Lisa reported that Gary's toe fungus – which he's been battling for years – had returned. Howard was freaked, as Gary had been invited out to his home in the next few weeks, so he asked that Gary wear socks the entire time.
Gary claimed the fungus wasn't going to spread but agreed to wear socks. Howard repeated: "I want your toes covered at all times." Howard's father, Ben Stern, then called in to sympathize with Gary, saying he battled athlete's foot for a long time after using communal showers when he was in the military.