I didn't catch this the first time, but I love how Howard says that she makes him look like a tool, by making it seem that he just shows girls "Son of a Beach" while on dates with them. He says that Leila was just a friend, and he was showing it to her because she was in it.
Meanwhile, we have come to find out that Beth mentioned that on her first date at his apartment, he showed her "Son of a Beach." So actually, yes, this was Howard's lame move with women.
I love how he keeps saying "you're making it seem like", rather than just accepting that he is a tool.
Then he keeps trying to guilt her, and says that she just likes him because he's famous. Gee, Howard, is that why you feel the need to show these girls the show that you're producing?
What's most interesting to me is that it's obvious that he met Beth on Mother's Day 1999, not 2000, due to them both saying their real amount of time together as of late. Some suggest that his relationship with Beth goes back even further.
So I think that in addition to his embarrassment about coming across as the tool that he is, he also was going out of his way to say that it wasn't a date, because he didn't want Beth to get pissed. Why would you say that it wasn't a date, when Leila made clear that it was in the interview?
Probably embarrassing for Beth to know that he used the same exact method on Leila, as he did to her. While dating Beth. Unlike Leila, though, Howard's toolishness didn't cause Beth to hesitate. She knew what she wanted. Because a guy calling you hours after meeting, and telling you to come up to his apartment, is not creepy and desperate at all...
Howard said he checked out the web site where Chaunce does his internet radio show. He was looking for some interview where Leila Arcieri told him about a date with Howard. Howard said she was over at his apartment to watch an episode of ''Son of the Beach'' one time but it wasn't a date. She told Chaunce about his apartment and what went on there and it pissed Howard off. He said ''what a bitch!'' and that he's never talking to her again. He was really upset after hearing that she said that he has rules in his apartment about stuff. He said he's going to have to talk to her about this.