Early in the show, Eric the Midget called in (along with a snoring Johnny Fratto) to celebrate Mutt's closure of the Stern Fan Network, and Howard joined in: "I have Eric to thank for this...Mutt closed it down. I thought maybe it was a joke but it's the best Christmas present I ever got."
Howard said he wouldn't miss the "fan" site's endless vitriol: "It's not the Stern Fan Network. It's the Stern Hate Network."
While happy, Eric said he didn't appreciate Mutt's "F*** you, Midget" sign-off: "I don't particularly like his P.S. message."
Mutt called in to say he wanted to launch a newer, friendlier fan site in the forum's place: "We're planning now how we can make that change." He also regretted turning down past offers for the site: "I got an offer for a million dollars to buy the site...I got more than one."