Howard then forced David into a Sophie's Choice between Courteney Cox and his new girlfriend. After repeated deflection, David eventually caved: "To be honest with you, I'd save Courteney. Because I have a child with her."
David said the roles could reverse if his new girlfriend had a younger child. Howard seized on Courteney's implicit death, so David laughed: "That's not the truth! We're not on a boat! I'm never going on a boat!"