Now Howard claims that Tim Burton stole from a bit he did for the climatic scene in Mars Attack where they played Slim Whitman to get rid of the aliens from a bit they did in the WNBC days . He even claims that Lukas Haas' character, Ritchie Norris, is named after Fred. The thing is the movie was written by Jonathan Gems who is a British playwright. And Tim Burton is British director. Neither were probably in states when that bit ran, nevermind in NYC. Howard is shameless in his attempts to claim he invented everything. Do even the lemmings who still hang on his every word still believe this crap?