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"How I Met Your Mother" Game Night (2006)

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How I Met Your Mother: Season 1: Episode 15 -- Marshall's game night leads to some startling and very embarrassing revelations.


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Original Air Date:
27 February 2006 (Season 1, Episode 15)
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Pamela Fryman 
Writing credits
Carter Bays  created by &
Carter Bays  creator &
Craig Thomas  created by &
Craig Thomas  creator

Chris Harris (written by)

Kourtney Kang (executive story editor)

Produced by
Carter Bays .... executive producer
Rob A. Fox .... associate producer (as Rob Fox)
Pamela Fryman .... executive producer
Rob Greenberg .... consulting producer
Stewart Halpern-Fingerhut .... associate producer
Chris Harris .... producer
Sam Johnson .... consulting producer
Phil Lord .... co-executive producer
Suzy Mamann-Greenberg .... producer (as Suzy Mamann Greenberg)
Chris Marcil .... consulting producer
Christopher Miller .... co-executive producer (as Chris Miller)
Craig Thomas .... executive producer
Ira Ungerleider .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
John Swihart 
Cinematography by
Chris La Fountaine  (as Christian La Fountaine)
Film Editing by
Susan Federman  (as Sue Federman)
Casting by
Megan Branman 
Production Design by
Steve Olson 
Set Decoration by
Susan Mina Eschelbach  (as Susan Eschelbach)
Costume Design by
Susanna Puisto 
Makeup Department
Lona Jeffers .... makeup department head
Tena Parker .... department head hairstylist (as Tena Parker-Liddiard)
Jennifer Turchi Nigh .... key makeup artist (uncredited)
Jani Kleinbard .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Laura Ioanou .... post-production supervisor
Suzy Mamann-Greenberg .... unit production manager (as Suzy Mamann Greenberg)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jim Rose .... associate director
Michael J. Shea .... first assistant director (as Michael Shea)
Dorothy A. Steinicke .... second assistant director (as Dorothy Steinicke)
Christopher Hyssong .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
David Baker .... property master
Wren Boney .... set dresser (uncredited)
Janine Cavoto .... set dresser (uncredited)
Patrick Lees .... leadman (uncredited)
Jim Yarmer .... set designer (uncredited)
Sound Department
John Bickelhaupt .... sound re-recording mixer
Mike Clark .... production sound (as Michael L. Clark)
Kathy Oldham .... sound re-recording mixer
Zeke Richardson .... sound editor
David Cazares .... boom operator (uncredited)
Steve Schuneman .... boom operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Edward T. Reiff Jr. .... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Phillip Allard .... lighting technician
Ron P. Jaffe .... still photographer (2014)
Michael Mull .... grip
Michael Carmine .... unit cinematographer (uncredited)
Steve Gilbert .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Robert G. Lestak .... key grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Dylann Brander .... casting associate
Erica Pennington .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Reiko Kurumada .... key costumer
Editorial Department
Shaley Brooks .... colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
The Solids .... performer: theme music
The Solids .... performer: title theme
Michael Brake .... music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Mike Paventi .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
Other crew
Jamie Adamic .... assistant to producers
Missy Alexander .... production coordinator
Alexis Bolter .... production staff
Chandra Cohn .... Animal Trainer
Maria Ferrari .... script coordinator
Craig Gerard .... production staff
Jenni Hendriks .... production staff
James Jimenez .... production accountant
Janet Kagan .... script supervisor
Matt Kuhn .... production staff
Carl MacLaren .... assistant to producers
Kristen Sommerhalter .... production staff
Nathan Varni .... production staff
Kim Barofsky-Thorpe .... craft service (uncredited)
Dale Ottley .... assistant production accountant (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Carter Bays  creator
Craig Thomas  creator

Sound Department
Jason Oliver .... sound editor
Greg Orrante .... sound: A2
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Myers .... rigging grip
Bruce Reutlinger .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Daniel Esparza .... assistant editor
Donald Milne .... assistant editor
Other crew
Andy Schwartz .... assistant: Johnson & Marcil (as Andrew Schwartz)
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Additional Details

23 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Apart from "How I Met Your Mother: Pilot (#1.1)" (2005), and until the airing of the sixth season episode "How I Met Your Mother: Hopeless (#6.21)" (2011), this was the only episode to feature a different title sequence than the rest of the series, using a shorter version of the theme tune presumably to allow for more commercial time. The flying 'How I Met Your Mother' text seen in the pilot is used, accompanied by a shorter rendition of the normal theme music. The first two bars of the theme are shortened from eight to four notes, which then cuts to the ending of the normal theme.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In the flashback when Barney is working in the coffee shop, Greg asks for a Latte but Barney gives him a Black Coffee.See more »
Marshall:[Explaining the rules of Marsh-gammon] ... But if you roll an even number while adjacent to the Peppermint Forest, then you "Marshall out," and all your chips go into the pot, and remember, if you ever ask the question "What?", then... you got to drink. Got it?
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Nei Patrick Harris Is Again the Star, 17 November 2014
Author: slightlymad22 from United Kingdom

For some reason this has a much shorter intro, no photos are showed, just the how's title flying to the screen.

Plot In A Paragraph: The gang gets to meet Victoria during a game night. But the night takes a funny turn when Barney's former love Shannon gives an old tape to Lily which shows the "real" Barney. While watching the tape an embarrassed Barney storms out. When he returns, Barney tells a story about what made him the person he is today. To tell the full story, he blackmails all others into telling their most embarrassing stories.

Whilst I enjoyed seeing Victoria (Ashely Williams) again, and I'm really rooting for them as a couple, this episode is all about Barney Stinson. Once again Neil Patrick Harris delivers the goods as Barney. We learn how he got his catchphrase "Suit Up" when he's handed a flier advertising suits. A pattern had emerged on this show that the best episodes feature Neil Patrick Harris's Barney Stinson heavily. Oh how the Emmys have robbed that man.

The transformation scene is hilarious.

One part I didn't like was the montage at the end, showing that despite the awesomeness of Victoria, Ted is still obsessed with doing things for Robin (and he keeps it a secret from Victoria)

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