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Corey Feldman performing his song “What Up With Youth” on an episode of Howard Stern’s Channel 9 Show which originally aired on April 18, 1992. This segment, Club Howie, was a parody of Club MTV featuring Stern dressed like Right Said Fred and Feldman dancing like Michael Jackson.
You can view the entire 15 minute Club Howie segment below:
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The Howard Stern Show was a late night television show on WWOR-TV from 1990 to 1992. Eager to break out into television following his unsuccessful Fox pilots, Stern was approached by Bob Woodruff, vice president for program development at WWOR, in early 1990 to do a weekly program. Agreeing to about 10% of a weekly $100,000 production and salary budget, the show launched with four Saturday night pilots, the first on July 14, 1990. The endeavour allowed Stern to be seen beyond New York through syndication in January 1991.
Unlike the previous Fox pilots, reflecting little creative control on Stern’s part, the WWOR show featured outrageous segments including “Guess the Jew” and “Lesbian Dating Game.” Howard Rosenburg, television critic of the Los Angeles Times, described the show as “at once incredibly funny and incredibly vile.” In terms of ratings, the show often doubled those of Saturday Night Live on NBC during the half-hour they overlapped. Without his radio show to help him out, Stern managed to attract a 34.4 share at 12:30 am in Los Angeles, in the key demographic of males aged 18 to 49. All American Television, the show’s syndicator from 1991-1992, was able to place Stern on 65 stations, covering roughly 70% of the country. The figures, however, were below levels that attracted major advertisers.
Following a segment involving comedy duo Cheech and Chong and a simulated birth of Jesus, Woodruff explained later in 1995 that “WWOR wanted to push the envelope, but didn’t want to kill ourselves doing it. There was a limit to how far it could go.” It was announced in July 1992 that the show had come to an end. “We made this business decision, even though the show had high ratings, because the cost exceeded the revenue,” a WWOR spokeswoman explained. The show lasted a total of 69 episodes, with the last airing on August 8, 1992.