Howard had Jason, Brian Phelan, Tim Sabean, Jon Hein, Benjy and Scott the Engineer come into the studio to see who weighed the most. While Howard guessed Artie would be the heaviest and Jason would place second, he asked the guys to remove their shirts, and pointed out Benjy's big "titties." After Gary noted Benjy also had a rash on his chest, Benjy claimed he didn't know what it was, complaining, "Whenever people are naked I'm always the grossest." When Jason took off his shirt, Howard couldn't believe how hairy his body was, while Gary thought he looked like "the Hungarian dog boy" to him.
Here's what the scale revealed:
• Artie Lange: 295 pounds
• Jason Kaplan: 269 pounds
• Scott the Engineer: 268 pounds
• Tim Sabean: 258 pounds
• Jon Hein: 256 pounds
• Benjy Bronk: 252 pounds
• Brian Phelan: 250 pounds
Even Producers Get the Blues
After hearing the weights, Artie pointed out he weighed only 200 pounds just 14 months ago, and Howard advised Jason to stop eating so much. Gary then commented that he saw Jason committing "the fat guy move" yesterday, eating a tuna sandwich on whole-wheat bread as a way to lose weight. Jason then mentioned today was his birthday, and, between his weight and the fact that he went back on antidepressants a few weeks ago, he couldn't imagine a worse way to spend his day. Jason went on to acknowledge he usually doesn't like to leave his apartment unless he's on medication, which caused Howard to speculate that he might've been depressed as well, seeing as how he rarely wanted to leave his apartment either.
Robin responded by saying she thought Howard was, in fact, depressed, and Gary added he felt like he went through a similar mental episode himself about six years ago.
After Jason noted there were times he didn't enjoy activities that used to bring him pleasure, Howard asked him if he really thought there was anything more in life than sitting in his apartment. However, although Jason admitted he wasn't looking for anything in particular, he still wanted "something more" out of his life.
Artie pointed out Jason's life couldn't be as bad as he made it out to be, noting he had "a cool job" and a serious girlfriend. When Howard responded by saying he didn't think Artie should be trying to cheer anyone up, Artie insisted his past depression was a result of drugs, and had nothing to do with the rest of his life.
Following a commercial, Robin read Howard a depression test, and he revealed he didn't suffer from any of these symptoms: constant sadness, lack of motivation, trouble concentrating, loss of interest in favorite activities, hopelessness, thoughts of death and suicide, or sudden weight change. Based on his results, Robin assured Howard he wasn't suffering from depression.