Howard read an article criticizing Artie's appearance on last night's episode of Joe Buck's new HBO show. Artie defended himself, saying that he was told to "go nuts" if he felt things were getting boring.
Ralph called in to say Artie went too far - but Fred disagreed, saying the show was a snoozer until Artie showed up. A caller claimed Artie saved the show by hijacking it: "It was horrible." After hearing reports that Joe had trashed his appearance in the press, Artie wasn't happy.