In “Dennis Gets a Mental Health Day,” Dennis’ doctor tells him that his high blood pressure requires medication, and Dennis refuses to believe it. Instead, he gets a smartwatch to help him monitor his blood pressure and heart rate, and avoids stressful situations every time his blood pressure starts to rise. It’s a great setup that lets Dennis get into a whole bunch of situations that would annoy anyone, let alone a hot temper. His watch beeps as he gets excited so he beeps a lot as the gang is bothering him, his rental car appointment is double booked and then he loses his phone and can’t get back to his cool electric rental car.
In real life, Howerton drives a Tesla and the key fob stopped working so he used the app on his phone that served as a backup. The only problem? He and his friend went to a movie screening and parked in an underground car park where they couldn’t get a phone or WiFi. This meant they couldn’t get into the car, which meant they were stuck there. Both Howerton and Dennis ended up in customer service loops, trying to get help and getting nowhere – though Dennis’ situation was absolutely silly, while in real life Howerton took an Uber and realized that later.