At the top of the show, Howard welcomed Sour Shoes as the house band for the day: "He brings a weird energy to the room, I'll tell you." As Scott the Engineer stumbled over Sour's haphazard set-up, Fred complained that he had brought the worst possible provisions with him: Saltines: "The noisiest snack you can get. They're in the wrapper. They're crackers. And they're going to make his mouth dry."