Jay Thomas stopped by to promote his show over on Sirius Stars 102, and he immediately began laying into Diablo Cody, who wrote "Juno," saying he didn't think Diablo would be able to write another movie anyone cares about.
Howard asked Jay what else he'd been dealing with lately, so Jay told the crew about his son, who's "not right" and loves to choke other children.
Jay then confessed that his home was wrecked recently after he provided free housing for the hard-partying architects Brad Pitt hired to rebuild New Orleans.
Howard asked Jay about his decision to go on Jimmy Kimmel's show during the writer's strike, so Jay explained that he turned "The Tonight Show" down after Leno wouldn't promise to have him on after the strike.
Jay said he could've used the appearance on Leno – and he didn't really care about crossing the picket line - but he wouldn't have been as comfortable there as he is with Howard or Letterman.
Jay's (Mis)Adventures In Hollywood
While they were on the subject of the celebrity circuit, Jay railed against the "talents" of Bruce Vilanch, the inspiration behind a biopic about Edith Piaf, and the reason why Jack Nicholson is invited to the Oscars every year. Gary came in to ask Jay about auditioning for a role in an Ivan Reitman film, so Jay said he read the whole script as a comedy, but after he auditioned, Ivan soberly told him that it was a drama. Jay did, however, get a part...but as a waiter instead of the much more substantial role he auditioned for.