Howard asked Artie if he wanted to be "laughed at" by Eric the Midget, and, with his approval, got Eric on the line. When Eric began his call by noting "his team," the Oakland A's, were "better" than the Yankees because they were still alive in the playoffs, Artie suggested he think of better material. Eric replied that he left messages for Artie that were filled with "more venom," before saying he felt the cartoon about him currently airing on Howard TV was "a piece of sh*t," not because of its quality, but because it featured Tabitha Stevens urinating on him. Howard then turned back to Artie's kiss with Iris, and again said he couldn't believe he had to do it. After Artie admitted he would rather have sex with Iris than make out with her, he also noted he'd have to think about "hot chicks" as he kissed her.