While I was listening to a best of Riley Martin video on youtube earlier today (http://bit.ly/1LsFOyh) I started to contemplate how much of a money grubbing bastard Howard really was. Riley seemed to be the most vocal about getting fucked over with a shitty wage since Jackie was on the show. From there I thought of all the ancillary shows and people that have come and gone, that must have either had some sort of issue with Howard wanting them to create content for free, or paying them "slave wages" as Riley put it. There is no way that Howard didn't have had the ability to increase any other show's or persons salary, but since the $500M included his salary plus that of everyone on the channels, its only natural that Howard would shitcan any show or person that asked for any kind of money or a slight increase. I think of when Jackie spilled the beans, during one of his contract negotiations fights, about Howard persuading Robin and Fred to be represented by Buchwald. He was such a greedy bastard back then, that he wanted to fuck over Robin and Fred by getting the lion share of the whole pot of money that Buchwald negotiated for them. I guess Robin and Fred went along with it because they really wouldn't be shit without Howard and they knew it. He also has a million interns doing critical work like editing shows, engineering live shows, body guarding, etc. He's too much of a money grubbing bastard to hire professionals and actually pay them wages. Howard also confirmed that idiot Ronnie the Limo Driver was hired because he was cheap. And Howard drove around in Lincoln limo; how fucking tacky and cheap is that?! Get a fucking Maybach or a Rolls! Or if you're truly not trying to be that flashy (any limo is fucking flashy) get a regular Audi A8 and ride in the back. There is no limit to this fucker's greed and cheapness once you really start thinking about it! Heres a list of shows or people that I think either asked for money or a raise and where shitcanned: Jackie's Joke Hunt - canned - Jackie was actually losing money on that show! Ferrel - Canned - probably asked for a raise Black on Black - canned - big black confirmed they weren't paying them during one episode so they quit Hanzi show - never was - he probably asked for money Geek Time - canned - Ralph probably wanted to get paid and Howard said you can either quit geek time or I fire you completely Bubba - canned - he asked for more money (I don't give a shit this show got canceled because it sucked) Abe Cannon - canned - probably asked for more money (I don't give a shit this show got canceled because it sucked) Miserable Men - canned - Levy probably asked for money John the Stutterers political show - canned - probably asked for money The Intern Show - canned - probably asked for money Lisa G - canned - probably asked for more money Gary Garver - canned - probably asked for money Wolfie - canned - probably asked for more money Dan the Song Parrody Man - canned - probably asked for more money Johnny Fratto - canned - probably wanted to get paid for providing content with his freak show people like ETM, but Howard said no, so he kept trying to hock shit and inset advertising in ETM's and Elliot Offen's appearances Elliot Often - canned - probably asked for money Crazy Cabbie - canned - probably asked for more money KC - canned - probably wanted to get paid for providing content with his stupid antics, Howard said no, so he too started to hock shit and create fake content like the Tranny hooker from Alaska And the list goes on and on. Whats weird is that although Riley talked all that shit and exposed what he was getting paid (I understand some of it was exaggerated for the show), he did stand the test of time, and is still getting paid. What he's getting paid today is anyone's guess, but he must be brining in subscribers or keeping enough people listening to channels, for Howard to keep him on and actually pay him something decent.