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Howard Stern on America’s Got Talent: Twitter Reacts

Stern's debut goes off without a hitch

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Yesterday evening marked the debut of “shock jock” Howard Stern’s arrival on the popular television series “America’s Got Talent”. However, not everyone on the planet was very excited about Stern’s addition to the family-friendly program. The Parents Television Council, for example, attempted to boycott the program before it had even aired, a fact which incensed the controversial DJ to no end.

However, it would appear that “America’s Got Talented” debuted without any offending incidents from the show’s newest judge. “These executives at NBC must be out of their mind to take a risk on me,” Stern joked as the show got underway. No, Howard, I think they knew precisely what they were doing.

Stern — who is apparently a pretty big fan of the show — was on his best behavior over the course of the episode, singing the praises of a dance troupe and a father/daughter singing duo without resorting to any sort of inappropriate comments or expletive-laden rants. Of course, that didn’t stop the guy from tossing out a few zingers during the evening’s festivities. For example, when a particularly untalented individual announced that his parents were deceased, Stern asked if they died from embarrassment.

Ouch.

Fans of the show have taken to Twitter to deliver their own critiques of the shock jock’s performance. You can sample a fine, well-rounded selection of their opinions below.

Howard Stern was the shit last night!(: #agt(image) 2 minutes ago via Twitter for Android ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Watched Howard stern judging highlights. Not bad at all. I’ve never been a fan but he’s had a great career in the media, good for him.(image) 3 minutes ago via Twitter for Android ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Last night’s season opening of #America‘sGotTalent was pretty good and Howard Stern was alot better than I had expected!(image) 5 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

I thought Howard Stern was good on Americas Got Talent last night, but he wasn’t nearly as edgy as I’d hoped. #agt(image) 6 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Great to see Howard Stern back on network TV last night. Not a regular viewer of that show, but thought he fit very well.(image) 1 minute ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Howard Stern on America’s Got Talent: Twitter Reacts
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  • Jackie killed me

    Stern is pathetic and hard to look at even though he’s all dressed up.

    He’s been deballed.

  • Bryan

    I was never a fan of his but I was impressed with him as a judge.

  • Johnny DoNothing

    Howard sucks NBC should be ashamed of putting this has been scum bag on the air

  • tazdad777

    As a Christian it goes without saying I have never been a fan of Howard Stern.(Can any true Christian be a fan of his?? I say NO!!) I find him vulgar, crude and direspectful as he has been given the title Shock Jock and I think it is a very fitting title and one I am sure he truly enjoys. He likes to push the limits and he really does. I don’t hate the man at all in fact I think AGT has given him the opportunity to show he also has another side that can be merciful, respectful and not everfy sentence be filled with expletives. Having said all this to be fair I have to agree with him about Big Barry. There were other singers who did have talentr who were sent home becuz Barry was put through. I am sure those singers who were sent home were steaming when they saw him voted to go on. But that’s just Howie. He has a quirky sense of humor. He has sent through others before that I couldn’t believe he did. He also did that when Pierce Morgan was on the show and it irritated him to death! Did he do it just to irritate Howard? I don’t think so. I think he really believes Barry could draw an audience but I can’t think of anyone who would pay good money in Vegas to hear him squeel out songs. I wouldn’t go to hear him sing even if it was free! Nothing against the man. I like him as a person but he does not have any talent as a singer.

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