Battered Comic Syndrome

Howard started off the show noting that Artie's eye has blackened significantly since yesterday. Robin agreed, saying Artie should've had it looked at by a plastic surgeon, but it was too late now. Artie thought it seemed appropriate that he had missed out on the opportunity to fix his eye, as he already "looks like a wife who doesn't listen." Howard wondered if Artie was going to explain the injury on-stage at his gigs, and Artie replied that there was no question: "I'm no hack."