‘Slather, slather, slather.’
The Fink has admiration for Rodney.
Y’know, Rod, he’s still going to make you pick up the tab.
Butter him up
Surprised Rod didn’t get hit by lightning. Such a noodnik.
Lying his way for just a free drink and meal.
“Touched” is a pretty much obsolete expression for quick, maybe slightly high-pressure borrowing. The usual idiom was passive, “He put the touch on me.” Less common was phrasing it as “I’m gonna put the touch on him.”
(Meaning “to get or borrow money” first recorded 1760. — etymonline)
So Rodney is saying he plans on hitting up His Majesty to foot the bill (two more fun idioms!).
Parker and Hart
Mastroianni and Hart