Eric the Midget on the Red Carpet?

August 12, 2010
Photo: The Howard Stern Show

Eric the Midget called in to say he wanted to represent the show as its red carpet reporter/interviewer. Howard thought there was no way Eric would work out: “First of all, he won’t ask the questions we give to him to ask.”

Gary thought the drama of Eric’s failure–either as an interviewer or even just showing up–would be great fodder for the show: “Give him what he wants and let him mess it up.” Howard agreed: “It’ll prove to us once and for all that Eric’s a screw-up…I can’t wait for the demands to start.”

Eric Passes the Stern Show Carpet Test

Photo: The Howard Stern Show

Howard said it was foolproof–no one in Hollywood could pass a wheelchair-bound midget without talking to him–not even Oprah: “They don’t know he’s a miserable wretch.” Robin wanted Eric to prove himself: “Is there any way to test this out?”

Howard decided to test Eric on-air: “You’re going to read what we put on the piece of paper for you? …we’re doing a comedy show. We can’t have you there sucking up to everybody.” Following Howard’s lead, Eric echoed a question for J.Lo: “Hey Miss Lopez, I wanted to ask you–do you look at the toilet paper after you wipe?”