after 36 years. He said he didn't think he was that upset and Neil said he was actually happy. Then a couple weeks later he found out he was dating Daryl Hannah. He said that's why he was so happy.
Howard said one of his favorite songs of John's is ''Crumblin' Down.'' Howard said it was written about Ronald Reagan and it was about the poor having things crumbling down on them. Howard said that everyone thought that the songs were pro-America. John said Howard is one of the few people who understood it was a political song. John said he wasn't a great song writer. He said that it wasn't really about him. He said it was about the times they were in. He said that he wrote a song called ''Country Gentleman'' about Ronald Reagan. He said that he read a review about that album and the guy didn't know why he wrote a song about the guy when he wasn't President anymore. He said his polices were just starting to kick in. John said things were deregulated and they all fell apart. He said sometimes you do need these things in place. John said calling it progress doesn't make it right.
Howard asked John if he remembers ''Crumblin' Down.'' John played some of that for him. He said that was a political song.
Howard said that was a good one. John said no one took it as a political song at all. He said it was all pop and radio driven at the time that they didn't know what it was about. Howard said he got it. John said that the new America under Reagan was crumbling down. Howard said he wrote ''Small Town'' and he lived in different areas and they'd say that people are different in those places but they're really not. He said they're all the same.
John said he came to New York in the 1970s and they'd say he talked funny. He said ''No mother fucker, you talk funny.''
Howard said that John's song made people happy. Howard asked him to play some of that. John said he thinks he can play that one. He played a little ''Small Town'' for Howard. He screwed it up almost immediately and laughed. Howard told him to keep going. John skipped through some of the song and played his favorite part where he sings about bringing a couple of gals to that small town. He said that people always laugh at that part and he's not sure why.
Howard asked John if he has gone to therapy over the anxiety. John said he has. He said that it has subsided. He said that you have this brainstem and it's that thing that makes you angry. He said that you have the brain over that and they are weaker forms of the brain. He said the stem runs the whole show. He said you can't get these guys and those guys together. He said you have to make the brainstem your friend. He said that's what he's doing. He said he tires to incorporate them all together. He said the brain stem keeps you alive but you don't need that right then. He said you need compassion and understanding and that works if you talk to yourself like that. John said it's that and sedatives. Howard asked what he takes. John said he takes Xanax once in a while.
Howard asked if he has anxiety making albums. John said he was making one a few years ago and they were in a studio spending a long time on it. He said it was awful so he started over again. He said this guy, Andy, went out and passed out in front of the studio. Andy said he was stressed out and he passed out for a few seconds. John said they had spent 6 months working on the album and that's when he started all over and sent Andy over the edge.
John said that he's there to fix problems. He said that if things are going good they don't need him. He said he can help them take care of it. John said that they'll think things are going great but all of the songs are hits in the studio.
Howard said John almost didn't release ''R.O.C.K. in the USA.'' John said he was wrestling people over that. He said that they sat in a room thinking about what songs to use. John said he had ideas to use other songs but Tommy Mottola wanted to release it. John said he didn't want to put ''Jack & Diane'' on that album either. He said he worked so hard on that and he didn't want to use it.
Howard said he read that Stephen King threw out a book once after working on it and his wife had to take it out of the trash. He said that's the same thing. John said he's actually working with Steve on something.
Howard asked about the song ''Jack & Diane'' and he wanted to make it about an interracial couple. John said he did but they wanted him to have a big hit song. He said the record company ended up hating the song. Howard asked how it became a hit. John said that there were some people working there at the studio who helped him out. Howard asked him to play some of ''Jack & Diane.'' John played a little bit of that for him.
Howard said that he loves that he didn't know that was a hit song. He said that's so great. Howard said the same with ''R.O.C.K. in the USA.'' Robin asked what it was that he changed to make it not a racial song. John said that he changed a line to the part where it says Jack is a football star. He said that it was something completely different.
Howard asked John if he becomes religious when he writes a song. John said sometimes it just comes out so fast. He said he doesn't get religious. He said that he can have a song come out really fast and it's exhausting. He said that you write it down and he'll sing it into a tape machine. He said he can't remember anything so he has to sing it into a tape machine.
Howard said he brought up ''R.O.C.K. in the USA'' because he didn't think it was a hit. He said John didn't want to do a song like that. John said it was on his album Scarecrow and it was a record dealing with the demise of small towns. He said that song was like a comedy song and he didn't think there was any place for it.
Howard did a talk up for ''R.O.C.K. in the USA'' and played some of the song. Howard said the song is kind of fun. He did the talk up like he was at WNBC. John said that's the way it was back then.
John said he has a college degree in broadcasting but he was horrible. He said he had a stuttering problem. He said he was in college and he had his own show. He said he can't read either. He said he is dyslexic and he would try reading on the air and people would call in telling him how funny it was. He said he wasn't trying to be funny.
Howard said John is very open minded and liberal. He said that people think people from Indiana aren't like that. John said his parents were liberal. He said he never heard the N-word in his life until he was 14 and he was in a band and they had to carry a blackjack with them because guys hated that they had black guys in the band. He said they learned to fight in that band because of that. He said it was 1966 and that was the time when things were tough. He said he learned about race real early. He said his great grandmother was black. He said he was kind of shocked the first time he met her.
Howard asked John if he gets filled with despair when he hears the way music is these days. Howard said they have all of these frivolous songs now. John said that he's for anyone who is doing good. He said if you're not hurting anyone then just go. John said he doesn't want to be a part of that or be identified with it. John said what makes him angry is the way the record company dealt with the internet. He said when radio first started there were radio stations playing music and selling advertising. He said the record companies figured out a way to get paid for what they were using. He said that's the same with juke boxes and all of that. He said the internet is a delivery system just like that. He said it's the same. He said that they could do the same thing they did with radio. He said they could have gone to Google and made a deal. He said they all would have been fine with that. He said now it's just a lawless thing.
Howard asked if John wondered why bother when he made this album. John said his albums are like calling cards so he doesn't think like that. John said when someone sold a gold record when he was a kid that was a huge thing. Howard asked John if he knows Dylan. John said he does. He said he's done some things with him. Howard asked if he's ever walked around in the rain for hours without an umbrella. John said he hasn't. He said Bob is very funny though. He said he's always laughing around him. John said he asked Bob once what his plan was and Bob just laughed. Howard asked if they really know each other well. John said they do and Bob has given him so much advice.
John said that Dylan smokes a lot too. Howard said he can't believe they do that. John said Howard should smoke because he can't have much longer. Howard said he has to know that it's going to kill him. Howard said Keith Richards smokes like crazy and he seems to be healthy as a horse. John said he exercises every day. He said he thinks that if you're smoking and drinking then you're just asking for it. John said he had a friend who died at 42 of liver cancer. He said that he's got himself thinking that if he exercises then he'll be fine. John said he makes sure he moves around. He said he stands up when he paints so he's on his feet all day long. John said he's on stage and he's standing too. Howard asked if he doesn't have cellulite on his ass. John said he's not saying that.
Howard said that John is going to perform his song ''Troubled Man'' from the new album ''Plain Spoken.'' Howard wondered if that's about John. John said not really. He said it's about all men. Howard asked if he thinks that women are superior to them. John said he thinks that men are able to put things in a box. He said you have your wife in a box and your girlfriend in a box. He said they are never to touch or speak to each other and they don't. He said when a guy gets caught cheating he'll say it had nothing to do with the other woman. He said they're not lying. John said that a woman will get some spaghetti at a restaurant and he thinks that their brains are like that spaghetti and a man will stick his fork in it and then it starts sliding off the plate. He said if you have that understanding with another person then it might be fine. John said he and Howard think the same way. He said that they can have things that don't affect them unlike a woman might be affected.
Howard said he wants to hear ''Troubled Man.'' Howard said that Miriam looked like she wanted to jump out a window when he was making the spaghetti analogy. Miriam said that it all made sense to her. John said that he has worked with her for almost 20 years and they have never had an argument. Howard asked if she ever wonders why they haven't become lovers. John laughed. Miriam said she never thinks about that. John said they never said that. Howard asked if she's attracted to John. Miriam said that it's more akin to a sister/brother thing. Howard asked if she stays at John's place. She said she does stay on one of his properties. She said she has great taste.
Howard asked if they have rehearsed this song before. John said they have. He said Andy is playing because sometimes he gets in his way. They went right into the song after that.
After the song Howard said that was nice. He said even with her spaghetti brain Miriam plays great. John said he tried to write that song in 1991 but he wasn't able to get the song to work. He said this version works though.
Robin asked John about writing songs and if he just sits down to write. John said he does it that way. He said that every day is about writing when he wants to write an album. He said that he gets out of his own way and lets other people talk.
Howard asked about being a fan of the Rolling Stones and what makes him such a fan. John said back then in the 60s you had to be a fan of theirs. He said he loves ''Gimme Shelter.'' John asked if they were still on the air. Howard jokingly said they were off and they were just having a private conversation. John said he loved it either way.
Howard said it was great to see John. Robin asked John what he does with his paintings. Howard said he sells them. John said he has a gallery there in New York called ACA. He said that he's getting ready to do a show in a museum in Miami too. He said they're going to put them up in a couple of weeks and they'll be up until after the new year.
Howard said John's new album is out now and in stores. John asked what stores there are out there. They joked about that for a few seconds and then wrapped up. Howard told all women out there not to marry John. Howard said he's going to get Meg Ryan in there to tell the truth. John said Meg is an angel. Howard said everyone is but they have spaghetti brains. Howard thanked John for coming in. He asked if he's going to be on tour. John said he's doing 80 shows and 4 are in New York. Howard said he wants him to sing to him. John told him to pick a show and come introduce the show. Howard said if he does a show at 2 in the afternoon he could come. John said he does a show at 8. Howard said he might be able to do that.
Howard asked if he's friends with Billy Joel. John said he is friends. He said he inducted him into the rock and roll hall of fame. John said Billy called him up once out of the blue and he said he loved his new song. He said he welcomed him to the business and it was just great. Howard said he could talk to John all day but he has a life. Howard wrapped up and went to break after that. They played a prank call Big Foot made to a woman about her cat coming in his yard shitting in his bushes before the commercials.
Howard said that he is getting a lot of feedback about Eric the Actor's death. Howard said he played that clip of Air Force Amy crying over him earlier. Howard played that again. He said that he wants to say that Amy is a hooker at the Bunny Ranch and she had sex with Eric. Howard said he wants to take you back to that day. Howard played a clip of Eric talking about his experience there at the Bunny Ranch with Amy. Howard asked if he licked her and Eric said he did. Eric said he was on his back and she sat on his face. Amy blew Eric too. He told Howard that he came during the blow job. Eric said she finished with that.
Howard said it was so nice to re-live that moment with everyone. Robin said now she's going to cry. Howard said he never thought the name Air Force Amy was that erotic. Robin said she's sure there's a story there.
Howard said he got a lot of positive words about Sarah Silverman and Lenny Kravitz from yesterday's show. Howard asked Robin what was in the news. Robin paused waiting for Fred to play her music. Fred played that for her and then played it again when she started her first story.
Robin read about how Home Depot had a security breach and it's getting more serious. Robin said the stolen card numbers are being purchased and they are buying things with them. Robin said you had better check your statements carefully.
Robin read about how India has reached Mars with a spacecraft. Howard sounded shocked. Robin said the unmanned spacecraft just entered the Mars atmosphere yesterday. Howard said here are people starving over there in India. Howard brought up the Gil Scott Heron song ''Whitey on the Moon'' during that discussion so they played the song.
Howard took a call from High Pitch Eric who was down on the street with Mariann from Brooklyn and Joey Boots among others. They were having a tribute to Eric the Actor out there. Mariann was out there screaming as Eric was begging to come up to get his poster signed. Howard said he can send it up with Gary and he'll sign it. Howard said it's been a long morning. Eric kept begging. Gary said the answer is no. He said the show is ending. Howard said he's curious about the song Eric wants to play. Gary said he heard a little bit of it. He said it's just Eric banging on the guitar. Howard said he knows it's not going to be good. Eric kept begging. He said Howard will be amazed. Howard told Gary to bring him up real quick.
Robin read a story about a woman who was arrested in an airport trying to smuggle guns and drugs. Robin said they found it in her luggage. They found 33 pounds of pot in her luggage. Robin said she was reportedly headed to Barbados and she was from Canada.
Howard told Gary to hose off Eric before he comes in the studio. Howard took a call from a guy who thanked him for another terrific interview with Mr. Mellencamp. He said he's stuck in traffic and hearing the song just about made him a wreck. Howard said John is an easy guy to talk to. He said they were talking before the interview and they almost ran out of time with the Zeppelin song that was playing. Robin said she came out and hosted him for a while. Howard said he's a great guy.
Robin read about Rob Ford going in for cancer treatment. Robin said he's got that in his abdomen. Robin said that he was released from the hospital and he's back home now. Howard said that cancer took the wind out of that whole thing.
Robin said that a polish representative from the Vatican is under house arrest for allegedly molesting a young boy.
Howard took a call from a guy, Shandor, who said that he's been an inspiration for the past few years. He said he had a heart condition like Eric the Actor did. He said he's hopefully going to have a heart transplant. Howard said he had better not check off the planet. Shandor said listening to Howard has inspired him in the rough times. He said that he's glad that he got through before he has to go in for the heart thing. Howard thanked him and wished him luck. Howard said everyone is dropping like flies. He said it's really depressing. Howard went into a live commercial read and then went to break.
After the quick break Robin read about the flu vaccine and how people should start getting them now. Robin said they say that the whole family should be done. Howard said he's going to get it this year. He said he's started doing it every year. He said he's very important. Howard said Gary the Conqueror remembers when he said ''Shu, shu retarded flu. Howard had Gary the Conqueror (AKA Gary the Retard) on the line. Howard asked if he remembers that. Gary said he does. Howard said Gary wanted to mention something about Eric's death. Howard asked if he was devastated by that. Gary said he misses him a lot. Gary said he was the guy who called into the show a lot. Howard thanked him for the memory. Robin said it was very heartfelt. Howard asked how he found out about the news. Gary said someone told him about it and it's all over the internet. Howard said he's crying over it now. Gary said no he's not. Howard said he has to be so sad that he's crying. Gary insisted he wasn't crying.
Howard had High Pitch Eric in so he told him to do this quickly. They played a theme song for Eric. Eric just cleared his throat and made a very unusual sound. Howard said the guitar looks like a ukulele in his hands. He said he's so enormous. Eric said he knows but it's a real guitar. He said he made this song up this morning and it's for Eric the Actor. He just strummed the guitar and sang about missing Eric. He had a lot of ''Ack, ack'' in his lyrics. Gary said he didn't even pretend to put his fingers on the frets. Eric said he's taking lessons on the computer. Howard asked him to play an E chord. Eric tried to play one. He wasn't even close. Eric said his fingers are too big.
Howard said it must be hard to play with mayonnaise on his fingers. Eric said that's not mayo. He said it's sweat. Everyone sounded grossed out by that. Eric said they had Steve Lacy from Fox 5 come by to sigh the big card they have for Eric's family. Howard asked what he's going to miss about Eric the Actor. Eric said he's going to miss his calls to the show. Howard said Eric called Eric the Actor as Kelly Clarkson once and that became an infamous call. Howard had him do his ''This is Kelly Clarkson'' line. Howard said 10 years ago today is the day he made that call. Eric said he didn't know that. Howard said he's going to play that even though it's late. Fred said he had to try and find it. He said maybe they can help him out in back. JD got on his mic and told him where it was. Fred played that infamous call that High Pitch made to Eric the Actor where he played Kelly Clarkson, KC Armstrong, Artie Lange, Gary Dell'Abate and more.
Eric said he's going to miss Eric very much. Howard thanked him for the song. He told him to go practice his guitar or maybe not... just make more prank calls. They played him out with his theme song. Howard did another live commercial read.
Robin read a story about how the iPhone 6 bending problem may be a hoax. Robin said Apple is saying that they're not replacing any phones that do bend. Howard said he's not sure what people are doing with their phones. Howard said he keeps his in his murse. His won't bend. Robin asked what his case looks like. Howard took his new phone out and showed it to Robin. Howard said it can even be a wallet. Robin said she's not sure she likes that case. Howard said she'll get one. Howard said he took his phone and rubbed it in Ralph's face. He said he acted like he wasn't jealous. Howard said maybe he'll let Benjy touch it. Howard said his phone case is so big he buried Eric the Actor in it.
Robin read a story about people wearing faux fur and the store Kohl's had to pull a jacket from stores because it had real fur on it. Robin said the clothing tag said that it was real fur. Robin said they're not sure what kind of animal it was. Howard said you can't trust anyone anymore. Robin said they say it may have been a racoon dog that is raised in Europe for making furs.
Robin read about a 2 year old who shoved a chopstick into his nose and it went into the child's brain. Robin said that the stick was removed and the child is recovering.
Robin read about Miss America and how she was in a hazing incident in her college years. Howard said she was thrown out of her sorority. Howard said people are upset about it. Howard said these hot chicks are alpha dogs. Of course they're going to do this. Robin had some audio of Miss America talking about it and basically said that everyone was doing it so she did it. Howard said he's heard stories about hazing and they always involve nudity. Howard said it's crazy shit too. Gary said he went to a football camp once and one of the guys said he saw this incident where guys had to pass off 45 records to other guys with their asses. He said it was an ass record relay race.
Robin read a story about the reporter who cursed and quit on the air. Robin said she is now building a campaign for marijuana reform in her home state. Howard played a clip of Charlo Green talking about her new job.
Howard took a call from Balls who said he loved the John Mellencamp interview. He said he got choked up for Eric the Actor on Monday too. Howard said that Gary used to ask him all the time why he still had him on. Howard said he thinks even Gary came around eventually. Howard said Gary had to deal with Eric all the time. Balls also said that he wants Howard to look up Anal Rose Budding on the web. Gary told him not to. He said it's like a prolapsed anus and it's gross. Howard asked if Robin can do that. Robin said she can't. Balls said that a guy will suck it out and it looks like a rose petal. He said it's a new trend in porn. Howard said he bets Gary will be jerking off to that crap. Gary said that he's only seen it because someone on the staff keep sending it to them. Howard wondered who is into that kind of thing. Howard said he's just into regular sex and it's great. He doesn't get this kind of stuff.
Robin read a story about the mother of one of the Columbine shooters is finally breaking her silence. She's writing a book. Robin said she wants to help other parents who have gone through similar things. Howard said that he's not sure he wants lessons in parenting from someone like that. Robin said maybe she's learned something. Howard said he would just want people to forget if his kid did something like that. Howard said he wouldn't want to remind people of the horror. Howard said he'd change his name and move on. Howard did a live commercial read after that.
Robin had a story about a guy who murdered his wife and family. She said they released the 911 tapes from that case. Robin said it's not clear why he killed everyone and himself. Robin said they tried to keep the guy on the line and the guy said he was going to shoot himself when they get there. The operator was trying to find out what kind of gun he had. The guy said that he would shoot himself and they can find out when they get there.
Robin read a story about the record low number of people who have never been married. Robin and Howard spent a minute talking about that.
Howard read a few emails about Ronnie and how he sticks to his Blackberry phone. Howard went through those quickly.
Robin read a story about the top toys for this holiday season. Robin said some Lego sets and some other things from Disney and Star Wars. Robin said the list is in Woman's Day magazine.
Robin read about an American Journalist that was captured by Somali pirates has been released. Robin said he's described as being mentally and physically worn out. Robin said that he was abducted in 2012. Robin said if you go to one of these regions you should expect to be abducted. Howard said he'd just dress up like a real pirate.
Robin read about the air strikes going on in Syria. She had some updates on that and some other things going on in Syria.
Robin read about the prisons having the lowest levels in a long time. Robin read some details about that.
Robin said that October is Zombie preparedness month. Robin had some audio of someone talking about that. Howard said people are really bored.
Robin read about how Cadillac is moving its headquarters to New York. Robin read the details about that move.
Robin read a story about Mark Zuckerberg causing some problems with his neighbors in San Francisco. Robin said neighbors are complaining about the construction going on at his home. Robin had some audio of one of those people talking about that. Robin wrapped up and Howard ended the show. They were done around 10:40am.
Gary said John speaks his mind and he laughed when Howard said he's such a delightful guy. He said he doesn't think anyone has ever described him like that. Gary said he's built a career where he can call the shots. He said he's not sure if he was asked to take a song off and put one on if he would do that.
Jon said before it even started there were some problems with the mics. Gary said they have to get Scott down there. He said he wants to ask him something. He said he's not sure what was going on there.
Jon said that Jennifer Hudson was very comfortable with Howard too. Gary said that they were two very different interviews.
Jon said that there's a tribute to Eric the Actor out in front of the building today. Jon said that the talk is still going on and sometimes that subsides when someone famous dies. They spent a minute talking about that before Fred showed up.
Jon said everyone tells you when you get married how things will be with kids. He said that's not really what it's like. He said you don't know until it actually happens. Fred said it's changing Shuli's life for sure because he's taking paternity leave.
Fred said once you reach 40 and you have kids you had better pace yourself. He said you have to have energy to have kids. Gary said that they figured they were done once they had the two kids. They kept them 2 or 3 years apart so they had time to deal with them. Fred said that he knew a family that had 23 children. Gary said he knew a family that had like 15 kids.
Jon said that the memorial is going on downstairs. Fred said that he hopes it keeps going because he's going to be missed. Fred said they introduced him into a life with a rainbow in it. He said he got to meet Jimmy Kimmel, Natalie Maines and he got to hang out with porn stars. Gary asked if Eric recognized that rainbow. Fred said he thinks he did. He said he may not have said anything about it but he did get it.
Jon played a clip of Jon Johnson talking about how they could celebrate every anniversary of Eric's death by drinking a Pepsi and eating bacon. They spent a few seconds talking about that and then went to break.
Fred and Gary talked about how political Mellencamp is and went over some of the stuff he was talking about in the 80s. Fred said he thinks that Scarecrow is a better album than Born in the USA. Gary said he would disagree of course.
Jon took a call from a guy who said that he's tired of Gary and Howard talking about rock being dead. He said it's so far from being dead. He said there are bands selling out arenas and they should go check some of them out. Gary cut him off as he was rattling off some of the names. Gary said the way rock was in the 60s and 70s is different than now. He said that there isn't many rock albums on the Billboard top 100. The caller said it's not just about that. Gary said you can look at all of the ways and there aren't a lot of rock albums selling.
Gary said there are bands making rock albums but there just aren't as many. Fred said that MTV stopped showing rock videos and went to reality show stuff. He said he thinks rock because less important. Fred said there isn't a band out there today that would have the same cache that the Beatles did back in the day. He said everyone was playing their music back when they were big. Gary said back in the 70s and 80s music was much more diverse on radio. He said now it's just one type that they play on a station.
Jon played a clip of Mellencamp talking about how men and women are different and described women's brains being like spaghetti.
Jon said he's never heard it put quite that way. Gary said he's obviously thought about it a lot. Jon said he's not the marrying type apparently. Fred said he is not.
Gary said that John was saying that young love is a different thing. He said that when you get older it's different. They spent a little more time talking about that and then went to break.
Jon played a clip of Howard talking to Jennnifer about her first record deal that turned out not to be such a deal.
Jon sadi they know people who have been taken advantage of with record deals. Jon said that the tragedy Jennifer went through was pretty horrible. He said that you can feel her emotion when she sings the Whiteny Houston song. Gary sadi everyone has tragedies in their life. He said that even in that area tehy were insanely close. Gary said that you could feel that and the love as well.
Jon asked if Gary agrees that yo uhave to have the drive as well as talent to make it. Gary said he does. He sadi there are people who push themsleves and they get what htey want.
Shuli said he used to tell jokes in a drive thru. He said that he would do that when he worekd at the airport as well. Shuli said that there were people who heckled him at hte drive thru but he got through it.
Jon asked Shuli to give them his news headlines for today. Shuli ran down some of those headlines. Tey have a lot about Eric hte Actor. They ended teh show a short tiem later. They were done aroudn 11:25am.
Jon went over some of the segments they played and said he wanted to talk about JD and his web cam girl issues. He said that seems to cross a line for some people. He said it's interactive. Gary said he can see where that's a bit much. Jon asked if it's cheating. Gary said it's not but there is something fishy about it. Jon said that it is if the partner doesn't know about it. Gary said it's the same if the wife or girlfriend knows you're cheating.
Jon said JD's girl has lasted a while and she could end up being his wife. Richard said that his wife and JD's girlfriend have become friends. He said it's really nice to see them together. Gary said he expects to see them soon since the Christmas party is coming up in a few months.
Jon said Claudio and Travis from Coheed and Cambria are joining them now. Jon said Richard is a tremendous fan of theirs. He said Richard wore a diaper to their concerts. Jon asked the guys if they thought that was weird. They said it was awesome. Richard said that they sent him an autographed diaper actually. They said it works out perfect that it's Richard. He said it's perfect for them.
Gary asked how exciting it is to hear Richard talking about them. They said it's great. They said it's nice to be associated. Richard said if he goes to a show without a diaper the fans get angry at him. He said they call him a poseur. Richard said he went to one show and there was a bathroom right next to where he was so he didn't need the diaper. That's where he had someone yelling at him about not wearing one.
Jon played a clip of Richard introducing the band and telling the crowd he was wearing an adult diaper. Gary asked if the Retarded Flu introduced the band. Jon said it did sound like that. Jon said that Richard is very passionate about the band. Jon asked if they've ever had an intro like that. They said they haven't.
Richard said the crowd cheered when he said he had a diaper and he thought that they were a great crowd when he heard that. Gary asked if he would love it if they were playing on Halloween. Richard said that the next month is heaven for concerts. He said he's seeing these guys twice, King Diamond and more this coming month. He said it's going to be awesome.
Jon said people know Richard is a great drummer. He asked the guys how they would rate him. They said he is an incredible drummer. One of the guys (I can't tell their voices apart) said that he got Richard's Charred Walls of the Dammed album and it blew him away.
Jon said they are reissuing their second album on vinyl. Jon said they have someone in there who is a professor of vinyl. He said Gary takes a lot of crap over that. Jon asked if it's hype to put out a vinyl record or does it sound better. One of the guys said that you can feel you're in the room when those things are being created. He said he thinks the vinyl is better sounding.
Gary said there are some records he would rather hear on vinyl. He said he can't listen all the time. Richard asked if he doesn't carry a turntable on his back when he jogs. Gary said he can't do that. He said he does like looking at the lyric sheets and listening to vinyl at times.
Richard said you need to get the experience of listening to the whole album through. He said you end up doing that when you listen to vinyl. Jon said that's a good point. He said there isn't an overall flow when you download songs.
Jon asked the guys some questions about their album release and spent a couple of minutes on that. They were talking about the name of the album and where that came from.
Jon said that when they talk about them on the show does that change them at all. Jon said they are selling out at venues and he wondered if they would rather play to small crowds. The guys said that they feed off the crowd so it's great playing the big places.
Jon said they were talking about JD and his new girlfriend. He said he revealed on the show he still goes on web cam and talks to girls. Jon asked if that's cheating. The guys said that will get in the way eventually. Jon asked how you handle that. Gary said JD told them that all parties have been notified. The guys said maybe he can live it while he can. Jon said that the girlfriend doesn't live in town so they might have to give him some time.
Jon said JD just came in. JD asked them to stop with the web cam girl thing. He said they don't need to keep that up. Jon said everyone thinks it's not cheating if the girlfriend knows about it. Jon asked JD if he has changed his mind about it at all. JD said he hasn't done it since. Gary asked why. JD said he didn't want to deal with any of this stuff again. Gary asked if that means he won't do it again. JD said he doesn't want to paint himself into corners. He said he will said ''never say never.'' He said he will do his best though. Jon gave the guys from Coheed and Cambria some plugs and went to break a short time later.
Gary said that he doesn't have a problem with his son listening but he doesn't want him listening to stuff about him. He said that's what bothers him. Jon said he's only a minor part of the show. He said you forget that people who know you might be listening. Gary said they replay so many things in Sternthology and there are so many revelations that come out.
Gary said his son came up there and he left out a piece of paper about what everyone on the show has ever shoplifted. He said his son saw that and he told him they were just playing a game. JD asked if Jackson gets jealous that Lucas gets the mentions. Gary said they went somewhere and Jackson asked if he mentioned that Lucas has an older brother. Gary said that Lucas got to do the slate on the set of Modern Family and Jackson was kind of jealous of that.
Jon asked if JD has that with his family. JD said there was a time when his dad wanted to call in here and there. Jon said he misses his dad calling in. JD said he can call in whenever he wants. He said he never told him to stop calling in. Jon said he made it very clear that he didn't want him calling. JD said it makes him uncomfortable. He said there was nothing he really said that upset him. Gary said he loves the way JD gets all squirmy. JD said he's not sure when he's listening to the show. He said he might listen to the replay now.
Jon took a call from a guy who said he has a 14 year old and they ran into Sal and Richard at Comic-Con and his son knows some of the phony phone calls. He said he doesn't know about all of the other stuff they do on the show. The guy said they're doing a great job on the show. Gary said at the last Celebrity Superfan show they asked how everyone listens. He said Natalie Maines said that you just put an ear piece in and never turn the show off if you have kids in the car. She said the rest of them turn their radios off when it gets dirty.
Gary said he would listen to the show with his kids if he was just a fan. He said he just doesn't want them to know shit about him.
Jon took a call from a guy who said Eric the Actor was the hardest working Wack Packer. He said he worked his ass off. He said he may have been ungrateful but he was a hard worker. Jon said he doesn't think his work ethic was questioned. He said when you think about all he accomplished with his handicaps he always got it done. He said he was trying to do stuff and be as active as he could be. He said there are other Wack Packers who pride themselves on doing nothing. He said everyone loved Eric because he was so damn crotchety.
Gary said that Jeff the Drunk could work if he had the drive. He said Jeff would rather not. He said he looks at his disability check and he thinks it's easier not to work. JD said that Ass Napkin Ed is the same way. He said he doesn't work.
Jon said Mariann doesn't work but she has a husband and kids. Gary said he's not sure how she carves out time to do it but she does get there.
Jon said a couple of others who work hard are Wendy and Gary. Jon said Wendy babysits and Gary has been working for the same place for a long time. He said they don't let that down. Gary said that King of All Blacks is a hard worker too. Gary said he's not sure he's in the Wack Pack. Jon said he thinks he is if Bobo is. Gary said Bobo is. Jon said Bobo held down a job for a long time too.
Jon said he's not sure Bobo researched the move down there too well. He said that he has all kinds of issues down there. Gary said he really doesn't like it in Florida. He said things move too slow. JD said they have golf carts lanes on the roads in some parts of the state. He said they drive those things around. They had to go to break a short time later.
Gary said odds are that Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill have all been listening to the show since they were 12 years old. Jon said they love to come in and have a conversation with Howard.
Jon said that Jennifer Hudson came in and talked about so many things. He said that people still refer to her as the person who lost American Idol. Gary said she's an Oscar winner so that changes everything. Jon and Gary talked about those days on Idol and what Jennifer has done since then. Jon said she's accomplished so much.
Jon played a clip of Sarah Silverman talking about winning the Emmy. Jon asked who is eventually going to do a Baba Booey when they win an award. Gary said he's not sure but maybe Jonah Hill or Bradley Cooper. He said there's a video on Funny or Die where Charlize Theron is practicing her speech and she throws in a Baba Booey. Gary said he thinks that Jimmy Kimmel would do it if he won an Emmy.
Jon asked if they're still going to try to get Eric mentioned in the In Memorium thing. Gary said he doesn't have time to do that but if someone wants to start it he would love it.
Jon took a call from a guy who asked Gary how much of him is in the Stern show. Gary said the truth is that Howard is really the executive producer. He said he just keeps the train on the tracks. Gary said that Howard is more of a producer in that position than many others. Gary said that there are people who do radio and the producer tells the guy what to do for every minute. He said Howard is the one running this show. Jon said it really is all about Howard. Gary said the bulk of the DNA is about Howard.
Jon said that Sarah is getting naked on Masters of Sex. He said that show is great. Gary said he's not rushing to see her naked because she's their friend. Gary said it's almost like a sister thing. He said he doesn't want to see her naked. Jon said he saw her naked and he thought ''Wow! Good for her'' when he saw it.
Lisa G was in and she said she thinks that Sarah is coming out of her shell. She said she's doing more nude scenes and dressing sexier. Gary said he thinks that she wants to look prettier and the sex scenes are just things she's up for doing for a good role.
Jon said he thinks that Sarah is getting recognized for what she can do. Jon said she has become a force in the industry. Jon and Gary spent a minute talking about how proud she is of that song she did at the birthday show.
Jon asked Lisa G to go over her Howard 100 News headlines. Lisa did her thing and went over some of those headlines. After that they wrapped up the show and ended it around 11:15am.
Jon said the new Big Foot had a few great seasons and he thinks that his career is just getting started. Jon said that Riley is up there too. Jon said there's something other than height that make Eric, Hank and Beetle something special.
Gary said they had Celestine on the show too and she had an attitude like Eric did. He said she was cantankerous just like Eric. Gary said he thinks Crackhead Bob was a major player back in the day. He said he was still on the show then they'd have another one. He asked who can forget Crackhead Bob's Greatest Hits bit.
Jon took a call from a guy who said he was at a strip club when he found out that Eric died. He asked if they have ever seen a response like this for anyone who has died in the past. Gary said Hank the Dwarf was one. He said he died a week before 9/11. He said there was a big fence down on the street and things were getting really big. He said then 9/11 happened. Gary said he thinks he would have gotten the same play that Eric is getting if it was now.
Jon said Dr. Drew is joining them now. Jon said they're talking about Eric and he's sure he has some thoughts on that. Drew said he spoke to Shuli the other day. He said that he should have said something because he could see it coming. Drew said that Eric had described the problems he had with his heart and it sounded like it was coming. He said that he thinks Eric had been dealing with that for a while. He said he had talked about not being able to get stressed for a while. He said he always got worried when he heard him calling in and getting upset. He said that they never really had a chance to tell him how much they appreciated him.
Drew asked if they knew what Eric had. Jon said he thinks they knew what he had. He said he knows he talked about how he had to go in for some test or something but no one knew what it was. Drew said he thinks that was revealing that he was in serious trouble. Jon said he was always complaining and cranky. Drew said he was very much loved by the fans too. He wondered if Eric knew that. Jon said he thinks that Eric enjoyed being a villain even if he didn't think he was. Gary said Eric always thought he was right and he had no problem telling you that.
Gary said he's going back to a little less than a year ago when he talked to Eric about coming to the Birthday show. He said if he had known this was going to happen he would have pushed a little harder. He said he called Eric and had the conversation about how hard it is for him to fly. He said Eric had bad back pain and he needed the oxygen tanks. He said he told him he'd give him anything he needed to get there and he never heard back from him. Drew said maybe he knew he couldn't travel. Gary said they would have loved to have had Eric there and he's sure Eric would have enjoyed it too.
Drew said he was eyeball to eyeball with High Pitch Eric the other day. He said that he thinks that he has to stop the opiates for his back pain. He said he has to stop that or that could kill him. Gary said you know you're in trouble when you're bragging you're down 5 pounds to 365. Drew said he told him that people die from that. He said that he doesn't think Eric wants to get better.
Jon asked how you motivate a Wack Packer. Jon said part of their Wack Packiness is not wanting to do that. Drew said they're like many people he deals with. He said you need leverage and maybe tell them to talk to someone before letting them back on the air or something like that. He said you don't have to feel bad afterwards. He said he's relieved to hear that Eric understood how much people lived him.
Jon said if Eric is looking down from somewhere seeing this adulation and the stars around the world lamenting his passing he thinks he's getting some satisfaction.
Drew said that Jim Jeffries had some big plans for Eric if his show Legit hadn't been canceled. Drew asked what Eric had. Jon and Gary weren't sure exactly what it was. Gary said what was interesting about Eric was that everyone who ever met him in person found that he was dramatically nicer in person. Gary said he was a telephone tough guy. He said when you met him in person he was shy and just really super nice. He wasn't looking for arguments in person.
Drew said that Eric had Ehlers–Danlos syndrome from what he just read on a note he got from Jim. Jon said the life expectancy with that isn't long so he likes to think that the show kept him going. Drew wondered if the family knows that he was beloved and not just being made fun of. Jon said he thinks they do.
Jon asked Drew about Riley Martin and how he can save him from ''food poisoning'' as he likes to say. Drew said he thinks that he has paranoia and he lives in a land of his own making. He said guys with those delusional syndromes might use substances to get through that. Jon said that world kind of keeps him going and if it went away... Drew said if he had some anti-psychotic medication it might go away. He said that he has created a nice little version of life for himself though.
Gary said he wanted to ask Drew about something else. He said he wants to talk about Robin. He said Drew did the narcissism thing with her. Drew said she hated him over that. Gary asked where they are now. Drew said he emailed Robin and she was very kind in it. He said that was around the time of the birthday show. Drew said she was apologetic and she doesn't hate him. She said she wanted to do lunch but when he responded he never heard back. He said he will keep at it and try to have lunch with her. He said he really likes Robin. Drew said one time she said on the air that she used to admire him. He said he has to get her respect back. Gary said that he asked Robin about it and he's going to tell him what she told him.
Gary said Robin said she got over that thing and she wasn't nearly as mad as he thought she was. Gary said he thinks it did cut her and she was mad and isn't now. Drew said good radio comes from an honest place and that was very good radio. He said he does want to talk about that with her in person. He said he doesn't think she got what he was trying to do. Drew said his writing partner presented Robin the results on the air and Howard gave her crap for it. He said they just reported what happened on the air. He said that's all they said. He said it didn't even cross their mind to ask for permission.
Drew said they reported the lowest score which was Frankie Muniz and Robin was the highest. He said that's all they did. Gary said he thinks they were doing it for on the air and not for a book. Drew said he wishes he had thought of that before he wrote the book. Jon went to break after that.
Drew said that he knows they had a guest who had prostate cancer and you stop producing semen. He said he knows Howard freaked out about that. He said prostate cancer is very treatable. He said that things are all good after treatment.
Jon asked Drew what he thinks about Ronnie not getting tested. Drew said that's nuts. He said if you wait too long then it can be a real mess. Gary said that Ronnie just doesn't want to be bothered. Drew said if you need something done then get it done now so it's not a catastrophe. Drew said that you should get tested at 50 and if you have someone in the family who has prostate cancer then you should get tested starting at 40.
Jon asked Drew if it has affected his sex life. Drew said not at all. He said he was worn out for a while but now he's doing fine. Drew said that guys worry about erectile dysfunction but you really don't have to worry about that anymore.
Jon took a call from a woman who said that Eric's last call to the show was pretty civil. She asked if Gary talked to Eric after that last call. Gary said he didn't. He said he knows that he died very angry at him. He doesn't feel bad though because that happened a lot. He said Eric was mad at him very often. He said that he just busted his balls about the ALS thing. He said he didn't talk to him after that call.
Gary said he read through some of the old emails and Eric would take shots at him and write in all caps. He said that he'd leave voicemails about him being like a monkey and things like that. He said he was always amused by that. Drew asked if they ever straightened out the ALS donation thing. Gary said not really but they won't go there. Gary said it's all good now.
Jon took a call from a guy who said Eric really knew how much the show gave him a life. He said he doesn't think it took it personally. He said he thinks that it helped his lifespan more. He said that's what's great about Howard giving these guys a life.
Jon said it's also a testament to Howard's ability to make someone into a star. He said it's incredible who he has done that with from Ted the Janitor on. He said that Howard takes the negativity and sorrow away and it gives them something to live for. Jon said it gives them passion.
Gary said he's looking at one of Eric's emails from last year. He said Eric is saying that things have to change and he was banned from the show. Gary said that he was blaming everyone but himself. He said they always made him laugh. Jon said Eric will be missed.
Jon said one of the things that happened this week was Robin going to Veg-Fest and he wanted to get Drew's take on the meat discussion. He said Howard doesn't eat meat and he frowns on it. He asked if it makes them bad people because they don't do that. Gary said he thinks that he is on the lower end of the scale on eating meat. He said he eats more fish and chicken. Gary said Howard looked at him with sadness and disgust when he found out he still eats meat. Drew said Howard is into animal activism so that's where that comes from. Drew said meat occasionally won't hurt.
Jon said Robin loves the smell of cooking meat but she just can't eat it. He said on the other side of that coin is Jason Kaplan who is going to Meatopia. Jon said Jason is more excited for that than he was for Comic-Con. Drew said they'll see how that works out for him.
Gary said Jason has a personal relationship with his butcher. He said he found a guy who knows him and he loves going in and chatting with his butcher. He said the guy knows Jason by name. Drew said Jason can look forward to looking 80 but not the way he's doing it.
Jon took a call from a guy who said he loves the Wrap Up Show. Drew said he does too. He said it's become an integral part of listening for a Stern fan. The caller said that Blue Iris was great on the show and she passed away. He said he loved when she was on. Jon said she was a keeper. He said they loved everything about her.
Gary said Blue Iris really shined when they got to Sirius. Drew said he loves hearing Howard laugh when they goof on Nicole Bass. He said Howard laughs so hard and it's so filled with joy. Gary said Fred does that impression as Herman Munster. He said it's part Nicole and part Herman Munster. Drew said he didn't know that. He said that's very funny. They went to break after that.
Jon said that Lenny Kravitz was on and he forgot about how they met the first time. He said he forget that he was in a bathtub at the time. Jon said one thing he revealed was about writing ''Fly Away'' in his car with his daughter. He said that you think these songs take forever but maybe it's just the right place at the right time. Gary said he's not a very religious person but people say they're gifts from god. He said that's the way it seems. Gary said that some of these songs are written in 15 minutes on the back of a barf bag. He said Willie Nelson told that story. He said that was 40 years ago and the song is played all the time. He said it's like a lightning bolt from somewhere. Drew said the reality is that it's a synthesis and they've worked on songs for a long time. He said some of the songs are crafted over a very long time too.
Gary said there's a book about hit songs and how they were written. He said that the guy who wrote ''Midnight Train to Georgia'' and he had been on the phone with Farrah Fawcett who told him she had to take a midnight plane to somewhere and the guy was inspired by that. Gary told a couple of those stories that he read in that book.
Jon said Lenny Kravitz defended Ringo in his interview. He was talking about how well the drummer gels with the band is what makes them who they are. He said Ringo got in with The Beatles and it was all about the chemistry. Gary said that he's not sure why the rumor started that Ringo wasn't thought of as being good. Jon said he fit right into that band.
Jon said that Richard is an amazing drummer. Drew said he really is. He said he loved it the day he demonstrated all of the styles on the air that day.
Jon said that another person who showed up this week was John Mellencamp. Gary said he really wanted to get on the air. He said he found the most fascinating thing he said was about how guys keep things in their brains as being boxed. He said he talked about having a box for your wife and for your girlfriend. Jon had that clip ready to go so he played it. That's where he made the analogy of a woman's brain being like a plate of spaghetti.
Jon said that it's just boxes and spaghetti. Drew said he's not that far off. He said that's not considered very healthy though.
Jon asked Drew about Scott Salem smoking again. Drew said that's genius. Jon asked what he thinks compelled him to do that. Drew said he's an addict. He said drug users do the same thing. drew said that he has to want to stop. He said it can be done but they have to want to stop. He said Scott has to get to that point and there are things to help him. Gary said he was with it for a very long time. They said he was off it for 10 years. Drew said that shows how powerful it is. Drew asked if he has any other addictions that they know of. Gary said they're pretty sure it's just the smoking.
Jon said that he eats a ton of fast food and he shouldn't because he's a type 1 diabetic. Drew asked what his numbers are. Jon said his blood sugars are 80-150. Drew said he should stay in the 80 to 110 range. Jon said he has a mental block and he can't knock it. His wife thinks he's addicted to fast food but he doesn't think he is.
Drew said if you can start with vegetables you will get used to them. He said you have to break the addictions to the other things. He said that the difficult part is getting people to the point where they want to stop. He said you can't will what you want. Drew said one day you'll get to the point where you want to do it.
Gary said he used to go to his shrink and he'd talk about being heavy. He said his shrink told him he'd lose the weight when he figured out why. Gary said he lost weight and he still hasn't figured it out. Drew said maybe he was trained before the days when they knew about addiction. Drew said that might have been a little misguided. Drew said that he likes that everyone is in therapy on the show. He said he had no idea.
Jon had Shuli give his Howard 100 News headlines. Shuli ran down those headlines and said that there is big Underdog lady news coming up. He had a few other things he mentioned as well. Jon said that they have an Eric the Actor special coming up this weekend. He said that starts at 9pm tonight on Howard 101. He said it's a weekend long tribute to Eric. They wrapped up and ended the show around 11:10am.