Gary reported that Artie was running late and was driving himself in – but was also nearly out of gas and had asked that Steve Brandano meet him downstairs to take his car to fill it up. Robin speculated that Artie ran out of gas because he'd driven to Delaware on his way to work this morning. Howard said he felt bad for Steve, so Artie called in to explain that he hadn't run out of gas yet – he was just afraid that it might hit empty as Steve attempts to park the car down the street: "There's a gas station at 44th and 10th. I'm passing it now. It's open."