At the Net Worth studio, Chris and Angie are setting up the production side. Chris insists in an interview that all this stuff he's doing about "the layout of the show" is in fact "super-important," including how it's going to run as smoothly as possible. He insists that the point is to get people to bid, and you can't get bids without a good show. Chris wants a "backstage" feel to the auction. Chris is all about the auction feel!
Magna meets with New Found Glory (I DON'T KNOW, except that Rhapsody tells me they were on a compilation from the Spike Video Game Awards, snerk), and Erin begins to explain about their effort to raise money. Of course, John jumps into the middle of the sentence and says something stupid and pointless, as is apparently his strategy. And then Erin tries to explain the first option they have for something to auction off, and John cuts her off again, making the irrelevant point that the option she's about to describe is the one he likes the best, and then he goes ahead and takes over to tell them that this option -- playing at someone's house -- is the one they should take. Stephanie interviews that the idea was that they were supposed to be working on the deals together, but John insisted on jumping in and dominating the conversation every time. George is looking in on this discussion as John tries to sell them on the house party; George explains that he's an expert on negotiation, and he thinks the fact that Net Worth went in with an idea in mind that they tried to force on the artist kept them from coming up with anything naturally -- as, he does not point out but I will, with Magna seeing the Crunk Cup and going from there. Oh, and John also offers to "sell [Erin and Stephanie] to you right now" in order to close the deal. They act good-natured about their protest, but really, what choice did they have? He sucked for doing that, whether they put up a big fight or not.
Chris gets on the Space Communicator with John and tells him to find out whether any of the artists are available to do an appearance during the auction itself on camera. Next, we see John interrupt Erin while she's talking to Barenaked Ladies. Again, he pushes the house party. Erin then asks whether they'd be willing to hang around tomorrow and appear on the show. Tyler Stewart (the drummer) says that he could hang around and do that. Erin flatters him, saying, "If you wanted to bring your drums, you always could." And then John cuts in again. "Hey," he says, "if you want to bring your drums, that would be cool, because I'd just like to play some, 'cause I haven't seen mine in...and I'm, like, freaking out about it." Tyler looks at John like John just asked to make out with Tyler's mother. John definitely does not know as much about musicians as he thinks he does. Tyler gives the little secret-smile "'kay" that means that later, he and the band are going to have a ginormous laugh over the dipshit who wanted to just, you know, borrow the drums for a while.