- Oct 12, 2008
I guess its a testament to how good the show is that people get so wrapped up in minutia that half the time is just in their heads. I can see it two ways: Sirius doesn't pay Artie enough so he has to work side gigs to make up the difference OR Artie can't pass up the extra money he could make on the side while he is hot and is piling that on top of what Sirius pays him.
I've never found myself wondering about the salaries of the TV actors I watch, do you guys?
Roberto's call made for interesting radio, his call touched on topics that are germane to what's going on behind the scenes on Howard's channel as well as what's going on over the airwaves of his channel. Do you think for one second that if Eric from Hoboken called in to discuss Howard TV that two days later the topic of his call would be such a hot button topic on Howard's show as well as the Wrap Up Show?
I love that a caller got through(and continues to get through, though it's the same caller)and brought up a subject concerning the show that wasn't just a blatant plug for HTV or a desperate grab for cash from Howard's advertisers. Roberto really seems to be a fan of the show and not just an ass kissing phone jockey with a town suffix or a bong hit prefix. It seems that he's afraid that one of the cornerstones of the show might be killing himself in order to make money on the side in lieu of the paycheck he clears every two weeks at Sirius.
When Roberto hears Will and Doug Goodstein and DePace talk ill about Secret Santa or richardandsal talk about having to go on the road, perhaps he looks at what Howard makes each year and he wonders why Howard couldn't throw the staff some money during the holidays?
Sure, Roberto is counting Howard's money and he's passing judgment on Howard in the process. But Roberto's money counting is not that different from Howard counting Jay Leno's money and passing judgment on Jay for not trying to break NBC's bank.