Missing Tiny Tim

January 7, 2014
Photo: The Howard Stern Show


A caller announced that Tiny Tim’s hit Christmas song “Santa Claus Has Got the AIDS This Year” is the greatest song of all time and Howard started thinking about how much he missed the late Stern Show regular.

Howard and Robin reminisced about Tiny wearing diapers instead of underwear because it was cleaner, freaking out if Howard said “Jesus Christ” on the air, and writing letters the manufacturers of products he enjoyed.

Howard and Robin both theorized that Tiny Tim was probably gay, but married women due to his intense religious beliefs. Gary recalled a time when Tiny told a story about being massaged by a man when he was younger and, as he put it, he “lost [his] seed” during the experience.

Tiny Tim’s odd behavior lasted until the bitter end, when he refused a life-saving operation to correct his heart trouble. He died of heart attack in 1996.