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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by KungFuCow, May 15, 2012.
So it is possible that someone can be a more pompous ass than Piers.
I liked Howard but he is definitely playing the "Howard Stern" character for this
I still question how that Earth Harp can make those noises. It sounded like a violin which requires a bow to go perpendicular to the strings. I'm not sure how you get the same noise by "pulling" down the string.
It did sound amazing though.
Surprised there is not more discussion about this. Howard Stern is very polarizing. I figured there would be a whole love / hate thread.
As for me, I liked it.. I am a Stern fan, however my wife is not and she was not looking forward to it. However, after I asked her what she thought and she said it was great. It was more then she expected...
There was more camaraderie between The judges and a genuine sense that they enjoy being with each other.
Overall, I thought a real improvement. I did like Piers because I thought he called it like he sees it, and it seems like Howard will too.
I'm only watching this show because of Stern. Long time fan.
I am not a Stern fan at all. I was expecting to hate him on this show, but I actually thought he did a great job. Anyone has to be better than Piers though!
Im just glad the show is back. Its one of our favorites.
I thought Howard was very condescending to a lot of the contestants. Not only from a "your act sucks" standpoint but also from a "Im Howard Stern and Im better than you" aspect.
Far as the earth harp, I saw the guy put rosin on his hands before he started pulling on those strings so I have to assume whatever those gloves were made out of simulated a bow. That was pretty cool and one of the more interesting acts.
Glad to see Simply Segio get a second chance. I almost feel like that whole thing was a setup.
I think Howard will be great and the more he's himself, and not what people expect him to be, the better he'll be. Howard lately has seemed to become more of a character of himself whenever he was on network TV (Letterman, Fallon etc.) where he thinks he needs to be over the top. He's an amazing talent and just needs to be comfortable and then everyone will see him for the great communicator / entertainer that he is.
I didn't see that at all. I have to agree with mwhip, this was much funnier than the past seasons I've watched.
I'm a big fan of Howard's radio show. I did not watch last night and I doubt I will ever watch it. I don't care for reality shows and that goes triple for talent shows. Maybe if the show was an hour a week. The way it sounds, the show is on like 3-4 hours a week.
I agree. I think it helps that both of them have been on his show multiple times and there is already a rapport there and they genuinly seem to like each other.
I'm a big fan for Howard Stern, but the AGT episode last night? Meh.
The only funny part I find was watching Howie and Howard have to shake hands (or fist pump in Howie's case) since they're both neurotic about touching people.
OK one issue I have is that the show is called AGT and the act of the little girl and her dad signing are from Columbia. Like the judges pointed out they are a popular YouTube act. Also another contestant they pointed out came from another country to be on the show.
I am not trying to start an immigration debate but seriously if you are going to call it AGT don't let acts come in from other countries.
I know Howie is, but is Howard? If so, why the hell would he hug that one contestant the way he did?
Where did you get that they are from Columbia? They live in San Diego. He went to UCSD.
Do you know if they live in the US now?
OK my bad I was getting them confused with this guy:
Howard is a germ freak, but not nearly as bad as Howie. On this morning's radio show, they talked about Howard hugging some gross guy. Howard claimed he hosed down with anti-bacterial stuff immediately after.
count me as 'loved it'.
i watched the first season of AGT... and bits of other seasons... this was engaging.
i think while the judges shouldn't be the focus, they are providing the commentary, and as a result, the side entertainment. watching american idol since season 2, simon drove that show. when he left, the judges were/are unwatchable, and as a result the show is less fun to watch, despite whatever talent is on the stage. when jimmy iovine pipes in, it's really interesting and i watch it. anything other than jimmy gets fast forwarded. the judges help drive the show.
howard is engaging, witty, and so far, spot on. he is going to make AGT a bigger phenomenon than it already is, and he's going to crossover to mainstream as a celebrity.
Got to hear how Howard takes the ratings news tomorrow, he spoke out of both sides of his mouth covering himself if the ratings were lower, but how low?