I remember watching the Clarence Thomas skit as a kid, and it still sticks in my mind as one of the funniest things I have ever seen. It was heavy on racial humor, which is something the current Stern seems to shy away from. When Sal did his Governor of New York "steps to da' podiums" bit, Howard wouldn't play more than 20 seconds of it (a real shame - it was hillarious). So what's the deal with Stern and racial humor these days? Its the ultimate taboo and most deserving of parody, but he seems to self-censor himself. I really miss the show's take on that brand of humor. Is it just a product of the "Hamptons Howie" syndrome, or something else (pressure from his "enlightened" daughters, Beth, Robin Givens, etc.)? To be fair to Robin Quivers, I don't think she has anything to do with it (she gets the humor, and has tolerated it for two decades).