They Call Me Baba Booey by Gary DellAbateOne of pop cultures great enduring unsung heroes: Gary DellAbate, Howard Stern Show producer, miracle worker, professional good sport, and servant to the King of All Media, for the first time tells the story of his early years and reveals how his chaotic childhood and early obsessions prepared him for life at the center of the greatest show on earth.
Baba Booey! Baba Booey! It was a slip of the tongue--that unfortunately was heard by a few million listeners--but in that split second a nickname, a persona, a rallying cry, and a phenomenon was born. Some would say it was the moment Gary DellAbate, the long-suffering heroic producer of The Howard Stern Show, for better or worse, finally came into his own. In They Call Me Baba Booey, DellAbate explains how his early life was the perfect training ground for the day-to-day chaos that comes with producing the most popular radio show on earth.
Growing up on Long Island in the 1970s, the youngest of three boys born to a clinically depressed mother, Gary learned how to fend for himself when under attack. Obsessed with music, he listened with religious intensity to Casey Kasems Top 40 every Sunday morning, compulsively bought 45s of his favorite songs, and nerdily copied the lyrics into a notebook. Music became an ordering principle to his life, even as the chaos at home got out of hand. DellAbates memoir sketches the trajectory from the obsessive pop-music trivia buff to the man in the beekeepers mask who handily defeats his opponents playing Stump the Booey. We learn about the memorable moments in his life that taught him to endure epic bouts of humiliation and get his unique perspective on some of his favorite Stern show episodes--such as the day he nearly killed the Mets mascot while throwing out the first pitch, or the time his mother called Howards mother and demanded an apology.
Hilarious, painful, and eye-opening, its Gary as youve never seen him before, telling a story that even Stern show insiders cant begin to imagine.
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Howard took a call from a truck driver, named Andy, who started yelling at another truck driver while on the air with Howard. Andy apologized saying that he had been waiting to back into a loading dock for a while and then some moron tried to jump in front of him. Andy said he has major issues with road rage and one time almost strangled a guy with his own seatbelt.
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He comes from a large Italian-American family. Previously nicknamed "Boy Gary" Howard called his college roommate Dr. Speaking to Howard at the end of the show, Dell'Abate said, "I think we've taken this as far as it will go. Quick Draw's drawn-out pronunciation of "boy" often sounded like "booey," which led Dell'Abate to think that the character's name was actually "Baba Booey. They have two sons, Lucas and Jackson. He was featured in the May issue of Sound and Vision magazine where his home theater was profiled.
In , Stern and Gary soon started working with each other in the popular. Gary said he's been sick, that's why. Howard said people have also been asking him if Gary's wife, Mary Dell'Abate, is hot or not. Howard said. Gary Dell'AbateVerified account. Long suffering Mets and Jets fan. New York.