Apparently, Howard dug up a clip of a '50s movie where the dogs name was the N-word. Then Richard came in and said when he was growing up, his neighbors had a black lab they named the N-word. Then the entire crew- Fred, Howard, Robin, Richard - proceeded to go on for about 5-10 minutes using the N-waord in various phrases and laughing their asses off. About every minute or so, they'd stop and remind everyone how offensive it is, then go right back to laughing it up, using the N-word in sentence after sentence. It appeared to me that they seem pretty comfortable using it as often as they thought necessary.