WATCH WHAT YOU SAY DURING BREAKS

WATCH WHAT YOU SAY DURING BREAKS

Gary set up the next clip from 1992 by explaining, back then, satellite television allowed viewers to see what happened on talk shows during the commercial breaks, often times without the hosts and guests realizing it. Jon then played a tape of Chevy Chase badmouthing Howard both while he was on “Larry King Live,” and when he was talking to Larry during a commercial, a conversation that was recorded from a listener’s satellite system.
Because he was so angry at Chevy’s remarks, Howard called him on the air to ask him about what he said, but was told by the woman who answered the phone that he had the wrong number. However, once the situation was straightened out, Chevy and his wife, Janie, got on the line, and Chevy demanded she get off the line so he could handle the call himself. Chevy then told Howard he didn’t like him, and insisted he never call his house again before hanging up.
When the clip ended, Gary recalled that Howard never liked the idea of calling celebrities unannounced, but, because Richard Belzer was in the studio that morning, and was a friend of Chevy’s, he didn’t think it was too evasive. Gary added that Chevy ended up trying to help Howard years later by warning him about a tabloid story about him that was supposed to come out – but never did – which Jon acknowledged was a “class move.”