Howard is off this week for vacation. They're playing various segments from past years of SiriusXM Howard Stern Shows. (Jon Hein said during the Wrap Up Show that it's ''All Request Week'') Here's are links to my archives for what they played today:
Today's special was over around 11:00am
Jon said Dan is from Scotland and he's been doing stand up since he was a teen. Jon asked if people are aware of Howard over there. Dan said all the stuff he's seen are weird compilation clips of him introducing comics he's had on. He said he also saw a woman being fucked by a machine. He said he did wonder what kind of radio show that is. He said the BBC would never allow that. Jon asked how tied their hands are over there. Dan said that it's the BBC and they're publicly funded so they can't do stuff like that. Jon asked if Dan has to hold back when he goes on a radio show over there. Dan said he does. He said he was trying to do a routine about tampons and he mentioned the queen having her period and they told him he can't talk about that.
Dan said he always puts one joke in his act that he knows will be taken out. He said that he went on Conan and did one of the jokes he thought would be taken out. He said they let him keep it in and he laughed the whole time he was doing it because he couldn't believe he got it in.
Jon took a call from a guy who brought up Super Bowl parties and complained about the way people don't even pay attention to the game. He said he was at a house where the guy had a vinyl collection like Gary does. Jon and the caller spent a little more time complaining about people making noise during the game.
Jon asked Dan if he defends vinyl records at all. He told him what Howard says about Gary collecting them. Dan said he thinks people who have vinyl now are going to be like the people who have old Nokia phones too. Jon said it has become a cool thing to have vinyl. He asked if the younger people care. Dan said he's not sure he believes it sounds better. He said everything gets better as technology gets better. He said they'd make great Frisbees. They went to break after that.
Jon took a call from a guy who said he saw George Takei in a Super Bowl commercial. Jon said he was at the end laughing at something. The caller asked if Howard has gone to see George's play. Jon said he believes Howard did see it. He said he should ask when Howard is back on. Jon said the play is closing though so go see it if you have a chance. Jon said he put a lot of money and effort into that. He said it's tough to have anything successful on Broadway though. Jon said he's one of the best guests they've ever had on the show. Rahsaan agreed. He said the more George the better. Jon said Sour Shoes has brought new life to the whole thing with his impression of George. Jon said he was happy to see George in that commercial. They spent a little more time talking about Super Bowl commercials.
Jon took a call from a guy who said he heard the Jonah Hill interview replay and he wondered if he's ever going to sit in on the show like he said he wanted to. Jon said that he hasn't yet. He said it's a scheduling thing. Jon said Jonah is very busy. He said if the schedule allows it he's sure he'd be happy to sit in. They went to break a short time later.
Jon took a call from a guy who said he loves his book (''Fast Food Maniac: From Arby's to White Castle, One Man's Supersized Obsession with America's Favorite Food '') and said it's great. He asked what fast food restaurant he would want if they were going to force all of them into one. Jon picked In and Out Burger. The caller said he'd go with Wendy's himself. Jon said not in his USA. Dan said that is the most American conversation he's ever heard. He wondered if they set that up for him. He said he doesn't do that kind of thing in public. He said he eats fast food in shame. Jon said he takes pride in it. Jon said Howard basically said what Dan did about the fast food thing. He said he should be ashamed to eat it.
Jon asked Rahsaan if he's with Dan there. Rahsaan said he's all about fast food. He said it's a shame that we make people feel bad about eating it. He said eat as much as you want just don't over do it.
Jon took a call from a woman who said she's heard Howard talking about the Wack Pack dying off and he seems concerned with Eric and his weight. She said they should do a Wack Pack intervention type thing and put Eric in a room with a human hamster wheel. She said they can monitor his food and all of that. Jon said that's a noble call but he doesn't think they could get Eric on a hamster wheel for 10 minutes. He said that it all falls on Eric to take care of himself. He said it's one thing if you're mentally challenged and you can't do it but Eric knows. He said he's had many opportunities to help himself. He said he doesn't think Eric has the motivation to keep it going. He said Jeff doesn't either.
Jon asked Rahsaan about that. Rahsaan said that they tell Eric about that every time he calls in. He said he thinks Eric is going to outlive everyone. He said he'll be like cockroaches after the apocalypse. Dan said he plans on dying by the age of 70. He said just go out doing what you love. He said maybe that's what Eric is doing.
Jon took a call from a guy who said he's noticed that over the last several weeks and he introduces Gary as the Executive Producer of the Howard Stern Show. He asked if that's something that's been mandated. Jon said he just did it because some people are new listeners and some may not know what his role is on the show. Jon asked if he'd like him to do it in a different way. The caller said no he was just wondering about it. He and Jon talked a little more about the Super Bowl.
Jon wrapped up and ended the show a short time later. They were done around 11:40am.
Howard is on vacation this week so they're playing an unnamed vacation special. Here are links to my archives for what they played today:
Paul said it's great having the Flat Ronnie all over the place. He said Ronnie must want it. Jon said oh god yes. He said there's nothing better than when they play a Ronnie's Sex Tip or something because Ronnie is the one in the back office laughing the hardest. Paul said he should have brought Ronnie with him to the Super Bowl. He said he's just too big though. Jon said it would be great to see him trying to bring it in. Paul said people do look at you funny. He said they don't know what it is or who it is. He said they think you're carrying around a standee of this man. He said there are fans of the show who don't even know what Ronnie looks like so it's tough to explain it.
Jon took a call from a guy who said he has been without his Sirius for about 8 or 9 months and hearing Big Foot and Danielle was great. Jon said they didn't disappoint. He said that might be one of the best non celebrity interviews Howard has ever done. Paul said it really was very revealing. He said Danielle is really fascinating to him. He said at points she seems in on the joke and at other times she doesn't. He said that the tampon in the ass thing is something that really happened. He said that's tricky for anyone.
Jon said that they ended up in shambles. Paul said he thinks that she was a gold digger and she just wanted in for the money. Paul said he felt like she wanted to get on his coattails to get some of that cash. Jon asked if Big Foot was blinded by love. Paul said 100 percent.
Jon asked where this ranks on the oddest relationships on the show. Jon said Gary the Conqueror had a girl and people like that. Paul said this takes the cake. He said he knows they have their EPs but when Leiberman described that house he felt that this was a real relationship. Jon said Leiberman did a great job with that embedded. Jon said you don't know what Big Foot is going to do. He said you don't feel intimidated by him though. He said he sort of wants to do the right thing in many situations. Paul said from the description Danielle gave it sounds like he's a bull in a China shop. He said the eating of each other's asses is just awful. They went to break after that.
Jon took a call from a guy who asked who Paul thinks is the biggest loser in the Wack Pack since he played such a great loser in ''The League.'' Paul said that's a hard one. He said he thinks it might be Bobo. He said he gets shit on but he keeps coming back for more and more. Paul said that he saw that Ronnie took Bobo's class and he can't believe he did that. Jon said why not go to that course if you have to. He said he could sit there for hours listening to those two talking about driving. Paul said they should make the whole crew take Bobo's course. Jon wondered how Bobo would keep everyone engaged. He said the odds are stacked against you. He said Paul knows from going on stage that it's not easy. Paul said he believes Bobo was a good teacher. He said he thinks Bobo is more on the side of cheesy than fun. He said he isn't sure if he ever gets them back. Paul said he thinks the benefit of Bobo is that he doesn't get it. He said Bobo is looking for some affirmation but he just keeps taking a beating.
Jon said in The League Paul played Andre and he plays the loser but you love him no matter what. He said that is like Bobo. Paul said that Bobo went after him one day and he imagines that he's spinning out right now. He said that he might get more wrath of Bobo after this show. He said he hopes his notebooks end up in the Smithsonian some day. Jon said it would be great to get just 10 minutes with those notebooks. He said he'd like to see what makes a secondary and a primary question. Paul said they should do a live read of those questions. He said it would be so great to hear it in someone else's voice.
Jon asked Paul if he would go see Bobo do a live read of those notebooks. Paul said he would and he'd fly anywhere to see it. He said he'd love it.
Jon took a call from a guy who asked where Rahsaan is. Jon said he got jury duty and he's out today. The caller asked who they think is the most successful Wack Packer beside Bobo. Jon asked how he's defining success. The caller said someone who doesn't really need the show for survival. He said Bobo has a job and he's responsible. He said he doesn't need the show to get by. Paul asked if they're counting Mariann even though she's the Mother of the Wack Pack. The caller said he doesn't consider her a Wack Packer. Jon said he thinks as far as the show is considered Beetlejuice is the most successful. He said he has stood the test of time and that's not easy to do. Paul said he thinks Eric the Actor would be number 2 if he was still around. Jon said every Wack Packer needs the show. He said Gary the Conqueror is successful and has a job. He said Wendy is a cat sitter and all of that. He said in terms of success Beetle is tough to beat. Paul said he agrees with him. He said that it's hard to devote yourself to the show and have a job. He said Bobo blocks out the time to not work so he can listen to the show. They went to break a short time later.
Paul said he has to argue with him about Burger King. He said that the flame broil is so good. Jon said he is so wrong. Jon said it just doesn't do it for him. Paul said he thought Burger King and McDonald's came together as one. Jon said he should be talking In and Out Burger. Paul said he likes Fat Burger even more than In and Out.
Jon took a call from a guy who asked Jon about not eating veggies on his burger. Jon said he eats vegetables but not at a fast food place. The caller asked if it's something that his parents did to him that made him the way he is with the food. Jon said he just doesn't like the condiments. He said he likes the meat and bun and maybe a few other things. He said he likes it in it's purest form.
Jon took a call from a guy who said someone made a comment about the people in the Wack Pack who don't know they're in it. He said he thinks Michael Rapaport is in it and doesn't know it. He said he's so glad he's not on. He said he can't take it when he is. The caller said he doesn't want to nominated him to be in it just for fear of him getting more air time. Jon said that Michael is not a Wack Packer. He said he's a very successful actor. Paul said he thinks the caller made a good point. He said Michael is a good actor but he can be in the Wack Pack too. He said he could be a Celebrity Wack Packer. Paul said David Arquette could be one too. He said if you took away their talent you'd say they were Wack Pack. Jon said that David is like the Beetlejuice of the Celebrity Wack Pack. He said that's a compliment by the way.
Paul said he thinks that Sam Kinison was a good one to be in the celebrity Wack Pack. Jo said he'd put Gilbert Gottfried in there too. He said that he likes building this list. He said he thinks they can roll with this all week.
Jon took a call from a guy who brought up more restaurants and asked Jon about them. Jon said if you want to wait for your meal then those places are fine. Jon said he wrote about the fast food places in his book ''Fast Food Maniac: From Arby's to White Castle, One Man's Supersized Obsession with America's Favorite Food .''
Paul said he loves Jon's book. He said he thinks it's a great bathroom book. Jon thanked him for that. He said Sal and Richard have been editing the audio book so they should have some good stuff when Howard returns from his break.
Jon took a call from a guy who said he agrees with Gilbert Gottfried but he wonders why he hasn't been on lately. Jon said that's a question for Gary more than him. He said that the door is open all the time. The caller also threw Dice Clay on the list. Paul asked who is married to Martha Raye. Jon said Mark Harris. Paul said he should be in there too.
Jon took a call from a woman who said George Takei should be in the Celebrity Wack Pack. Jon said that's a good question. Paul said he is a staffer. He said he's like Wolfie. He said Wolfie couldn't be in the Wack Pack because he's a contributor to the show. Jon said that George does have some Wack Pack tendencies.
Jon took a call from a guy who threw Natalie Maines in there. Jon said that's an interesting angle but he thinks she's more of an extreme fan than a Wack Packer. Paul said you need to have a little bit of instability to be in the Wack Pack.
Jon took a call from a woman who said Michael Rapaport is doing a shtick so he's not really like that. she said she can see David Arquette and Jillian Barberie in it though. Paul said he once saw Michael on the phone while he was getting a massage and he was yelling on the phone for the full 30 minutes. He said it was the worst soundtrack for a massage ever. He said he thinks he ramps it up for Gary but that energy and manic-ness is him. He said he can go off and get aggressive. He said when he calls in it's real anger. Jon said he does get caught up in the heat of the moment. He said he enjoys breaking Gary's balls a lot too. He said Michael loves the Stern Show and he wants to make sure it stays at a level he can accept and deal with. Jon said they will try to get Michael on to talk about this. He said they'll find out what he has to say soon.
Jon got in some plugs for today's Sternthology and wrapped up the show. They were done around Noon.
Howard is off this week on vacation. They're playing an unnamed vacation special all week long. Here are links to my archives for what they played today:
Jon said this isn't something that's been obvious for a long time. Ross said when they do some Sternthology moments you hear some of these triggers. He said things come up all the time and it's a gay thing. Jon said he didn't know what 69 meant. Gary said that he was wondering if he was A-sexual and he's just parroting things he hears. Ross said it could be a lot of shaming. He said perhaps that's just another item in the shame bucket and he's not ready. Ross said just do whoever you want. Ross said he just wants to tell him he'll be fine. Gary said that he'd be the third member to come out if he did. He said Joey Boots and Captain Janks came out. Gary said it's interesting that they never thought of them as gay and now they are.
Ross said he would consider doing something with High Pitch Eric for the show. He said that's how much he loves the show. Gary said that's kind of what Perez Hilton did with Benjy.
Jon asked if he's seen the Benjy beard. Ross said he did. He said he had a beard in high school and he thinks she's doing fine. He said he thinks the beard Benjy has is a psychological thing.
Gary asked Ross who he would like to spend the day with. Ross said he'd like to spend the day with Big Foot. He said he doesn't think that he'd be able to say no to that.
Jon asked about the other Wack Pack members. Ross said he'd rather hang out with The Lump than Jeff the Drunk. He said he'd like to meet Mariann from Brooklyn too.
Jon asked about Richard and what he thinks about him. Ross said he gets a little bit of the gay vibe from Richard. Jon asked about Sal and his use of makeup and all of that. Ross said he thinks Sal has always been that guy and he's panicking over getting older. Gary said they were talking about Sal yesterday and whatever he's doing is working for him. Ross said he won't shame anyone for upkeep. He said it's one thing to pick on him about but no shame.
Gary said that Sal is incredibly vain. He said that he's not sure who he's looking good for other than his wife. Ross said he must like being funny and good looking. He said he is good looking. He said he doesn't like what he does with his pouch though. Jon asked if he'd be up for playing ''What's In My Pouch.'' Ross said sure he would.
Jon took a call from a guy who brought up the great interviews they've been doing over the past few years. He said he loved the Melissa Etheridge interview. He said he also watched the Muppet Show last night and Howard got a shout out. Gary said he's sure JD will pick up on that. Jon talked about how awesome Melissa Etheridge was when they got to hang out with her at the Billy Joel Town Hall thing.
Jon asked Ross about what's going on with Chelsea Handler and Heather McDonald. Ross said he doesn't like that they're fighting. He said they had fun together on that show. He spent a little more time talking about that before they went to break.
Jon took a call from a guy who said his suggestion is that Richard Simmons could be like a High Pitch Eric of the Celebrity Wack Pack. He said they are both confused sexually and they both have funny voices. Gary said Richard has too much of a career to be a Wack Packer. He said he's had a very successful career. He said Eric doesn't know how to do that. Jon said all of the Celebrities will have careers. Gary said he's not sure you have to be a Superfan to be a Wack Packer either. Gary said that Richard didn't listen a lot.
Jon took a call from a guy who said that Mike Tyson should be in the Wack Pack. He said that Beetlejuice would be like him. Gary said he can see that. He said he did go off on a reporter once saying he'd eat the guy and fuck him.
Jon took a call from a guy who asked what their thoughts on Sarah Silverman are. Gary said she loves the show but she's able to get her comedy in there too. Gary said she is a Superfan. Ross said her song at the birthday show should get her and Natalie in. Ross said he agrees that they can't be too self aware.
Jon took another call from a guy who said he was thinking they could use Sam Kinison in the Hank the Dwarf part. Gary said he did come in drunk a lot. Jon said you don't have to tie it to someone who is in it now. He said he thinks Sam fits the bill in more ways than one.
Jon took a call from a guy who asked Gary if there are any interviews that Howard would like to take back. Gary said he thinks Robin Williams was one. He said Howard has said that he was composing a letter to him before he died. Jon said that sometimes he'll apologize to a guest for something he did. He said he thinks the guests are appreciative of that. Ross said he thinks Howard is hard on himself and he'd like to re-do some things.
Gary said he just watched a Michael Jackson documentary where he was talking about his number one songs and how he heard them and still wanted to do something better in them. He said he thinks Howard has that in him too. He's a perfectionist. They went to break after that.
Ross said he thinks when the show ends JD will finally do it. Gary said he's sure they're going to be looking for a 52 year old writer. He said he's joking because JD could be laying the groundwork for that now. Ross said the sheets thing are an issue for JD. He said he was mortified for him and his girlfriend.
T.J. Miller came in so Jon introduced him after Ross gave him a hug. T.J. and Ross talked about meeting before and what a fan T.J. is off Ross'. They talked about the movie ''Deadpool'' since T.J. is in it. They spent a little time talking about how it's tracking so far and how T.J. thinks it's going to go.
Jon said T.J. had the big Super Bowl commercial that everyone loved. T.J. said they didn't even make the top 10 but there's an extended cut online that has like 3 million hits. He said they got to do some strange things in there. He said that's been doing very well. He said that they're also seeing more stuff online so they tried to make that even funnier. Jon said he though that his commercial was really funny. Gary said he didn't enjoy getting yelled at by Helen Mirren. T.J. said he thought the Budweiser commercial was pretty good too. He said he thought it was a good statement for the beer. He said he kind of couldn't stop getting into the PuppyMonkeyBaby thing either. Jon said his favorite was the Prius commercial since they got to see some of The Wire cast reunited in that.
Jon and T.J. talked about Silicon Valley for a short time too. T.J. was talking about the third season that they're working on and how that's going. He said he thinks that people are going to like this season. Gary said that show is great. He said he and Jon both loved both seasons so far. They spent a little more time talking about the show and how people don't really get that they're goofing on the people out there.
Gary said Mike Judge is a Superfan of the show. Jon said he'd say he's definitely a Wack Packer. Gary said Mike created Silicon Valley for those who don't know.
Jon said that T.J. has done a few award shows this year and it's tough to crush it. T.J. said it's the worst audience. He said that the Critic's Choice Awards was the hardest. He said as the evening goes on the room slowly fills up with losers. He said they're also shit faced. He said the people there are drinking as much as they can and it's 3 hours long. He said in the third hour everyone is really drunk. He said backstage it's really crazy. T.J. said he was told that he could do whatever he wants to do and he had to ask if they were sure about that. He was going back and forth wondering what to do. T.J. went on and on talking about what he did at the Critic's Choice show for a few more minutes.
Jon wrapped up the show and got in some plugs for today's Sternthology. They were done around 11:50am.
Howard is off all this week so they're playing an unnamed vacation special where they play various segments from the past few years. Here are links to my archives for what they played today:
Today's show was over around 10:55am.
Gary said he saw the 10 minute clip that he did with the college kids. Robert and Gary talked about the clip and what was going on in it. Robert spoke to college kids as Triumph and showed how college kids are so politically correct.
Jon said that Triumph did a good job of smacking the kids in their heads. Gary said he put the clip up on their internal network and showed everyone. Robert said they kind of knew that they were going to be goofed on. He said he thinks some of them were playing it up a little bit. Robert said he just told them to laugh if they want to but don't feel like they have to. He said they're really good kids and he read some really horrendous comments about them.
Jon asked Robert about how some people get it and some won't even let you in the room. He asked if any of the candidates knew what was going on. Robert said some of the Aides knew who he was. He said Mike Huckabee knew who he was and it's unbelievable how much he subjects himself to. He said he asked him what the best part of the campaign is other than the peace and quiet. Robert explained a bit he did with Mike where he taught him how to be tougher.
Gary asked Robert about the people he's really irritated like Eminem. Gary asked if they have made up. Robert said yes they have. He said he and Eminem did a thing at the MTV VMAs and he was there to screw with Carson Daly and Kimmel and he did a few jokes and right before he did it he saw J-Lo and went up to her and asked if he can do a bit with her. He told her that he makes fun of everybody and she asked if it was going to be about her butt. He said he asked her if he could ask if he could sniff her butt. He said it killed and he later heard they made them cut it out of the show. He said he was invited the year after and he was going to make fun of Moby. He said they told him he could make fun of Eminem but he wanted to ask if he was okay with it. He said they told him he'd be fine. Robert said this was right after Eminem dissed Moby. He said immediately Eminem saw Moby there and he shot him this look like what are you doing here asshole. He said Moby turned away and mumbled to him about how he didn't know he was that mad at him. Robert said he asked the cameraman to not shoot him, just keep it on Triumph. Robert said he was very protective of that stuff back then. He said that Eminem didn't totally freak out but he puts his hand on the puppet and pushes it down. He said he tells him that he already had his TV time. He said he would carry his jokes in his hand and they threw the paper in the air and MTV cut away from him. He said he was crushed. He said he went to the party after and everyone was congratulating him. He said he didn't even get his jokes out.
Robert said he was over it the next day but Eminem wrote a song about it after getting obsessed with it. He said it was a song called Ass Like That. He said that he knows him and his manager and he loves him. He said he just didn't know what was coming that night. They went to break after that.
Jon asked Robert about getting into the campaign stuff and how that all got started. Robert said they were calling Trump the ''Trump the Insult Comic Dog'' a lot and he figured it was time to get into that.
Robert said he heard Howard was talking about some of the stuff he did at Saturday Night Live and he'd love to be able to talk to Howard about that stuff. Gary asked if he did the Stedman cartoon for them. Robert said he did but he thought it was kind of cruel so he didn't want to do it at first. Gary explained what the bit was and Jon said it's a very funny bit.
Jon said not everyone is happy to see Triumph. Jon said he's covered many things like the Star Wars thing. Robert said the toughest was the Michael Jackson trial. He said it was worldwide fans and they had no idea who he was. He said that some French woman was there and she said she didn't want to talk and he said ''Of course not, you don't want to compromise your dignity.''
Robert said that there were people trying to fuck up his whole remote by chanting ''fuck'' over and over. He said they were trying to bribe people to talk to them the next day. He said it's one of the funniest ones actually. Gary said the great thing is that people hate the dog and not him. Robert said that it's just a puppet and it's so over the top it doesn't seem mean.
Jon said he remembers seeing him being kicked out of an event up in New Hampshire. Robert said they were following Ted Cruz at a bunch of stops he did. He said they ended up in a bus with a giant Triumph head and a Ted head on it. He said they were not happy. He said by the end of the thing they were pointing him out to police and that's why he ended up getting thrown out. He said he was at a Rand Paul speech when he got thrown out. He said he never yells stuff out at these things. He said that's going too far. Gary said they never had these thoughts with the interviews they sent Stuttering John to.
Jon took a call from a guy who asked Robert who his favorite band or musical guest was at Saturday Night Live and who the hardest celebrity guest was to work with. Robert said he missed the week Steven Seagal was on but he heard that was the toughest one. He said he wanted to work in a plug for helping the environment in every sketch. He said he missed that week because he was doing the Adam West pilot, Lookwell, with Conan. Robert said Neil Young was great on Saturday Night Live and he thinks he's the one who was the most inspiring. He said he's a huge Springsteen fan too. He said Lone Justice was great too.
Jon said there is something great when someone performs after they're already proven it all. They talked about the Foo Fighters being on today. That led to Robert and Gary talking about Frank Sinatra for a few minutes.
Robert talked about some of the bits he's done and some of the bits he'd like to do on the campaign trail. They spent a few minutes talking about that stuff too. They went to break after that.
Jon took a call from a guy who asked if anyone ever helped that belching guy. Jon said for a comedy reason you don't want to find him help. Gary said he thinks someone contacted him and was able to help him and fix him. He said he's now out of the Wack Pack because of that. Robert said that he thinks the guy liked the fame because he kept plugging his YouTube page.
Robert said that he worked at Saturday Night Live when Farley and Al Franken were there. He said they had a conversation about Chris losing weight and if he'd still be funny if he did. Robert said Al told him that he could lose 100 pounds and he'd still be fat so it would be okay. Jon said he thinks that comedians go through that all the time.
Jon said Al Roker got a lot of crap for losing weight. Gary said it was drastic at the beginning so it was hard to swallow.
Jon took a call from a guy who asked about Gary getting so much crap for his vinyl thing and then hearing Dave Grohl playing vinyl for his kids. Gary said he thinks there has been some vindication over the years. Jon said it is a cool thing to have now but Howard will never feel that way. Jon asked Robert if vinyl is fine to collect. Robert said that he heard Paul McCartney talking about how superior it is. Gary said Howard would just say it's bullshit if you told him that. He said Howard would just move ahead in the conversation.
Jon said when Paul McCartney was up there Howard felt like it was a huge deal. Gary said the first time he was on Ozzy was there and he met Paul for the first time and told him what he meant to him and it was really cool to be there for that.
Jon took a call from a guy who said he wanted to talk about the vinyl comment too. He said that Howard gives Gary shit so much and he thinks Dave and Gary are right. He said he felt bad for Gary getting blasted the other day. Gary said they had John Varvatos on the other day and Howard asked him about vinyl and he has some but Howard just moved on. He said Fred has vinyl and he listens to it but he just doesn't bring it up. He said Fred busts his balls about it but then he goes home and listens to it.
Jon took a call from a guy who asked if Robert has ever asked himself what he's doing for a living after all these years of doing Triumph. Robert said he has thought about that. He said that he once did a parody for Conan and he was lying on the dirty floor of a limo trying to do this thing and he was doing it just to get a shot with a poodle. He said they're trying to put food on the dog's crotch so the dog will lick Triumph and he thought about how ridiculous it was for a 45 year old to be doing that.
Gary said that he had a house built and when he looks at it he thinks about the stuff he had to do to make money to build it.
Jon wrapped up and got in some plugs for today's Sternthology. They were done around 11:40am.
Howard is off all this week so they're playing an unnamed vacation special where they play various segments from the past few years. Here are links to my archives for what they played today:
Today's show was over around 11:20am.
Jon said that Mike called into the show to talk to Howard about Ricky Martin writing a song with Bon Bon in it. Mike said he kind of blew it with that because he said he wasn't going to sue Ricky Martin over that so there was no story there.
Jon said that Mike is going to be sitting in with them for a while. Jon said that today they had Hall & Oates on. He asked Mike if it's true to say that it's too early in the morning to sing a song on a show like that. Mike said he'd do it at any time of the day. Jon said he thinks that you should just wake up and do what you have to do. Mike agreed and said just get up early and warm up.
Jon talked about the Hall & Oates segment they played and Rahsaan said that everyone is a fan of theirs. Jon asked Mike if he's a fan of vinyl. Mike said it's fun but it doesn't sound any better. He said it's just fun. He said people who say it sounds better are just trying to justify playing vinyl. The guys talked about vinyl and CDs for a short time.
Jon asked Mike how he started listening to the show. Mike said he was listening to K-Rock and they had this guy talking. He said they had people calling in and asking him to play music. He said there was no talking. This was in the afternoon when Howard started there. He said no one knew what the hell was going on. Mike said he missed his music at the time but he started listening and it was weirdly hypnotic and he just kept listening.
Jon talked about the segment they played today where Howard talked about Pig Virus dying. He said those Program Directors always wanted to change Howard. He asked Mike if he had people trying to change his stuff too. Mike said they did a lot of stupid things and he wishes that the record companies had yelled at them more. They spent a little more time on that and then went to break.
Jon took a call from a guy who said he heard the Pig Virus thing and he was thinking about how great Paul Giamatti was in Private Parts. He asked if he has seen the show Billions. Jon said he has and he thought the first two episodes were great. He said he's such a good actor. Jon said he thinks people think he is Pig Virus because he did that part so well. He said that Paul never heard the real guy but people think he nailed it anyway. Jon said he can't believe that's true but he does trust the people who told him that. Jon said you wonder how Howard got through those days at WNBC. He said it was really tough. Mike said everyone has that experience and 99 percent of the people just give up. Jon and Mike spent a couple more minutes on that subject.
Jon asked Mike if he has a favorite Wack Packer. Mike said he has to go with Beet of course. Jon said there is only one Beetlejuice for sure.
Jon took a call from Michael Rapaport who was pretending to be a regular caller. Jon asked Michael how he feels being in the Celebrity Wack Pack. Michael said he doesn't support that. He said he will fuck with the real Wack Pack but he doesn't condone a Celebrity Wack Pack. He said that no one is wacky enough to be part of that. Michael said he also got Jon's book )Fast Food Maniac: From Arby's to White Castle, One Man's Supersized Obsession with America's Favorite Food ) and he loves it. He said his kids love the book too. He said he noticed he sent it snail mail to him. He asked why he can't get it overnighted. Jon said that's the publisher who sent it that way.
Jon got back to the Wack Pack thing and talked to Mike about some of the other people they would put in that group like David Arquette. Jon talked to Michael about the Wack Pack thing for a couple more minutes.
Michael said Rahsaan isn't even allowed to speak on the Stern Show there so he has to get something going. He said he should call Jada to get something going. Rahsaan said they treat him just fine over there. Michael said he's seen the people there look at Rahsaan funny when he tries to speak. Jon asked where Michael is and why he's not there when Gary isn't there. Michael said he's there for him whenever he wants. He said he hopes to see Gary out in L.A. when he's out there. Michael said when he sees that Ross Zapin out there he's going to talk to him about how he still has to pay for his Sirius subscription. He asked what benefits he'd get from being in the celebrity Wack Pack. Jon said they'll have to negotiate something for him there.
Jon said Michael doesn't seem satisfied about being in the Wack Pack. Michael said he wants a subscription for free. He said he doesn't want DVDs of weak porn or anything in his gift bags. He said that they have to up that stuff somehow. He said they should have some pride and dignity over there. They spent a few more minutes on that subject before they went to break.
Jon took a call from a guy who said he thinks Rapaport is a celebrity Wack Packer. He said he's the Eric the Actor of the Celebrity Wack Pack. Jon said that's a good comparison. The caller said that he thinks this is something to keep his name out there too. Jon said he doesn't think the caller is far off.
Jon took a call from a guy who said Rapaport is kind of like Jeff the Vomit guy to him. He said whenever he hears his voice he wants to throw up. He said he's a complete pain in the ass. He asked how he can be so mean to Gary because Gary is such a nice guy. Jon said Gary loves having his balls broken by Michael.
Jon wrapped up the show and got in some plugs for Sternthology. They were done around 12:05pm.