Fresh off her hot date with JD Harmeyer, Howard's beautiful wife Beth stopped by to show Robin and the audience some of the kittens they've been fostering.
The cats had the run of the studio – even shitting on the carpet in front of Howard's console. It's amazing that with Beetlejuice and Wendy and Elephant Boy that a cat is the first creature to shit in the Stern Show studio.*
Howard and Beth take these kittens - who are close (sometimes about an hour) to being put down - and foster them in their home until they can find suitable owners who "pass Beth's test." Beth admits that she has a lot of criteria, but they've found homes for dozens of kittens.
When one cat got down into the crevice between Fred and the guest couch, Benjy got down and tried to coax it out, which he did beautifully. Howard was impressed. "Benjy is good with animals – who knew?" Robin was glad that Benjy is good with something.
As for the other sad animal she briefly cared for, Beth said she had a great time at the movies with JD, with the exception of JD saying "shit" repeatedly in front of respected newsman Dan Rather. It hadn't been noticed before, but Beth claimed that JD ended every sentence with "… and shit," which Howard told Fred they'd have to add to their impression.
Beth said the professional TV-watcher chewed gum on the red carpet and couldn't let go of her hand fast enough. And his hands were clammy, because of course JD has clammy hands.
Howard said JD finally sent a "Thank You" note to him and Beth, but there are still a few kinks to work out in the etiquette education of JD Harmeyer: The note was a single sheet of printer paper with both messages of thanks written on it and sent in a SiriusXM envelope.
Beth handed off the kittens to the two vetted families who applied for them, getting emotional thinking about how much she loves the cats.
Of course, a few listeners called up and made fun of Howard for having his wife and their temporary kittens on the show, but Howard pointed out that he's trying to be a good person.
It can't be all titties and fart jokes all the time.
For information on adopting a pet of your own and to order your 2014 Beth Stern Calendar to help save the animals check out Beth's Adoption Page
*In 2004, Beetlejuice did crap on stage at the Hard Rock when we were doing our show out of Las Vegas. Everyone was outside shooting a bit (Artie Lange trying to get a hit off a professional female softball pitcher) while Beetle did the deed inside. Our faithful TV crew cleaned it up before we returned. And Artie did indeed get his hit.