You might have to be a scientist to appreciate that scientists sometimes just don't enjoy this kind of humor about their image or the image of other scientists.
Scientists that have slurred speech and need coffee are not intrinsically funny to me (a scientist), and the way that it is portrayed in this video seems more like a borderline portrayal of someone whom is drunk, not sleep deprived, Sleep-deprived people don't really slur endlessly during a conversation, but drunk people do, just like this, actually. Sleep deprived people are, if you think about it, usually the exact opposite, they are usually overly-excited because they have ingested a lot of caffeine in order to stay up late. It is actually common in academics to see someone overly-excited in lab because they are going through an all-nighter, and then the next day, they crash instantly when they first sit down. Likewise, in 20 years of academic life, not once have I seen someone slur speech like this when speaking because they were tired.
The ambiguity between being intoxicated and being sleepy in this video is further problematic here because of the other popular association people commonly make with NGT and the crass joking reference to Billy D. Williams...and so now enter the awkward jokes about him drinking too many Colt 45's. I'd rather not see that become the next meme. Get it now?
I therefore still think that, while I understand where you are coming from (you just wanted to have a laugh together), as a matter of opinion, you could be a little more sensitive here, and so your criticisms of my comment have not swayed me to find humor in this.
Scientists are often very serious about their public image and the image of other scientists, and that certainly won't change. While NGT happens to be a cool guy, and can take a joke is, of course, and he would probably be fine hanging out with you guys in the peanut gallery here, I think my concern stands that someone could use this to mock him in a negative way, as a drunk black man (I'm sure some racist creationist would just love to do that), and, I'd just rather not risk that by posting this to the public.
By the way, I will abbreviate Neil's name as NGT and not NdGT, if you don't mind, switching case is too much effort, and the information content is equal here.
Have a nice day.