Relive The Boredom All Over Again
Casey announces, "Howie is completely different this time around!" Upon being further pressed, though, Howie says he was laughing so hard and that's why he's tearing up. "It's the riiiight answeeeer," Padma drawls, holding her arm in front of her and clapping elaborately. She is so baked. Howie then says that it's easier for him to hear bad things about himself than to hear good things, so when people compliment him, he gets emotional. Case in point, just saying that choked Howie up. CJ reaches across Joey to pat Howie fondly. Cohen says he has a question for Howie's "better half," and asks about Joey's new tattoo. Joey then gets up and shows it off. The tattoo is on the side of his calf, and it's a chef's knife with "Pickles" written on the blade and a ribbon reading "Top Chef 3" winding around it. There are also the obligatory Chinese characters on either side of the knife. "Was it a decision between a Top Chef logo and a heart with Howie's name in it?" Cohen wonders. Dude, the joke has been slammed into the ground. By you. You've killed it. Joey says that particular tattoo is going on his other leg.