7.17.2008

A very disturbing encounter...

Before I start this story, I have to tell you that I used to be a big fan of the Howard Stern radio show. I haven't listened to him since he switched to satellite.

I'm not sure if I'd still like the show now that I'm a "mature adult," but I do know the cast of characters who make appearances on his program.

If you never listened to the show, or watched it on E, you might want skip this post. Perez Hilton always has some interesting celebrity gossip, you might prefer it over there!


Today I took my daughter and niece to Wendy's for lunch. As we stood at the counter, a very peculiar man joined the line behind us. I thought to myself, "That guy looks just like Beetlejuice from Howard Stern." I glanced over again and on the back of his shirt, emblazoned in huge letters was BEETLEJUICE.
At this point I figured it was safe to say something to him. Now I have to tell you, I NEVER approach celebrities when I see them. (In this instance, I use the term celebrity very loosely!)
Occasionally, however, I can't resist. Five years ago I saw James Gandolfini at a Christmas tree lighting. Since I live in Jersey I had to have a picture with him. He was so pissed.




Anyway, back to the hot celeb, Beetlejuice. I knew this was an opportunity for a funny story, so I said hello to him. "Hi there," I said with a friendly tone..."You're a celebrity aren't you? " (Damn I'm clever) His reply, "YOU'VE GOT THE WRONG GUY!" (At this point all the employees in the Wendy's as well as everyone in line was watching our interaction. I wasn't backing down. "Well it says Beetlejuice on the back of your shirt." His ANGRY reply,, "IT'S MY BOWLING SHIRT!!!"




I could see he was getting agitated, and I had an 8 year old and a 10 year old girl with me, both of which looked a little freaked out. I knew I had my camera with me, and I was dying to get a picture with him...but he looked like he might hit me if I said another word to him. Soooo, when he was getting ketchup and straws I snapped a few shots. He didn't see me, thank god, and he promptly left the Wendy's, climbed into a BMW with a driver and drove out of sight.

I think he was coming back from a cage wrestling match at the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City. (I checked out his website Jollydwarf.com, and they have a list of all his appearances.) If you and your family are interested in seeing him, there are lots of opportunities, he's a pretty busy guy.

I do have to warn you, he's not real warm and fuzzy. Meeting him in person really shattered the image I had of him. He's not as nice as he seems on TV!!! :) Now I have to go take a long, hot shower, and wash that Beetlejuice right out of my hair!!!

P.S. My niece and daughter got a big kick out of the whole event. This guy is on radio and tv for a reason. (Not just his unusual appearence.) He is very funny. I promise a normal post tomorrow!


10 comments:

Feener said...

that is a pretty funny story. i use to love howard, way back, i never even heard of beetlejuice. he is scary looking. what wendy's - 35 or shrewsbury ave ?? how funny.

Mrs. K said...

he's creepy looking and does look like beetlejuice. when i first saw the pic i thought- what the hell? why is she going to a wax museum and why do they have beetlejuice in there!? lol

Far From Perfect said...

I drive long distances in my car- I listen to Howard.... now that I know what beetlejuice looks like & how he treated you...OOO icky

Jaina said...

Don't know who he is, but he sure could have been nicer.

The 5 Bickies said...

I think this is hysterical. Why would he wear the shirt if he didn't want to be recognized. Can't be too many guys his size around, right?

LunaNik said...

I've met Beetle before actually. He creeped me out. I totally kept my distance. I also met that dwarf that was always on Howard Stern. Hank was his name...I think. Anyway. I was at a club where he was making an appearance. He hit on me all night long. I was completely grossed out.

The Chic Chauffeur said...

Oh my God! On his web site, it says you can book him for hospital bed site visits. Seriously. He might want to work on his bedside manner a little bit! too funny!!!

A Buns Life said...

We have Sirius and he is so NOT the same Beetle on there as he was on the regular radio. Howard hardly has him on anymore....all he does is cuss up a storm, he really isn't even funny anymore. BTW, I LOVE Howard Stern and listen to him every day. :)

Brie said...

I am a SUPER HS fan! I have never had any run in's with anyone from the show - boo hoo! I would have loved to have seen Beetlejuice Lestor ;)

Always Organizing said...

I'm a big HS fan! My fiance and I once saw Artie Lange on the street in New Brunswick on his way to the comedy club. He was very cool and shook hands.

 
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