While she was still in the studio, Artie noted that Lisa had just asked him out on a date. Lisa said she hadn't asked Artie out - she just wanted to take Artie shopping for jeans as part of a news story. Artie shot back that he didn't shop for clothes when he was thin, so he couldn't see himself starting now. Since Lisa wouldn't give up her magic number, Howard tried his hand with Artie. Artie was much more forthcoming, saying he's had intercourse with 8 hookers (but if you count "bachelor party blowjobs," the number is "easily over 50"): "In 13 years, I've put up a decent score."
Artie then said: "I had that Chlamydia [thing] once. That was awful. [Your penis] gets, like, red, and then there's drippage. It's gross...I got that when I was 19 years old...when you take a leak, it's constant irritation. But it's [curable], thank god." Gary brought in a picture of a man with Chlamydia, noting that he had it once as well – and Howard was sickened: "OH! OH! OOOHHH!" Artie said he suspected a former girlfriend gave him the STD, which led Gary to note that the disease can be fatal to women. Artie laughed a reply: "I know for a fact she's still alive...and a major pain in the ass.