Sal told Howard that his wife had loved Howard's retirement prank--as well as every tear he'd shed after Howard broke the faux-news: "All her friends called her. She's having a viewing party with her girlfriends. Cocktails, cheese, wine. I'm indifferent."
Sal said he came home after the show and, "As soon as I walked through the door, she was hysterically laughing."
Howard didn't envy the way Sal's wife treated him: "You've got such a dead relationship."
Sal said Christine had been supportive in a way: "She said she admired me for being honest and showing my true colors."