Howard thanked Crumbs for the huge birthday/3rd-anniversary-on-Sirius cake they sent over, and Gary brought it in so everyone could take a look.
Both Howard and Artie took a piece, and Howard remarked: "Look at that. Boy, you can smell the chocolate. Look at that, Artie." Howard added that his youngest daughter, Ashley, also has a big birthday this month - she turns 16: "That means she gets her learner's permit, which scares the crap out of me."
While Artie started into his second piece of cake, Howard noted that Benjy, Robin and Fred had all passed on the cake.
Has Gary Gained Weight?
Howard accused Gary of gaining weight again, so Gary came in to say he hadn't gained anything recently: "What I weighed for the last month, I weighed as much this morning." Howard had Gary step on the scale, and Gary came in at 221lbs, which, for his height (5'9"), puts his Body Mass Index at 32.6 (well over the "obese" index number, 30).
Howard laughed that Gary eats all of the Howard 100 News department's candy, but Gary disputed the story: "To say I ate all of their candy is an out and out lie."
Richard came in to say he's gained weight recently as well: "I think I'm about 215. Usually I'm about 200. The holiday's weren't kind to me." Richard said he owed some of his weight gain to a Pad Thai dish that "tastes like candy." No one thought the dish sounded appetizing, and Richard promised to drop the extra pounds: "I'm working out again."