Howard commented that, since there are only 18 shows left after today, he was thinking about firing Richard and Sal so they would be able to get a head start at SIRIUS. Gary added that if Howard did that, he could have them back as guests during the final show so they wouldn't miss out on that experience.
Despite his negative feelings toward Sal, Tom acknowledged that both he and Richard have important roles on the show, so he advised Howard to not carry out his plan. Sal claimed that Tom recently offered him and Richard a small amount of money to make an appearance for a sponsor, and that Tom's latest example of being "generous" is by giving station employees turkeys for Thanksgiving.
After enduring Sal's barrage of insults, Tom told him he was fired. However, Sal noted that Tom couldn't can him for merely expressing his opinions in an open forum, and that his way of doing things was worse than the FCC's way. Howard proceeded to dismiss Sal from the studio before reminding Tom that Sal's "a dope" who shouldn't be taken seriously.