Gary the Conqueror Flushes Away His Last Cigarette Live on the Air

Wack Packer calls in after getting diagnosed with emphysema

May 1, 2008
Photo: The Howard Stern Show

Lisa G reported that Gary the Conqueror had been diagnosed with emphysema.

Later, the Wack Packer called in and Howard told him he had to stop smoking.

Gary didn’t seem to understand what emphysema was, so Howard explained he was turning his lungs black and black lungs would make it harder and harder for him to breath.

“I want to quit smoking, but it’s hard,” Gary said.

Howard then told Gary to go to the toilet to flush his cigarettes, but instead of staying on the line for the celebratory flush, Gary hung up. Eventually, Gary called back in and claimed he’d flushed his cigarettes down the toilet. When Howard said he was disappointed, as he wanted to hear the flush, Gary admitted he had one left. After a little convincing, Gary flushed it for everyone to hear.