Jon made his decision after getting encouragement from his
Wrap Up Show co-hosts Gary Dell’Abate and Rahsaan Rogers, who
volunteered to shave their heads along with him. “If you shaved your head, I
would totally go there with you. I’ll give it a shot, what the fuck,” Gary had vowed.
Gary didn’t keep his promise, but even his initial
decision to partake in another man’s haircut left Howard perplexed. “Why would
he even say that?” Howard asked Jon. “You weren’t looking for anyone to shave
Jon shrugged: “It was a nice gesture.”
“He just wants to be in on it,” Robin suggested.
Gary chimed in to defend himself and claimed it was all Rahsaan’s idea, but Howard didn’t let him off the hook so easily. “If Jon was dying of cancer
and he had chemo—I understand. But you don’t do that for a friend with
male pattern baldness,” Howard told him.
“It sounded funny for a second,” Gary later admitted.