Benjy Has Been Talked To

Howard said he'd worked things out with Benjy over the weekend: "We had a little talk."

Benjy nodded: "It was a real surprise and it was very nice of you to do that."

Howard said he'd wanted to soften the blow of his on-air attack: "It's true he was late and we had this discussion. I'm frustrated because I don't know what to do about it and it would break my heart to fire the guy."

Howard said Jimmy Kimmel had suggested that the show fine Benjy $100 the first time he's late, with the fine climbing exponentially each time after that, with the proceeds going to the person Benjy hates the most--but Howard thought it would be better to keep things simple: "He gets locked out when he's not here [on time]."

Howard's final word laid responsibility on Ronnie the Limo Driver: "Ronnie has the lock-out card and that's it."