Howard said High Pitch Mike was the first to turn in his essay application for a Stern-Ostrosky wedding invite, and it had easily convinced Beth. Howard then read the essay, which detailed all the milestones Mike doesn't believe he'll ever experience in his own life (like having a child, getting married or even being invited to a wedding - Will and Jason both neglected to invite Mike to their ceremonies) and requested just one seat, as he'd never be able to get a date to join him, no matter how exclusive the event. Howard the essay was profoundly moving: "I read it and it broke my heart. I'm seriously considering inviting him to the wedding."
Gary then brought in Brian Phelan's essay, which was short and to the point: Brian argued that since his three kids rarely leave him with the chance to get out of the house, he'll relish the opportunity to have a "good time" and keep the wedding from getting too boring. Gary said Brian was spot-on: "He's always fun and never embarrasses anyone but himself." Howard thought he'd like Brian to be there, but he'd have to see how many seats he had left to give away.