There are roughly 60 awards on display at Bobo’s home but just how many of them did he actually win? That was the question Stern Show staffer Shuli Egar wanted to answer when he began a recent investigation into the validity of these accolades.
“I know so much about his life and it makes me nuts,” Shuli told Howard on Monday morning while in the studio with his stack of photographic evidence.
According to Shuli, several of the awards are actually certificates Bobo received while working for the U.S. Postal Service. He would earn these certificates after making suggestions for how to improve the workplace, such as putting a speed bump in the parking lot or installing reflective stop signs. But after speaking with other postal employees, Shuli said it sounded like calling these simple printouts awards is overkill since so many are handed out.
Shuli also learned more about the plaque Bobo has hanging in his house. It was supposedly given to Bobo by a former co-worker, not because Bobo was being honored but because the plaque had an eagle on it and it was known Bobo liked eagles. Bobo later added a photo of himself behind the wheel of a postal truck and surrounded it with various driving safety pins.
“It’s not an award. It’s something I decorated,” Bobo admitted. “I’m allowed to do that.”
“The award is fake just like your hair,” Howard joked.
There are also many awards in Bobo’s collection that don’t include his name but he explained those were won by both him and his driving partner Mike. To prove his point even further, Bobo also recently left a voicemail promising his driving partner could “collaborate” these claims, seemingly confusing the word collaborate for corroborate. And even though Shuli has reached out to Mike, Bobo’s former colleague has yet to return his calls.
“Shuli, by the way, is our Ronan Farrow. He’s uncovering things,” Howard said after seeing all of the revealing photos. “I really should give you an award.”
“Shuli, I want to thank you, too, man,” Bobo chimed in inexplicably. “He did a lot of work, Howard, behind the scenes.”
See photos of Bobo’s awards, certificates, and eagle plaque (below).