Howard started the off show noting that Artie was back, despite still being sick. Artie claimed he had a chest cold, but was on antibiotics and feeling better. Artie laughed that his only big mistake recently was sending Dana a thousand roses the week before Valentine's Day, because he had no idea how to top it. Howard asked if Artie talked to Dana during the last two days, and Artie admitted that he had – and then changed the subject. Howard then told Artie about missing the latest Miss HowardTV, Brenda, who claimed to have a crush on Artie. When Howard showed him a photo of her, Artie noted her red hair and wondered if she also had "fire in the hole?" After Artie proclaimed Brenda to be "the hottest girl ever to visit the studio," Doug Goodstein made him feel better by reporting that Brenda was engaged.