The show began this morning with Howard playing clips of a commencement speech Oprah Winfrey made at Howard University over the weekend.
As Howard and Robin joked about some of Oprah's remarks and the fact that she received an honorary doctorate from the school, Howard was reminded of his own college graduation, when his commencement speaker was Julia Child.
This led Howard to do an impression of his father, Ben, criticizing the idea of going to college for broadcasting, especially because "a cook" was talking to the graduates. Howard went on to say he wanted to give a commencement speech of his own, and proceeded to do so – complete with references to Beetlejuice and Sal and Richard's gay antics from last week – before adding he wanted to make the speech at JD's alma mater, Full Sail. JD then came into the studio to report that there was no commencement speaker when he graduated from Full Sail, and that "the owner of the school" was the one who addressed the graduates.