Howard sat down at the baby grand Steinway that was set up for Billy Joel's interview and tapped out 'The Twilight Zone' theme and part of 'Louie Louie,' singing: "Louie Louie, oh boy, gonna lay that girl."
Howard later transitioned into "Hang On Sloopy,' because it had the same chord progression, and 'House of the Rising Sun.'
Robin laughed: "You play that piano like Gary pitches."
Howard sarcastically bragged about his extensive musical knowledge: "I can entertain for 5-6 minutes. My repertoire. I always have that tool in my arsenal."
Howard later broke: "I have absolutely no musical ability. Five years of piano lessons. My teacher killed himself and that's what I got out of it."
When Lisa G came in with the headlines, she joked that she'd join Howard if he ends up retiring: "I'm going to get drunk and bring in that violin if no deal is made."