Howard thought Sal looked different these days, so Sal came in to explain: "I lost 20lbs. That way I don't got any lipo' on the neck."
Sal he'd also started growing out his facial hair--something his family's ignored: "My wife didn't even notice that I grew a beard."
Sal said he and Christine had visited a marriage counselor to work out their problems, but the counselor always brings everything back to Sal's neglectful father: "I'm sure my dad loves me but my--I didn't walk in my dad's shoes."
Sal added that he'd recently begun making a bigger effort to treat Christine better than his father had treated his mother: "I don't treat her like an asshole. I try not to."
A big part of this is a commitment to sobriety, as even just a few drinks at dinner can be disastrous: "Next thing you know I'm cursing her out in front of people."
Howard asked if he'd stopped drinking all together, so Sal laughed: "Oh I'm drinking, but I'm quiet about it."