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America's Got Talent Season 7 Discussion (Spoilers)

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by KungFuCow, May 15, 2012.

  1. May 17, 2012 #61 of 557
    KungFuCow

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    I only have a problem with them putting stupid acts through when people who deserve to go through dont get put through. I havent seen this happen this year but there are a couple of people that should have been put through last season and instead they put through the guys that played the piano and stood on his head in a chair. WTF??!!
     
  2. May 17, 2012 #62 of 557
    inaka

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    Well, we both can be right, but I'm a current and long time fan as well, but there really are two Howards. There's pre-Beth Howard and post-Beth Howard.

    Howard used to make fun of Imus for getting divorced and marrying a hot blonde trophy wife. Then he did the same.

    He used to make fun of radio guys that were a disservice to their audience by only doing shows 3 days a week. Then he did the same.

    He used to make fun of knock-off radio DJs by name, including Bubba The Love Sponge specifically. Then he put him on his Sirius channel.

    He used to make fun of celebrities all the time. Now we hear about him in LA at a star-studded Jimmy Kimmel party, etc.

    He used to have bitter feuds with various celebrities. Now he tells stories of having dinner at Rosie O'Donnel's house.

    So when I'm referring to Howard to telling that old granny that she would have had no talent and to get off the stage, I'm speaking more of the old "real" Howard I knew from the show. Not the updated "Rosie is Great" Howard that we now listen to....

    Again, I still listen to Howard's show, because a watered down Howard on the radio is still much better than others at 100%. But even a watered down Howard to me on his radio show is more honest, sometimes painfully so, more than this AGT Howard.
     
  3. May 17, 2012 #63 of 557
    jsmeeker

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    I watched a bit of this over the week from my hotel room in Ohio. I thought Howard was kind of tame. Wasn't quite the "mean nasty judge" that I thought he was going to be.

    But it's still Howard. And I like Howard (even if I don't listen to him since I don't have Sirius/XM)


    BaBaBooey to you all!!
     
  4. May 18, 2012 #64 of 557
    Hoffer

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    I saw a commercial for the show last night. It said something about 21 million viewers blah, blah, blah. I remember someone mentioning the first Monday show got just over 10 million viewers. My first thought was that the Tuesday show must have really improved to get 21 million viewers. So, I look at the ratings thread in this forum and see again the show had just over 10 million.

    Seems kinda lame that they say the show had 21 million viewers when it was really 10.x million views 2 days. I would assume the vast majority of Tuesday viewers also watched on Monday.
     
  5. May 18, 2012 #65 of 557
    WhiskeyTango

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    Lots of networks pull this stunt. Discovery channel touted Gold Rush Alaska as having over 65 million viewers, which was the total over the course of an entire season. Other networks claim the show is a hit when it's bombing in the ratings or that its the #1 new comedy/drama when that isn't true either. It's marketing, they'll take whatever they can get and spin it to the best of their ability.
     
  6. May 18, 2012 #66 of 557
    markymark_ctown

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  7. May 18, 2012 #67 of 557
    pmyers

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  8. May 18, 2012 #68 of 557
    tiams

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    Didn't Howard Stern used to talk all kinds of sh&t about reality TV shows and the people who watch them? I seem to recall him touting the website votefortheworst.com in regard to Idol. AGT advances acts based on audience votes. If he in the past has told people to vote for the worst acts, isn't he a big ole hypocrite now?
     
  9. May 18, 2012 #69 of 557
    JFriday

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    Umm Howard created reality TV, just ask him.
     
  10. May 18, 2012 #70 of 557
    Hoffer

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    Howard's favorite shows have been reality shows for years. American Idol was probably his favorite show until Simon left. I'm assuming vote for the worst was for that Indian kid? He very much wanted people to vote for that guy. At the same time he was watching the show and a big fan.

    He often talks about American Idol, The Voice, Dancing with the Stars, Bachelor, Bachlorette, etc... He hasn't talked about Idol or Dancing much this season as he's said the seasons have been weak.

    It is pretty sickening as I watch none of those shows. Then the shows like Breaking Bad and such he doesn't watch. Although he seems to finally be catching up on these.
     
  11. May 20, 2012 #71 of 557
    tiams

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    The rap guy said he did it "100% off the top of my head" when Howie asked him if he pre-wrote it. I call B.S.
     
  12. May 20, 2012 #72 of 557
    bareyb

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    Yeah. No way he didn't at least "think about it" before he came on the show. Especially the "AGT on NBC" part. The network probably loved that. :p
     
  13. May 21, 2012 #73 of 557
    busyba

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    I'm just watching to see the fat pole dancer. :)
     
  14. May 21, 2012 #74 of 557
    steve614

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    Really?!

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    :p
     
  15. May 21, 2012 #75 of 557
    Einselen

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    busyba just wants to see Nick Cannon in a bikini top, not the poll dancer. :p :D
     
  16. May 21, 2012 #76 of 557
    busyba

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    Yeah... I like to stay up late when Cinemax plays Drumline after dark... ;)
     
  17. May 21, 2012 #77 of 557
    bruinfan

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    he's also said that there were so many bad acts in the beginning, that they felt like they weren't going to be able to pass enough acts through to vegas. so they just passed some through.

    tiggy tie tain
     
  18. May 21, 2012 #78 of 557
    pmyers

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    I got a chuckle out of that!
     
  19. May 21, 2012 #79 of 557
    nyny523

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    That dog act was awesome! My favorite so far...I was cracking up and clapping at the same time!!!
     
  20. May 21, 2012 #80 of 557
    bareyb

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    Are we talking about the little Bulldog with the flapping jaw? I was curious about that. Did the dog lose his real jaw somehow and the guy is just pulling a string of some kind to get his prosthetic to "flap"? Seems kind of mean... :p


    ETA: er, Boston Terrier :)
     

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