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America's Got Talent (AGT) - Season 8 (2013) Discussion

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by markymark_ctown, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. nickels

    nickels opinionated dope

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    I wonder if Howard Stern was thinking the lyrics to his parody the whole time: The Gay Way. Funniest damn song parody ever. I can't hear the BB boys version without going right to the Stern lyrics. Too funny.

    I can't wait until they weed out 90% of the opera and country singers, and any other acts who backstory is trumping their talents. *See the singing vet wives for another example.
     
  2. mattack

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    Also, he didn't tell any dirty jokes at all, did he?
     
  3. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    Can you summarize what Howard did?

    I basically never listened to Howard Stern.. (Though I did listen to Alex Bennett long ago, who I think claims Stern basically stole his act... and I listen to Adam Carolla nowadays, who is crude & rude in ways that I used to think of Stern... but maybe even Stern sometimes had points mixed in with his crudeness...) Though somehow I really enjoyed the movie "Private Parts", even though it was at the same time I didn't like his radio show.. yeah, weird.
     
  4. nickels

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    He did tell one joke about condoms and NY, how he didn't realize it is customary to just tie off the end when you are done and toss it into the street. My kids didn't even blink when he said it. They don't understand the jokes so they zone-out during the comedians.
     
  5. markymark_ctown

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    The deserving acts went thru, but a surprising choice with the "wild card"

    Bee Double Oh Tee Why is coming back!
     
  6. TriBruin

    TriBruin Active Member TCF Club

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    I was thinking it would funny if the brother and sister dancers would have ended up 4-5 and have made the judges pick between the two.

    Overall I think last night's choices were fine. I am not a big comedian fan, so I would have picked the acrobats over them.

    Did I hear right that the two Wild Card picks perform next week? They only get a week to prepare. Of course, how much preparation is need to sing the same one "hit" over and over again? :thumbsdown:
     
  7. That Don Guy

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    That's what I want to know...

    Bee Double Oh Tee - Why?
    I wonder who Howard and Howie are considering for their choices.

    Also, from what I have been able to piece together, I am under the impression that, after the semi-finals, there will be a Final 12, then I am guessing a Final 6.
     
  8. nickels

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    When Catapult somehow loses to a mediocre country/opera singer I'll be ready to throw my remote at my TV. One thing I am sure about, when left to all of America to make any decision they usually get it wrong.
     
  9. That Don Guy

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    You would be surprised - I figured that America would blow it in Seasons 2 and 3, but (in my opinion) they got it right both times. On the other hand, Season 5 turned the show into the American Idol Consolation Round.

    Then again, if Olate Dogs could win (and I wouldn't be surprised if the real reason the planned tour for earlier this year wasn't because of poor ticket sales (but then again, what do you expect with zero national publicity) but because the dogs couldn't tour for some reason and they pretty much promise that the winning act will show up in every city), any act can.
     
  10. jamesbobo

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    What was she thinking? There are so many better acts to choose from. The Chinese dancing girls (don't remember their name) is one that comes to mind. No wonder Howard was annoyed.
     
  11. MPSAN

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    Well, nobody knew of Howie's "issues" with germs, etc. He also had some mental health issues around ADD and ADHD...doesn't everyone now?!!

    Anyway, it was a BIG stigma then and Howie told NO ONE! He would shake hands but had to wash them 10 times before he felt OK. Anyway, he was on Stern and some guy did some weird stuff that I will not go into here. He then opened the door to the studio to leave and, of course, never washed his hands. Later Howard was done with Howie's interview and Howie wanted to leave. He asked if someone could open the door and you know nobody would and kept giving him a hard time. Finally, Howie told Howard that he was not kidding, that he could not touch the door and explained why...kind of like coming out of the closet! Well, Howie thought the show was over, but Stern kept the mike open and everyone heard about Howie's issues! He did leave the show and felt that his gig was up!
     
  12. morac

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    I'll point out Howie doesn't have "issues", he has OCD, which is a somewhat common mental health disorder, that manifests itself in a variety of ways, mysophobia being one of them. I'm kind of surprised Howie hasn't been treated for it though as there are a number of treatments these days for OCD. From personal experience, I can tell you that exposure and response prevention works remarkably well, especially when paired with medication.
     
  13. mattack

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    That's funny!
     
  14. MPSAN

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    Well, you would need to read his book. He is trying everything.

    All I can say is that Mental Health issues are the gift that keeps on taking. From my experiance with at least 2 people with Issues, I can say that you can not win if you disagree with them.
     
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    Well, if you do read his book you will see that there was nothing funny about it.
     
  16. markymark_ctown

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    It's not funny. It's not fun...
     
  17. mattack

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    Well, I've always thought it would be entertaining for someone to be at a charity function with Howie and offer to give $X to the charity *IF* Howie would shake hands with them, and NOT wash his hands for Y hours... under constant supervision.
     
  18. morac

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    I suppose you'd also find it entertaining if someone paid to see someone whose legs don't work drag themselves around on the floor for Y hours?

    I'm not sure why some people accept physical health issues, but mock mental health issues as in pretty much all cases, there's an actual physical cause (i.e. chemical imbalance or brain defect) behind it. I'd suggest reading up on the subject. This is a good starter book. The treatment section is outdated as there are better options these days, but the patient stories are interesting and informative. The author, who works at NIMH, pretty much singlehandedly spearheaded the diagnosis and treatment of OCD back in the early 80's.
     
  19. DLL66

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    Howard Stern has an ok radio show. On AGT, I tire of his "I am always right" attitude.
     
  20. Donbadabon

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    Collins Key (magician), he needs to step up his game. Last night was nothing but a plant in the audience, and the bags the judges were given all had the same relative ball in them. It seemed obvious he had his helpers switch the bags after the judges checked the balls the first time.

    Taylor Williamson (comedian), his fake laugh grates on my nerves.

    B-double O-T-Y. Ugh.

    Innovative Force (girl acrobatics), there is just so much going on it is hard to see it all.

    I like Cami Bradley (singer). I think she brings her A-game each week.
     

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