Bring Back Dick Clark for New Year’s Eve

January 5, 2009
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Howard played some clips of Dick Clark co-hosting the final hour of “New Year’s Rocking Eve,” and Dick’s stroke-affected speech cracked everyone up, especially his slurred attempt at “holy mackerel.”

Robin laughed that the network should take the bulk of the show’s hosting duties away from Ryan Seacrest and give them back to Dick. Howard thought they should go farther and let Dick do the ball drop himself: “Why don’t they just drop Dick from the sky?”