Sam Simon stopped by to promote his new Playboy Channel show, "Sam's Game," and Howard demanded he explain who he is to the audience.
Sam listed his writing credits as "Taxi," "Cheers," "The Tracey Ullmann Show" and "The Simpsons." Sam added that he started working as the show-runner on "Taxi" at the age of 23 after the "Taxi" producers bought a spec script he'd written. Later, he worked as a writer/producer on the first five seasons of "The Simpsons" - and still profits from like crazy to this day.
Howard asked how long it took for Sam to nail a celebrity, but Sam balked, instead citing Jennifer Tilly as one of his ex-wives: "But she wasn't famous when I met her." Sam then took issue with the way Scott DePace of HowardTV disciplines his dog, so Scott came in to defend himself: "I can raise my dog however I want. I'm not doing anything bad to her as far as I'm concerned." Sam disagreed: "It takes no more time [to discipline without violence]. It takes no more effort. There's something in you that wants to beat an animal."