Johnny Fratto called in to say Eric the Midget was lying yesterday when he claimed Johnny's too-slow travel arrangements were the reason he couldn't make his meeting with ABC exec Robert Mills. Eric called in to yell at Howard for intervening in the whole affair: "I'm the one who called the guy, not you...I'm the one who nailed down the appointment."
The crew expressed surprise, as Howard was the one who put the two in contact in the first place. Howard told Eric he was delusional: "You're an asshole. This is the last time I set something up for you."
Later in the show, Eric claimed he was going to webcam the re-scheduled meeting to prove he was actually there, but Howard didn't think that was a good idea. Under pressure, Eric eventually backed down, saying he'd mute the webcam's audio and wear a suit and tie. Howard laughed: "Do you want me to see if Fox could move the finale of American Idol so you could be there?"