On his popular morning radio talk show today, shock-jock Howard Stern was asked what he would do should he retire in a couple years. He replied that he would focus on Howard Stern Prods., his production company behind the FX comedy series Son of the Beach. He also revealed that he has pitched a new show to a major network, an autobiographical animated series about his awkward adolescence.
“It is my passion to get Howard Stern: The High School Years off the ground,” said Stern. The self-proclaimed “king of all media” has often made comic fodder of the time he did at Franklin High on Long Island. Private Parts, his 1993 film based on his autobiography of the same title, illustrates how he spent much of his time hanging out with his loser friends, not getting girls and being tortured by his parents.
Stern also claims that he was often picked on because he was a skinny white kid at a predominantly African American school. Referring to the animated show, he quips, “I would be like Tarzan in a black neighborhood. Only I would get beat up.”
The talk show host did not say which network he pitched the show to, or whether or not he would lend his voice to his ink and paint counterpart. Other projects in the works for Howard Stern Prods. include re-makes of the classic teen flicks Rock & Roll High School and Porky’s.