From The Producers of the Howard Stern Tv Show
A few real life events led to the conception of the final episode of season 2, â€œIn The Bagâ€. For example one part of the story really did happen. Sal drove into Manhattan on a weekend and parked in the parking garage where Gary parks. When Sal went to pay the attendant told him he can park in Garyâ€™s spot for free because Gary is never in on the weekends. After this true event Sal imagined it could be easy for him rent out Garyâ€™s parking spot for half price. Sal didnâ€™t do this but it did inspire one of the storylines for â€œIn The Bag.â€
The second real life event that impacted this episode was the chance meeting of one of the actors. Co-director Jason Katz and I were walking through Penn Station when we met Alex, a midget street performer dressed like Michael Jackson and dancing to his songs. This was months before season 2 was even in pre-production but we both know we had to have Little Alex on the second season. Alex didnâ€™t speak English too well and it was tough getting a hold of him on the phone. There were times when he wouldnâ€™t return our calls for weeks and we were worried we might miss out on the chance to work with him. Alex finally got in touch with us and itâ€™s a good thing he did because he delivered a few of the funniest images in â€œShow In The Hallwayâ€ history.