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Old February 26 2008, 12:00 AM   #1
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Takei On 'The Howard Stern Show'

Saying "no" initially doesn't mean they'll give up and leave you alone, George Takei found out when it came to The Howard Stern Show.

As reported at Title, his first appearance on Howard Stern's radio show as a real eye-opener for Takei. "I was doing a play in New York, in 1990 I think, and when you are doing a play they arrange daily interviews, and on a particular morning my assignment was to go to this radio station on Madison avenue," explained Takei. "So I went there. At that time, I didn't know Howard Stern from Adam. So I am in the guest waiting room, and the radio was on and it was the grossest and most disgusting conversation. And I said to the guy next to me, 'Why don't they get some nice music in here?' He said, 'That is the show you are going on.'"

But more surprises were in store for Takei. "I walked into the studio, and there is this wild, skinny guy," said Takei. "We exchanged salutations, and then he said, 'Oh, you have a deep voice. Anyone with a voice like that must have a big dong.' I stared at him and said, “Are we on the air?"

It was the beginning of Takei's association with the show, although at first, he had no intention of ever returning. "I realized eventually that a lot of people were listening to his show," said Takei. "But it wasn’t my cup of tea. I told my agent I would not wish to do that anymore."

Takei did not realize how big a fan his partner Brad was until Takei was offered the job of official announcer on the Stern show. "When I told Brad that I was offered this," said Takei, "he got all excited and said that I had to do it. So I’m looking at Brad saying, 'I thought I knew you Brad.' So I did the show for him."

Takei was no stranger to lewd humor though. At the roast for William Shatner hosted by Comedy Central, Takei tore into his former co-worker. "In the past we had conversations about his hobby, about him trying to get all the lines and close-ups," explained Takei, "but I was finally able to take my shots at him at this thing and really let it out. Over all the years, he really could just not pronounce my name right. Everyone else could, but not him. But after the roast, he is getting the name correct now. I could not get it into his noggin then, but I got it onto his noggin now. It is George Takei, just think of it as 'toupee.'"

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Old February 26 2008, 12:12 AM   #2
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Re: Takei On 'The Howard Stern Show'

Finally, after all this time, the word "dong" is used in this context in a TrekToday article.

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Old February 26 2008, 12:20 AM   #3
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Takei is genius on the Stern show. Genius, I say!
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Old February 26 2008, 12:27 AM   #4
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Spaceman Spiff wrote: View Post
Finally, after all this time, the word "dong" is used in this context in a TrekToday article.

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One of the rare times that doing the news made me laugh.
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Old February 26 2008, 12:31 AM   #5
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George was the best part of the roast, IMO (well, next to Lisa Lampanelli ).
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Old February 26 2008, 03:48 AM   #6
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Spaceman Spiff wrote: View Post
Finally, after all this time, the word "dong" is used in this context in a TrekToday article.

Let the nations sing of this day.
OK. Now we need to go for schlong. It even has the word "long" in it.
Or as George would say in that deep voice of his, "Oh MY!"
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Old February 26 2008, 07:15 AM   #7
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Re: Takei On 'The Howard Stern Show'

George is so great on the show and seems like a really nice guy. One of the best moments was when Artie "came out" to him off the air on a hidden camera. It was so wrong of them to do to him, but hysterical. He's such a good sport. Love when he's on.
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Old February 26 2008, 01:27 PM   #8
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I'll ask again...

DOES THIS GUY EVER SHUT UP???
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Old February 26 2008, 07:12 PM   #9
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Vasquez Rocks wrote: View Post
George is so great on the show and seems like a really nice guy. One of the best moments was when Artie "came out" to him off the air on a hidden camera. It was so wrong of them to do to him, but hysterical. He's such a good sport. Love when he's on.
Agreed!

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I'll ask again...

DOES THIS GUY EVER SHUT UP???
Thankfully, no.
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Old February 26 2008, 09:15 PM   #10
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Sure brings new meaning to the famous Sulu quote: "Don't call me tiny."
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Old February 27 2008, 07:39 AM   #11
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Kpnuts wrote: View Post
I'll ask again...

DOES THIS GUY EVER SHUT UP???
And I'll ask again... do you?
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Old February 27 2008, 03:23 PM   #12
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Turtletrekker wrote: View Post
Kpnuts wrote: View Post
I'll ask again...

DOES THIS GUY EVER SHUT UP???
And I'll ask again... do you?
You asked twice. No need to take it personally.
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Old March 1 2008, 04:21 AM   #13
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George is so awesome on the HS show. Hope he comes back soon!
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