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Old 01-26-2006, 12:38 PM   #1
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Does anyone know what the deal is with Billy West? What is his beef with Howard and the show? I heard Gary say that Billy would not even return their calls when they tried to get him in for the last few shows on Terrestrial radio. Whatever the reason it is a shame. I know it has been some time since he was on the show but I really miss what he brought to it with his voices and impersenations. I don't think anyone has made Howard laugh as hard as Billy did when he got on a role as Red, Raymond Burr, Jackie Puppet, or OJ.
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Does anyone know what the deal is with Billy West? What is his beef with Howard and the show? I heard Gary say that Billy would not even return their calls when they tried to get him in for the last few shows on Terrestrial radio. Whatever the reason it is a shame. I know it has been some time since he was on the show but I really miss what he brought to it with his voices and impersenations. I don't think anyone has made Howard laugh as hard as Billy did when he got on a role as Red, Raymond Burr, Jackie Puppet, or OJ.
apparently billy felt snubbed by the Co. brass when the issue of more money came up and they pretty much ignored him and he was also upset with howard because he didnt come to his defense. I guess in hindsight it was best for his career that he left the show and became a successful voiceover actor.
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Billy west called into O&A a couple months back. O&A asked Billy about Howard, but he had nothing bad to say. Being that O&A don't like Howard, I was really ready for Billy to go off on Howard.

Like Soxnation said, it had to do with money. Billy wanted more, but they wouldn't give it to him.
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Billy doesn't have a bad word to say about Howard, his problem is with Infinity. They tried to get him to sign something that said he would be responsible for any lawsuits and he'd have to pay for them, not Infinity.

Billy even recorded a goodbye message for Howard but Howard never got the chance to play it.
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Billys issue was with Tom. It had nothing to do with Howard.
Billy does not want to do radio anymore cause you dont get paid royalties for it like his cartoon stuff.
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Billy doesn't have a bad word to say about Howard, his problem is with Infinity. They tried to get him to sign something that said he would be responsible for any lawsuits and he'd have to pay for them, not Infinity.

Billy even recorded a goodbye message for Howard but Howard never got the chance to play it.
cool, thanks for the info. I didn't know about the Infinity making him sign that contract.
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Billy west called into O&A a couple months back. O&A asked Billy about Howard, but he had nothing bad to say. Being that O&A don't like Howard, I was really ready for Billy to go off on Howard.

Like Soxnation said, it had to do with money. Billy wanted more, but they wouldn't give it to him.
However, if Howard would have went to bat for him, like he should have, Billy wouldn't have left. Howard let a great thing walk away, it was a shame
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who the hell is Billy West? I've only been listening since 2000. Or have I not been paying attention? I just don't recall this guy.

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Billy west called into O&A a couple months back. O&A asked Billy about Howard, but he had nothing bad to say. Being that O&A don't like Howard, I was really ready for Billy to go off on Howard.

Like Soxnation said, it had to do with money. Billy wanted more, but they wouldn't give it to him.
However, if Howard would have went to bat for him, like he should have, Billy wouldn't have left. Howard let a great thing walk away, it was a shame
You have no idea what Billy was asking for, what he was offered, and if money was the only reason he left. You also don't have any idea whether or not Howard "went to bat" for him.

Please stick to fact-based discussion.
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Does anyone know what the deal is with Billy West? What is his beef with Howard and the show? I heard Gary say that Billy would not even return their calls when they tried to get him in for the last few shows on Terrestrial radio. Whatever the reason it is a shame. I know it has been some time since he was on the show but I really miss what he brought to it with his voices and impersenations. I don't think anyone has made Howard laugh as hard as Billy did when he got on a role as Red, Raymond Burr, Jackie Puppet, or OJ.
You forgot about when he did Marge Shott. I laughed my ass off. Billy was great.
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who the hell is Billy West? I've only been listening since 2000. Or have I not been paying attention? I just don't recall this guy.

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you missed out on the good times, sorry man
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Billy west called into O&A a couple months back. O&A asked Billy about Howard, but he had nothing bad to say. Being that O&A don't like Howard, I was really ready for Billy to go off on Howard.

Like Soxnation said, it had to do with money. Billy wanted more, but they wouldn't give it to him.
However, if Howard would have went to bat for him, like he should have, Billy wouldn't have left. Howard let a great thing walk away, it was a shame
You have no idea what Billy was asking for, what he was offered, and if money was the only reason he left. You also don't have any idea whether or not Howard "went to bat" for him.

Please stick to fact-based discussion.
yes sir
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You forgot about when he did Marge Shott. I laughed my ass off. Billy was great.
Oh that was GREAT stuff!!!! You just reminded me that somewhere in my closet is an audio cassette with that on it....time to dig that out!!! Boy wouldn't it be great if Billy would be a part of the show NOW, even just for a few bits here and there!!!!
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who the hell is Billy West? I've only been listening since 2000. Or have I not been paying attention? I just don't recall this guy.

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He did voices and characters.

Other than the show, he was the voice of Ren and Stimpy.
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You forgot about when he did Marge Shott. I laughed my ass off. Billy was great.
Oh that was GREAT stuff!!!! You just reminded me that somewhere in my closet is an audio cassette with that on it....time to dig that out!!! Boy wouldn't it be great if Billy would be a part of the show NOW, even just for a few bits here and there!!!!
He makes a lot of money doing voice over work now
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