Howard noted that Robin joked on Twitter yesterday about leaving the NYC marathon course to buy a bagel, so Robin said she was just joking: "I did finish the marathon. You can't even tweet a slight joke these days."
Not that it mattered: "I'm not like one of the elite runners. You know, like, [Twitter] people are screaming, 'You left the course? That's illegal!' You know, for the bagel. I'm not one of the people who was going to win the race. I was just completing it."
Howard Pressures the Staff
Howard said he'd be playing matchmaker for Robin today, but she questioned why Howard thought the mystery guest was a better match than any other guest: "Anybody could walk in here and it could work out...stop it. Because this is ridiculous."
Howard shrugged: "This guy might be right for you. Who knows...you'll be thanking me at your wedding."
Howard admitted that he might not have a good handle on Robin's taste: "Jim Florentine, I never would've picked for you in a million years."
Robin laughed: "Nor would I!"
Benjy said the situation reminded him of the time he dined out with Howard and was repeatedly told to hurry up: "You pressure people. You don't let people relax and enjoy themselves."
Howard shot back that Benjy had caused the problem by being late in the first place: "You eat and you get done and you catch up to everyone...when I invite you to dinner, I'm your boss. Show up at a reasonable time."