|Intimacy Level:||Good friends|
The Mercedes-Artie Relationship, also known as Artcedes, as referred to by Santana in Blame It on the Alcohol, the fourteenth episode of Season Two, is the close friendship of Mercedes Jones and Artie Abrams.
Mercedes is shown being sympathetic and comforting to Artie after enduring Dakota's harshness and bullying.
Artie latches on to Mercedes' arm for comfort when Sue while she picks her elite glee club. After Will and Sue's confrontation and New Directions being back to normal, they both sing Keep Holding On for Quinn.
Artie and Mercedes share a moment when the glee club tells Mr. Schue they couldn't find a song that went together with Bust a Move, Mercedes wheels Artie forwards before the glee club slushies Mr. Schue.
Mercedes laughs when Artie says a patriotic wedgie did make him feel more American. They both have solos in Proud Mary.Tina. Artie tells Mercedes that they are worried about her dieting and that she doesn't need to lose weight.
Mercedes and Artie decide to give themselves a 'bad reputation' and along with Brittany, Tina, and Kurt, they perform U Can't Touch This in the Library. They support Kurt when he plans to confess to Sue that he posted her Physical video. They are then both very shocked to see Sue performing Physical with Olivia Newton-John.
Mercedes and Artie share moments together in the choir room when they plan to switch names. During Forget You, they share a solo and dance together.
In the auditorium, Mercedes and Artie are the only two members there, since Will said it wasn't mandatory and start singing My Love Is Your Love. Eventually, all the remaining members join them.Tina's dream, Brittany as Mercedes is pushing Santana as Artie and down the halls. Later on, Mercedes as Brittany and Artie as Santana share a kiss during Because You Loved Me.
During Forever Young, Artie leans his head on Mercedes' shoulder.
Artie and Mercedes are dance partners during You're the One That I Want.
Sang Together (In a Group Number)
- Spotlight by Jennifer Hudson (Asian F)
- Out Here On My Own from Fame (Asian F)
- Bamboleo/Hero by Gipsy Kings / Enrique Inglesias (The Spanish Teacher)
- What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction (Prom-asaurus)
- You Get What You Give by The New Radicals (Goodbye)
- In My Life by The Beatles (Goodbye)
- Forever Young by Rod Stewart (Goodbye)
- Born to Hand Jive from Grease (The Role You Were Born to Play)