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

mixhail

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The show's slow place has worked for me as I just wait it out for Bubba to come on the air. He's a much better fit for me right now.
 

JHDK

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there are days when i wish howard would go off on some celeb, or feel some tits, something like that, but overall i like todays show very much and find myself laughing everyday.

-jhdk
 

jef

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there are days when i wish howard would go off on some celeb, or feel some tits, something like that, but overall i like todays show very much and find myself laughing everyday.

-jhdk

I enjoy the show as much now as I ever did. I don't believe that any dynamic is missing because Jackie isn't around - it's just a different dynamic.

I giggled when Artie was responding to the porn chick who said that there wasn't much to do in Seattle -- "Maybe go to a Mariners game??"
 

JHDK

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I enjoy the show as much now as I ever did. I don't believe that any dynamic is missing because Jackie isn't around - it's just a different dynamic.

I giggled when Artie was responding to the porn chick who said that there wasn't much to do in Seattle -- "Maybe go to a Mariners game??"

i was checking out sfn a few weeks back, due to slowness at sbs, and there was a sit about artie. man do they hate him over there. i love artie and think he may be the best part of the show. i love how since howard is kinda iffy on saying nigger or fag he leaves it to art. artie does a great job of making me laugh. and on top of that, his lifestyle is such a great storyline that i know i relate to. (not to say im anywhere near as huge a mess)

-jhdk
 

MAJ Badmotherfarker

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i was checking out sfn a few weeks back, due to slowness at sbs, and there was a sit about artie. man do they hate him over there. i love artie and think he may be the best part of the show. i love how since howard is kinda iffy on saying nigger or fag he leaves it to art. artie does a great job of making me laugh. and on top of that, his lifestyle is such a great storyline that i know i relate to. (not to say im anywhere near as huge a mess)

-jhdk

SFN is a waste of space. I used to be on there constantly back in 2006 but it's become an attention whore-house (don't look at my post #).
 

GoodDog

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I don't listen as much anymore. It started over the summer the last time george was in for a week. I do drop in from time to time but I am nowhere near the hours I spent listening in the past.
 

MAJ Badmotherfarker

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I don't listen as much anymore. It started over the summer the last time george was in for a week. I do drop in from time to time but I am nowhere near the hours I spent listening in the past.

I listened to every show in it's entirety for many years. The planted callers and the Richard and Sal bits being played ad-naseum have been my biggest turn off. I want to puke daily when I hear, "Wow, HTV kicks ass!".
 

Bark

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A certain person with a canine nickname sucks ass the most-he and a certain Dr run that place like nazi's

For the record, that isn't me. ;)

I like the show now. I've liked the show since I started listening back in 1998, and I've liked it in between. It's definitely changed, but I don't like it any better or worse. It is what it is. When something comes on that bores me, I tune into music.

Maybe I'm just really easy-going.
 

hank-the-dwarf

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For the record, that isn't me. ;)

I like the show now. I've liked the show since I started listening back in 1998, and I've liked it in between. It's definitely changed, but I don't like it any better or worse. It is what it is. When something comes on that bores me, I tune into music.

Maybe I'm just really easy-going.
Your avatar looks familiar-sfn?
 

Bark

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Nope, SiriusBackstage. I have no doubt the avatar is popular though. We gotta have more cowbell! It's an absolute.
 

VDCHawk

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I miss the old days. The last year or two before Sirius really sucked. Glad the wedding is over, maybe he can get over it and move on.
 

VinnyM27

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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.

Not sure how this says the show is better than ever. The show has good days and bad days but it seems like lately not only do they ride the wave of bullshit more and more often. His heart was truly in the show more back in the day. It's hard to argue that he is excited about the show anymore OR the programming for the channel (especially on Fridays). I'm sorry, but Jay Thomas WITH Shuli is not a suitable substitute for an original Stern show....even if it was from 1992 or so.

Still love the show...I only wish Howard and everyone else that worked for it did.
 

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Not sure how this says the show is better than ever. The show has good days and bad days but it seems like lately not only do they ride the wave of bullshit more and more often. His heart was truly in the show more back in the day. It's hard to argue that he is excited about the show anymore OR the programming for the channel (especially on Fridays). I'm sorry, but Jay Thomas WITH Shuli is not a suitable substitute for an original Stern show....even if it was from 1992 or so.

Still love the show...I only wish Howard and everyone else that worked for it did.

Good to see you Vinny, We've had our clashes at SBS but I try to keep everything in perspective.

And yes, I agree with you. It's still a good show but there's no denying that Howard is in a much "less-hungry" and comfortable place in his life. At this point he's more neurotic than angry.
 

IronJabroni

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Man, you gotta have REAL problems to be mad in Howie's shoes these days. I much prefer the old pre-divorce show but still listen as much as always. Still beats anything else on radio in the morning for me.
 

ClubSteeler

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Memories are so much better than reality.

Ever listen to a Master Tape Theater of the old stuff? His most boring week on satellite is better than MTT. It might have been more groundbreaking back then, but when you compare the 2, the show is much better now.
 

Jgatie

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Memories are so much better than reality.

Ever listen to a Master Tape Theater of the old stuff? His most boring week on satellite is better than MTT. It might have been more groundbreaking back then, but when you compare the 2, the show is much better now.

Yep. Honestly, everyone remembers the Jackie Puppet, Billy, Cookie Puss, Kinison, etc. How many remember the third week of October 1990 when they interviewed Travolta's mother for the 5th time and plugged Crucified By The FCC seven time an hour? Or when interviewing the Snapple Lady about how Howard "really put Snapple on the map" was a product placement bit they ran into the ground? How many people gave up on the show because of the relentless Private Parts talk or the book signing plugs that seemed to slip out 10 times an hour?

Personally, I think "Best Of" for 15-20 years has skewed people's memories, and I'm the biggest fan of old Stern there is. But I'm also old enough to know we all tend to romanticize our youth, which is fine until we start living in the past instead of living now. As one who used to do that, all I can say is you can never go home again, so you might as well make the best of where you are.
 

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Yep. Honestly, everyone remembers the Jackie Puppet, Billy, Cookie Puss, Kinison, etc. How many remember the third week of October 1990 when they interviewed Travolta's mother for the 5th time and plugged Crucified By The FCC seven time an hour? Or when interviewing the Snapple Lady about how Howard "really put Snapple on the map" was a product placement bit they ran into the ground? How many people gave up on the show because of the relentless Private Parts talk or the book signing plugs that seemed to slip out 10 times an hour?

Personally, I think "Best Of" for 15-20 years has skewed people's memories, and I'm the biggest fan of old Stern there is. But I'm also old enough to know we all tend to romanticize our youth, which is fine until we start living in the past instead of living now. As one who used to do that, all I can say is you can never go home again, so you might as well make the best of where you are.

I think that was Rocky Stallone's mother and yes ugh it was awful. One thing that did change is the news segments. "Back in the day" I lived for the news segment. It sometimes went on for hours with various people dropping in or guests staying on for it. some of the funniest, silliest moments in Stern history would occur during the news. I really miss that stupid, raw silly humor now.
 

VinnyM27

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Yep. Honestly, everyone remembers the Jackie Puppet, Billy, Cookie Puss, Kinison, etc. How many remember the third week of October 1990 when they interviewed Travolta's mother for the 5th time and plugged Crucified By The FCC seven time an hour? Or when interviewing the Snapple Lady about how Howard "really put Snapple on the map" was a product placement bit they ran into the ground? How many people gave up on the show because of the relentless Private Parts talk or the book signing plugs that seemed to slip out 10 times an hour?

Personally, I think "Best Of" for 15-20 years has skewed people's memories, and I'm the biggest fan of old Stern there is. But I'm also old enough to know we all tend to romanticize our youth, which is fine until we start living in the past instead of living now. As one who used to do that, all I can say is you can never go home again, so you might as well make the best of where you are.

I actually like that stuff. Maybe I like it because it's history. MTT was great for that...certainly better than replaying last week's show. Also, back in the day even when I could make my own hours, listening to an entire show was hard.