A little after 8am, Howard noted that Artie was nodding off, leading Artie to admit that Cupcake Wednesday's sugar crash "gets [him] every time." So far, he's had "a giant cupcake," two cans of Hawaiian Punch, cookies, and a bagel. Howard told Artie to take a nap and expect an airhorn wake-up later. Artie said he likes to smell Vicks vaporub before he goes to sleep, but Howard didn't have any on hand so Artie put his head down and dozed off.
Teddy came in to discuss Artie's mid-morning slumber, saying Artie's been trying to get on a schedule that works better with the show's hours. A caller suggested that the whole crew leave, turn the lights out, and dial the clock forward so that when Artie wakes up, he'll think he slept through the whole show. Instead, Gary came in to hold a microphone near his head to pick up Artie's loud snores, leading everyone to freak out over his irregular breathing/sleep apnea.