Robin's News - Unknown Dates. Howard started the show asking Robin if she got his text. Robin said she did and asked if he got her's.
Howard said he didn't. Howard said her's comes up in green for some reason. Robin said it's got to be Howard. Howard said it's not him, it's her. Howard said the green means something but he's not sure what. Howard had to blow his nose after that. He said he waited a half hour to do that. He said he's keeping it real. Howard said his thing is to get on air and do everything. Robin said he hasn't taken a crap. Howard said it might be time for him to retire like Jon Stewart.
Robin said he announced that next year is his last year. Howard said he just started watching the show and now he's leaving. Howard played some audio of Jon Stewart announcing his retirement. Howard said it got him thinking. He said he really should retire because he wants to. Robin said she should do it. Howard said there is another side of him that says he shouldn't. Robin said he shouldn't then. Howard said that's what got him on America's Got Talent again. He said that schedule is awful.
He said he's going to be working on all of his vacations and he won't be able to enjoy them. Howard said this is his last year on his contract at Sirius. He said maybe he should call it quits. Robin said you don't have to make an announcement. Howard said this Jon Stewart thing is very Letterman-esque.
Howard played more of Jon Stewart's announcement. He said that 17 years is 16 years and 5 months longer than he's held any other job. Jon says that it's someone else's turn to try this job. Jon talked about the ideas he has in his head and how he's going to have dinner on a school night with his family.
He said he's heard that his family are lovely people. Howard said for his announcement he's going to call every listener and thank them. Robin said that's a long time he'll spend doing that. Howard said scratch that idea. Howard said Jon was just on the show and he asked if he was going to re-sign. He played a clip of Jon talking about how he didn't know if he was going to re-sign again. Howard asked Jon if he was burnt out on the show and Jon said sure. He said Howard has probably had the same feeling.
Jon said you can never find that perfect balance. He said he's fortunate but he also has 2 young children who won't like him that much longer. Robin said Howard doesn't have those questions.
Howard said no but his question is what it would be like not to work. He said there hasn't been a time he hasn't worked. Howard said he had a week off and he got to paint a bit. He said he enjoys waking up and going to bed late and all of that. He said that he can deal with a loose schedule. He said he would keep working until the day he dies if he could just pop on the channels and do a show when he feels like it. Howard said they could play him by the show. Howard said no one is going to pay him to do that.
Robin said that the late night shows are a format. Howard said they don't really have a format. He said if he had producers to tell him what to do every morning then he could do that. Robin said when he goes this whole thing goes. Saturday Night Live Discussions. He said Dan is a guy who was born in Canada so he can make it in with the snow out there.
He said this is pussy stuff. He said that he's been waiting 20 years to talk to him. Howard said he thought that it was an impossible task for Rolling Stone to rank the cast of Saturday Night Live. Howard said he could argue that Dan should be number 1. He said Eddie Murphy was number 2. Howard asked Robin if she watched the 40th anniversary Saturday Night Live. Robin said she hasn't watched it yet. She said she taped it.
Howard said he DVRd it and watched it because Dan is coming in. Howard said Eddie Murphy was on the show and he thinks he was asked to come in and he said no. He said he probably didn't want to do any sketches. He said he probably asked Chris Rock to introduce him. He said he's not sure why he's so humorless and why he won't be funny. Robin said he still wants to perform but not as a comedian.
She said he still wants to sing. He said that it was very Chris Farley like. Howard said he thought that it was funny when they played Phil Hartman ripping his arms off as a weight lifter. Howard said the show was too long though. He said they could have trimmed it back. Howard said there are some incredible performers on that show. He said he has to give it to Steve Martin. Howard said he is just on his game every single time. Howard said he's just good. Robin said she is a huge fan of everything he does.
Howard said Dan Aykroyd was there too but they didn't give him much to do. Robin asked where he was on that Saturday Night Live list. Howard said he was in the top 5. Fred said he's actually number 6. Robin said it's crazy to rank those people. Howard said Miley Cyrus did a Paul Simon song and he liked it.
Fred said she's really good. He said she's trying to become an adult and it's just not coming off right. Howard said it has to be hard.
Howard said he was invited to the show but he didn't want to just sit in the audience. Howard said he forgot he was on Saturday Night Live once. He said that he asked to write his own segment on the show and Lorne Michaels probably thought he was nuts.
Howard said he went on the fake news thing and said the new cast sucked. He said it wasn't cool. He said he was into his own thing at the time. Howard said he was arrogant. He said that wasn't right of him.