Howard started off the show welcoming George Takei back to the show--George will be sitting in all week--and noted that George might have brought bedbugs with him.
George said he and Brad recently returned to their New York apartment and discovered tell-tale bites the next morning. Surprisingly, they haven't moved out while waiting for the exterminator to clean their apartment.
Howard was shocked: "With the bedbugs?"
George nodded: "With the bedbugs."
George said an exterminator came in with a bedbug-sniffing beagle last Friday and found bugs on their bed and couch--but not their luggage: "We got it from the theater. Theater seats."
Howard fumed that Tim Sabean hadn't been able to find a beagle to check George when he came in this morning: "We almost told you not to come in because we thought you were going to carry the bugs in here."
A Strip Search for George
Later, Gary said he could have a bedbug beagle in the studio by 10, so Howard told George he'd have to strip down: "You can leave your underwear on."
George just laughed: "You'll find every way to get people to take their clothes off."
Howard said he was serious--the dog really can't check clothes on your person: "You smell too much. They don't smell people, they smell objects."