Howie Mandel: The Merry Prankster

Howard's fellow America's Got Talent judge Howie Mandel stopped by this morning to promote his new show "Deal With It," in which he challenges people to wear an earpiece and do whatever he or his team say into it, like an earpiece-wearing mother telling her son that she's pregnant and the father is not his father.

Howie loves pranks and told us about the time he rented an elephant to sit in his backyard for his wife's birthday. He thought it would be funny.

After looking at the enormous animal for ten minutes, there wasn't much left to do with the elephant except watch it tear up their trees, hose it down because it was getting hot, observe it sinking down into the wet lawn and get out their checkbook to cover the $10,000 in damages, including a destroyed sprinkler system.

And that was Mrs. Mandel's only birthday present that year. Jokes on you!

HOWIE'S HIGHLIGHTS

Howie seemed consumed with a recent incident where Ronnie the Limo Driver told him he "looked cute." Howie was sure that Howard put him up to it, but Ronnie claimed he just thought Howie "looked like a little kid."

Howie also told his side of the story about getting a guy (who turned out to be a friend of America's Got Talent host Nick Cannon) thrown out of a lunch. Nobody seemed to know who this guy was and Howie thought he was protecting himself and his fellow judges by having him removed. After it was revealed that he was friend of Nick's, Howard told Howie that he thought the guy might have been retarded. It turns out he was of normal mental capacity.

Always weird, writer Richard Christy announced that he would cum if Howie did the voice of Gizmo from the movie Gremlins (one of Richard's four hundred faaaavorite movies) for him in person. Richard didn't orgasm, but he was tickled when Howie recited his favorite line "lightbright, lightbright," gushing "oh, it's so cute!"