Howard started the show reporting that Artie had called in sick...yet again. Howard played the message Artie left for Gary last night, in which Artie said he went out last night (despite having work today) and was "spraying shit everywhere." Robin wondered what "sick" meant; "I'm too drunk and need to sleep it off? I don't think he's sick." A caller asked Howard if anyone had ever rallied and come in after calling to say they "might" not come in the next day, and Howard laughed that the caller had a point – in the history of the show, it's never happened.