This is a post from Reddit, did Artie say this about Howard refusing to even return his calls: I would have felt bad, until I heard Artie's "one problem" with Howard. One thing I have always wondered about it how much contact there was between Artie and Howard after the show, and how Artie felt about it. Apparently Artie was at his all-time low, and knew his career with the show was done, but wanted to talk to Howard (this was maybe a year later), so he tried calling him and left a voicemail. Howard never got back to him. So he tried two more times. Never got back to him. Artie finally called him and said "Look, I guess this is just a goodbye because it's clear you have no intentions of ever talking to me again, so if you want give me a call back, otherwise I'll leave you alone" and he never called him back. While I understand Howard not letting him back on the show, it does seem pretty shitty of Howard to just cut him off completely and never reach out to him again. Especially being a guy that Artie always looked up to. Howard can be hurt all he wants, Artie didn't really "attack" him on the show. He didn't say anything he wouldn't have said to Howard. If he really gave a shit, he would have tried talking to Artie once in 6 years.