Howard recounted a story Ron Howard told the last time he was on the show, repeating Ron's claim that Bill ended their relationship after Ron turned down the opportunity to direct Bill's 'Small Change' script.
At first, Bill denied it: "False. Because I never really had a relationship with Ron Howard."
Bill later admitted he'd been irked by Ron's "Hollywood"-like script assessment: that there was "'no one to root for'...and that was one that just landed funny. It was like a boomerang inside your mouth."