DECIDING ON DICE

DECIDING ON DICE

Gary brought up that Andrew Dice Clay’s recent appearance on the program was “a major part of Stern Show history” because of the important role he used to play on the show. Gary explained that he denied two requests made by Dice’s manager to have him on the air before finally agreeing to talk to Dice himself after a third pitch. Gary added that, although he expected to have a confrontation with Dice on the phone, the two engaged in an hour-long conversation that revealed “the real” Dice. Gary said that he liked the idea of having Dice on as a guest following their talk, so he convinced both Howard and Robin to let him back on the air. After the first clip, which featured Howard and Artie doing their Dice impressions while Dice was in the green room before his appearance, Gary, who was also in the green room at the time, commented that Dice didn’t know what to make of the impersonations. However, Gary also noted that Dice was aware of how important his appearance was, so he seemed to brush it off. Gary then mentioned that he made it clear to Dice before he came in that he and Howard were going to “dissect” their falling out, and that Howard wasn’t going to automatically “sweep it under a rug.” Jon went on to play clips of Howard and Dice discussing their feud, as well as Dice talking about the prank calls he used to make, and his version of what happened when he went house-hunting with Howard and his real-estate agent. After the tape, Gary said that Howard doesn’t like to bother hard-working people, and he had commented in the past that he thought Dice was going out of his way to make his real-estate agent’s life difficult when looking for a home. Gary added, though, that while Howard has always made his house-buying excursions with Dice sound horrible, he admitted that they “sounded funny” when Dice described them.