Late in the show, David Arquette called in to ask for an invite to Howard's holiday party, but Howard was more interested in discussing the meal they shared recently: "I enjoyed dinner with your beautiful new girlfriend...it's weird. David's so talkative when we're on the show...I mean, I liked it. Because his girlfriend had plenty to say."
David admitted he was more reserved off-air, hoping this new reserve extended through the holiday season: "Because last year was a disaster. It was my bottom. I went into rehab on the 30th."
Asked if he'd yet introduced Coco to his girlfriend--and what word he'd used to do so--David laughed that he had: "I call her my girlfriend. I say girlfriend."
He hoped Courteny would find someone similar: "If I don't make her happy, I want her to meet somebody who does."