Back from the break, Howard was excited to announce the Blind Beauty Pageant, sponsored by Lion's Gate film's "Alone in the Dark."
First, he introduced the judges for the pageant; in addition to Howard, Robin, Fred and Artie, stylist to the star, Ralph Cirella and Hook Nose Mike rounded out the judging panel.
Hook Nose, best known for his acerbic phone-ins to the show, was making his in studio debut today - way to go Mike. Ralph was quick to point out that Mike has a bit of a Pinocchio Nose himself. Explaining that the world famous Dr. Dello Russo had personally checked out all the girls himself and confirmed that they were all legally blind or worse, Howard brought out the contestants: Jacleen
- Jacleen was dressed in a black leather skirt and top. She was very quick to point out that she was the blindest contestant, but Gary said that was only because she didn't see the other contestants. Jacleen is 36 and says she lost her eyesight to tumors on her optic nerves when she was 19. She says she recently got remarried after her first husband died when she was 24. Jacleen beat Artie to the punch with the, "wah, wah, wah's." Jacleen offered to get naked if she won and Howard and Ralph simultaneously asked, "Why not now?" So she took her clothes off and Ralph actually said she didn't look bad. Howard noted that she was the first woman with a cane to get naked in the studio and Gary said the creepiest thing about her was that Jacleen was there with her father. Michelle
Michelle was the only contestant there with a guide dog. She says she can see a little bit, but not so well with the lighting in the studio. Michelle is currently getting her PHD in English Literature and spent a year as a standup comic. Michelle currently teaches English Lit and said that, because she was a teacher, she was reluctant to get naked. Michelle said she last had sex a few months ago. Gary wanted to know what she did with the dog when she had sex and Michelle says she tries to lock him out of the room when that happens.