Howard played another phone message Richard Christy's dad left for his son. In the clip, Richard's dad talked about killing chickens and making squash pie for a visit he and his wife were making to take to Richard's sister's house. After hearing about their preparations, Richard commented that, although he liked growing up in Kansas, he knew from a young age that he had to get out. Howard asked Richard if his dad had ever visited New York and Richard responded that he hadn't. Howard pointed out that Richard's dad would have a field day if he ever came to the city because of all the squirrels he could hunt and eat.
Artie then mentioned that there have been times in his life when he was really hungry, but that he would never resort to eating squirrel the way Richard's dad does. After Howard asked why Richard's dad wouldn't just go to the grocery store to get some food instead of eating squirrel, Richard explained that such an animal has a gamey taste that you can't find in other meats. He went on to say that if you like squirrel meat, there really are no replacements for it.
Pet or Dinner
During the message, Richard's dad also reported that he was going to catch some bait so he could set the lines. When Howard noted that meant Richard's dad was ready to catch some turtles, Richard informed him that his dad uses the lines to catch all sorts of critters, and not just turtles. In fact, Richard said the lines his dad sets often allow him to capture alligator gar, a type of fish which Richard said looks like a dinosaur. Richard revealed, however, that his dad never eats gar, and instead keeps them as pets. Howard told Richard that he has to get his dad into New York so he can meet him.