Howard then turned his eye on Robin, complaining that she'd delayed their dinner the other night: "You were late!"
Robin blamed her 'companion, not boyfriend': "Speaking of my so-called companion..."
Howard said he enjoyed his dining companions ("I like Fred's wife very much. Fred I'm not choked up with. But your wife I like.") almost as much as he enjoyed the absence of others: "No Ralph! No Ralph."
Robin asked if he minded the 'wine guys'--a pair of experts who flew in to educate the diners on the wine pairings--but Howard denied it, joking that he hoped Robin would bring silverware experts to the next dinner.