Early in the show, Howard listened to a clip from yesterday's Wrap-Up Show in which Richard wished for more appreciation for the work he does for the show, which puzzled Howard, considering the scant exposure and credit paid to the contributors to every other late night show. Not that he could be a late night writer anyway: "They hire guys from Harvard. All these writers are from Ivy League schools. It's such an elitist thing."
Howard fumed that Steve Brandano had also piled on ("On what planet does that kid think he knows anything?") and played a second clip, in which Scott the Engineer could be heard airing yet another grievance with Howard: "He just seems like everything's a bother." Howard laughed at the irony, as Scott infamously complains more than anyone: "Scott invented bitching and moaning!"