Good Morning Everybody!
After two weeks away from the studio, Howard was surprised by all that had changed – namely that SiriusXM's LGBT channel, OutQ, had been cancelled.
In other news over the vacation, Robin travelled to Europe. "I went to Paris and London," she told listeners. Howard, meanwhile, just wanted to be "left alone." He spent two weeks doing nothing -- even forgoing a planned trip to Florida.
Robin said she really felt that Howard was missing out on the beauty of the world. She even sent him a letter explaining why after being inspired by sitting in the Paris Opera House.
"The Grammys occurred, which I did manage to watch several days later," Howard told Robin, who had yet to watch the awards show herself.
Some favorites from the evening included the tribute to Maurice White of Earth, Wind, and Fire by Stevie Wonder and Pentatonix, as well as the Eagles and Jackson Browne's tribute to Glenn Frey.
"The whole dynamic was just great," Howard remarked. He also loved Chris Stapleton's performance.
Richard came in and explained that he doesn't typically watch the Grammys since they don't pay proper respect to metal.
"It's good for him to be turned down at a Grammy party … It humbles you," Howard mused. One of the best parts about McCartney is that he's a really nice guy, and Howard quipped that he thought getting snubbed once in a while is good to keep his ego in check.
Howard's Night Terrors
Despite having no memory of it himself, Howard recounted a scary situation that sent Beth Stern running out of her bedroom recently. It seems Howard experienced some sort of a night terrors that caused him to scream and flail about uncontrollably.
"I sounded like a maniac," he told listeners. Apparently both Howard's father and grandfather were known to do the same thing from time to time. "My mom told me it's a release of stress," he explained incredulously.
Wolfie Wolfowitz at Wing Bowl 24
Richard Christy was also at Wing Bowl (for pleasure, not business) and reportedly vomited while taking in the event in a luxury suite. Richard came in to clarify that he didn't puke from alcohol consumption – it was instead from the scene of everyone else puking at the event.
Nonetheless, the beer aficionado and his wife had a ball. "I had a blast! I want to do it every year," he told Howard. They even ventured into a strip club for a few hours afterwards together.
Aside from the wildly racist and sexist responses Wolfie and Stern staffer Steve Nowicki captured from event-goers, there were some pretty amazing responses from the events janitors.
"What's the worst thing you saw?" Wolfie asked one man working the facilities.
"Shit all around the urinals … sometimes shit on the wall," the man answered. I couldn't even fantom [sic] the smell."
Richard and Wolfie also recounted the stories of two people who got kicked out of the event – one who threw a beer bottle at the face of a Dallas Cowboys fan and another who was deemed "too drunk" … but proceeded to drive home.
"They told me to leave because they couldn't handle me," the latter screamed.
Read about all of Richard's experiences in his blog post here.
Flat Ronnie Remains in Quarantine
In more bad news, Howard received a clip of High Pitch Erik seeming to threaten Gonzo Shitcock on a podcast.
"Gonzo and I are tight – we're like brothers," Erik tried to explain. But Howard remained unconvinced. The Wack Packer's forfeited Flat Ronnie will officially remain in quarantine for a while longer while Erik learns his lesson.
Fred the Elephant Boy, who has been provoking Erik on Twitter even after the Special People's Court verdict, called in to try and convince Howard that he was not a bully.
Gary said he's known Fred for a long time and really wonders why he doesn't just leave Erik alone online.
Fred promised to try his hardest to completely leave his fellow Wack Packer alone … but only time will tell.
New York Post to Feature Ronnie Mund
Later in the show Howard revealed that the New York Post contacted them to do a feature interview with Ronnie The Limo Driver Mund.
No one is quite sure what the article will be about, but Ronnie assured Howard that "supposedly, it's supposed to be positive."
The journalist sat for two hours with Ronnie and also spent time with other members of the staff to get insight into Howard's longtime limo driver.
"He was a little aggressive," Ronnie explained. Originally the piece was set to run on Valentine's Day, but the Post wanted it to run when Howard was on the air it would seem, so they pushed it to the 21st, and now even later.
Ronnie also recounted how the day the guy came to interview him, they were supposed to being taping the Three Way Valentine's Day Special, but Tan Mom failed to show up, so they ended up having to record it a week later.
Howard Relents One Final Time
Listeners may remember a couple of months back when a caller named Laura begged and pleaded with Howard to let her sit in on a live show with her husband who had recently lost both of his brothers to ALS and pancreatic cancer respectively. Though Robin and Gary initially prodded Howard to turn her down at the time since they receive similar calls routinely, it seems Howard could not ultimately shut her down completely.
Laura and her husband Kevin sat in during the final moments of the show this morning and were beyond honored for the experience.
Howard did proclaim with peace and love though that "after today, there is no coming down to the studio because of personal tragedy."
Laura, who was physically shaking in the King of All Media's presence chanted: "We're not worthy; we're not worthy."