Howard started off the show remarking that yesterday was Beth's birthday, and they celebrated by going out to dinner. Howard said Beth wanted her gift an expensive piece of jewelry early, so he'd given it to her a couple weeks ago. Problem was, he then felt obligated to get her another gift for the actual day. He settled on a card that read, Happy Birthday to my (future) wife. She loved it. Artie joked: And do you know what you're going to get her in two years for Mother's Day?