It makes me realize two things.
1. How great Jackie really was and how lame Artie is. Jackis is far superior to that fat hack.
2. How many "A-Listers" Howard used to have on and now... Bob Levy and Greg Fitzsimmons.
I've said it before, but having Jackie in the studio not only made Howard funnier, but it also added a spice to the mix, a flavoring that is missing. I am in the minority on this board when it comes to the Jokeman(I loved him), but I loved hearing his laugh, not just at his own jokes, but when something funny was going on in the studio.Hearing old Jackie stuff, it does remind me of how great he was on the show. I don't know if I'd say that he is better than Artie or vice versa, but they both definitely bring different things to the show. The Joke Hunt is really a horrible show, but there is something about Jackie that makes it fun to listen.
The specials made me realize just how much the show has changed for the better over the years. I probably wouldn't be listening if they were still doing lame bits while clapping and yucking it up like a morning zoo.