History Creator / HowardStern

21st Apr '16 9:03:48 AM JamesAustin
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* Jerkass: Howard can be one at times, and almost everyone associated with the show has had their moments seeing as the show often encourages you to let out all of your most hateful thoughts and feelings.

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* Jerkass: {{Jerkass}}: Howard can be one at times, and almost everyone associated with the show has had their moments seeing as the show often encourages you to let out all of your most hateful thoughts and feelings.
21st Apr '16 7:41:36 AM JamesAustin
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-->--tagline to his {{biopic}} ''Literature/PrivateParts''

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-->--tagline -->--{{Tagline}} to his {{biopic}} ''Literature/PrivateParts''



Due to the controversial nature of his show, Stern can be a polarizing figure. There's almost no middle ground opinions about him. There are rich, poor, conservative, liberal, and people of all different ages, races, and nationalities from around the world that believe him to be a very prolific and entertaining satirist, and there are just as many people in all those categories that believe him to be nothing short of a foul mouthed, sexist, racist, sleaze peddling, antichrist. Regardless of whether you actually like him and his show, Stern has often been quoted as saying "I just care whether [[MoneyDearBoy they listen or not]]."

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Due to the controversial nature of his show, Stern can be a polarizing figure. There's almost no middle ground opinions about him. There are rich, poor, conservative, liberal, and people of all different ages, races, and nationalities from around the world that believe him to be a very prolific and entertaining satirist, and there are just as many people in all those categories that believe him to be nothing short of a foul mouthed, sexist, racist, sleaze peddling, antichrist. Regardless of whether you actually like him and his show, Stern has often been quoted as saying "I just care whether [[MoneyDearBoy they listen or not]].not."



* ColbertBump: In 1998, ''People'' magazine held an online vote for "Sexiest Man Alive." After being mentioned on the show, Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf won by ''tens of thousands of votes.'' The magazine, naturally, ignored the results.



* CreatorBreakdown: Some fans believe Stern to have been at his most vile, vicious, and [[ArsonMurderAndJayWalking entertaining]] during the mid to late [[TheNineties 90's]], and although not known at the time, this ran concurrent with the breakdown of his marriage and his eventual divorce.
* DawsonCasting: In his autobiographical movie, 43yr old Stern played the role of himself from college on.
** Lampshaded by Stern himself in the narration.
--> "I know I seem a little too old to be in college. But for this movie you've gotta [[WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief suspend disbelief]]."



* ExecutiveMeddling: Stern constantly battled against radio and TV executives during the span of his career over the format and content of his show. When he began his career, if you weren't on a political or news show, most hosts just repeatedly played music, interjecting bits of humor and commentary during the breaks between songs and commercials, the news anchor only spoke when delivering the news, guests never stayed longer than their allotted segment time, and the content was as sober as a priest on Sunday. Stern had to continuously fight against executives to change all of those things, and he eventually revolutionized morning radio because of it.
* FetishFuel: While there are so many examples, this one bears special mention. He lets female guests ride his Sybian, including Carmen Electra.
** To elaborate, a Sybian is, for the want of a better description, an industrial grade vibrator, extremely adjustable, with several different attachments. As close as you can get to the real thing without having to deal with the rest of the dude. '''Cannot be moved to YMMV as YMMV on this page is locked!'''



* {{Hatedom}}: As mentioned above, what could bring multiple groups of Conservatives, Liberals, feminists, concerned parents, and extremely religious people together? Hating Howard Stern of course.
** Ironically former fans of Howard might make up his biggest {{Hatedom}} now.



* JerkAss: Howard can be one at times, and almost everyone associated with the show has had their moments seeing as the show often encourages you to let out all of your most hateful thoughts and feelings.

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* JerkAss: Jerkass: Howard can be one at times, and almost everyone associated with the show has had their moments seeing as the show often encourages you to let out all of your most hateful thoughts and feelings.



* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Howard is notorious for being a jerk on air, but people who work with Stern have stated that off-air, Howard is actually very generous and polite, a stark contrast from his on-air persona.

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* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: MeanCharacterNiceActor: Howard is notorious for being a jerk on air, but people who work with Stern have stated that off-air, Howard is actually very generous and polite, a stark contrast from his on-air persona.



* OneOfUs: Stern has been an avid comic book fan since childhood, to the point that he specifically tries to have many of the directors, producers, and actors of comic book inspired movies on his show to be interviewed. He's also been quoted as saying most of the television shows he watches are science fiction or superhero based. Stern also enjoys chess so much that he plays online almost every day and hired a coach to help better improve his game.
** Somewhat subverted since Howard has made a career out of mocking geeks, Star Trek/Star Wars fans, wrestling fans, and people who read comics past the age of 13. The happened mostly during TheNineties,
20th Mar '16 9:18:55 PM abardstail
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* ColbertBump: In 1998, ''People'' magazine held an online vote for "Sexiest Man Alive." After being mentioned on the show, Hawk the Angry Drunken Dwarf won by ''tens of thousands of votes.'' The magazine, naturally, ignored the results.

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* ColbertBump: In 1998, ''People'' magazine held an online vote for "Sexiest Man Alive." After being mentioned on the show, Hawk Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf won by ''tens of thousands of votes.'' The magazine, naturally, ignored the results.
7th Oct '15 11:19:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''SonOfTheBeach'' (a ''{{Baywatch}}'' {{parody}} , executive producer)
* ''AmericasGotTalent'' (judge)
* ''TheHollywoodSquares'' (1986-89 syndicated version, fill-in announcer when normal announcer Shadoe Stevens was a fill-in host)

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* ''SonOfTheBeach'' ''Series/SonOfTheBeach'' (a ''{{Baywatch}}'' {{parody}} , executive producer)
* ''AmericasGotTalent'' ''Series/AmericasGotTalent'' (judge)
* ''TheHollywoodSquares'' ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares'' (1986-89 syndicated version, fill-in announcer when normal announcer Shadoe Stevens was a fill-in host)
5th Oct '15 10:27:13 AM themisterfree
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* GameShowAppearance: As mentioned above, he filled in as announcer for the 80s revival of ''Hollywood Squares''- for his Channel 9 show, he would parody it as ''Homeless Howiewood Squares'', with homeless people as the contestants, and the panel was mainly members of the Wack Pack, and, oddly enough, ''[[Series/MatchGame Gene Rayburn]]''.
2nd Oct '15 2:55:53 PM themisterfree
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* ''TheHollywoodSquares'' (1986-89 syndicated version, fill-in announcer when Shadoe Stevens was unavailable)

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* ''TheHollywoodSquares'' (1986-89 syndicated version, fill-in announcer when normal announcer Shadoe Stevens was unavailable)
a fill-in host)
1st Oct '15 8:30:18 AM themisterfree
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* ''TheHollywoodSquares'' (1986-89 syndicated version, fill-in announcer when Shadoe Stevens was unavailable)
25th Jul '15 4:19:50 PM nombretomado
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Howard Stern. What can you say that hasn't already been said about him, or more likely, [[AwesomeEgo by him]]. Born January 12, 1954, Stern went from being a poor Jewish kid living in a bad neighborhood on Long Island, New York, to eventually becoming one of the highest rated and highest paid radio personalities of all time. Also known as the self-proclaimed ''King of All Media'' (a title he gave himself to parody MichaelJackson being dubbed The King of Pop).

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Howard Stern. What can you say that hasn't already been said about him, or more likely, [[AwesomeEgo by him]]. Born January 12, 1954, Stern went from being a poor Jewish kid living in a bad neighborhood on Long Island, New York, to eventually becoming one of the highest rated and highest paid radio personalities of all time. Also known as the self-proclaimed ''King of All Media'' (a title he gave himself to parody MichaelJackson Music/MichaelJackson being dubbed The King of Pop).
6th Jul '15 2:45:25 PM DeeDee1
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** Slightly averted in that Artie was never technically hired to fulfill the writing role that Jackie had, and instead was hired for his on air commentary and story telling abilities. He did however sit in the exact chair Jackie sat in, which was dubbed during the search to replace Jackie as "The Jackie Chair".

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** Slightly averted in that Artie was never technically hired to fulfill the writing role that Jackie had, and instead was hired for his on air commentary and story telling abilities. He Benjy Bronk was the one to replace Jackie as Head Writer. Artie did however sit in the exact chair Jackie sat in, which was dubbed during the search to replace Jackie as "The Jackie Chair".
28th Jan '15 1:19:00 PM StFan
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* ButtMonkey: Producer Gary Dell'Abate A.K.A. BabaBooey. Not only is he regularly called a ''monkey'' due to some ... let's say, simian stereotypes (he is a hairy dude), but he's been relentlessly mocked by show members AND fans since the mid 80's during his days as an intern for the show. Whenever a bit doesn't go as planned, a guest doesn't show up, or Stern is just in a bad mood, Dell'Abate will be viciously mocked and berated, regardless of the severity of his mistake, or whether or not he actually did anything wrong to begin with. Case in Point, Dell'Abate gained the nickname "Bababooey" in 1989 when he repeatedly and unknowingly mispronounced the name of cartoon character {{Quick-Draw McGraw}}'s sidekick Baba Looey as "Baba Booey". Twenty years of grief for a two minute mistake.

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* ButtMonkey: Producer Gary Dell'Abate A.K.A. BabaBooey. Not only is he regularly called a ''monkey'' due to some ... let's say, simian stereotypes (he is a hairy dude), but he's been relentlessly mocked by show members AND fans since the mid 80's during his days as an intern for the show. Whenever a bit doesn't go as planned, a guest doesn't show up, or Stern is just in a bad mood, Dell'Abate will be viciously mocked and berated, regardless of the severity of his mistake, or whether or not he actually did anything wrong to begin with. Case in Point, Dell'Abate gained the nickname "Bababooey" in 1989 when he repeatedly and unknowingly mispronounced the name of cartoon character {{Quick-Draw McGraw}}'s WesternAnimation/QuickDrawMcGraw's sidekick Baba Looey as "Baba Booey". Twenty years of grief for a two minute mistake.
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