Sounds like he made a total ass of himself, as usual. The story I read (on Yahoo) said his questions were met with silence and groans. That's pretty much the same reaction most people have to Howard's lame attempts at humor.
Robin, everyone loved that I sent David Arquette to ask stupid questions. And the best part, 112 productions doesn't have to pay for it as usual. I just give him a plug and he thinks more than 12 people are listening. I invented using people robin.