Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling called in to say he'd re-signed with Sirius XM for a 3rd year of "Jackie's Joke Hunt" and had successfully negotiated for ownership of all his old shows: "It's invaluable."
Jackie then asked Howard to have dinner with him – and Howard surprised everyone by accepting the invitation: "I'll make a plan with you...I think it'll be fun." Jackie, however, doubted Howard's sincerity, referencing the "Peanuts" comics in which Lucy would repeatedly trick Charlie Brown into trying to kick a football only to yank it away at the last second.
Howard asked if Jackie had finally – after well over a decade of separation – divorced his ex, Nancy, and Jackie confirmed it. After Jackie had hung up, Howard asked Fred why he hadn't said anything during the interview. Fred flatly replied: "The quicker he's off the phone, the better."