Early in the show, Howard noted the death of Henry Hill, the "reformed" mafioso (he was the main character in Nicholas Pileggi's'Wiseguy' which became Martin Scorsese's 'Goodfellas') and long-time friend of the show: "I loved hearing Henry on the show and I loved hearing his mob stories. But Henry was a despicable guy. I mean, he's killed people. He took a shortcut in life. … There was no substance to the guy. You didn't realize he was a pathological liar." Howard remembered Henry's greatest moments on the show: pimping his "awful, awful paintings", claiming he'd killed and buried 2 stockbrokers on the 4th hole of the Rockville Center Links, slurring a Starbucks order at (a mistakenly offended) Lisa G, and laughing that deranged, sinister laugh: "This is why Ray Liotta is such a great actor. He had that laugh down in that movie."