Richard Belzer came in to defend his decision to cancel his hosting duties at a North Shore Animal League function at the last minute, saying, "I was sick all day. I was puking and shitting blood...you think I'm making this up?" Howard said he thought Belz was being truthful: "This was the most heinous of crimes...I know when I get sick, if I'm sick that morning, I would call." However, Belzer said he kept hoping he would be able to rally and make it to the event, but eventually realized this wouldn't happen and was forced to cancel an hour before he was supposed to be there. Richard insisted he wasn't being dishonest and went into the green room to take Ed Torian's lie detector test: Were you sick the night of the North Shore Animal League charity event? "Yes." Were you too sick to perform that night? "Yes." Were you bleeding from your ass? "Yes." Did you know that morning that you were too sick? "No." Did you call 15 minutes before? "No." Ed then came in to say every one of Belz' answers was a lie. Belz was pissed: "I want to go to break...I can't talk about it on the air. We gotta go to break. Can we go to break, please?" Howard refused: "No. I don't want to talk to you during the break...you're gonna guilt me...This is gonna be awful. I don't want any reality...it's gonna be something personal and I don't want to know it. I'll pay you a thousand dollars not to talk to me off the air...you're gonna tell me something terrible." Belz challenged Howard: "Go to break and find out, Jew." After the break, Howard announced: "Richard really was not feeling well. I feel like a giant asshole...[laughing] High Pitch Mike is not gay and Belzer really was sick." Belzer then plugged his "meta-reality" novel, but no one seemed to notice and continued to rail on him for lying.