Howard got Eric the Midget on the line to try to set up a date between him and either Kelly or Carrie. Howard informed Simon that Eric is a big fan of both of the women, and that he promised he'd try to arrange the date once he was finally able to talk to him.
Simon recommended that if Eric really wanted a date with any of the women from "American Idol," he should focus on the ones who didn't win and were thus more attainable.
Howard asked Simon if he'd at least try to talk to one of the girls on Eric's behalf, but Simon insisted that neither Kelly nor Carrie would agree to the set up.
Even though Eric claimed that Simon's words put a damper on his plans to be with one of the singers, Gary noted that he still didn't think Eric truly believed his dream was over.