Gary the Retard called in to say he wanted to celebrate his birthday (Feb. 29) on the show, but Artie had to let him down: "We cut out a lot of the retarded travel budget."
Howard promised Gary an on-air birthday party if he'd go on another trip to the "moon" like he did last year, and Gary said he'd be glad to go if there were girls there. Artie repeatedly tried to irritate Gary by calling him stupid or retard until Gary finally burst out: "Don't call me stupid, daddy!" Artie was distressed by the nickname: "What?! That's the creepiest thing I've ever heard."