Following the third installment of "Ask the King" on SIRIUS last night, Howard revealed that he's pulling the plug on the show two days early.
Howard explained that, even though King is a great guest, he hasn't been able to translate his talents into being a host. Howard mentioned that last night King had Beth O on as a guest, but didn't feel he took advantage of the opportunity.
Gary pointed out that the only interesting part of the program was Beth's reaction to the way King said he treated his wife.
Robin mentioned that King has reformed his ways when it comes to women, but that he doesn't seem to bring that up. Gary said he thought it was because it would take away from his street cred if he did. Benjy noted that he didn't like last night's broadcast because it was difficult to understand what King was saying. Benjy added that King also blew his chance at following up on a remark Beth made about her relationship with Howard being like a marriage.
When King called in and announced he's still learning the radio trade, Howard recommended he spend some time in a studio for practice. King commented that he appreciates the criticism Howard gives him because he's a professional, and that others who try to critique him do so only out of jealousy.
Howard pointed out that King knows all about clothing trends and gadgets, yet he avoids those topics when on the air. In order to get a better handle on what he has to do, King asked Howard if he'd be willing to produce some of his work, but Howard said he didn't have time to do that. Howard added that, even though his show is over, he might still find a different role for King on his channels.
Black on Black Battle Continues
Angry Black got on the line and told King that he'd be glad to take him to the Connecticut School of Broadcasting to help him with his on-air ability. Despite the kind gesture, King informed Angry that he was out of his mind. King went on to say that his main problem was that he knows everything and that he's so smart that his life has become boring. King admitted, though, that he understands why others would find his day-to-day life interesting and that he'd focus on that if given another chance.
King pointed out that the last time he saw Angry, he was wearing a pair of Timberlands with white tube socks. King commented that if his son ever dressed like that, he'd trade him in. King also said that he and Angry should compare their homes and cars to see who has the more expensive possessions. Angry replied that was fine with him, but that he didn't know how such a comparison would explain King's poor performance on the radio. When King continued to make fun of Angry's Timberlands, Angry announced that he had to go and hung up the phone.
It's a Crying Shame
Howard noticed that King appeared to be shaken up over the announcement about his show being canceled. King acknowledged that he was getting emotional, but claimed it was because he appreciated everything Howard had done for him. King then proclaimed that, just because he was crying, it didn't mean he was a punk and demanded that Fred stop the gentle music he had playing in the background.
Sal came into the studio and told King that he had found a job for him as the fifth woman on "The View." King warned Sal that he was going to go to his house and walk on his carpets with his boots on in front of his wife. However, Howard reminded him that Sal cried when he lost out on getting John's job, so he shouldn't worry about what he said.