Stern Show writer Richard Christy is obsessed with Halloween, which Howard usually just finds stupid and quirky, but he gets a little more upset when it interferes with work.
Richard missed our weekly Thursday writer's meeting because it was on the morning of Halloween and Richard had to spend six hours getting his make-p done – transforming himself from a hillbilly court jester into zombie hillbilly court jester.
Howard couldn't understand why he couldn't begin preparing after the writers meeting, but Richard needed to get ready for his night at the Bette Midler "Hulaween" party, which he'd been dying to go to for years, and finally got his big moment, like Cinderella at the ball.
He didn't make it until midnight though, dashing to a movie theater for an all-night horror movie marathon.
Naturally, Richard being Richard, Howard had to ask how much he drank. Here is the breakdown:
RICHARD'S HALLOWEEN DRINKING:
* He drank 12 beers while putting his zombie face on
* He downed at least a bottle and a half of champagne at Bette's party (but probably way more)
* Had about 15 sixteen-ounce pumpkin beers during his movie marathon, which ended at nine in the morning.
IS RICHARD GAY?
Legendary prank caller Captain Janks called in to say that Richard attending the Bette Midler party proved he was gay. Richard swore that wasn't the case, but he did say he'd blow his idol Brad Pitt for the right amount of money – maybe around $100,000.
Howard played the famous voicemail Richard left for Stern Show producer Will Murray years ago - in which he began peeing on 42nd Street and screaming at Will, "I'm peeing. You love it! I peed on my shirt! You love it!"
In Richard's defense, we all loved it. And he was very, very drunk.