How many of you miss what the Stern show used to be?

hank-the-dwarf

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I know i do-not trying to start a hate thread like those shits at Sfn.Stern was the main reason i signed up for sirius and the main reason i canceled.It seemed to me that he just decided one day about a year ago to not care anymore and put fourth no effort!I know i cant be alone in this thinking or am i?
 

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I know i do-not trying to start a hate thread like those shits at Sfn.Stern was the main reason i signed up for sirius and the main reason i canceled.It seemed to me that he just decided one day about a year ago to not care anymore and put fourth no effort!I know i cant be alone in this thinking or am i?
There are also those of us that think the show is better than it's even been. I've been there for 16 years and have always loved the show. You can't expect it to stay exactly the same when everyone involved is now 20+ years older. I have a lot of tape of old shows, and I listen to MTT from time to time. For me, those shows don't always hold up like they used to. Sometimes I think that people look at the past through rose-colored glasses and expect the current show to live up to these made-up expectations that it never really lived up to (constant bits, A list guests, Howard being in touch with regular people, 5/6-hour long shows every day, etc...). People get so wrapped up in finding anything and everything to complain about that they forget how to sit down and enjoy the show.

So for me the show is better than ever. I know this thread will invite all the typical bashing that goes on at SBS and at SFN, but that's my opinion.
 

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Fair enough-me i liked it better when he would go off about celebs and people in the news-before i canceled it seemed like he had to check with his lawyer before even commenting on something or someone-and my god the wedding talk-i thought it was the veiw(star jones)
 
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It's pretty boring, but my life is more boring, so it keeps me entertained. I hope the wedding stuff stops unless it's to embarass someone.
 

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Fair enough-me i liked it better when he would go off about celebs and people in the news-before i canceled it seemed like he had to check with his lawyer before even commenting on something or someone-and my god the wedding talk-i thought it was the veiw(star jones)
I remember all the complaints that the show sucked because he talked too much about:

1. writing his book
2. filming his movie
3. Riding his bike 50 miles a day
4. playing chess
5. getting slammed by the FCC
6. politics in the 2004 presidential election
7. wedding plans
8. etc...

That's the show. He talks about what is going on in his life.

But at the end of the day, everyone is allowed to dislike whatever they want about the show. The only thing I really give a shit about is that enough people dig it so that it makes money and can stay on the air (no problems in that department). Plus I really get annoyed by the attitude of a lot of people who don't care for the show anymore and feel that the people who do like the show are somehow not "real" fans (not pointing at you, but read SFN and you'll know what I mean).
 

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I am not one of those that thinks the show of today is better than the years '91-'97. I don't think that the show is funnier and I don't think the group dynamic is nearly as good today as it was in those years where ball busting was truly the recipe of the day. The dynamic of Jackie and Robin alone is sorely missed. Back in the day there was a separation between the wack pack and the writers on the show.

I do think that the old MTT's hold up. I especially like listening to the news segments. It proves that even though the time changes through life, the times don't change. The same shit keeps happening, all that changes are the names and places. It's also great to hear Howard and Robin talking shit about celebrities they now kiss up to on the celebrity status ladder.

I haven't heard one Mastertape episode where Howard was in a hurry to get the hell out of the studio. Just hearing someone truly enjoy entertaining their fans is a subtle sense of joy that I don't hear from the current state of the show. It's a small thing in a way, but really, it might be the biggest thing of all.

The show was certainly better in the day, but the freedom that Howard and crew enjoy today almost seems lost on people that don't really care to push the boundaries, or in some cases are just not funny enough or smart enough to know how to push the boundaries.

I will listen 'til the day he retires "because" of the show I used to love.
 

hank-the-dwarf

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I remember all the complaints that the show sucked because he talked too much about:

1. writing his book
2. filming his movie
3. Riding his bike 50 miles a day
4. playing chess
5. getting slammed by the FCC
6. politics in the 2004 presidential election
7. wedding plans
8. etc...

That's the show. He talks about what is going on in his life.

But at the end of the day, everyone is allowed to dislike whatever they want about the show. The only thing I really give a shit about is that enough people dig it so that it makes money and can stay on the air (no problems in that department). Plus I really get annoyed by the attitude of a lot of people who don't care for the show anymore and feel that the people who do like the show are somehow not "real" fans (not pointing at you, but read SFN and you'll know what I mean).
I know what you mean about SFN-hate that place-as for me now-to each his own-i still keep up with what goes on on the show hoping it will get better(as to my opinon)but life without it is fine too!