Howard K. Duff is the owner of the Springfield Ass Departmennt.He was going to turn himself into a fruit by the foot until Homer found out about it.After that Howard gave him a drink that will put him in hell so he wouldn't remember anything but it reminded him when someone said "We'll my arms do hurt after doing so many cartwheels every day. it's tough, painful work, but it's worth it when i get to see the look on the people's faces when i do 56 cartwheels in a row".