I was thinking about it. It wasn't a coincidence that Benjy was supposed to get finger originally on July 29th which was the last live show before the air date of Sharknado 2 of the 30th. Howard acted like it was an arbitrary date, but it was strategic for promoting Benjy on the show. I also think they cut the bit short because of the negative response. Now they role out this fake bit that Elisa dumped Benjy, but Benjy refuses to accept the break up? I have a feeling that Howard promised Benjy and the producers plenty of promotion going into Sharknado 2. With Benjy getting fingered bit already dead, this is their on the fly plan B.