JD came in to say he was flying to LA later today for his $5,000 dream date with Ashley Dupre--even though he hasn't talked to her in a week: "When I call her, it goes directly to voicemail."
As soon as he walked in though, Howard and Robin immediately started goofing on JD's new haircut, claiming he looked like Lewis in "The Revenge of the Nerds."
Howard did say he hoped JD got lucky this weekend, but JD tried to set his sights lower: "Listen, I'm usually pessimistic about things. I'm trying to be a little optimistic."
JD said they planned to have dinner at Nobu and then ride around in a limo: "We're not totally sure about after that."
JD said he'd enlisted one of his celebrity pals to help his cause: "You know, Ryan Phillippe called me...he just told me about what's going on around town."
Howard thought JD had made a mistake: "You don't want him anywhere near a girl you're trying to date." JD shrugged: "He just told me about a couple places."
Howard hoped JD wasn't planning on going to a loud club--JD didn't think it mattered: "Listen, I'm not good in a no-sound club."
Will It be an 'Unbelievable Success?'
Howard asked if JD planned to bring Ashley to his hotel room, but JD refused to answer: "Listen, the whole--I wish I could go into certain things but I--I can't. It's a whole thing with her and whatnot. She doesn't want things out there."
Howard was confused: "Are you taking her to a hotel but you can't tell us?"
JD denied it, but later said he'd booked a nice room just in case: "It's a major hotel...it's a nice--yes. If there's one thing I learned with traveling with Artie, it's where to stay."
Howard wondered what had to happen on the date in order for JD to consider it an "unbelievable success," so JD leveled with him: "An unbelievable success would be anything, uh, any sort of physical, uh, sexual contact. Um, but, you know--I'm not--we'll see what happens. That would make my life complete, but..."