About 15 minutes into the show, Howard noticed that Benjy was absent and wondered what he'd been up to last night. Artie thought it probably had more to do with Benjy's hunger strike: "I'm telling you guys, yesterday he almost fainted on me." Benjy eventually came in about an hour late and apologized, explaining that he'd overslept. Howard asked Benjy if he'd eaten yet, and Benjy confessed that he had, but only sparingly: "I had a little seaweed, an apple and a carrot." Howard then ordered Benjy to discontinue his fast, calling it ridiculous.