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FEBRUARY 13, 1998: STEVE GRILLOS LAST DAY

FEBRUARY 13, 1998: STEVE GRILLOS LAST DAY

On this date in 1998, legendary Stern Show intern Steve Grillo baked his last potato for the King of All Media. Grillo had been with the show for six years and although he tried to turn microwaving food into a career, he decided it was time to move on to a paying job. Steve spoke about the aspects of the job that he loved so much: the art of timing deliveries perfectly, the charm it takes to have a diner clean off their grill to make Howard's breakfast, the innovation of buying two containers of orange juice so he could test one for sourness. Howard gave Grillo a check to thank him for his years of service, but admitted that he'd like to take back dedicating his book "Miss America" to Steve.
  • As a friend, [Howard’s] always there to support you whether you’re on top of the world or the world is on top of you.

    John Stamos
  • Can I just say, I’m a little tired, Howard, of people telling me you’re the greatest interviewer on the planet. It’s getting a little aggravating Howard.

    Katie Couric
  • Howard, to me, is the guy who said, ‘be yourself and let the chips fall where they may,’ and that made me feel good. So I owe you a lot, Howard.

    Louis C.K.
  • Howard, you are absolutely phenomenal. You’re on my radio every morning.

    Bryan Cranston
  • I have to thank you. A lot of people know my story from your show. You guys gave me an opportunity to actually talk about my life.

    Jewel