Howard welcomed Melissa Teixeira, Miss HowardTV for August, to the studio and Artie muttered a quiet, despondent evaluation: "Holy shit."
Melissa told the crew she sold cars for a living: "Some people come in just to get in on the test drive." Melissa was particularly passionate about cars with Hemi engines: "Because of all the horsepower. It's just very powerful." Melissa added that she loves them so much, she's gotten the nickname, "Hemi Girl."
Hemi Trivia: Ronnie vs. Hemi Girl
Howard saw an opportunity to test the show's resident "car expert" and asked Ronnie into the studio to face off with Melissa over some Hemi trivia:
What is the name Hemi mean? Melissa was quick: "Hemisphere combustion chamber." What year was the Chrysler Hemi first introduced: Ronnie incorrectly guessed "'53?" Mellissa tried to steal ("'55?"), but the correct answer was '51. How many valves does a Hemi engine have for each cylinder? Melissa was stumped, opening things up for Ronnie, who stole the point: "Two." What other Chrysler divisions have Hemi engines? Melissa answered: "Jeep and Dodge." After some debate, Howard gave her the point. Who won the most races with a Hemi engine? Ronnie almost didn't need to hear the whole question: "Richard Petty." What electronic feature on the 5.7LV Hemi was also available on the 1958 Chrysler Hemi? Neither knew it was electronic fuel injection - leaving it at a tie.
And Then Artie Spanked Her
Later, Melissa confessed that she liked being choked and spanked in the bedroom. So Artie stepped around the console and gave her a few smacks, joking afterward: "I'm gonna go outside and make out with my hand."