Howard presented the crew with a question: If someone put a gun to your head, would you rather be Gary the Retard or Eric the Midget? Robin said she'd be "Gary, because he's oblivious to his difficulties." Artie quickly answered "Gary." Fred said he'd rather be Eric, because the midget "at least had some intellect. Even Stephen Hawking can get a hot chick." Howard claimed he was stumped; "Gary the Retard has no awareness of his afflictions. Eric the Midget is trapped in that body." After some further thought, Howard went with Gary.