Howard told the crew that Beth has a girls-only birthday party to go to on Thursday, so he wanted to make her jealous by telling her he was going to head out to see Cheech & Chong's show on Long Island. Beth was non-plussed by Howard's claim, so Howard decided to step it up: "I'll go to Nobu or something. She likes that." Howard also thought he should hang out with someone who's "crazy" behavior Beth might feel threatened by, like Ross Zapin.
Artie said he'd love to come to Howard's pity party, but he might be headed to the Playboy Mansion's Halloween party. Robin thought Artie was making a mistake: "He's gonna need some liquid courage and..." Fred agreed: "He shouldn't even be gambling, but that's beside the point...he had a hard enough time at [your] bachelor party." Will came in to say he was surprised Artie would use his sobriety as an excuse to skip out on the 3-hour drive to his wedding in upstate New York but was willing to put it at risk for a 6-hour plane trip to the Playboy Mansion.