Howard told the crew that Beth was away again last night, so "I had to beat off last night to get to sleep. Well, my therapist told me to beat off."
Howard said his therapist had implied that masturbation was an important part of his sexual relationship: "You can't look at your wife as a sleeping pill, you need to take matters into your own hands."
Howard tried to masturbate to an issue of Penthouse but struggled with it—he was much more successful when thinking about his sexual conquests: "It always has to be. I actually think about Beth! Which is weird. That's weird. Beth doesn't believe me when I tell her that."