Howard Stern E! Show

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  1. ChadKo

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    I think if this ever got released (of course it would be a best-of- there are WAY too many episodes) that it would be popular. Whose hands are they in? I know Howard just got the rights back to those old shows to be aired on his In Demand channel. Is there anyone else who would like to see it? Also, of course, as I ststed before... Son Of The Beach vol. 2 would be nice

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    He was working on it a long time ago and ended up just giving it up and posting a few uncensored episodes for purchase on a website.

    Someone called in and asked him about a second Son of the Beach set this past week. Howard just ignored him and moved on.

    I get the feeling he's way more interested in "Howard TV" than pursuing a DVD release... even though I do think it would be wildly popular.
     
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    Howard Stern on E! Television was a good show, but more so in the early years (1994-1996) when impressionist Billy West was still a regular. For its 10 years on the air, this series was basically highlight segments from the nearly 5 hour daily radio show.

    The best The Howard Stern Show was one that everyone from the radio show did as an hour-long original weekly sketch comedy show on television. It ran for 3 seasons beginning in July 1990 on WWOR from Secaucus, NJ. (The Howard Stern Show on radio originates from New York City).

    It was on the WWOR show where I first saw Howard, and then I started to tuning in to him on radio, and I've been listening ever since. This is the series that bikini spokesmodels taped in-studio commercials for their main sponsor, Snapple. It was on this show when Howard, Robin, Jackie Martling, Fred Norris, Gary, tand Stuttering John Melendez all got into army fatigues in a funny routine when Howard did a routine parodying the Gulf War.

    I remember the time exercise nut Richard Simmons came in the studio, and Howard tied a carrot which he dangled from string in front of Richard! [​IMG]

    A barely coherent Bob Hope being interviewed by Stern by satellite in 1991 was another highlight of the show. The original Homeless Hollywood Squares and Black Jeopardy game show parodies as well as the annual Superbowl parties were prominently featured. Ex-M*A*S*H star Larry Linville got to play Major Frank Burns one last time in one sketch where Howard (playing Hawkeye) took a chainsaw to a patient! [​IMG]

    Stern was regularly beating Saturday Night Live in the ratings in the early 1990s, but he quit his own show not so much because of WWOR censorship, but they just weren't paying enough. There is still so much entertainment that makes it a great value. For years he has been trying to get the rights to these old shows to release on DVD, but so far no luck....
     
  4. Mike Heenan

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    I dont think Howard ever lost control of his E shows... in the first few months of In Demand, that's all they showed were uncensored E shows. They're still doing that now I think as well as new stuff. I'd really like a set of his Channel 9 shows but that's unlikely.
     
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    When did Stern nix the fan who brought up the Son Of The Beach question? U know what date it was on Sirius? I will listen for that episode when it gets replayed

    Chad
     
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    I remember the Bob Hope appearance. And I also recall my surprise at another unlikely guest on the show, Robert Vaughn. I have to wonder if either of them knew what they were getting into.

    I've worried about whether Howard's huge battle right now with the CBS guy has any potential to affect whether his E! series will ever get released. I don't know how it plays into it, but wow has that rivalry intensified.

    Just some of the E! guests that come to mind: William Shatner versus the shockingly bitter George Takei; Sarah Michelle Gellar; the female stars of "American Pie" including Alyson Hanigan; Lucy Lawless; Kevin Sorbo; Jolene Blalock; Paul McCartney meeting Ozzy Osborne for the first time and exchanging respectful words; Pam Anderson and her "V.I.P." co-stars (with Natalie Raitano suggesting she had been raped by Pam's hugely famous celebrity ex-boyfriend, or at least Howard suggesting it and Natalie not making any effort to deny it); also Pam taking on Angie Everhart about wearing fur, and the two later trying to smooth over the insult backstage; Heather Locklear; Donna D'Errico; Carmen Electra; and also Dave Navarro being made by Howard to call Carmen to set up a threesome with a hot porn star also in the studio, with Carmen at first indecisive but ultimately saying no; adult stars including Tera Patrick, Aurora Snow, Kitana Baker, Nikki Nova, Cheyenne Silver, Jenna Jameson, either Jesse Jane or Jessica James (they mentioned the confusion between the two) and Juli Ashton; Stone Cold Steve Austin; Vince McMahon; the Anna Nicole Smith fiasco; the stars of "Son of a Beach" (I never had the channel, so I only saw clips); and many others.

    I also recall an appearance on Jay Leno's "Tonight Show" where Howard had his "Son of a Beach" cast appear, with the ultrahot Jaime Bergman "passing out" on stage so that another hot castmember could lie down on her and give her mouth to mouth. A funny thought occurred to me about Jaime, a former Playboy model, later marrying David Boreanaz. If instead he had married Aurora Snow, her name would be Aurora Boreanaz!
     
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    I never got "Son of a Beach" in my part of the world, whats the scoop on it?

    Actually, I still don't get any Howard. All I got was some e-Shows pirated off a satalight by a friend, including the Miss Howard Stern Pagent back in 1993. I would love to get some of his best moments on DVD, especially the Billy West stuff. Conan O'Brian Vs. The Jackie Puppet was one of the funniest things I've ever seen.
     
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    What I could never understand is what Fred Norris has against supermodel turned actress Carol Alt or how he could possibly think she isn't beautiful?? He seems to hate her to an extreme!
     
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    Son of the Beach was a great parody-of-Baywatch sitcome that was so funny. There is a vol. 1 DVD release. Check it out!

    Chad
     
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    Son of the Beach was a great parody-of-Baywatch sitcome that was so funny. There is a vol. 1 DVD release. Check it out!

    Chad
     
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    I don't believe it was anything like that. He just argued that she was not a "Supermodel" based on certain criteria that are associated with "Supermodels" Granted, this did lead to some heated arguements between the two.
     
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    Howard and CBS have settled the lawsuit. One of the great things that came out of the settlement is that Howard has regained the rights to the 20 years of radio shows done at K-Rock. He plans to put them to use at Sirius shortly. Speaking of George Takei, he is the in studio guest announcer for the radio show all this week. George was also the guest announcer for Howard's very first week on satellite radio. Believe me he is far from bitter these days. He has an amazing sense of humor as evidenced by his non stop laughter.

    As far as the E! show, Howard owns the rights to all of the shows. He broadcasts many of the E! shows fully uncensored on his In Demand TV channel.

    What I would like to see released on DVD are his old Channel 9 shows. A caller recently brought this up and Howard stated that when he inquired in the past about acquiring the rights to these shows he was given the cold shoulder. However now that UPN and the WB have merged he may revisit trying to acquire the rights.
     
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    Howard's lack of understanding of the rights to the Channel 9 show amuses me. Channel 9 owned the rights, thus Fox does now.
     
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    Howard is a verteran in the broadcasting industry, so he knows exactly who owns the rights to his old Channel 9 shows.

    You mentioned FOX did, however until UPN merges with WB into the UW network this September, WWOR is still a UPN station. Therefore it's more likely that Paramount has those shows, and not FOX. [​IMG]
     
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    I dont think he ever said he didnt understand who owned the rights. All he has said in the past is that they were not interested making a deal with him.
     
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    There something that is suspicious about all of this. It would seem to me that in the past year with it being virtually impossible to turn your head without seeing something Howard Stern related that whoever owns the Channel 9 shows wouldn't be stumbling over themselves to release these shows, and for that matter, Paramount as well to release "Private Parts: The Kill, Kill, Kill the White Man Edition" If Howard has even contacted these people about it, as he claims to have done, why hold back? It makes me wonder if it is Howard himself that is the holdup in possible release deals in some way. Does Howard have any control in whether or not the Channel 9 show can be released? Does he have any say in an updated DVD edition of "Private Parts? (Besides participation in possible extras)"
     
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    Network affiliation has nothing to do with it.

    WWOR, owner of the shows, is owned by News Corp (Fox), who bought the Chris Craft Station Group.

    When CBS bought UPN originally, Howard thought this meant he could get the Channel 9 shows because WWOR is a UPN affiliate, but it really means nothing.
     
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    Is there an updated version of Private Parts coming out? When?

    Chad
     
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    Nothing that I know of. I was just attempting satire of Paramount's dumb practice of giving their SEs a dumb name
     
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    He claims he has no control over the Channel 9 shows. I'm sure he would love to get the rights to them so he could he show them on Howard TV. When a listener asked about the Channel 9 shows a few weeks ago he mentioned that he inquired about getting the rights a few times and when UPN showed no interest he just stopped asking. I think he learned his lesson from the Channel 9 show and that is why he owns the E! shows.

    He also gets a lot of listeners requesting a special edition of Private Parts. He claims he approached Paramount about doing a SE but it was met with little interest.
     

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