I was just listening to the play back from 1/14 when ass napkin ed called in all slurry drunk sounding. Now I've noticed this happen before but haven't bothered to point it out as Howard has always laughed and gone along with it...till this show. Today Howard was pissed at ED for hanging up while on hold. Must be that Howard went to go to him a few times earlier and he wasn't there. Anyways as Ed stumbled through his usual Hou hou hou howard opening Howard cut him off with a rebuff for hanging up earlier and an instant I don't CARE! and as Howard was hanging up you could hear ANE in the background yell "HEY DON't" click. Now that HEY DON't was not slurred or drunk sounding in the least.
Howard has blown ANE's cover. The fake calls maybe done from him (though I doubt it since ed works cheap) because of Howard's reaction to ED hanging up cuz of the on hold time.