It seems like every few months I hear from listeners of "The Howard Stern Show" about how they heard the interview I did a while back in which I was the brunt of their jokes, as I blogged about first here and then again here.
At this point, I’ve lost track of the number of times people — mostly cool guys — have written to me after the segment aired — it must have run easily three, four, five (?) times. It’s all very amusing.
Anyhow, I just received a wonderful e-mail from John, a Howard Stern fan in British Columbia, Canada. Here’s what he wrote:
Just wanted you to know that we think that you must have a really great sense of humour to allow the Howard Stern Show to air the "interview" you had with High Pitch Eric posing as a sugared-up little girl.
You may have heard this from other Howard fans, but we found you and are spending time exploring your site, solely because we love Howard and by extension, anyone who has enough of a sense of humour to laugh, even at themselves.
Thanks for one of the one of the most classic laughs ever. We just heard it again this morning and were inspired to visit your site.
Wishing you continued success in your admirable work."
What a sweet e-mail! Any other Howard Stern fans just hear the interview again?
FYI, the reason I was so ideal to is that it’s been years since I listened to Howard Stern (I was a fan while living in L.A. and trapped in traffic a lot) and I didn’t know that High Pitch Eric is just a fun, wacko character. See, for instance, his MySpace profile (if it’s to be believed?)
Yes, you got that right. I abruptly ended an interview, ending a phone call (politely, I think) with the Howard Stern Show!
Only I didn’t know I was being interviewed for the Howard Stern Show. NO one told me, as you can learn here. (And it’s been some six years since I listened to the show, when I lived in L.A. and sat in my car a lot.)
Anyhow, I’m taking it all in good humor, even if I’m repeatedly the butt of ridicule and laughter. FYI, here are two comments I just received:
Here’s Allen from Maryland:
"Just heard an amusing "interview" with you on the Howard Stern Show. Not only do you dispense good informaiton <CQ> but you’re a good sport as well."
Surprised that it aired yet again — this must be at least the third or fourth time, guys have written to me — I wrote back to Allen to find out more. He further explained in a follow-up e-mail:
"I heard it on Friday morning and couldn’t stop laughing. Hi Pitch Eric is the one that they use for phony phone calls a lot on the show."
Meanwhile, Michael from Washington, D.C., also contacted me:
"Loved you on the Jack and Rod Show!!!"
He also wrote back with more information, when I asked:
"It was funny. You seemed to take the joke well. I think they aired it] yesterday [Wed., Aug. 13]… It was when the show started…they play some ‘bits’ before Howard goes on air."
Thanks, guys, for keeping me in the loop. Fans of the Howard Stern Show, keep writing to let me know when the piece re-airs again.
And feel free to keep laughing both with and at me!
Thankfully, I came off coherent during the interview despite the Lyme disease which has been creating some cognitive challenges for me, as I mentioned during my Lyme disease radio interview this week. (Thankfully, I had my book Sugar Shock! in front of me and was able to refer to it, with no ne the wiser.)
Listen now to our interview on Dr. Fitness and the Fat Guy.