How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
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While out looking for Barney on the day of the wedding, Robin and Ted reminisce about past relationships. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily finally resolve their issues and Barney befriends two young guys eager to meet women.


Pamela Fryman


Carter Bays (created by), Craig Thomas (created by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Radnor ... Ted Mosby
Jason Segel ... Marshall Eriksen
Cobie Smulders ... Robin Scherbatsky
Cristin Milioti ... Tracy McConnell (credit only)
Neil Patrick Harris ... Barney Stinson
Alyson Hannigan ... Lily Aldrin
Sarah Chalke ... Stella
Ashley Williams ... Victoria
Abby Elliott ... Jeanette
Bill Fagerbakke ... Marvin Sr.
Brian McElhaney ... Justin
Nick Kocher ... Kyle
Tim Gunn ... Tim Gunn
Matt Walsh ... Captain Dearduff
Cristine Rose ... Virginia


Ted and Robin are out in the middle of the night looking for a missing Barney. Their conversation steers primarily to Ted's past love life, and their respective takes on the good and the bad. In this discussion, Ted also talks about when if any is the right time to let go of the things you love. Barney, meanwhile, is out wandering the streets in a drunken stupor. He comes across two young men named Justin and Kyle who are just coming into their sexual awakening. The threesome become mentor and eventually willing students. And after Lily storms out of the hotel room during her and Marshall's fight after he brings up San Francisco, Marshall continues the argument with several of the ghosts that are haunting that room. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance


TV-14 | See all certifications »





English | German

Release Date:

3 February 2014 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The two younger guys Barney teaches how to live in this episode are based off (and resemble) the creators of the show Carter Bays and Craig Thomas. According to DVD commentary on previous seasons the creators claim to have had a similar situation happen in real life and base the character of Barney off of that interaction. See more »


While The Mother is in labor Ted is wearing a wedding ring. However in future episodes Ted and The Mother are not married until a few years after their son is born. See more »


Marshall Eriksen: Okay, yes, seven-years-ago Lily, maybe I am wrong for still being mad at you about San Francisco and our breakup. But the truth is, when you left me, that was the saddest I've ever been in my life.
Lily Aldrin: [Imaginary] Really? The saddest you've ever been in your life?
Marshall Eriksen: Saddest I've ever been in my life.
Marvin Eriksen Sr.: [Also imaginary] I mean, I am sitting right here.
Marshall Eriksen: Look, Dad, yes, obviously, losing you was way worse, but I'm trying to make a bigger point here.
Marvin Eriksen Sr.: And what point is that? Because she hurt you once, you now...
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


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