Any time someone on the phone or in the studio says something the least bit confrontational toward Howard, Gary drops whatever he's doing (probably nothing) and comes running in to defend him. It happened again today with Tan Mom - as soon as she said Howard should pay her since he can afford to spend 52 million on a new mansion, Gary came charging in like a crazed chimpanzee and went on the attack. He gets so flustered and agitated he can barely speak, talks way too fast, and often sounds like he's going to cry. WTF is going on? Does he know Howard isn't quick-witted enough to come up with a response by himself? I don't know which of them looks more pathetic - Gary for sounding hysterical and acting like a total douche or Howard for being a big pussy who can't fight his own battles.