Benjy Gets Out of Control
When Gary mentioned that he watched a program over the weekend about a 1,100-pound man, Howard pointed out that he's been concerned with the amount of weight Benjy has been gaining.
Fred commented that Benjy eats nonstop starting at 6 a.m., and that he doesn't even bother cooking the soup and chili he consumes.
Gary then asked Benjy if he eats relatively healthy foods while in the studio just to give the impression that he doesn't have a problem, and then gorges himself with junk food later in the day.
Benjy replied that he eats healthy foods in the morning because everyday he tells himself he's going to start a diet.
However, Benjy admitted that, as the day goes on, he ends up giving into his cravings for sweets, and then overeats because he convinces himself it'll be the last day before he really starts dieting.
Fat of the Land
To get a better understanding of what Benjy consumes, Howard wondered what he had for dinner last night. After claiming he couldn't remember, Benjy finally said he ate a can of soup, three peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, as well as part of his girlfriend's turkey dinner. Sal came into the studio with a scale, and Benjy agreed to get on it.
As Benjy, who is 5'8", walked to the scale, Howard guessed that he weighed 270 pounds, while Fred and Robin predicted 275 and 260 pounds, respectively.
Gary revealed that Howard was almost right on the money, as Benjy hit 269.5. Sal proceeded to ask Artie to get on the scale.
Howard thought that Artie, who stands 5'10", weighed 245 pounds, which was only one fewer pound than he actually weighed. Artie said he had gotten his weight down to 220 during the summer, but admitted that he ballooned up again after getting off his medication.
Gary pointed out that he was surprised Benjy and Artie were so close in weight, because he thinks Benjy looks much bigger.
Vinnie Favale entered the studio, and, at 5'6", weighed in at 215 pounds, which was 19 pounds more than Howard, who stands almost a foot taller, weighed.
Jason Kaplan also got on the scale, and it was revealed that he weighs 254 pounds at 5'10". Jason acknowledged that he knew he's been eating a great deal, but added that he didn't realize he weighed that much.