Howard took a call from a guy who said he was sorry to hear about Benjy’s herpes. Benjy flipped out and said that they have to put a stop to this. He said he wants to say that Fred is a pedophile. Fred said that he’s working on getting rid of the pedophile thing. Howard said that he can make this go away if he wants but he has to stop making such a big deal out of it. Howard said no one thought he had it and Benjy is the only one who is making a big deal out of it.
Howard said he will tell Mutt not to talk about it on Superfan Roundtable tonight. He said that Benjy shouldn’t have reacted to Gary’s analogy on the Wrap Up Show. That’s what caused all of this to happen. Benjy said that no one is saying that he actually has it and it’s all a joke. Benjy said that Howard would put a stop to it all if they were doing this with Beth. The caller was laughing his ass off while Howard and Benjy were going through this.
Howard asked Mutt not to talk about the herpes thing tonight. Howard asked how he can stop Benjy from reacting to this. Benjy said he knows how. Howard didn’t know how.
Pam asked if Benjy was serious about this. Howard said he is. Pam said it’s not that big of a deal. Benjy said that dating is hard enough and dealing with this is making it worse. The caller asked if he’s using the cream or the pill. He laughed at himself the whole time.
Robin said that no one cares and Benjy is the only one who wants everyone tested. Benjy said he’s the only one who is clean there. Howard said no one thought he had herpes but he’s protesting so much and that’s what’s making these people call in.
Pam told Benjy that the kind of girl that he’s looking to attract is going to believe him if he says he doesn’t have it. Fred said that he knows that Benjy doesn’t have herpes but frequent bouts with stress can cause break outs. Howard kept telling Benjy that no one thinks he has it and that’s that.
Howard had Mutt on the phone again and asked him to not discuss the herpes. Mutt said he had Benjy’s doctor lined up for the show but he won’t do that if he doesn’t want to. Mutt said he wanted to discuss his reaction to the whole thing because it’s so weird. Howard said it really is weird. Artie said that doing that makes it seem like he does have it. That’s the irony in the whole thing.
Irish John called in and asked Pam if she ever heard the stories that Howard’s mom used to tell him. Pam never had to hear that stuff. Howard said that she just told him all of those stories and filled him with her fears.