When Jackie Martling left the show in 2001, A.J. Benza was hired to take his place. Months later, Benza was fired for starting a fistfight with ''Stuttering' John Melendez' in the hallways. A few months after that, Artie Lange was hired to take the coveted spot. See more »
There is a lot to be said for visuals. Before, many fans would hardly believe that Howard, Robin Quivers, Fred Norris, Baba Booey, and Jackie "Jokeman" Martling (who left the show) did or saw half the crazy things, especially getting the lovely girls topless or naked. But ever since we saw these video clips on E!, we were made true believers.
Howard Stern, a radio man by trade, still has to be descriptive for the radio listeners. But there are now the outside events in the office, or elsewhere, that can be used for the show, and there have been hundreds of moments that are classic and too numerous to remember. One most notably two rock legends Ozzy Osbourne and Paul McCartney meeting for the first time.
We can now see people like Beetlejuice and Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf (RIP, little guy) but they are the tips of the iceberg of freaks and geeks that have appeared on Howard Stern over the years. Plus, a large percentage of the women who've appeared on H.S. are as beautiful and hot as Howard describes them, whether they're actresses, models, strippers, porn stars, ho's or regular girls, it is a true treat to see them.
Some negatives: The naked female bodies are Mosaic-ed or blurred, so we still only have our imagination. Many words, even ones that go over the radio show, are bleeped, and the choices of what words are bleeped fluctuate (which is ironic because "South Park" seems to have no bleeps whatsoever). Also, Mike Gange and other people asks guests pre and post interview lame questions that do not creatively contribute or offer original thought.
The nutty antics, drinking, stripping and overall crazy comic moments have endeared us more than ever, thanks to E! and the King of All Media.
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