Stfu, artie!!!

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Catching up on the shows for the last 2 weeks, and I can't tell you how insufferable Artie has become. A couple of good jokes every couple of days doesn't compare against the ENDLESS INTERRUPTIONS of all the other crewmembers and *especially* guests.

As if that wasn't bad enough, Artie's new schtick seems to be to *acknowledge* the callers who are complaining against him by saying "Ohh I'm gonna tone it down, don't you worry," only to not even try to.

It's really too bad Howard's legacy is going to be overshadowed by Artie, but not in a good way.
 
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Catching up on the shows for the last 2 weeks, and I can't tell you how insufferable Artie has become. A couple of good jokes every couple of days doesn't compare against the ENDLESS INTERRUPTIONS of all the other crewmembers and *especially* guests.

As if that wasn't bad enough, Artie's new schtick seems to be to *acknowledge* the callers who are complaining against him by saying "Ohh I'm gonna tone it down, don't you worry," only to not even try to.

It's really too bad Howard's legacy is going to be overshadowed by Artie, but not in a good way.


:bow:Thank you for recognizing and acknowledging my pain ans suffering :bow:

:bow:You last line hits the nail on the head, Howard got lazy and will be remembered for letting artie run amok and ruining the show. :bow:
 

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i hate to say it but its true. artie crowbars in a one-liner that 75% doesn't make sense, and interupts the whole flow. When the virgin was on the phone, he went so off topic, howard had to regain his thoughts.
 

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It's really too bad Howard's legacy is going to be overshadowed by Artie, but not in a good way.

You really think when it's all said-and-done, people will look back on The Howard Stern Show and think of Artie Lange as the focal point? I agree that he's been a little verbose as of late, but to say Artie is going to overshadow Howard's legacy...that's laying it on a bit thick, don't ya think?
 

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The guy has a hot chick and is excited and off smack. You are used to druggie don't care artie.
 

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It appears that there are 2 schools of thought on this:

1) Artie's constantly interrupting and causing the show to come to a grinding halt. This can be broken down into a few things: a) Crowbar'ing 1-liners into EVERY segment/conversation that b) Aren't funny or c) don't make sense.

OR

2) Artie is just as funny, if not funnier and there's no problem.

From my standpoint, trying to be as neutral as possible, there have been a lot of callers agreeing with option 1. Moreover, it seems the majority of comments regarding Artie here also reflect agreement with option 1.

I dunno guys 'n gals; I think I'm with option 1 and it's getting more and more annoying - and I am an Artie FAN!
 

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The reason I think Artie will be the lasting memory of the Stern show legacy, is because some sort of tragedy is coming to Artie at some point. So, if Artie dies, it's probably going to be big news and that will carry over to how Artie was like a tornado during the last several years of the Stern show.

Even if he doesn't die, he's bound to go back (in a more obvious fashion) to drugs - I don't think he's ever been off of them in a significant way, even now - it'll become news, and again, it just overshadows the rest of the Stern show memories.

It's true what another poster said, Artie's at the point where a lot of his one-liners don't even make sense, but it's worse than that, he can't make a joke or tell a story without "I" - that's the big difference between hm and Howard (and the rest of the crew), they can be topical without being self-centered. 99% of these "I" stories Artie has aren't even remotely interesting anymore, the gimmick has worn off 7-8 years later.

Just watched the Joe Buck Live clips, and Artie could not have been a bigger asshole, despite getting a nice zinger or two in (as did Buck). The guy just can't read a room at a time when he should be at the top of his game, not just popular and getting bookings because he's on the famous Howard Stern Show.
 
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You really think when it's all said-and-done, people will look back on The Howard Stern Show and think of Artie Lange as the focal point? I agree that he's been a little verbose as of late, but to say Artie is going to overshadow Howard's legacy...that's laying it on a bit thick, don't ya think?

Do I really thing artie will ruin Howard's legacy ?

No, Howard is much bigger then that. However I do think that artie will be an asterisk and stain on Howard's career just like steroids will leave an asterisk and stain on baseball. Both will survive but both will be slightly tainted.

In the end as important as artie thinks he is to the show very few will remember him that way. More will remember how he poisoned the show with his bitterness and anger.
 

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I like how Howard seems to be over Artie too. Rarely does he laugh at Artie's jokes like he used to, and when Artie throws in a one liner, Howard just says something like "Okay, so Robin, what....". Totally dismissive of Artie.

I used to LOVE Artie, but like others have said, something has changed over the past couple weeks. He's just not funny any more. Hopefully we won't have too long until he relapses and becomes a funny trainwreck again.
 

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I like how Howard seems to be over Artie too. Rarely does he laugh at Artie's jokes like he used to, and when Artie throws in a one liner, Howard just says something like "Okay, so Robin, what....". Totally dismissive of Artie.


I felt it was very apparent that howard was dismissing or just out right ignoring artie this week.

"howard, can i tell a joke"
"art, what am i mind reader, how the hell am i supposed to know"

:roflmao:
 

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Howard is the host. He is in control. He has the final say over what goes out over the air. Just like Joe Buck couldn't control Artie and his show, Howard deserves all blame for whatever your grievances are against Artie and his performance on the show.

He should have been fired for the Teddy incident.