Card #042 After his mother remarries and moves away, Howard becomes a swinging bachelor and converts his house into a bachelor pad ("The Wedding," Episode #246). He invites Andy and Goober to bring dates over and check it out.

HOWARD: Hey, what do you say to a little drinkee, boys? Huh? Name your poison, gents: grapefruit, lemon-lime, orange, or, if you prefer some of the hard stuff, I've got a little cider that's starting to turn. What do you say, a bit of the bubbly, boys."

No more apron strings for Howard.