Howard started off by asking Artie how his "Letterman" appearance went last night, and Artie told him it went pretty good. Howard played a clip of Artie being introduced as one of the stars of "Rescue Me", which irked Howard because there was no mention of Artie's other job.
Artie claimed he never asked them to bill him that way, and had no idea that's what they planned to do. Howard then said he had another problem with Artie; Artie says "bro" throughout "Beer League", even though Artie claims not to like the term. Artie said it was because the characters in the movie talk like old men, but Howard thought Artie was full of it.
Artie then said that Nicole Richie, who was on the "Letterman" show with him, didn't look too skinny last night, adding that she was actually "fuller" than the last time he saw her. According to Artie, she was wearing "a prom dress", but looked beautiful. He noted that she is stunning in person, and her complexion is impeccable, but she said a lot of stupid things on the show.
Artie claimed Nicole had a huge entourage at the show, but admitted he had quite a few people there himself; Tim Sabean, Ross Zapin, Ralph, and Sam Simon. Artie remarked that while Sam helped him with some of his lines, the dressing room was packed with people eating his cookies.
The commotion made it difficult for Artie to watch the show before he went on, which upset him, because he wanted to reference things that had happened earlier on the show during his own segment. Howard noted that the same thing had happened to him.
Howard played a couple clips of Artie on the show. Artie said he told them that he wasn't leaving the Howard Stern Show, but wasn't sure why Dave didn't ask him about it. Howard noted that Letterman seemed to be uncomfortable whenever Artie referenced Nicole Richie's interview.
Artie replied that the pre-interviewer was nervous about some of Artie's more questionable material, so he "called an audible at the line" and went for it.