‘Eric the Midget Leaves the Show … Again

June 27, 2007
Photo: The Howard Stern Show

Howard announced that Eric the Midget was leaving the show. Eric wrote Howard a three page letter that said he wouldn’t call anymore because Howard was disrespectful to the McMahon, Benoit, and WWE families yesterday. Eric wrote that he’d only return if the balloon stunt, the “Midget” nickname, and discussions of his sex life were discontinued. Eric called in to say that this was his last call ever because the crew had laughed at Chris Benoit. Howard replied that he’d make fun of any jackass who killed his wife and kid. Eric said “sitcoms and comedy movies” were funnier than the show, and cited “Two And A Half Men” as an example. Artie sarcastically replied that it was unfair to compare the show to the “comedic genius” of Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer. A caller suggested that the crew make bets on when Eric will call back. Howard said “bye forever” to the little guy, and Eric insisted he’d be appearing “one last time” with Ferrall in Sacramento.