Show Rundown: Wednesday April 20, 2016

Katherine Heigl makes her Stern Show debut and David Faustino calls in

Good Morning Everybody!

Howard wondered this morning what would happen if he just never came on and left "Great American Nightmare" running for all four hours of the show, but evidently Fred Norris had his headphones on and didn't hear anything Howard had said.

Benjy Bronk heard the comment though because, as Fred explained, he was eating his breakfast, which reportedly continues to get larger and larger.

"I'm in better shape than either of you guys," Benjy fired back before offering to wrestle either Howard or Fred.

While neither took him up on the offer, Fred maintained that he'd clean Benjy's clock in boxing.

High Pitch Erik (#PrayerForHighPitch) then announced the day's special guest – Katherine … "oh my God that's so hard" … Heigl!

Medicated Pete Has Cock Anxiety

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Howard was driving out of the building on Tuesday and Ronnie Mund told him to look out the window because Medicated Pete was pacing back and forth on the street. "It's so weird," Howard said.

Apparently Pete told Gary Dell'Abate that even though everyone has told him he has a huge cock, he can't believe it unless Robin Quivers confirms it.

"If she tells me I have a big penis I'll believe it," he told the Stern Show executive producer.

Howard said that Robin will just have to play along for "medicinal" purposes.

'LIVE! With Kelly and Michael' Shakeup


Howard said he is fascinated with the news that Michael Strahan is leaving Kelly Ripa to become a host on "Good Morning America."

Gary said that he read Ripa was blindsided by the announcement. Rumor has it that ABC might also be considering extending "GMA" for an extra hour into the time "Live" currently airs. It is unclear what will be happening with the show going forward.

Robin mentioned that she heard either Neil Patrick Harris or Anderson Cooper could be considered as a replacement for Strahan.

Howard wondered whether he should back Strahan or Ripa and first leaned towards Kelly since her husband Mark Consuelos married Howard and Beth, but Gary reminded him that Michael has come on the Stern Show before whereas Kelly has not.

The jury is still out ...

Highlights From the Morning

Nick Cannon has a new spoken word video out and Howard said he was baffled by it. "I must've watched it 50 fucking times … He's like Maya Angelou with a penis," he joked.

Howard also caught John Stamos accepting his "Timeless Icon" award from TV Land and was surprised to see the actor tearing up. "He got all emotional," Howard said.

"I'm going to talk to him about this," he continued. "He needs me, I think."

Lena Dunham's "Girls" wrapped up its fourth season recently and after watching every single episode of the series, Howard said he really enjoyed it. "Congratulations to [Lena]."

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